Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2013, Chennai April 27, 2013

Knight Riders face a tall fort wall

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Match facts

Sunday, April 28, 2013
Start time 1600 (1030 GMT)

Big Picture

Kolkata Knight Riders were within touching distance of Chennai Super Kings just a week ago when the two met in Kolkata. Now, Super Kings are second on the table and are cruising ahead, while Knight Riders are still struggling to take off. They are seventh on the table at the halfway stage and need a massive turnaround in the remaining matches to finish in the top four. It will have to start in Chepauk, Super Kings' fortress that teams are increasingly finding hard to breach.

With the solid presence of Michael Hussey at the top, Super Kings' powerful batsmen are being laid ideal platforms in every game. MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja are not being pressurised to resurrect innings and when they start attacking, they are not the easiest to stop. Their bowling, however, can sometimes be slightly vulnerable and the line-up lacks a top-quality pacer up front.

Knight Riders could focus on these supposed frailties, but they have plenty of their own. Yusuf Pathan's spot in the side is both a mystery and an embarrassment and makes one wonder about the depth of patience the management have, because as an investment, he is not making any sense. Then, apart from their big three, no one really has shown any consistency for the team to rely upon. In Chennai, the focus will again be on their bowlers and their ability to counter the local batting threat. Since the game is in Chennai, the offspinner Sachithra Senanayake will have to sit out this game due to the ban on Sri Lankan players.

Form guide

Chennai Super Kings: WWWWL
Kolkata Knight Riders: WLLLW

Players to watch

In Super Kings' last match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, MS Dhoni raised the game against a tough opposition. He single-handedly neutralised the Dale Steyn threat and bailed his team out. He is one of the few batsmen who can change gears without warning and especially thrives against slower bowlers, mysterious or not.

Jacques Kallis, one of Knight Riders' marquee players, bowled and batted with energy against Kings XI Punjab, showing no signs of the injury that had put his participation in doubt. He picked up two valuable wickets and scored a well-planned 37 just when the team needed it. Knight Riders will have one thing less to worry if he can lend similar all-round prowess in future matches,

Stats and trivia

  • Suresh Raina is one short of becoming the second batsman to hit 100 sixes in the IPL.
  • Dwayne Bravo and Sunil Narine have both taken 14 wickets this season. But whereas Narine bowls at an economy rate of 5.65, Bravo is expensive at 8.47

Quotes

"If we keep on winning, we will be in the top half. We have the belief."
Knight Riders wicketkeeper Manvinder Bisla

Devashish Fuloria is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • on April 28, 2013, 10:19 GMT

    When the First Ipl Began all Other team had superStars except for Csk and RR.No one expected them to reach Finals.I think RR won Due to team performance(My 2nd fav team thanks to warne and Dravid).CSK plays as a team thats y it has been Performing well,which Includes Management as well.If KKR r to start becoming a team like CSK they got to select a team which performs and have a Bench which is strong enough.First up drop Yusuf down and Try tiwary or baz at top.Bring in Lee. For CSK they got to give srikanth a go or even Baba.Jakati once a match winner seems to be comfortable in the benches.we have Enuf batting We need a Bowler Replace Jason and Bravo with Faf ad Nannes or Hilfy.But this Year team selection has not been spot on!! all the best for CSK and KKR.Looking forward for a nice battle :D

  • on April 28, 2013, 10:00 GMT

    Any and every batsman will find himself struggling in a seamer friendly condition, and that too when you have quality pacer like Steyn, but the point is do the bowler have guts to rattle up batsman even when pitch is not supporting?

    There is no doubt about Steyn, he can anytime do it anywhere, but Dhoni simply outclassed him that day. Same happened last time when AB Devilliers thrashed Steyn in an IPL game. So, in essence if situation isn't favouring too much still you come up good then you are the MAN!!!! for your team.

