IPL 2018 is picking its pace, slowly yet surely. All the participating eight franchises have played their first matches. Yesterday, SRH registered a remarkable victory against the team that makes a comeback after two years of suspension, the Rajasthan Royals by 9 wickets. Shikhar Dhawan became the man of the match for his brilliant knock of 77* runs. Today, Chennai Super Kings is scheduled to meet Kolkata Knight Riders at M.A Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai at 8 pm.
Who Will Win IPL 2018 Match Prediction? Both of these teams won their first matches of the IPL 2018 with style. Chennai Super Kings marked their return to the Indian Premier League with a win against Mumbai Indians in the opening league match of IPL 2018.
Whereas, Kolkata Knight Riders started off their IPL 2018 campaign with a resounding win against Royal Challengers Bangalore last Sunday. Both teams will be hoping for a grand performance to continue their winning streak.
Dwayne Bravo was the man who delivered for CSK in the last game while his fellow Sunil Narine with his unprecedented 17 ball fifty puts RCB out of the game.
Who Will Win IPL 2018 CSK vs KKR Match Prediction?
Both CSK and KKR are well balanced with a variety of players and very closely matched on the papers. Although, the foreign players shine brighter and grabbed ‘MOTM’ for both teams in the first match how Indian players perform will be the main factor to deliver a win. CSK squad 2018 and KKR squad 2018 are both filled with some of the best names in T20 in terms of performance, consistency and quality.
For CSK, Suresh Raina, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson are some of the best all-rounders in the world, pure game changers and possess the ability to dismantle any bowling lineup in their given day where Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, and Dinesh Karthik are also match winners and can take KKR squad 2018 to the tournament title.
They have a large list of great players in their squad but the whole Who Will Win IPL 2018 CSK vs KKR Match Prediction will depend on both CSK playing 11 and KKR playing 11 and will decide the outcome of this match. Meanwhile, as far as the prediction goes, our astrologers have predicted the most accurate IPL 2018 CSK vs KKR Match Prediction.
IPL 2018 CSK vs KKR Match Prediction-Head-to-Head
Before making IPL 2018 CSK vs KKR Match Prediction, let’s take a look at the head-to-head record between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders. So far, CSK and KKR have played 18 matches against each other from which Chennai Super Kings have won 11 matches and KKR only secured 8 victories, one match was abandoned due to rain.
Let’s take a look at the last 5 matches between CSK and KKR, KKR holds a slight advantage here as they won 3 and lost 2. Their record is very close recently, making IPL Chennai vs Kolkata match prediction even tougher.
IPL KKR vs CSK Match Prediction or IPL 2018 Kolkata vs Chennai Match Prediction will also depend on their performances in the previous match. KKR made chasing a target of 177 looks easy, all thanks to Sunil Narine, the same can’t be said about CSK, who were reduced to 84 for 6 chasing a target of 166.
In a team filled with intimidating batsmen, only Bravo performed well with the bat, otherwise, we would have seen Mumbai win their first match of the season for the first time in 6 years. CSK’s playing 11 was filled with mostly all-rounders which can give them an edge ahead in the tournament considering the importance of players that can bat and bowl altogether and most of them are senior players with tons of experience whereas, KKR playing 11 was completely different CSKs.
They focused mainly on younger players for their future development. If they come up with the same playing 11, CSK may have an upper hand. Considering, what they did against RCB, the same thing is not gonna happen with CSK. As they have experienced senior players and they would not crumble under pressure.
Today’s Match Prediction Tips
We have done our homework for IPL 2018 CSK vs KKR match prediction analysis, and KKR’s performance may have been better than CSK in the previous game but this match is not going to be one-sided.
Especially, when it is a team captained by MS Dhoni against you and especially at their home turf MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai after two long years, the yellow brigade would not want to spare any expenses and detailings to please their fans once again and secure yet another victory.
Who will win today’s IPL match? IPL 2018 KKR vs CSK Prediction
IPL 2018 CSK vs KKR Match Prediction.Who will win?
Chennai Super Kings will win the 5th match and Suresh Raina is expected to make it a horror Show for KKR.
Although, KKR performance was a fire in the first match but mostly in terms of their batting and that too by an unconventional batsman Sunil Narine. Not that KKR is not good but our astrologers predict that Chennai has got an upper hand in their home turf and they are going to register a win here.
IPL KKR vs CSK Match Prediction or IPL 2018 Chennai vs Kolkata match prediction is that Chennai will secure a home win against KKR but it won’t be an easy task for CSK given how well KKR performed in the first match.
IPL 2018 CSK vs KKR Toss Prediction–Chennai Super Kings
CSK Playing 11 vs KKR –
Harbhajan Singh, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Mark Wood
KKR Playing 11 vs CSK–
Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Mitchell Johnson, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Vinay Kumar