Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Kolkata Knight Riders’ Predicted Playing XI Against Chennai Super Kings – Cricket Addictor

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Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Kolkata Knight Riders’ Predicted Playing XI Against Chennai Super Kings. Kolkata Knight Riders were the runner-up in the last edition of the Indian Premier League. They pulled off miraculous performances in the second leg of IPL and went on to play the final against CSK. Would they be able to replicate similar performances in the upcoming edition? We will have to wait and see!

The squad that they have compiled doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence. They have got Pat Cummins and Tim Southee as overseas fast bowlers, Sam Billings as the wicket-keeper batsman. Besides, they will be banking on mainstays, namely Sunil Narine and Andre Russell, who will provide balance in the team.

However, Kolkata Knight Riders failed to compile solid Indian talents. In the pace department, they have got the services of Umesh Yadav and Shivam Mavi. Both of them haven’t taken the world by storm in the competition and this will be a worry for KKR. Having said that, their new skipper, Shreyas Iyer is one great acquisition. He is in brilliant form with the bat and will hold key to KKR’s fortune in the tournament.

KKR will begin their campaign against CSK on 26th March and they will be wanting to start the tournament with a win. We have compiled our predicted playing XI of the Kolkata Knight Riders for the first match. Here’s a look at that.

Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Kolkata Knight Riders’ Predicted Playing XI Against Chennai Super Kings

Openers: Venkatesh Iyer and Ajinkya Rahane

Venkatesh Iyer (Image: Twitter)

Alex Hales has pulled out of the tournament, which means Ajinkya Rahane is likely to open the batting alongside Venkatesh Iyer in the upcoming edition of the tournament. Ajinkya Rahane has lost his place in the Test side and scored 8 runs in two matches played in the last edition of the Indian Premier League.

It will be interesting if he could get the team off to great starts at the top of the order. A lot will be on the shoulders of Venkatesh Iyer. He will be one of the players to watch out for in the tournament.

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