  • ILI_ANALYST on April 28, 2013, 9:47 GMT

    Dhoni Will Teach Lesson to Gambhire..ha haa haa..Whistle poduuu..

  • Narbavi on April 28, 2013, 9:10 GMT

    @innocentFOX: Ugly pitches? hmm tell where you are from and lets see how your pitches look like, do not give excuses, ofcourse in seamer friendly wickets Dhoni is going to struggle against Steyn, nobody denies that!!

  • riverlime on April 28, 2013, 9:07 GMT

    My prediction ...Dhoni will try to take on Narine in the middle overs, and will score a few boundaries before holing out to midoff.

  • Pams118 on April 28, 2013, 9:03 GMT

    Will be a great game of cricket reminding last year's IPL final. CSK have won 4 games in the last over losing 1. Becoming a habit giving heart attack to their supporters. Hope they start winning with overs to spare. Vijay has been a huge disappointment failing in 7 of 8 games. Could keep him out for couple of games & this helps to fire like last year. Badrinath can partner Hussey while A.Srikkanth or B.Aparajith comes in the middle order. Also time to strengthen bowling, which is very vulnerable especially in the death overs. Nannes for Holder will be a good bet. Raina like Vijay has been disappointing, which puts pressure on Hussey & rest. KKR have a lot of work to do. Individually many players are brilliant & have shown but somehow are not able to get their act together as a team, which was their biggest strength in last year's triumph. Y. Pathan's continued failures is hurting & hope he fires soon as KKR are not enjoying same luxury on the points table unlike last season.

  • on April 28, 2013, 9:01 GMT

    Guys, You cant keep vijay out, since there is no replacement in indian domestic cricket. You cant compare anirutha with vijay, vijay is way better than anirutha in timing, class and technique. The only think is he needs to get out of his match pressure, if he plays freely then no one can bowl to him. Remember that six hit by vijay on the first over that bowled by Lee that too a bowncer in the final of last IPL. Lee is overrated player and i bet that if he plays today sure his economy will go beyond 10/over.

  • nitin.sinha89 on April 28, 2013, 8:52 GMT

    Enough of this good team on paper and bad team on paper ........ Last session no one was expecting KKR to win but they did ......... This IPL is sure gona be even-steven match I even expect that Delhi and Pune will rise from dust and the so called Chennai and Bangalore mighty team will be gone and dusted ......... I am not saying which team is gona win but it will sure will not be a one sided tournament........... good luck Kolkata show that to win u dont need heros u need players ......

  • on April 28, 2013, 8:38 GMT

    haddin mus play todays game coz mccullum is on the way for england kkr mus play haddin and keep him as back batsmen tho im a chennai fan

  • on April 28, 2013, 8:36 GMT

    GG, Bisla, Kallis, TIwary, Morgan, Das, Sukla, Tendo, Bhatia, Balaji, Narine

  • on April 28, 2013, 10:19 GMT

    When the First Ipl Began all Other team had superStars except for Csk and RR.No one expected them to reach Finals.I think RR won Due to team performance(My 2nd fav team thanks to warne and Dravid).CSK plays as a team thats y it has been Performing well,which Includes Management as well.If KKR r to start becoming a team like CSK they got to select a team which performs and have a Bench which is strong enough.First up drop Yusuf down and Try tiwary or baz at top.Bring in Lee. For CSK they got to give srikanth a go or even Baba.Jakati once a match winner seems to be comfortable in the benches.we have Enuf batting We need a Bowler Replace Jason and Bravo with Faf ad Nannes or Hilfy.But this Year team selection has not been spot on!! all the best for CSK and KKR.Looking forward for a nice battle :D

  • on April 28, 2013, 10:00 GMT

    Any and every batsman will find himself struggling in a seamer friendly condition, and that too when you have quality pacer like Steyn, but the point is do the bowler have guts to rattle up batsman even when pitch is not supporting?

