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10-Apr-18 – IPL 2018 Cricket Betting Tips Free – Chennai Super Kings [CSK] v Kolkata Knight Riders [KKR]

10-Apr-18 - IPL 2018 Cricket Betting Tips Free - Chennai Super Kings [CSK] v Kolkata Knight Riders [KKR]
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Chennai Super Kings [CSK] v Kolkata Knight Riders [KKR]

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Match #5 – MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

10-Apr-18 – 14:30 GMT [20:00 IST]

Both CSK and KKR are coming into this match with a win registered in their previous games. Both teams will look forward to carry the momentum forward.

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As 2009 edition happened at South Africa and some matches of 2014 edition was moved to UAE, the designated Home and Away grounds are being considered for the stats purpose. A ground is considered a neutral venue only when play-offs happened outside both the team’s Home venues.

Historical Performance

League Table Positions

* – Title Winners

Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
CSK 3 2 3* 2* 4 1 3 1
KKR 6 8 4 1 2* 7 2* 5 4 4

Chennai Super Kings Home / Away Statistics

Year Home Away Neutral NR Total
Won Lost Won Lost Won Lost
2015 6 1 3 4 1 2 0 17
2014 4 3 5 2 1 1 0 16
2013 6 2 5 3 1 1 0 18
2012 6 4 3 4 1 0 1 19
2011 8 0 2 5 1 0 0 16
2010 4 3 3 4 2 0 0 16
2009 3 3 5 2 0 1 1 15
2008 3 4 5 2 1 1 0 16
Total 40 20 31 26 8 6 2 133

Chennai Super Kings 1st Bat / 2nd Bat Statistics

Year 1st Bat 2nd Bat NR Total
Won Lost Won Lost
2015 7 4 3 3 0 17
2014 3 4 7 2 0 16
2013 7 1 5 5 0 18
2012 5 7 5 1 1 19
2011 8 4 3 1 0 16
2010 7 3 2 4 0 16
2009 6 4 2 2 1 15
2008 4 5 5 2 0 16
Total 47 32 32 20 2 133

Kolkata Knight Riders Home / Away Statistics

Year Home Away Neutral NR Total
Won Lost Won Lost Won Lost
2017 4 4 4 2 1 1 0 16
2016 4 3 4 3 0 1 0 15
2015 5 1 2 5 0 0 1 14
2014 5 3 6 2 0 0 0 16
2013 5 3 1 7 0 0 0 16
2012 3 4 8 1 1 0 1 18
2011 4 3 4 3 0 1 0 14
2010 5 2 2 5 0 0 0 14
2009 1 6 2 4 0 0 1 14
2008 4 3 2 4 0 0 1 14
Total  40 34 35 36 2 3 4 154

Kolkata Knight Riders 1st Bat / 2nd Bat Statistics

Year 1st Bat 2nd Bat NR Total
Won Lost Won Lost
2017 2 4 7 3 0 16
2016 2 5 6 2 0 15
2015 2 2 5 4 1 14
2014 4 1 7 4 0 16
2013 2 5 4 5 0 16
2012 6 2 6 3 1 18
2011 3 3 5 3 0 14
2010 4 4 3 3 0 14
2009 0 7 3 3 1 14
2008 4 5 2 2 1 14
Total 29 38 48 32 4 154

Head to Head

Home / Away head to head statistics. For CSK v KKR

Venue Won Lost
Home 6 2
Away 4 4
Neutral 0 0
Total 10 6

1st / 2nd bat head to head statistics. For CSK v KKR

 Year 1st Bat 2nd Bat
Won Lost Won Lost
2015 1 1 0 0
2014 1 1 0 0
2013 1 0 1 0
2012 0 2 1 0
2011 1 1 0 0
2010 1 0 1 0
2009 0 1 0 0
2008 0 0 2 0
Total 5 6 5 0


Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Mark Wood, Imran Tahir, N Jagadeesan, Lungi Ngidi, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Monu Kumar, Kshitiz Sharma, Sam Billings, Dhruv Shorey, Kanishk Seth, KM Asif, Faf du Plessis

Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Vinay Kumar, Piyush Chawla, Mitchell Johnson, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubman Gill, Ishank Jaggi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Apoorv Wankhade, Shivam Mavi, Cameron Delport, Javon Searles, Tom Curran

Ground News

The shorter boundaries help make teams score in excess of 200 if a batting friendly pitch is thrown. Spinners make merry on a bowling surface and scores around 140 had been defended as well.

Final Thoughts

Faf du Plessis while recovering from a finger injury, has acquired a side strain. He is in doubt for today’s game. Except Bravo and Kedhar Jadhav the batting order looked clueless against spin. But Jadhav is ruled out for the first half of the tournament with a hamstring injury.

Chennai has a lot to ponder over their batting line up again. Should Rayudu open the innings or Murali Vijay! Should they include Vijay in the XI or should that be N Jagadeesan! What will be the batting positions of out-of-form Raina, Dhoni and Jadeja! Should they come ahead of an in-form man Bravo!

