CSK VS KKR: IPL 2023 61st Pre-match Predictions

The general information about the IPL2023 match between CSK and KKR.

Chennai Super Kings is going to be up against the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 61st match of the 2023 edition. Both teams would be looking to get the two valuable points and move upward in the Points table to secure the chances of making it into the playoffs.

Basic information about the match:

🗓️ Date14-May-23
⏰ Time7:30 PM
🏏 TeamsChennai Super Kings VS Kolkata Knight Riders
⚡ Match61
🏟️ VenueChennai

CSK Players List and Roles

CSK squad in the IPL2023.
MS Dhoni (c)Batter/Wicket-keeper
Devon ConwayBatter
Ruturaj GaikwadBatter
Ambati RayuduBatter/Wicket-keeper
Subhranshu SenapatiBatsmen
Moeen AliAll-Rounder
Shivam DubeAll-Rounder
Rajvardhan HangargekarBowler
Dwaine PretoriusAll-Rounder
Mitchell SantnerBowler
Ravindra JadejaAll-Rounder
Tushar DeshpandeBowler
Akash SinghBowler
Matheesha PathiranaBowler
Simarjeet SinghBowler
Deepak ChaharBowler
Prashant SolankiBowler
Maheesh TheekshanaBowler
Ajinkya RahaneBatter
Ben StokesAll-Rounder
Shaik RasheedBatter
Nishant SindhuAll-Rounder
Sisanda MagalaBowler
Ajay MandalAll-Rounder
Bhagath VarmaAll-Rounder

KKR Players List and Role

KKR squad in the 2023.
Nitish Rana (c)Batter
Venkatesh IyerAll-Rounder
Andre RussellAll-Rounder
Sunil NarineAll-Rounder
Umesh YadavBowler
Tim SoutheeBowler
Harshit RanaBowler
Varun ChakravarthyBowler
Anukul RoyAll-Rounder
Rinku SinghBatter
Rahmanullah GurbazBatsman/Wicket-keeper
Shardul ThakurBowler
Lockie FergusonBowler
N JagadeesanBatter
Vaibhav AroraBowler
Suyash SharmaBowler
David WieseAll-Rounder
Kulwant KhejroliyaBowler
Litton DasWicket-keeper
Mandeep SinghBatter
Jason RoyBatter

First Face-Off

Chennai Super Kings were the runners-up of the inaugural Indian Premier League and it was in that season only, where they faced the Kolkata Knight Riders for the first time in the 11th match of the tournament. Chennai Super Kings emerged victorious because of the stellar performance of their star players Matthew Hayden and Jacob Oram.

Previous IPL Results

Both the teams share a neck-to-neck record when it comes to facing each other in the IPL but Chennai Super Kings have a slight edge over the Kolkata Franchise. Both the teams have faced each other as many as 29 times out of which Kolkata Knight Riders have won 10 matches while Chennai Super Kings have won 18 matches and one match had no result. 

Previous Results

26-Mar-20222022 IPLMumbaiKKR6 Wickets
15-Oct-20212021 IPLDubaiCSK27 Runs
26-Sep-20212021 IPLAbu DhabiCSK2 Wickets
21-Apr-20212021 IPLMumbaiCSK18 Runs
29-Oct-20202020 IPLDubaiCSK6 Wickets
7-Oct-20202020 IPLAbu DhabiKKR10 Runs
14-Apr-20192019 IPLKolkataCSK5 Wickets
9-Apr-20192019 IPLChennaiCSK7 Wickets
3-May-20182018 IPLKolkataKKR6 wickets
10-Apr-20182018 IPLChennaiCSK5 wickets
29-Apr-20152015 IPLKolkataKKR7 wickets
27-Apr-20152015 IPLChennaiCSK2 runs
3-Oct-20142014 CLT20Bangalore*CSK8 wickets
16-Sep-20142014 CLT20Hyderabad*KKR3 wickets
19-May-20142014 IPLRanchiCSK34 runs
1-May-20142014 IPLKolkataKKR8 wickets
27-Apr-20132013 IPLKolkataCSK4 wickets
19-Apr-20132013 IPLChennaiCSK14 runs
26-May-20122012 IPLChennaiKKR5 wickets
13-May-20122012 IPLKolkataCSK5 wickets
29-Apr-20122012 IPLChennaiKKR5 wickets
6-May-20112011 IPLChennaiCSK2 runs
7-Apr-20112011 IPLKolkataKKR10 runs
12-Apr-20102010 IPLKolkataCSK55 runs
15-Mar-20102010 IPLChennaiCSK9 wickets
17-May-20092009 IPLCape Town
24-Apr-20092009 IPLCenturionKKR7 wickets
17-May-20082008 IPLChennaiCSK9 wickets
25-Apr-20082008 IPLKolkataCSK3 runs

Pre-match Analysis

Kolkata Knight Riders would like to amend their mistakes and would like to get onto winning ways against a team they have done well historically, especially in their den at Chepauk. It will be a close contest to watch out for as Chennai Super Kings will be playing at their home ground while Kolkata Knight Riders will have the momentum with them. Chennai Super Kings would also fancy the immense support of their fans.   

Probable Best Batter of the Match

Venkatesh Iyer has owned up to the reputation that he created for himself in the last season of TATA IPL and has already scored a century in this edition of TATA IPL. He may be the best batter of the match since he bats in the top order and is in good form. 

Probable Best Bowler of the Match

Tushar Deshpande has been the find of the bowlers for the Chennai Super KIngs this season. The bowler has produced wickets at important junctures of the match to ensure the victory of Chennai Super Kings. This is the reason for him to be the best bowler of the match.

Match Details

Chennai Super Kings will be taking on the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 61st Match of TATA Indian Premier League 2023 from the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on 14th May 2023. For the viewers, the match will be telecast live at 7:30 pm on Star Sports network on television and Jio Cinema on your mobile handset. 

Pitch Report

The curators in Chennai produce dry, brittle pitches that are said to be spin-friendly. It has remained a respectable field for batters over the years, but it is not the pitch where large runs are scored. Chepauk Cricket Stadium typically hosts low-scoring contests. A sluggish surface gives the spinners comfort, therefore fielding an extra spinner in this situation is not a terrible idea. The Chepauk ground pitch won’t have much grass, thus speed bowlers could not benefit much from it. However, medium pacers who vary their bowling style might be successful.

Today’s match prediction: Final Thoughts

While both teams would like to continue the same momentum, it can be expected that it will be a thrilling contest between the two teams. Chennai Super Kings, because of their in-form players and team combinations, may emerge victorious.