    There is no doubt about Steyn, he can anytime do it anywhere, but Dhoni simply outclassed him that day. Same happened last time when AB Devilliers thrashed Steyn in an IPL game. So, in essence if situation isn't favouring too much still you come up good then you are the MAN!!!! for your team.

  • ILI_ANALYST on April 28, 2013, 9:47 GMT

    Dhoni Will Teach Lesson to Gambhire..ha haa haa..Whistle poduuu..

  • Narbavi on April 28, 2013, 9:10 GMT

    @innocentFOX: Ugly pitches? hmm tell where you are from and lets see how your pitches look like, do not give excuses, ofcourse in seamer friendly wickets Dhoni is going to struggle against Steyn, nobody denies that!!

  • riverlime on April 28, 2013, 9:07 GMT

    My prediction ...Dhoni will try to take on Narine in the middle overs, and will score a few boundaries before holing out to midoff.

  • Pams118 on April 28, 2013, 9:03 GMT

    Will be a great game of cricket reminding last year's IPL final. CSK have won 4 games in the last over losing 1. Becoming a habit giving heart attack to their supporters. Hope they start winning with overs to spare. Vijay has been a huge disappointment failing in 7 of 8 games. Could keep him out for couple of games & this helps to fire like last year. Badrinath can partner Hussey while A.Srikkanth or B.Aparajith comes in the middle order. Also time to strengthen bowling, which is very vulnerable especially in the death overs. Nannes for Holder will be a good bet. Raina like Vijay has been disappointing, which puts pressure on Hussey & rest. KKR have a lot of work to do. Individually many players are brilliant & have shown but somehow are not able to get their act together as a team, which was their biggest strength in last year's triumph. Y. Pathan's continued failures is hurting & hope he fires soon as KKR are not enjoying same luxury on the points table unlike last season.

  • on April 28, 2013, 9:01 GMT

    Guys, You cant keep vijay out, since there is no replacement in indian domestic cricket. You cant compare anirutha with vijay, vijay is way better than anirutha in timing, class and technique. The only think is he needs to get out of his match pressure, if he plays freely then no one can bowl to him. Remember that six hit by vijay on the first over that bowled by Lee that too a bowncer in the final of last IPL. Lee is overrated player and i bet that if he plays today sure his economy will go beyond 10/over.

  • nitin.sinha89 on April 28, 2013, 8:52 GMT

    Enough of this good team on paper and bad team on paper ........ Last session no one was expecting KKR to win but they did ......... This IPL is sure gona be even-steven match I even expect that Delhi and Pune will rise from dust and the so called Chennai and Bangalore mighty team will be gone and dusted ......... I am not saying which team is gona win but it will sure will not be a one sided tournament........... good luck Kolkata show that to win u dont need heros u need players ......

  • on April 28, 2013, 8:38 GMT

    haddin mus play todays game coz mccullum is on the way for england kkr mus play haddin and keep him as back batsmen tho im a chennai fan

  • on April 28, 2013, 8:36 GMT

    GG, Bisla, Kallis, TIwary, Morgan, Das, Sukla, Tendo, Bhatia, Balaji, Narine

  • anoop0085 on April 28, 2013, 8:27 GMT

    1. Pathan 2. Gambhir 3. Kallis 4.McCullum 5.Morgan. 6.Bisla 7.Tiwary 8.Bhatia 9. Narine 10.Abdulla 11.Balaji

    GG how about this team?????????????

  • A_Fan_Of_Cricket on April 28, 2013, 7:43 GMT

    Would like to see Chennai Batting first today !!! And chennai bowlers are able to contain the oppenents !!!

  • Siva_Bala75 on April 28, 2013, 7:33 GMT

    This season, Vijay has been out within the '22 yards'- bowled, LBW, stumped, C&B. Let him get caught in the deep and that will be the first step towards his come back to his hitting ways.

