IPL 2018 Match Score KKR vs CSK: It will be a chance for retribution for Kolkata Knight Riders as they gear up to face Chennai Super Kings at Eden Gardens. The previous match these two teams played became the talk of the town this season after Vinay Kumar’s faltered yorker transformed into a full-toss which was blasted by Dwayne Bravo into the stands. The match itself was high-scoring and some of the questions it prompted have remained the same. How these sides address them will likely determine the winner on Thursday evening. With halfway into the T20 tournament, the old warhorses of CSK have proved to be the best batting unit- in terms of run rate.
They are third in the powerplay but have the best batting scoring rate in the middle overs and the death where MS Dhoni has got back into his old form. However, the problem lies in the sloppiness of their bowling, which has been inconsistent so far. A lot has been anticipated by the return of South African pacer Lungi Ngidi but it is too early to come to the conclusion.
Luckily it would seem for CSK that KKR have failed to sustain the early momentum gained by their top order batting. The way Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine and Robin Uthappa have faired so far has been quite impressive. But the problem lies in the inconsistent middle-order.
Here are KKR vs CSK Cricket Score:
8:16 pm: Narine. Four bowlers in four overs.
8:06 pm: Two fortunate edges, and CSK have pocketed 10 runs from the first over.
7.50pm This is a home game for Kolkata but there are quite a few yellow jerseys in the stands
7:35 pm: Dinesh Karthik wins toss, opts to bowl first.
Karthik: The way we have been playing, we have been chasing decently. I think the way we have been playing – batting and bowling – has been good. Nitish is out with a bad back and Rinku Singh comes in.
Dhoni: We wanted to bowl first also. The only concern is that the outfield seems smaller. We need to work on death bowling and need to bowl to the field. That’s the only concern for us. We’re unchanged.
Here are Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings squads:
KKR: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik(capt&wk), Rinku Singh, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Shivam Mavi, Piyush Chawla, Mitchell Johnson, Kuldeep Yadav
CSK: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(capt&wk), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Karn Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Lungi Ngidi, KM Asif