IPL 2019: 29th Match, KKR vs CSK – Kolkata Knight Riders’ Predicted Playing XI; After a brilliant run of form, Kolkata Knight Riders lost their last couple of games in the tournament. Following a debacle in Chennai, they lost in the home conditions against Delhi Capitals when Shikhar Dhawan showed his class.
Meanwhile, they are all set to take on Chennai Super Kings in their upcoming clash. They will host them at Eden Gardens and would like to take an act of revenge against them.
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad:
|Joe Denly*||S Mundhe*||Piyush Chawla||Prithvi Raj Yarra*|
|Nikhil Naik (wk)*||C Brathwaite*||Kuldeep Yadav||Harry Gurney*|
|Dinesh Karthik (wk)||Andre Russell||Anrich Nortje*|
|Robin Uthappa (wk)||Sunil Narine||Lockie Ferguson*|
|Chris Lynn||Nitish Rana||Prasidh Krishna|
|Shubman Gill||Shivam Mavi|
|Rinku Singh||Kamlesh Nagarkoti|
Kolkata Knight Riders’ Predicted Playing XI:
Denly would’ve never expected such kind of a start to his IPL career. He got a peach of the delivery from Ishant Sharma, which saw him bag a golden duck. However, he might get one more chance.
Sunil Narine hasn’t yet fired with the bat except for the match against Rajasthan Royals. He was out of the last game due to the flu. He should be fine for the game against Chennai Super Kings.
Robin Uthappa is a class act for Kolkata Knight Riders. The flamboyant striker is knocking the ball brilliantly for the team. However, he is failing to convert his starts into a match-winning knock.
The southpaw batsman seems like he lost his touch with the bat. The brilliant striker of the ball would be looking to deliver the goods against Chennai Super Kings at any cost.
Dinesh Karthik has been brilliant with the bat and also as a skipper for the team. It would be interesting to see how he approaches the game against CSK, especially, after a couple of losses.
The talented batsman Shubman Gill utilised the opportunity to perfection. However, he might not get the nod once again at that opening slot if Sunil Narine gets back into the playing XI.
Can they afford to make him sit out of the playing XI? He has been their saviour, hero, king, soldier and what not, Russell is their superstar in all sections of the game.
Piyush Chawla is one of those underrated cricketers in the world. He got great skills in restricting batsman with his variations. He might start the innings once again for the team.
Kuldeep Yadav had bowled an economical spell as he conceded only 16 runs in his four overs quota. However, the mystery chinaman will like to get back into the wickets columns.
Harry Gurney made an impressive debut for the team. However, surprisingly, he lost his place against Delhi. Most probably, he would be back in the side for CSK clash.
Prasidh Krishna is one of those youngsters who is pushing the ranks. He has been brilliant for the team and would be one of those deciding factors of the game against Chennai Super Kings.
Batsmen – 8.5/10
They got the perfect lineup to dismantle any kind of bowling lineup on their day. They got the clean strikers of the ball and big hitters, who can change the complexion of the game.
Bowling – 8/10
Despite having the likes of Kuldeep Yadav and Narine, they are looking a bit weak in their bowling. Hopefully, all their international resources will join the party to seal those two crucial points for Kolkata against CSK.