  • on April 28, 2013, 7:23 GMT

    i think all those people forget KKR is not a team that belives in team work they mainly depend on kallis , gambhir in batting and narine in bowling. it's crap and useless team. iam 200% sure that they will not win this time. look at CSK you saw a dhoni dhamal this season , a classy hussey innings couple of times, jadeja heroics , a bravo special , an ever reliable morris and nannes. and the local hero ashwin. this team look gud both on paper and on the field. thr will be no korbo lorbo jethbo this season . it is whistle podu season mates...........................

  • on April 28, 2013, 6:59 GMT

    Lee in for senanayake would be the best option.. And they have no other choice but to persist with yusuf because they dont have a replacement for him.. hope he fires as early as possible..

  • on April 28, 2013, 6:50 GMT

    Playing XI for KKR must be:-

    1. Bisla 2. Gambhir 3. Kallis 4.McCullum 5.Morgan. 6. Pathan 7.Tiwary 8.Bhatia 9. Narine 10.Abdulla 11.Shami Ahamed.

    Bowling: Kallis + Narine ( 8 Over) Ahmed + Abdulla + Bhatia + Pathan ( 12 Over )

    Perfect Combination Of 3 seamer & 3 spinner..

    Dont play balaji plz he is not in good form & CSK will hit him, Play ahamad coz he is national player & can bowl yorker at needed time..

    At Last Karbo Larbo Jeet Bo Re............................................

  • Tal_Botvinnik on April 28, 2013, 6:47 GMT

    My XI B McCllum, G Gambhir, J Kallis, M Tiwary, M Bisla, E Morgan, R Bhatia, I Abdulla, S Ahmed , S Narine, L Balaji,

  • SL_rockz on April 28, 2013, 6:36 GMT

    CSK will top the table after this game !!!

  • srinideva on April 28, 2013, 5:51 GMT

    Let destroy the party of city of joy...LOL they deserved this ...keep rolling

  • AjuXi on April 28, 2013, 5:28 GMT

    KKR XI : Gambhir, Bisla, Kalish, Morgan, Tiwary/Pathan, Bhatia, Das, ten Doeschate, Balaji, Shami, Nirine.

  • on April 28, 2013, 5:24 GMT

    today kkr wim .I would like to see this playing . today kkr team : 1) Gautim , 2)bisla 3) phatan , 4) kallis , 5) Tiwary , 6) Morgan ,7) Das , 8) Narine , 9) senanaike , 10) lee , 11) balaji ,

  • LEOKARTHIK on April 28, 2013, 4:32 GMT

    Still most of the people are thinking that Chennai wicket is slow and low. Actually the nature of the wicket has started changing before last couple of seasons. That's one of the reason that CSK has increased its FAST bowling Strength at last auction. Many people is not aware of what CSK is exactly doing. Mind it that they are the only CLUB which has covered all the basis(including its Bench strength that too for each role they have replacement). Only now other Franchise's are getting started to cover their basis one by one.

  • Rahul_Kayal on April 28, 2013, 4:25 GMT

    KKR should include Tendo in their squad. My playing XI will be 1.Bisla, 2.Gambhir, 3.Kallis, 4.Morgan, 5.Pathan, 6.Tendo, 7.Das, 8.Bhatia, 9.Narine, 10.Balaji, 11.Abdulla

    Since Chepauk is a good batting wicket, seven batsman should be there. Since the ground helps the spinners as well, Pathan should ball. Bowling line should be like Balaji, Kallis, Narine, Pathan, Abdulla, Tendo and Bhatia.

  • Tal_Botvinnik on April 28, 2013, 3:37 GMT

    Get Lee in and get him to bowl at the noses of Raina,Vijay,Jadeja,Dhoni (before he is set) ,Badrinath. That should be fun.

  • shashankqvivek on April 28, 2013, 3:34 GMT

    Most Strange thing In this IPL for me : No Suresh Raina Six Over Midwicket.Actually He never tried it, May Be he is saving his best for later stages.

