CSK Vs KKR, IPL 2019, 23rd Match: CSK Need To Plan Strategy Against Russell, Get Know Probable XI


The match between the Chennai Super Kings and the Kolkata Knight Riders is to be played today (April 9th) in the 12th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2019). Both teams have won four of their five matches.

On the basis of better net run-rate, Kolkata Knight Riders is number one in the points table, while Chennai Super Kings are on the second run. The match is to be played at 8 pm in Chennai's MA Chidambaram Stadium. In the playing eleven of both the teams, once again the spinners can dominate.

Chennai pitch spinners are helpful; in such a scenario, Chennai Super Kings will hardly tamper with their winning combination, while Kolkata Knight Riders will also finding it difficult to make changes in the playing XI. So far, Andre Russell has been one of the batsmen for the Kolkata Knight Riders, no opposing team has been a find out a solution to prevent him.

Now it will be interesting to see what strategy Mahendra Singh Dhoni runs against Russell. Today match is to be played in Chennai, hence the pitch will be helpful for spinners and in such case, even Russell will not be easy to bat.

Chennai Super Kings defeated Kings XI Punjab in the last match, while Kolkata Knight Riders won against Rajasthan Royals.

The confidence of both the teams has increased significantly. Chennai Super Kings have lost only one match which was against Mumbai Indians, while Kolkata Knight Riders suffered a super over against Delhi Capitals.

Probable XI of CSK : Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c, wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Scott Kuggeleijn, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir.


Probable XI of KKR : Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c, wk), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Harry Gurney, Prasidh Krishna

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