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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings IPL Tips - Yellow Love for opening partnerships

Sridhar
22 Apr 2023
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Sridhar Bhamidi 22 Apr 2023
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  • Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings IPL match predictions to be played in Kolkata on Sunday, April 23 at 7:30pm IST
  • Kolkata Knight Riders have won 3 of their last 4 IPL matches at this venue against Chennai Super Kings
  • Chennai Super Kings have posted the highest opening partnership in 4 of their last 6 IPL matches
  • Kolkata Knight Riders have conceded the highest opening partnership in their last 6 IPL matches
  • Can Chennai continue their winning run and pick up crucial points in Kolkata?
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings IPL
Can Kolkata turn their season around? (Getty Images)

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings IPL


Kolkata Knight Riders will look for a lift from their home crowd to get into the mid-table reckoning, as they get ready to face Chennai Super Kings. This IPL 2023 match #33 will be played at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday, April 23 from 7:30pm IST onwards.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings IPL
  • Head to Head
  • Kolkata Knight Riders Form
  • Kolkata Knight Riders Team News
  • Chennai Super Kings Form
  • Chennai Super Kings Team News

Chennai Super Kings have done better than Kolkata Knight Riders this season, but they remain suspect away from home. Kolkata will fancy their chances of bouncing back in this game, but our pick is in the opening partnership market. I am backing Chennai Super Kings to post the highest opening partnership of the match.

  • Kolkata Knight Riders have won 3 of their last 4 matches against Chennai Super Kings at this venue (IPL)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders have conceded the highest opening partnership in their last 6 matches (IPL)
  • Chennai Super Kings have posted the highest opening partnership of the match in 4 of their last 6 matches (IPL)
  • Chennai Super Kings have struck the most 6s in 4 of their last 5 matches against Kolkata Knight Riders (IPL)
  • Chennai Super Kings have struck the most 6s in 4 of their last 6 matches (IPL)

Head to Head


In the 26 completed IPL matches between these teams, Chennai Super Kings have won 17 and lost nine. The Super Kings also have won six of their last eight against the Knight Riders.

Last season, these teams met only once and interestingly, it was the Knight Riders who won! Kolkata chased down 132 in the 19th over with six wickets in hand.

Kolkata Knight Riders Form


Kolkata Knight Riders have four points from six matches and are closer to the bottom than the top. They have lost their last three matches after starting the season with two wins from the first three.

The Knight Riders’ batting has been led by Venkatesh Iyer (234) and Rinku Singh (180) although they are missing consistent results from everyone else. With the ball, the enigmatic Varun Chakaravarthy (nine) is their leading wicket-taker.

The challenge for Kolkata has been their batting with too many top-order collapses. Jason Roy’s arrival seem to have solved some of those.

Kolkata Knight Riders Team News


Kolkata made a raft of changes in the last match but their batting still looks brittle. There could be a case for Aarya Desai to be involved as Mandeep Singh looks out of depth.

Chennai Super Kings Form


Chennai Super Kings are in the top-half of the table with eight points from six matches. They have won four of their last five matches including two in a row.

It is the openers who have been leading the show for Chennai with Devon Conway (258) and Ruturaj Gaikwad (235) going great guns. With the ball, it is Tushar Deshpande (10) who has been a surprise package.

The problem for Chennai is that they look too spin-heavy with the ball. Shivam Dube could count himself lucky if he continues to be playing in the XI.

Chennai Super Kings Team News


Sisanda Magala missed the last match due to an injury and could be assessed before the start of play here. Ben Stokes had another injury setback and will be out for a week.

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What time does Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings IPL start?

This Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings IPL match is being played at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata at 7:30pm IST on Sunday, April 23.

Verdict

Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings haven’t really imposed themselves although Chennai have a better record coming into this match. The hosts are struggling to find the right composition and that could be a tricky challenge. Chennai are once again set to start strong and I am backing them to post the highest opening partnership of the match.

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