  • VJGS on April 28, 2013, 3:32 GMT

    CSK needs to drop Jason Holder and bring in some other local bowler or Morkel/Nannes (if they are fit). I think CSK will stick with Vijay for a longer time because in all the matches he has played, he has shown himself to be able to time the ball sweetly, but the only problem is that he throws his wicket away needlessly. But CSK team management will be wary of the fact that towards the end of the IPL, Vijay usually plays one 90+ match-winning innings and that makes him worth hanging onto for the rest of the tournament. My only hope is that he becomes more consistent like he did against Australia in Tests.

  • on April 28, 2013, 3:25 GMT

    After winning at the Gardens..CSK should not take KKR lightly. They are a team capable of defending even a small total. The No-Lankan rule will not affect KKR much as Senanayake has been a bit costly. Du Plessis said that he would be fit in about ten days during the RR match but it is unknown that if he will play. Nannes should be bought in. He is very experienced. Holder should be rested for this match(though he is doing a good job). Morris should stay. Vijay has to be removed as his bad form omen still lurks. Lineup: Hussey Badrinath Raina Bravo Dhoni Jadeja Ashwin Morris Jakati Nannes Sharma. KKR: McCullum Bisla Gambhir Kallis Yusuf Shukla Tiwary Bhatia Narine Lee Balaji Abdulla. GOOD LUCK CSK....expecting a thumping victory for revenge.

  • Yuvis_XI on April 28, 2013, 2:56 GMT

    KKR will turn the tables and spring a surprise this game! Do not take them lightly. They do have a quality side...

  • shaggyspeaks on April 28, 2013, 2:53 GMT

    Benching a talent of the caliber of Brendon McCullum match after match can only point to an insidious preposterousness. such brain fade can only lead to utter collapse not dissimilar to the one the KKR mechanism is facing at the moment (inspite of their last win against a hapless bunny of a team).

  • on April 28, 2013, 2:53 GMT

    Jason Holder is a waste overseas player.Dirk nannes should replace him,if fit.Or else Duplessis should come & an Indian bowler should play.

  • ODI_BestFormOfCricket on April 28, 2013, 2:50 GMT

    CSK should drop vijay and management should show faith on srikanth must bring him in. Give him a few chances he is more than capable player and power hitter. Fab and hussey at top will increase batting strength. Jakathi can replace mohit. Nannes and bravo are other foreign options since albie injured.

  • Feroz9700 on April 28, 2013, 1:52 GMT

    KKR should consider including Lee as there 4th overseas player as they cannot play Senanayake. They should attack CSK at the start and keep the momentum probably chasing would be a better option as CSK has a strong batting line up. Gambhir should persevere with Yususf opening or 1 down as he simply needs to spend some time in the middle to find some form and confidence. CSK seems to be the favorite to win though.

  • on April 28, 2013, 1:42 GMT

    Just remove pathan and a bring a seamer in that position try for shami ahmed and bringing on mccullum or ten doeschate in place of senanyake will be a good option. For csk they look a very formidable side just one change might occur that is Murali Vijay out a making way to a new batsman

  • roversgate on April 28, 2013, 0:30 GMT

    Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI for this must-win match: (1) Gautam Gambhir (2) Brendon McCullum (3) Jacques Kallis (4) Eoin Morgan (5) Manoj Tiwary (6) Manvinder Bisla (7) Rajat Bhatia (8) Iqbal Abdulla (9) Sunil Narine (10) Shami Ahmed (11) Lakshmipathy Balaji

  • roversgate on April 28, 2013, 0:26 GMT

    If Yusuf Pathan makes the playing XI this time then KKR deserve to lose the match and not make the semis. If Yusuf Pathan returns to the top of the batting order, then I think all the other KKR players should mentally switch off and the person who made that decision should be fired. About time, KKR did some team management for a change, their choices have been beyond woeful.

