Less than two days ago these two teams locked horns in Chennai. What a match that was! CSK sneaked a win by just two runs. KKR would be itching to return the favours on their home ground here in Kolkata today. Watch KKR vs CSK live streaming on Star Sports and HotStar app. Enjoy live TV telecast in Hindi and English on Sony Six and Sony Max.
As far as the points table is concerned, CSK has played seven matches and won six - total 12 points. They are comfortably seated on the top of the points tally. KKR has dropped down one position to fourth after their loss against CSK. They have played seven matches too, won three and one was washed out - so the total of seven points.
KKR relied a lot on their opening pair of Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa. So are they this year too. Although these two have been good in patches they are yet to click together. Another ban on Sunil Narine's off-spin deliveries have increased the concerns of Gautam Gambhir and the team. He is doubtful and the think tank may continue with 44 year old Australian chinaman Bradd Hogg. He did a good job against CSK in the last match where he conceded just 18 runs and took two wickets.
For CSK, things have fallen well in place. The openers have scored most of the runs and that too at a good pace. Again CSK would rely on good innings from Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Smith. Dwayne Bravo is doing a good job as an allrounder and its good to see Ravindra Jadeja back in form. R Ashwin is out due to injury and hence Dhoni will have to disturb his winning combination a bit.
Suresh Raina is the highest run getter in IPL history and he is due for another big one. Another good knock is expected from uber cool MS Dhoni. Bowling wise they rely a lot on all India line up of Nehra, Pandey and Jadeja.
Captain winning the toss today would be tempted to chase. Let us see who gets a little edge over the other with the toss win. These two teams would play their next respective matches on 2nd May. We will keep you posted!