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CSK vs KKR Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report: IPL 2023 Match 61



Last Updated on 1 year by Charbel Coorey

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Six IPL titles between them. Two huge fanbases. Lots at stake, particularly for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). The stage is set for a cracking Sunday night of IPL action, as the ever-present Chennai Super Kings (CSK) look to seal their playoffs’ berth.

CSK have been strong for most of the season, and they are really beginning to hit their straps now as the business end of the season approaches. They brushed aside both Mumbai and Delhi with ease at home over the past week, and they will be looking to do the same against a team they’ve had the better of in recent times.

No CSK player scored more than 25 in their last outing against DC, but they still won with ease. The sheer depth in options is something KKR must overcome in this game, where they need a much-improved performance than what they dished up on Thursday against the Royals. Lots rests on the likes of Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy and Jason Roy, but others need to deliver as well.

Match Details

  • Date: May 14, 2023.
  • Location: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai.
  • Time: 7:30pm (IST).
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IPL 2023 Match 61: CSK vs KKR Possible Playing XIIs

CSK look settled.

Chennai Super Kings (possible impact player substitute in bold italic): 1. Ruturaj Gaikwad, 2. Devon Conway (OS), 3. Ajinkya Rahane, 4. Moeen Ali (OS), 5. Shivam Dube, 6. Ambati Rayudu, 7. Ravindra Jadeja, 8. MS Dhoni (c & wk), 9. Deepak Chahar, 10. Tushar Deshpande, 11. Maheesh Theekshana (OS), 12. Matheesha Pathirana

KKR may also stick with the same team despite the heavy loss to the Royals.

Rajasthan Royals (possible impact player substitute in bold italic): 1. Jason Roy (OS), 2. Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk) (OS), 3. Venkatesh Iyer, 4. Nitish Rana (c), 5. Andre Russell (OS), 6. Rinku Singh, 7. Shardul Thakur, 8. Sunil Narine, 9. Anukul Roy, 10. Harshit Rana, 11. Varun Chakravarthy, 12. Suyash Sharma

Key players to watch/key stats

Chennai Super Kings:

  • Ajinkya Rahane blew KKR away earlier this season. He smashed 71* off 29 balls at Eden Gardens.
  • Rahane has struck 19 off just seven balls against Varun Chakravarthy (no dismissal) and 56 off 39 against Andre Russell in the IPL (one dismissal).
  • Devon Conway struck one of his five half-centuries this season against KKR. He loves batting at Chepauk, with 320 runs in six matches at an average of 80.00 and strike rate of 138.53.
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad vs KKR: 6 inns, 243 runs, avg. 40.50, SR 139.66.
  • Ravindra Jadeja was player of the match last game against DC (21 and 1/16). He has taken at least one wicket in each of his past seven games.
  • Jadeja has wonderful batting numbers for CSK against KKR: 292 runs, avg. 48.67, SR 150.52. He has also taken 19 wickets at an average of 26.32.
  • Expect Matheesha Pathirana to play a key role at the death again. This brings about wicket-taking opportunities. He’s taken eight in his last three games.

Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • Jason Roy is vital. His 228 runs this season come at a strike rate of 157.24. 131 have come in the powerplay, where he is striking at 150.6.
  • Andre Russell has superb numbers against CSK. In 12 innings, he has smashed 353 runs at an average of 44.13 and strike rate of 177.39.
  • Russell never been dismissed by Jadeja in the IPL (29 balls, 48 runs).
  • Venkatesh Iyer is KKR’s leading run-scorer this season (371) at an average of 30.91 and strike rate of 143.79. The usually slower Chepauk pitch should suit him nicely as he has struggled against bounce at times.
  • Rinku Singh when chasing in the IPL: 12 inns, 334 runs, avg. 47.7, SR 165.3.
  • The in-form Varun Chakravarthy (17 wickets this season) has a huge role to play for KKR. He has often kept Gaikwad quiet, conceding just 29 off 33 balls against him with one dismissal.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 30, CSK 19, KKR 10, 1 N/R.
  • CSK have won four of the last five matches between the teams.
  • Andre Russell’s batting record at Chepauk: 7 inns, 203 runs, avg. 40.60, SR 150.37.
  • Nitish Rana vs CSK: 10 inns, 227 runs, avg. 25.22, SR 124.04.
  • Sunil Narine has the most wickets in CSK-KKR matches (21), but has taken just one scalp in his last nine matches in IPL 2023.

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai Pitch Report and Weather

Run-scoring has proven a little more difficult over the past two games, with first innings scores of 140 and 167. The average first innings score overall this season is 172, with teams batting first and second winning three games each.

A very hot and mostly clear evening is forecast. Dew is a possibility.

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IPL 2023 Match 61: CSK vs KKR Dream11 Prediction Today Match 14 May

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article, as well as your own instincts, to create your teams.

Option 1:

IPL 2023 Match 61: CSK vs KKR Dream11 Prediction Today Match 14 May

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IPL 2023 Match 61: CSK vs KKR Dream11 Prediction Today Match 14 May

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IPL 2023 Match 61: CSK vs KKR Match Prediction – Who will win?

CSK to win.

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