The 33rd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 will see the four-time champions Chennai Super Kings take on the Nitish Rana-led Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday, April 23. The visitors currently find themselves on third place in the standings with eight points in six games, whereas Kolkata sit on the eighth position with four points in six matches.
Chennai Super Kings are coming into the game on the back of a win at home against Sunrisers Hyderabad as they defeated the Aiden Markram-led side in a comfortable fashion. On the other hand, Kolkata lost their previous game to the David Warner-led Delhi Capitals. The two-time champions would be keen on getting back to winning ways when they take on Chennai next.
KKR vs CSK Match Details
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings, Match 33, IPL 2023
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Date & Time: Sunday, April 23, 7:30 PM IST
Telecast & Streaming Details: Star Sports Network and JioCinema
KKR vs CSK Pitch Report
The surface at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata is a typical batter-friendly pitch. With some assistance offered to the spinners, a high-scoring encounter could be on the cards. Opting to bowl first on such a surface could prove to be the right decision.
KKR vs CSK Probable Playing XIs
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, N Jagadeesan, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakaravarthy
Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, Akash Singh
KKR vs CSK Probable Best Performers
Probable best batter
Devon Conway: After a rocky start to the IPL 2023, the 31-year-old Devon Conway has swiftly picked up on his form. With 258 runs in six games so far, and an unbeaten knock of 77 runs in his previous game, Conway would be expected to put in yet another fabulous performance in the forthcoming match.
Probable best bowler
Ravindra Jadeja: Veteran Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was sensational for Chennai in their previous game. The 34-year-old picked up three wickets and conceded just 22 runs in four overs against Hyderabad. His side would hope for similar performances in their upcoming games as well.