  • sboyipl on April 28, 2013, 0:14 GMT

    wow ! CSK match so interesting enjoyable go ahead ................i love u.

  • on April 27, 2013, 23:53 GMT

    playing at home CSK is favourite to win as a performing unit while KKR is still stuck at start and stop phase.But if you are interested in another aspect of predicting the winner and Indian astrology as a basis KKR is favourite to win today's game....given the star positioning its KKR all the way today.Only ambiguity is Mcculum ...if he clears first difficult phase ie. his selection in playing 11 ... he would star in kkr wins....any way otherwise KKR will edg eout CSK today

  • viru-319-219 on April 27, 2013, 23:34 GMT

    @peterss..... Can you please explain, how last over win chasing 120 is termed 'comfortable'. It took SIR to win it for dem having a much fancied batting lineup

  • on April 27, 2013, 22:39 GMT

    Please please please, no more Murali Vijay in this game. How come he gets chances after 10 failures but Anirudha gets benched after one failure? It's time to give Anirudha another chance, or bring in Faf and replace Holder with Aparajith or Jakati who will be useful with their spin.

  • peterss on April 27, 2013, 21:16 GMT

    anyone who says senanayake will be missed deeply missed, he probably will be missed but csk won kkr comfortably in kolkata. so not that it would make a huge difference. the margin of loss might perhaps be different

  • viru-319-219 on April 27, 2013, 20:55 GMT

    KKR would have loved to have Senanayake in Chennai where Karan Sharma bowled a maiden in 17th over. Clearly no lankan players rule favoring CSK in this match. He troubled hussey in Kolkatta and bowls really well to left handers.

    KKR should replace him with Brendon as CSK batsman are capable of putting any bowling attack away and they need huge total to defend or need some one like Brendon to chase target set by CSK.

    KKR bowlers are doing great for 12 overs I.e overs bowled by Narine,Senanaike and Kallis but their problem has been remaining 8 overs where they are conceding the match. They don't have many local options either

    I would like to see this playing XI: 1)Gambhir,2)Bisla,3)Kallis,4)Morgan,5)McCullum,6)Yusuf,7)Bhatia,8)Narine,9)Abdulla,10)Balaji,11)Ahmed

    This batting lineup should be able to do job for them and if this cant adding Das doesn't do any better. Bowling has enough variety with 3 quicks(Medium pace is apt) including kallis two spinners and slow bowler bhatia.

  • ladycricfan on April 27, 2013, 20:46 GMT

    Injuries are preventing CSK to field their best team. Hope Nannes is fit for tomorrow. Hussey and Dhoni have been doing the bulk of the batting so far. Others have to be consistant. Looking forward to an all round team performance. Good luck CSK.

  • Knight_Rider_11 on April 27, 2013, 20:44 GMT

    For this match,h I dont think this line up would do any good ... though Kallis was the MOM last game ... I would sit him out of only this match n try Baz instead ... n also Pathan n Senanayake should make way for Lee n Shami ... My KKR XI (in batting order) :::: 1. Bisla 2. Morgan 3. Gambhir 4. Das 5. McCullum 6. Bhatia 7. Lee 8. Narine 9. Ladda 10. Balaji 11. Shami

  • on April 27, 2013, 20:38 GMT

    Tommorrow csk team match out vijay and holder in duplisis and jakati

    easy ewin

  • TheCupid on April 27, 2013, 20:05 GMT

    Considering that Jason holder hasn't been performing that well and the CSK top order still needing to put a better show, it about time they brought Faf at Jason's expense.

    Vijay hasn't been performing, dropping him for couple of matches should get him all fired up. Considering the slow nature of Chennai pitches, i'll bring in Jakati.

  • on April 27, 2013, 19:51 GMT

    Manoj Tiwary needs a big innings. Will it be tomorrow?