Kolkata’s case isn’t bright either. They might have chased down 177 with ease. If the part timer Rana hadn’t picked two wickets (For 11 runs in a single over), the game would have went out of their hands. Their spinners are becoming costlier over the years. Lynn’s issues with slower balls and spinners continue. Uthappa seems to be rusty. Narine’s blitzkriegs are short lived.

Both teams are expected to go with 3 spinners. The pitch may end up being a bowling friendly low scorer.

Chennai have never lost a match batting 2nd against Kolkata. Dinesh Karthik should be vary of the fact. He will prefer to bat 2nd if he wins the toss.

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Match Tips

Match Winner: Kolkata Knight Riders @ 1.95  – Best odds with Betway – Bet is valid only if they chase. Else no bet.

Batsman Runs: S Narine – Over 13.5 @ 1.83 – Click To Bet With Betway

Batsman Runs: D Karthik – Over 16.5 @ 1.83 – Click To Bet With Betway

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“I’m coming home, I’ve done my time…” Chennai’s cricket loyalists are singing. Not that they needed a reason to do so, but take away CSK from Chepauk for 1095 days (they last played here on May 10, 2015) and there’s bound to be an air of overcompensation. That isn’t to say that the city has been painted yellow in anticipation. There are social and political undercurrents, of more significance than a cricket match, that have threatened to take some of the sheen off this emotional homecoming.

As it is, playing at the MA Chidambaram Stadium can be a daunting experience for visiting teams (The Super Kings enjoy a win percentage of 70.21), an amped-up atmosphere will only add to the intimidation quotient. But in that lies an opportunity for Kolkata Knight Riders, who’ll have little time to dwell on the occasion given the short turnaround since their win over Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday night.

Dinesh Karthik, an astute Chennai man himself, should be able to see beyond the knee-jerk sensationalism and sense a vulnerability in the opposition. The Super Kings batting stuttered in what seemed a straightforward chase in Mumbai before Dwayne Bravo orchestrated an incredible jailbreak. CSK’s ploy – of not picking either Murali Vijay or N Jagadeesan and moving Ambati Rayudu to the top – didn’t pay immediate dividend. There is no way of telling if they’ll abandon the move so early, although an enforced change will have to be made to plug the Kedar Jadhav-sized hole in the middle-order.

CSK’s apparent lack of firepower at the top is in stark contrast to what the Lynn-Narine duet gives the visitors, but Michael Hussey believes ‘smart play’ can bridge this gap. But that said, between the two teams, there is an enviable pool of spinners – of the wrist, finger and part-time varieties – who should find the Chepauk surface conducive for their craft. In all likelihood, the penny-pinching ones of this lot could decide the outcome of this early-season clash.

When: Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, April 10, 20:00 IST

Where: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

What to expect: If it is Chennai, it will be humid. But having trained in sultry Kolkata, KKR will not be ‘caught cold’ by a 70% humidity forecast. There is a slight chance of rain in the evening of the match that could further the cause for teams to chase.

Head to head: CSK 10 – 6 KKR. At home, the hosts hold the edge over fellow two-time champions by a margin of 5-2. The last time these two sides met here, in 2015, Super Kings edged home by two runs.

Team News:

Chennai Super Kings

Jadhav’s injury opens up a place in the CSK middle-order. Ideally they will want Rayudu to go down to No.4 and bring in either Vijay or Jagadeesan to partner Shane Watson at the top. A left-field move could see the unheralded Delhi batsman Dhruv Shorey come in.

Decisions may also need to be made with the spin personnel. The Super Kings used seven bowlers in Mumbai and yet only five overs came from spin. Dhoni’s proclamations of a more horses-for-courses approach could call for another wrist spinner, Karn Sharma, at the expense of Harbhajan Singh. Mark Wood conceded 49 in his debut and if needed, Lungi Ngidi waits in the wings.

Probable XI: Shane Watson, Murali Vijay/N Jagadeesan, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c&wk), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh/Karn Sharma, Mark Wood/Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir

Kolkata Knight Riders

Like CSK, KKR are coming off a win, but they beat a much-fancied RCB far more comfortably and will see no reason to tinker with the combination without any practice days in between. That would keep the members of the U-19 World Cup-winning team – Gill, Nagarkoti and Mavi – on the bench for another game.

Probable XI: Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c&wk), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Piyush Chawla, Mitchell Johnson, Kuldeep Yadav, Vinay Kumar

Interesting face-offs

– Raina has scored 838 runs against KKR in all T20s, going past 50 in eight of the 20 innings against them. This includes a century in the final of the 2014 Champions League

– Dhoni v KKR spinners: He has faced 28 balls from Narine since 2013 scoring only 12 runs, though he hasn’t been dismissed by the bowler. Kuldeep got Dhoni out twice in nine deliveries in IPL 2017. Since 2013, Dhoni has scored 217 run against wrist spin off 212 balls getting out eight times.

