CSK vs KKR, 22nd Match at Chennai, IPL, Apr 08 2024 – Indian Premier League

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Batters To Watch

RD Gaikwad

CSK
10 M • 324 Runs • 32.4 Avg • 140.25 SR

S Dube

CSK
10 M • 302 Runs • 50.33 Avg • 159.78 SR
RK Singh
KKR
10 M • 295 Runs • 49.17 Avg • 149.74 SR
N Rana
KKR
8 M • 241 Runs • 34.43 Avg • 137.71 SR

Bowlers To Watch

DL Chahar

CSK
10 M • 17 Wkts • 8.32 Econ • 12.76 SR
M Pathirana
CSK
8 M • 16 Wkts • 7.68 Econ • 11.62 SR

CV Varun

KKR
10 M • 14 Wkts • 8.78 Econ • 15.85 SR

Harshit Rana

KKR
8 M • 10 Wkts • 8.76 Econ • 15 SR

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Match Details

Match Details
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
Series
Indian Premier League
Season2024
Hours of play (local time)19.30 start, First Session 19.30-21.00, Interval 21.00-21.20, Second Session 21.20-22.50
Match days8 April 2024 – night (20-over match)
Umpires
India Anil Chaudhary
India Saidharshan Kumar
TV Umpire
Australia Bruce Oxenford
Reserve Umpire
India Mohit Krishnadas
Match Referee
India Manu Nayar


CSK’s batters need to step up to the plate against the formidable KKR bowlers during the powerplay phase. During the IPL 2024 matches held at Chepauk, fast bowlers have been dominant, claiming a total of 18 wickets across two games, whereas spinners have managed only four wickets, none of which have fallen in favor of CSK.

There’s a noticeable shift in focus at CSK this year. Historically reliant on their spinners, and their former captain’s tactical prowess in utilizing them to stifle opponents, the team now finds itself playing home games in conditions where the ball hardly stops, let alone turns. In the two IPL 2024 matches held at Chepauk, fast bowlers have thrived, claiming 18 wickets at an average of 28, while slow bowlers have managed only four wickets at an average of 47. Notably, CSK’s contribution to these wickets has been significant, with 13 falling to the quicks, while the spinners have yet to make an impact.

KKR won’t be displeased with the current trend because if there’s an opportunity to unleash powerful strokes through the line of the ball, they possess the most potent lineup to exploit it, led by Sunil Narine. Narine’s aggressive approach is evident in his striking, having responded with commanding shots to 44 out of the 65 balls he’s faced. It’s not just aggression; it’s an addiction to dominating the game. Despite being previously pushed down the order to accommodate Venkatesh Iyer, KKR has reverted to Narine as their pinch-hitter, relying on him to provide those impactful starts, and he has certainly delivered.

After experiencing two defeats on the road, CSK will approach their upcoming match with caution, fully aware of the threat they’re up against. Once again, their batters will shoulder the responsibility of setting a competitive total, reminiscent of their performance against Gujarat Titans. This is where their wildcard players come into play. Shivam Dube has been particularly impressive in his role as a spin-hitter, boasting an outstanding strike rate of 214. Only Abhishek Sharma has managed a better strike rate (231), albeit facing a minimum of 18 balls. However, the likes of Rachin Ravindra, who has the potential to emulate Narine’s role for CSK, Ajinkya Rahane, whose unexpected transformation continues to impress, and Daryl Mitchell, who’s had a slower start to the season, all have room for improvement and work to do.

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Team news and Impact Player strategy

Chennai Super Kings

Matheesha Pathirana was seen bowling a bit on Sunday, with CSK bowling consultant Eric Simons mentioning that he was sidelined in the last game as a precautionary measure. However, it remains uncertain whether he will be fit to play on Monday. Similarly, Mustafizur Rahman had to depart for home to attend to US visa-related matters but is reportedly en route to India and expected to rejoin the team soon. As for Moeen Ali, he might retain his spot in the lineup considering his impressive strike rate against Narine in the IPL, striking at 181 (20 off 11 balls with two dismissals), and also offering an off-spin option against KKR’s left-handed batters.

Likely XII: 1 Ruturaj Gaikwad (capt), 2 Rachin Ravindra, 3 Ajinkya Rahane, 4 Shivam Dube, 5 Daryl Mitchell, 6 Moeen Ali, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 MS Dhoni (wk), 9 Deepak Chahar, 10 Tushar Deshpande, 11 Mukesh Chaudhary/Shardul Thakur, 12 Maheesh Theekshana/Mustafizur Rahman

Kolkata Knight Riders

Nitish Rana, who has been absent from KKR’s lineup since their opening game, expressed his eagerness to return to the field via a tweet, hinting at a potential comeback. However, Harshit Rana, who was part of the XI in the last match but didn’t bowl, arrived in Chennai with his arm in a sling, indicating a potential injury setback. Angkrish Raghuvanshi could continue to serve as their Impact Player, possibly being rotated in or out for a bowler depending on the team’s strategy.

Likely XII: 1 Phil Salt (wk), 2 Sunil Narine, 3 Venkatesh Iyer, 4 Shreyas Iyer (capt), 5 Angkrish Raghuvanshi/Nitish Rana, 6 Andre Russell, 7 Rinku Singh, 8 Ramandeep Singh, 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Harshit Rana/Vaibhav Arora, 11 Varun Chakravarthy, 12 Anukul Roy/Suyash Sharma

In the spotlight – Andre Russell vs CSK

Andre Russell has emerged as one of the quickest-scoring batters in the ongoing IPL, boasting an impressive strike rate of 239. He particularly relishes playing against CSK, having notched up four of his 11 IPL fifties against them. With his current form, fitness, and a personal mission to secure a spot in the West Indies team for the upcoming home World Cup, Russell poses a formidable challenge for any opposition.

