KKR have won the IPL twice before, while Chennai Super Kings have won the title thrice, These 2 teams have faced off 21 times in total, with CSK winning 13 of those, and KKR winning 7, with one match being abandoned. CSK have won the last 3 matches between these teams in a row.
CSK started the IPL in great fashion, by beating the favourites Mumbai Indians, however they have struggled massively ever since. Missing key players, they lost back to back matches against Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals, and were near the bottom of the league table. However a comprehensive victory over KXIP in their previous match has elevated them to the 5th spot, as their openers completely decimated the opposition.
KKR had a nightmare start to the tournament in contrast, being thrashed by Mumbai Indians in their opening game. However, they bounced back very well with impressive victories over Rajasthan Royals Sunrisers. Shubman Gill is back to top form now, but the most encouraging aspect of KKR currently is the brilliant form of their young Indian bowlers- Nagarkoti, Mavi and Varun, which makes them a very balanced side going ahead in the tournament. They lost the previous game to in-form Delhi Capitals but put up a tough fight and scored over 200 runs.
Betting Preview, Picks And Prediction
To Win The Match
CSK and KKR both are equally poised at 1.90 to win this match, as per Bet 365. This is because both these teams have seen an upturn in form of late, especially with their batting. CSK’s openers single-handedly defeated KXIP in their previous match, while the likes of Gill and Morgan are keeping KKR afloat in big games.
Top Team Batsman
Youngster Shubman Gill is the favourite to be KKR’s top scorer in this match, as he is widely considered to be their most consistent batsman and played a brilliant innings in the previous 2 matches, and has odds of 3.60. England captain Morgan and danger man Andre Russel have odds of 5.00 each, and both are back in form.
Faf Du Plessis is the favourite from CSK to be the top scorer, with odds of 3.50, while his fellow opener Shane Watson, has odds of 4.33. Both these senior members of the squad destroyed the Kings XI bowling attack in the previous match, as CSK won by 10 wickets. The impressive and consistent Rayudu has odds of 4.50,
Highest Opening Partnership
CSK are favourites at 1.80 to have the highest opening partnership in this match, after the heroics of Du Plessis and Watson in the previous match, as they recorded an incredible opening partnership of 181 to win the match by 10 wickets against KXIP.
Top Team Bowler
Sam Curran is the favourite from CSK to be the top bowler at 4.00, followed by experienced leggie Piyush Chawla at 4.33.
The most expensive purchase at this season’s auction, Pat Cummins is the favourite at 3.75 to be KKR’s top bowler, followed by Shivam Mavi and Sunil Narine at 5.00 each.
Total Runs In The Match
Odds of there being more than 321.5 runs in this match are 1.61, as per Bet 365. This is a pretty attractive bet as CSK’s openers seems to be in red-hot form, while KKR’s top-order seems to be in good form, as does Andre Russel.
Individual Player Betting
- Shane Watson to score more than 20.5 runs has odds of 1.72 , which is a tempting bet as he would like to continue on his brilliant innings. Shubhman Gill to score more than 21.5 runs has odds of 1.83 , which is a tempting bet as he seems to be in great form.
- CSK to hit the most sixes has odds of 1.85, which is likely as Watson and Du Plessis are big hitters, and Dhoni at his best can be fairly destructive as well. KKR to hit the most sixes has odds of 2.00, which depends Morgan and Russel primarily.
- Pat Cummins to take 2 or more wickets has odds of 2.50, while Sam Curran to take just one wicket has odds of 1.57.
Our Top Betting Picks
- CSK to win the match @1.90
- CSK to hit the most sixes @1.85
- CSK to have the Highest Opening Partnership @1.80
- Cummins to be KXIP’s top wicket-taker @3.75