IPL 2024, CSK vs MI: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) strongest playing 11 against Mumbai Indians (MI)
Chennai Super Kings | Pic: X (CSK)

Five time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are all set to take on two time IPL winners Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in match number 22 of the 2024 Indian Premier League tonight at Chennai’s M.A Chidambaram Stadium. KKR is one of the undefeated teams in IPL 2024 so far along with Rajasthan Royals and against CSK, the Knight Riders would be looking to continue their winning streak.

On the other hand, the home side Chennai Super Kings have had a mixed start to the season so far, having won their first two games of the season and they have faced defeats in their last two encounters as well. 

The Ruturaj Gaikwad led team are heading into this game on the back of a six wicket defeat against the IPL 2016 winners Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). Defending a not so convincing total of 166 runs, the Men in Yellow were destroyed by the SRH batting unit as the CSK bowlers weren’t able to find an answer to Hyderabad’s batting assault and eventually lost the game.

Talking about the Kolkata Knight Riders, they are in some rich vein of form having blown away the Delhi Capitals by a huge margin of 106 runs in their previous game.

CSK would be looking to get back to winning ways by defeating KKR in tonight’s game at Chepauk.

Match Information 

Tournament: Indian Premier League 2024

Match: Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders 

Date: 8th April, 2024

Day and Time: Monday, 7:30 pm IST

Venue: M.A Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Pitch Report 

The pitch of the Chepauk Stadium is usually known to be on the slower side and provide an ample amount of assistance to the spinners. But, this year the pitch of Chennai has supported the batters and fast bowlers are getting assistance from the surface as well. So far in the current edition of the IPL, the spin bowlers have managed to take just two wickets in comparison to the 16 wickets of the seamers. The toss winning captain will not shy away from fielding first. The average first inning score at his venue is 164 runs. 

Weather Report 

The weather in Chennai for tonight’s match is expected to be clear with zero chances of rain. The maximum temperature is anticipated to be around 31 degrees Celsius with a humidity percentage of 83%.

CSK vs KKR: Live Streaming Details

One can watch the match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders on the Star Sports network on television. The game will also be broadcasted on the Jio Cinema application and website for free.

CSK vs KKR: Must Pick Players 

Sunil Narine

Sunil Narine is at present the best player in the KKR squad. Having been promoted as an opener, the Caribbean All Rounder has given some really good starts to KKR as an opener along with Phil Salt in the powerplay overs. In KKR’s previous game against Delhi Capitals, Narine played an outstanding knock of 85 runs in 39 balls. He even managed to pick a wicket against DC and considering the kind of form the 35 year old is in, he becomes a must pick player for your Dream 11 team. 

Shivam Dube

CSK’s Shivam Dube has been one of the most consistent and reliable batters in the Chennai batting unit. The 30 year old has managed to score 148 runs in four games so far at an incredibly high strike rate of 160.87. He loves to play lofted shots against spin bowlers and the spin bowling unit of KKR will have to bowl carefully against Dube’s power hitting abilities.

Andre Russell

Caribbean All Rounder Andre Russell has started IPL 2024 with a bang for KKR as he has contributed in a pretty good fashion with both the bat and the ball. He played a brilliant inning of 41 runs in 19 balls against Delhi in the previous match and picked up a scalp as well. With Russell looking extremely dangerous in his red hot form, he becomes an instant choice for your Dream 11 teams.

Suggested Dream 11 Fantasy Team No. 1 for CSK vs KKR

Wicket – Keepers – Phil Salt

Batters- Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Rachin Ravindra and Shivam Dube

All – Rounders –  Daryl Mitchell, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell and Ravindra Jadeja

Bowlers – Varun Chakaravarthy and Harshit Rana

Suggested Dream 11 Fantasy Team No. 2 for CSK vs KKR

Wicket – Keepers – Phil Salt

Batters –  Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Rachin Ravindra and Shivam Dube

All – Rounders – Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Moeen Ali and Ravindra Jadeja

Bowlers –  Mitchell Starc and Tushar Deshpande 

Captain and Vice – Captain Options

Sunil Narine, Shivam Dube, Andre Russell and Phil Salt.

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