The 2-time IPL champions, the Kolkata Knight Riders, will take on the 3-time champions, the Chennai Super Kings, at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata on April 23rd.
Both teams have had a decent start to the season, with KKR winning 3 out of their 5 matches, while CSK has won 4 out of their 6 matches.
CSK have had a decent start to the season, with 4 winnings out of their 6 matches, where KKR won 2 matches out of 6 matches.
Here are all the important details KKR Vs CSK for this exciting encounter:
What: IPL 2023 Match 33
Teams: Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings
When: April 23, Sunday – 7:30 PM IST start. Toss at 7 PM IST
Where: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Head to head of these two teams from IPL 2022: The two teams played each other twice and KKR won both the matches
Overall Head to Head:
Won by KKR: 15
Won by CSK: 13
Head to Head at Eden Gardens:
Won by KKR: 5
Won by CSK: 4
Where the two teams finished last season: Kolkata Knight Riders finished 7th, while the Chennai Super Kings finished 9th
Win-Loss record of the two teams in IPL 2022 (league stage):
Kolkata Knight Riders – Played – 5, Won – 3, Lost – 2, Points – 6
Chennai Super Kings – Played – 6, Won – 4, Lost – 2, Points – 8
Kolkata Knight Riders – Nitish Rana
Chennai Super Kings – MS Dhoni
Likely Playing XIs:
Kolkata Knight Riders: Jason Roy, N Jagadeesan (wk), Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakaravarthy, Suyash Sharma. KKR Impact Player options: Suyash Sharma, Venkatesh Iyer, David Wiese, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Anukul Roy
Chennai Super Kings: Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, M.S. Dhoni (c) (wk), Dwaine Pretorius, Maheesh Theekshana, Rajvardhan Hangargekar.
Kolkata Knight Riders: N Jagadeesan, Vaibhav Arora, Suyash Sharma, David Wiese, Kulwant Khejroliya, Litton Das, Mandeep Singh, Shakib Al Hasan, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh.
Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Subhranshu Senapati, Moeen Ali, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Devon Conway, Shivam Dube, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Tushar Deshpande, Ravindra Jadeja, Mukesh Chowdhary, Deepak Chahar, Ambati Rayudu, Matheesha Pathirana, Simarjeet Singh, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana, Ben Stokes, Nishant Sindhu, Ajinkya Rahane, Sisanda Magala, Ajay Mandal, Shaik Rasheed, Bhagath Varma.
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Weather Forecast for Kolkata on April 23:
Maximum Temperature: 36 degrees celsius
Minimum Temperature: 26 degrees celsius
Partly cloudy skies with a chance of thunderstorms in the evening
Wind: 8 kmph
Cloud Cover: 42%
Chances of rain: 40%
Stadium Capacity: 68000
Pitch: Batting first could be a wise option, but spinners could be effective in the second innings.
Where to Watch:
Digital: You can catch ball by ball commentary, match analysis, latest scores, records and more on – timesofindia
TV: Star Sports Network
Live Streaming: Jio Cinema
Impact Player: Both captains will have a list of up to 5 substitutes. 1 of them can be called in as the Impact Player to bat and bowl.
Name Playing XI after the toss: Both captains will be allowed to pick a playing XI they have pre-decided depending on the outcome of the toss. Teams could be prepared with two slightly different XIs, if they choose to do so. The team sheets will be exchanged after the toss.
The weather in Kolkata is expected to be warm and humid on April 23, the day of the KKR vs CSK match. The maximum temperature is predicted to be around 37 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature is likely to be around 26 degrees Celsius. There is a slight chance of rain, but overall the weather is expected to be dry and sunny.
The pitch at Eden Gardens is traditionally known to be a good batting surface, with plenty of runs on offer for those who can play their shots. Batting first is generally seen as a good option, as the pitch tends to slow down in the second innings and becomes more conducive to spin bowling. However, medium pacers can also be effective if they bowl a tight line and length.
Eden Gardens is one of the largest cricket stadiums, with a capacity of around 68,000 spectators. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the stadium will likely be operating at reduced capacity. It is currently unclear how many fans will be allowed to attend the KKR vs CSK match.
In conclusion, the upcoming cricket match between KKR and CSK on April 23 promises to be an exciting event for cricket fans. The weather forecast indicates clear skies and warm temperatures, making it an ideal day for cricket. The pitch report suggests that batting first might be a wise option, with medium pacers and spinners being effective in the second innings. Fans can catch the match on various platforms such as TV, digital, and live streaming. The new rules such as the Impact Player and the Name Playing XI after the toss add a new level of excitement and strategy to the game. All in all, it is bound to be an enthralling match that will keep cricket enthusiasts on the edge of their seats.