CSK vs KKR Today Match Prediction & Tips

Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, IPL 2024

CSK will take on KKR in the 22nd  match of the IPL 2024. The match will be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai and will start at 7:30 PM IST on April 8.

CSK will return to their den after losing the previous two away games to Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad. CSK won’t be pleased how they played in the last two games. They are a team that is expected to do well wherever they play, however, they were fairly ordinary. 

Returning home, they would want to get back to winning ways and fix the concerns in the batting. So far, only Shivam Dube has looked in decent touch but lack of runs from Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Daryl Mitchell is a cause of concern. The bowling without Matheesha Pathirana and Mustafizur Rahman lacked venom in last game, but at least Pathirana could be expected to return for the next clash. 

Meanwhile, KKR is one team that won’t mind playing CSK in Chennai. The Shreyas Iyer-led side have some good spinners in the team so they should be able to compete well against CSK at Chepauk. KKR have been on fire in the tournament, winning all three games comprehensively.

Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders T20 Live Streaming

TV channels: In India, CSK vs KKR match will be available on Star Network. The match will also be available on Sky Sports (UK), Fox Sports (Australia), Sky Sport NZ (New Zealand), SuperSport (South Africa) and Willow TV (USA)

IPL 2024 Live Streaming: CSK vs KKR fixture will be live-streamed on SkyGo, Jio Cinema, Willow, Foxtel Go and Kayo.

CSK vs KKR Match Toss Prediction

The wicket tends to get slow in Chennai so batting first and putting runs on the board is a safer way to go and this is exactly what teams would be eyeing at.

CSK vs KKR Pitch Report

Bowlers who use a lot of cutters and slower ones will be more successful than bowlers who rely on pace and bounce in Chennai. Needless to say the game could be dominated by spinners. It is still not as dry as it will get in latter end of the tournament so it is still a fairly decent wicket to bat.

Chennai Weather Report

The temperature will range between 33 and 27 degrees. The humidity will be 66 per cent and wind speed will be 21 kmph.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Indian Premier League 2024

CSK Team News & Playing 11

CSK Team News

There is no clear update when Mustafizur Rahman will join the CSK squad but it is reported that he is likely to miss the clash against KKR as well. Matheesha Pathirana missed the previous match against SRH but there are high odds that he will return to the playing XI for the coming fixture.

CSK Key Players

  • Rachin Ravindra – Rachin Ravindra started IPL 2024 with a couple of fiery cameos but he failed to make an impact in away games. Now back to home, Ravindra would be keen to make some significant contribution to the team. He has just scored 97 runs in 4 matches for his side.
  • Shivam Dube – Dube has really blossomed under MS Dhoni. There was a time when Dube was brutally trolled but now he is one of the mainstays of CSK batting. He has been outstanding so far, scoring 148 runs in 4 matches at an average of nearly 50 and a strike rate of 160.
  • Ravindra Jadeja – Jadeja has looked off color but he becomes a key when CSK plays in Chennai. He might not be that effective with the bat, but his four overs of left-arm spin will be very handy on the sluggish surface.
  • Maheesh Theekshana – Since the game could be dominated by spinners, Theekshana will also be a very important player for CSK. He played his first IPL 2024 game against SRH but was taken apart, but he is a tough bowler and should bounce back strong.

CSK Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Shardul Thakur, Sheikh Rashid, Mitchell Santner, Sameer Rizvi, Mukesh Choudhary

Impact player will depend on match situation but if CSK need a batter, they will have to go in with Sameer Rizvi or Sheikh Rashid while Shardul Thakur could be a good bowling impact player.

CSK Team Form

CSK started the tournament with two back to back wins but suffered defeats to DC and SRH in away games.

CSK Predicted Playing 11

Ruturaj Gaikwad (c), Rachin Ravindra, Ajinkya Rahane, Daryl Mitchell, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (wk), Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana

KKR Team News & Playing 11

KKR Team News

KKR have been in ruthless form and demolished teams with their aggressive gameplay in first three games. There are some doubts about the availability of Harshit Rana, who picked up an injury against DC. Meanwhile, Nitish Rana is all set to return for the CSK clash.

KKR Key Players

  • Phil Salt – Phil Salt has been given the license to go out and play his natural game. The backing from Gautam Gambhir has brought out the best of Salt. Even though he has scored just one fifty so far, he has looked really positive. He has scores of 54, 30 and 18 in the three games.
  • Sunil Narine – Narine has been the cornerstone of KKR batting in last two games. After demolishing RCB with 22 ball 47, he tormented DC and scored 85 in 39 balls that helped KKR post a score of 272-7. If Narine is out there till the end of powerplay, he will do some serious damage. Also, he is a champion bowler.
  • Andre Russell – Russell has also been at his best in IPL 2024. He scored 41 in just 19 balls against DC. He has scored 105 runs in two innings at an average of 105 and a strike rate of 238, including 10 sixes. He has also been useful with the ball.
  • Varun Chakravarthy – Varun returned to form and picked three wickets against DC. The conditions in Chennai would suit him so he will be a key bowler for the side against CSK.

KKR Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Suyash Sharma, Vaibhav Arora, Manish Pandey, Ankul Roy, Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Vaibhav Arora or Suyash Sharma are most likely to get a shot in the playing XI as the batting from KKR have been to notch. However, if there is a need, the team can rely on Manish Pandey.

KKR Team Form

KKR have been brilliant and picked comprehensive wins in the previous three games.

KKR Predicted Playing 11

Philip Salt (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Angkrish Raghuvanshi/Ramandeep Singh, Nitish Rana , Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana/Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakaravarthy

CSK vs KKR Head to Head

CSK have been dominant against KKR in T20 matches. The team has won 19 out of the 30 games. The last five games, however, have been very competitive. 

CSK vs KKR Head to Head Stats in T20’s

  Matches Played CSK Won KKR Won Tie NR
Overall 30 19 11 0 0
Last 5 5 3 2 0 0

CSK vs KKR Betting Odds

CSK are getting the favourites tag. Home teams have dominated the tournament so far and there is no better team than CSK when playing at home thus CSK is being backed by punters. 

Who will win Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders T20 Match?

We suggest backing CSK to win. Having lost two matches to DC and SRH, CSK will be back in Chennai and would want to get back to winning ways. Chennai has been a fortress for CSK and teams have hardly managed to beat the Men in Yellow here. It will be an uphill task for KKR to put CSK under pressure at the Chepauk. 

🏆 CSK vs KKR Prediction

CSK are favourites to win. CSK are a far better side when playing in favourable home conditions where the wicket is slightly damp and assist the spinners. However, KKR too have a good spin attack. The concern for KKR is that their batters have mostly played on flat tracks so far thus getting used to the conditions could be tough. For CSK, most of the batters did well when they last played here thus CSK are clear favourites to win.

Chennai Super Kings to beat Kolkata Knight Riders

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