CSK vs KKR: Kolkata Knight Riders is hosting Chennai Super Kings s in Match 33 of IPL 2023, at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday.
While KKR is currently sitting at the 8th position in the IPL 2023 points table, with 4 points in 6 games, packed with 2 wins and 4 defeats. On the other hand, CSK is currently sitting in the 3rd position in the points table with 8 points in six games.
The Nitish Rana-led side is coming into this game riding on 3 back-to-back defeats and they will be looking forward to bouncing back to winning ways. But unlike KKR, CSK is coming into this game, riding on 2 back-to-back wins and they will be looking forward to continuing their winning streak.
KKR Won The Toss And Opted To Bowl First
Meanwhile, before the game started, KKR captain Nitish Rana won the toss and opted to bowl first. Speaking at the toss, Rana talked about the field conditions and how that plays out for the playing eleven as his team looks for a crucial win. He said:
“Would like to bowl. Looks a good pitch. Will be better to chase if dew comes. If we can click in all three departments, result will be in our favour. Two changes – Wiese in for Litton, Jagadeesan in for Mandeep.“
CSK captain MS Dhoni also talked about making no changes to his playing eleven as the team look for an important win at home to go a point up in the points table. He said:
“Would’ve bowled first as well. Players have grown in confidence, especially the bowling department. What is important is for everyone to contribute. Take that one good catch, one good run out. I have played a lot of cricket over here. I have a job at Khadakpur which was two hours from here. The love comes from there. No changes to the team.”
CSK vs KKR: Playing XI And Impact Player List Of Both The Teams
Chennai Super Kings XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w/c), Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana
Kolkata Knight Riders XI: N Jagadeesan(w), Jason Roy, Nitish Rana(c), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, David Wiese, Kulwant Khejroliya, Suyash Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy
CSK Impact Player options: S Senapati, Shaikh Rasheed, Akash Singh, Dwaine Pretorius, R Hangargekar
KKR Impact Player options: Mandeep Singh, Anukul Roy, Vaibhav Arora, Litton Das, Venkatesh Iyer
The Playing XIs are IN!
What do you make of the two sides?
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