Approaching milestones

Dhoni needs eight more runs to become the second player after Raina (3703) to score 3000 runs for a team in IPL.

What they said

“I wouldn’t see myself as an opening batsman, but whatever the team requires of me I’m happy to do, whether it’s up the order or down the order. Whatever role the team wants me to play, I’m happy to do it. If I get out first ball, that’s okay, that (the attacking style of play) puts a lot more pressure on the fielding team and less on me.” – Sunil Narine

“From our point of view, we understand its going to be an emotional homecoming for each one of us. We understand that this place is going to rocking tomorrow night. We have to somehow control that and focus on what our plans are and execute it as best as we possibly can and not get caught up with that emotion as much and stay calm and calculated in how we play the game.” – Michael Hussey

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Big picture

If Chennai Super Kings are capable of doing anything without a flourish, we won’t be seeing evidence of it on Tuesday. Having put up a red-carpet premiere in Mumbai on their return, MS Dhoni’s ensemble are ready for the full public release in Chennai. A full house awaits in the ground where they have a 70% win rate. Into this scene will walk Kolkata Knight Riders, who answered questions about their bench strength with a full display of the power of their starting XI against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday.

There’s little doubt that this game’s rhythm will be dictated by spin. Super Kings have spinners in abundance this year and the pitch will be in their favour. However, Knight Riders have historically been a team that relies on spin as well. Can their middle order of Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana and Dinesh Karthik counter the home team’s bowling-centric strategy to win the middle overs? They won’t have too many batting issues at the start and end of the innings.

This will be both teams’ second game of the season and while it’s too early to worry about the table, it’s an early chance to go to first place and set up the momentum for a winning streak for the two teams that copped most criticism after the auction.

In the news

Super Kings have lost Kedar Jadhav to a hamstring tear, and are waiting on Faf du Plessis, who has picked up a side strain alongside his finger troubles. Having both of them fortifying the batting with a promoted Dhoni would have been central to their strategy, with the belligerent confidence of Dwayne Bravo to follow. They’ll now be forced to rethink that plan. The good news is, M Vijay, who missed the last game because of a knock to the ribs in training, is set to return.

The likely XIs

Chennai Super Kings: 1 M Vijay, 2 Shane Watson, 3 Suresh Raina, 4 Ambati Rayudu, 5 MS Dhoni (capt & wk), 6 Ravindra Jadeja, 7 Dwayne Bravo, 8 Deepak Chahar, 9 Harbhajan Singh, 10 Mark Wood/Lungi Ngidi, 11 Imran Tahir

Kolkata Knight Riders: 1 Chris Lynn, 2 Sunil Narine, 3 Robin Uthappa, 4 Nitish Rana, 5 Dinesh Karthik (capt & wk), 6 Rinku Singh, 7 Andre Russell, 8 Piyush Chawla, 9 Mitchell Johnson, 10 Kuldeep Yadav, 11 Vinay Kumar/Shivam Mavi/Kamlesh Nagarkoti

Strategy punt

  • Since IPL 2015, Narine has only been dismissed twice against spin and scores at a staggering strike rate of 247.2 against them. Super Kings’ opening bowlers in the last match – seamers Deepak Chahar and Shane Watson – will be a better bet than the spinners against him in the Powerplay, but they will set themselves up for an early wicket if they hand the new ball to whichever overseas fast bowler they choose – Mark Wood and Lungi Ngidi are two options.

Stats that matter

  • Knight Riders have only beaten Super Kings twice in Chennai in seven attempts
  • Dhoni continues to show signs of a weakness against right-arm spinners. Since 2015, his strike rate against offspin is 71.7 and against legspin it is 103. Only Suresh Raina (seven) has more IPL fifties than Dhoni (six) at this ground and no one has more 30-plus scores (18) than him
  • Andre Russell has been destructive against Dwayne Bravo in T20s – 175 runs off 88 balls and strikes a boundary against him every 3.52 balls
  • But Bravo fares much better against Karthik, whom he has dismissed thrice in seven innings and has only conceded 25 runs off 21 balls
  • Super Kings openers Shane Watson (117.81) and M Vijay (110.36) have significantly lower Smart Strike Rates than Knight Riders’ openers Narine (191.97) and Lynn (215.79).

Fantasy picks

  • Imran Tahir didn’t have a great time against Mumbai Indians, but he is likely to get another shot and is a good pick, especially on the dry pitch in Chennai. Tahir has the best career bowling strike rate in the IPL among all his team-mates – 15.2 – and has taken more than two wickets 17 times in 54 matches in all T20s since the start of 2017. He is also the leader on that front among his Super Kings team-mates.


“We feel like we’ve got the necessary backup or depth to be able to cover it. It’s certainly going to be a focus going forward. The players at the top of the order, Nos. 1-4, need to take the responsibility to try and score the bulk of the runs.”
Michael Hussey, Super Kings’ batting coach, on Jadhav’s injury and the focus on the top order

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