After picking up three wins on the trot in their first 3 games, KKR look to continue their unbeaten streak as they take on CSK at the Chepauk Stadium. KKR have looked a class apart in all their games and have bagged two crucial away wins to get a strong momentum in the tournament. They will be eyeing for their 3rd straight away win at the den of CSK and will be boosted by confidence with wins behind them. On the flip side, CSK will be looking to bounce back after back-to-back losses. A mouth-watering contest along with a star-studded clash is in line and the fans will be in for a treat to see their favorite stars take center stage. 

 
 
 
 
 
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HEAD TO HEAD:

Although, CSK have the wood over KKR in the head-to-head contest and lead by 18-10 in the 29 games contested, KKR will be full of confidence due to their recent away wins and the fact that they beat CSK last time in Chennai. A power packed batting lineup alongside a wily spin bowling duo of Narine-Chakaravarthy makes KKR a strong-suited team to bag a victory at the Chepauk Stadium.

PITCH & GROUND CONDITIONS:

Historically, the pitches at the Chepauk Stadium have been on the slower side with spin playing a strong part in the result of the game. However, since the pitches have been relayed, the matches at Chepauk have become high-scoring contests and one can expect to see lots of runs and a good batting surface in the upcoming CSK vs KKR clash as well.

PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR:

Rinku Singh: 

Whenever he plays these days, Rinku Singh always the player to watch out for. For this game in specific, he will be key in the KKR batting order with his abilities to score at a high-tempo against pace and spin equally. Last time when Rinku played at the Chepauk Stadium, he and the then skipper Nitish Rana steered KKR to a tremendous victory with some quality percentage cricket and exquisite strokes. Rinku will be hoping to replicate a similar performance to take his team to victory this time around as well.

Varun Chakaravarthy:

The hometown boy of Chennai will be eyeing to beat the Super Kings with his guile and mystery spin bowling skills. Varun has always been on top in the encounters against CSK since he took center stage and he is hoping to churn out another great performance to help KKR clinch their 4th victory of the season.

Angkrish Raghuvanshi:

After an impactful debut against DC the other night, Angkrish will be gunning to showcase his skills yet again as he now faces the CSK challenge. A young batter earning his stripes will be up against a strong opponent bowling attack and Angkrish will be eyeing for another terrific performance to steer his team to victory.

KEY MATCH-UPS:

Sunil Narine vs Deepak Chahar:

 
 
 
 
 
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Sunil Narine has been taking down any and all new ball bowlers this IPL and has been aggressive right from the outset. He will now face Deepak Chahar who has been very good in the powerplay for CSK. A great contest awaits as Narine will look to find the boundaries while Chahar will swing the ball upfront and try to pick wickets.

Ajinkya Rahane vs Varun Chakaravarthy

Another exciting battle is set to take place when CSK’s in-form batter Rahane takes on Varun Chakaravarthy. Despite scoring many runs, Rahane has been struggling against spin in the middle overs and Chakaravarthy will be looking to capitalize on the distinct weakness as he looks to get Rahane’s wicket to put KKR on top.

All in all, this upcoming CSK vs KKR match is all set to be an exhilarating contest as KKR look for their 4th consecutive victory to stay unbeaten in the tournament while CSK will be hoping to bounce back at their home. Lots to look forward to this evening at Chepauk.