CSK’s primary option to counter Russell’s onslaught would be Matheesha Pathirana, provided he’s fit, as he has managed to restrict Russell to just 1 run off 3 balls with one dismissal in their previous encounter. However, it’s also worth keeping an eye on Ravindra Jadeja, who has a decent record against Russell in the IPL, conceding 32 runs off 25 balls in their head-to-head matchups.

Pitch and conditions

Get ready for a run-fest at Chepauk in IPL 2024, as the average first-innings score has seen a significant surge to 189. This marks a substantial increase from the previous three years, where the average stood at 164 across 21 matches. So, buckle up and brace yourself for an abundance of runs in the upcoming matches.

Stats that matter – Power-hitting masterclass on the cards

KKR has been dominating the powerplay this season, maintaining an impressive run rate of 12 runs per over. Only Sunrisers Hyderabad come close with 11.66, showcasing the explosive batting prowess KKR has exhibited in the initial six overs. Their opening partnership, previously averaging strike rates of 109 and 131 over the last two years, has now surged. Narine and Phil Salt have combined for a striking partnership with a rate of 172.

However, CSK will bank on leveraging their home advantage. They have emerged victorious in nine out of 13 encounters against KKR at Chepauk. Tomorrow’s match promises to display some of the IPL’s finest death-overs batters. Rinku Singh, on the verge of surpassing Shimron Hetmyer’s record of 27 sixes since IPL 2022 with his tally of 26, leads this charge. Not far behind are MS Dhoni with 20 and Russell with 18.

Given this context, CSK would greatly benefit from Pathirana’s return to the starting lineup. With an economy rate of 8.5 in the final overs, Pathirana ranks among the best in containing opposition batsmen during this crucial phase. Only Jasprit Bumrah (7.53) and Mohsin Khan (7.57) boast better figures with a minimum of 24 balls bowled. Pathirana appears to be CSK’s prime choice to rein in a formidable KKR lineup that excels in power-hitting when it matters most.

Chennai Super Kings (20 ovs maximum)

BATTING

R

B

M

4s

6s

SR

Virat Kohli

Faf du Plessis (c)

Rajat Patidar

Glenn Maxwell

Cameron Green

Anuj Rawat †

Dinesh Karthik

Extras

TOTAL

c Ravindra b Mustafizur Rahman

c Ravindra b Mustafizur Rahman

c †Dhoni b Mustafizur Rahman

c †Dhoni b Chahar

b Mustafizur Rahman

run out (†Dhoni)

not out

(b 1, lb 2, w 10)

20 Ov (RR: 8.65)

21

35

0

0

18

48

38

13

173/6

20

23

3

1

22

25

26

46

21

2

2

20

50

45

0

8

0

0

1

4

3

1

0

0

0

0

3

2

105.00

152.17

0.00

0.00

81.81

192.00

146.15

Did not bat: Karn Sharma, Alzarri Joseph, Mayank Dagar, Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal

Fall of wickets: 1-41 (Faf du Plessis, 4.3 ov), 2-41 (Rajat Patidar, 4.6 ov), 3-42 (Glenn Maxwell, 5.3 ov), 4-77 (Virat Kohli, 11.2 ov), 5-78 (Cameron Green, 11.4 ov), 6-173 (Anuj Rawat, 19.6 ov)

BOWLING

Deepak Chahar

Tushar Deshpande

Maheesh Theekshana

Mustafizur Rahman

Ravindra Jadeja

O

4

4

4

4

4

M

0

0

0

0

0

R

37

47

36

29

21

W

1

0

0

4

0

ECON

9.25

11.75

9.00

7.25

5.25

Chennai Super Kings (T: 174 runs from 20 ovs)

BATTING

Ruturaj Gaikwad (c)

Rachin Ravindra

Ajinkya Rahane

Daryl Mitchell

Shivam Dube

Ravindra Jadeja

Extras

TOTAL

c Green b Yash Dayal

c Patidar b Sharma

c Maxwell b Green

c Patidar b Green

not out

not out

(b 4, lb 4, w 8)

18.4 Ov (RR: 9.42)

R

15

37

27

22

34

25

16

176/4

B

15

15

19

18

28

17

M

19

33

26

23

43

31

4s

3

3

0

0

4

0

6s

0

3

2

2

1

1

SR

100.00

246.66

142.10

122.22

121.42

147.05

Did not bat: Sameer Rizvi, MS Dhoni †, Deepak Chahar, Maheesh Theekshana, Tushar Deshpande

Fall of wickets: 1-38 (Ruturaj Gaikwad, 3.6 ov), 2-71 (Rachin Ravindra, 6.6 ov), 3-99 (Ajinkya Rahane, 10.2 ov), 4-110 (Daryl Mitchell, 12.3 ov)

BOWLING

Mohammed Siraj

Yash Dayal

Alzarri Joseph

Karn Sharma

Mayank Dagar

Cameron Green

Glenn Maxwell

O

4

3

4

4

4

M

0

0

0

0

0

R

38

47

36

29

21

W

0

0

0

4

0

ECON

9.25

11.75

9.00

7.25

5.25

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