If Chennai wins from Kolkata today, they can cut the playoff ticket (Photo: PTI)
New Delhi: It is possible that MS Dhoni will become the number one captain to qualify for the IPL 2023 playoffs. This is because right now they have 15 points after 12 matches in the points table. This means that one more win will make them 17 points, after which there will be a high chance of Dhoni and Company i.e. Chennai Super Kings being the first to qualify in the playoffs.
However, it will not be easy to do this against Kolkata Knight Riders, but it will not be impossible either. The situation for Kolkata is now to throw everything in the remaining two matches of the tournament. KKR has only 10 points in the points table after playing 12 matches. Now in such a situation, if he is not successful in hitting the ground in Chennai, then along with the qualification of CSK, the ticket for his exit will also be deducted.
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Challenge of Chennai Super Kings in front of KKR
In IPL 2023, this will be the second clash of both the teams. Earlier, there was a match between the two at Eden Gardens, which the Super Kings won by 49 runs. Now in front of the Knight Riders who have looted their home, there is a challenge to win the field of yellow jersey.
There has been no match between the two teams on the pitch of IPL. In terms of wins, Chennai Super Kings is twice ahead of Kolkata Knight Riders. In the 28 matches played so far, Kolkata has won only 9, while the Chennai team has won 18 matches. In the last 5 encounters too, the Super Kings are in power. He has won 4 matches against KKR.
KKR will be under pressure for these reasons
There will be huge pressure on Kolkata Knight Riders against Chennai Super Kings. This is because the result of this match will not affect Chennai as much as it will affect the Kolkata team. For them, there is only one way to win. Above all, there is a huge lack of consistency in the performance of the players, which is becoming the reason for their defeat.
Talking about the pitch of Chennai, here there is help for both batsmen and bowlers. If runs rain here, wickets also fall. Both the teams would like to take special care of the combination of such a team.
CSK vs KKR: Dream 11 Prediction
By the way, by examining the right team combination, you can also choose the right Dream XI.
Keeper- MS Dhoni, Rahmanullah Gubaz
Batsmen- Devon Conway (Captain), Rituraj Gaikwad (Vice-Captain), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Jason Roy
Allrounders- Shivam Dubey, Venkatesh Iyer
Bowlers- Varun Chakraborty, Mathisha Pathirana
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