    KKR lineup should be: Gambhir, Bisla McCullum Kallis Morgan Tiwary Shukla Bhatia Balaji Narine Abdulla

    Wish we could accommodate Tendo - but McCullum needs to get in first.

  • Tru_Cricket_Fan on April 27, 2013, 19:43 GMT

    Drop Vijay, please... Bring in Faf, drop Holder and replace him with an Indian bowler.

  • on April 27, 2013, 19:38 GMT

    Take Brendon McCullum if u want to be in top four...son

  • on April 27, 2013, 19:27 GMT

    CSK need to raise the bar to the next level as the tournament progresses to the later half. what they have done so far is not their best yet CSK are winning matches. Chennai is the fort and asking CSK to bat first gives the opposition some chance to succeed. Vijay and Raina needs to come to the party this match.Holder should make way for Nannes. Tough for KKR.

  • on April 27, 2013, 19:23 GMT

    Finally, McCullum will get a chance

  • on April 27, 2013, 19:17 GMT

    I dont see KKR beating CSK in Chennai unless CSK has a really bad game. It is important for CSK to win this game as it will not only ensure it's place in the playoffs but also almost knock out KKR from the competition, a team which could give a tough fight at the playoffs to CSK.

  • womenlovecricket on April 27, 2013, 19:16 GMT

    I think it is going to be Vijay's day tomorrow as he is due to a game changing performance. Either way I just want CSK to win this game..........

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  • womenlovecricket on April 27, 2013, 19:16 GMT

    I think it is going to be Vijay's day tomorrow as he is due to a game changing performance. Either way I just want CSK to win this game..........

  • on April 27, 2013, 19:17 GMT

    I dont see KKR beating CSK in Chennai unless CSK has a really bad game. It is important for CSK to win this game as it will not only ensure it's place in the playoffs but also almost knock out KKR from the competition, a team which could give a tough fight at the playoffs to CSK.

  • on April 27, 2013, 19:23 GMT

    Finally, McCullum will get a chance

  • on April 27, 2013, 19:27 GMT

    CSK need to raise the bar to the next level as the tournament progresses to the later half. what they have done so far is not their best yet CSK are winning matches. Chennai is the fort and asking CSK to bat first gives the opposition some chance to succeed. Vijay and Raina needs to come to the party this match.Holder should make way for Nannes. Tough for KKR.

  • on April 27, 2013, 19:38 GMT

    Take Brendon McCullum if u want to be in top four...son

  • Tru_Cricket_Fan on April 27, 2013, 19:43 GMT

    Drop Vijay, please... Bring in Faf, drop Holder and replace him with an Indian bowler.

  • on April 27, 2013, 19:51 GMT

    Manoj Tiwary needs a big innings. Will it be tomorrow?

    KKR lineup should be: Gambhir, Bisla McCullum Kallis Morgan Tiwary Shukla Bhatia Balaji Narine Abdulla

    Wish we could accommodate Tendo - but McCullum needs to get in first.

  • TheCupid on April 27, 2013, 20:05 GMT

    Considering that Jason holder hasn't been performing that well and the CSK top order still needing to put a better show, it about time they brought Faf at Jason's expense.

    Vijay hasn't been performing, dropping him for couple of matches should get him all fired up. Considering the slow nature of Chennai pitches, i'll bring in Jakati.

  • on April 27, 2013, 20:38 GMT

    Tommorrow csk team match out vijay and holder in duplisis and jakati

    easy ewin

  • Knight_Rider_11 on April 27, 2013, 20:44 GMT

    For this match,h I dont think this line up would do any good ... though Kallis was the MOM last game ... I would sit him out of only this match n try Baz instead ... n also Pathan n Senanayake should make way for Lee n Shami ... My KKR XI (in batting order) :::: 1. Bisla 2. Morgan 3. Gambhir 4. Das 5. McCullum 6. Bhatia 7. Lee 8. Narine 9. Ladda 10. Balaji 11. Shami