The first fight between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders is today and cricket fans all over the world are thrilled to watch the game.
CSK, known to be the most composed and the strongest team in IPL has proved itself with 4 wins among the 5 matches it played. “Kolkata Knight Riders” has emerged one of the strongest in IPL 12 and is going on a victory spree with the same number of victories as CSK. The team has been “labeled the strongest contender for every IPL team in the present season and it is exciting to watch this team to fight all time strongest team of IPL.
In the four matches that KKR had won, the team has managed to chase down big targets. In the first match against SRH, KKR chased a target of 181 runs that had been set by SRH in 19.4 overs and a loss of 4 wickets. In the second match, KKR made a grand total of 218 runs with a loss of 4 wickets against KXIP and managed to defend the score. Though they lost the next match against Delhi Capitals, they made a total of 185 runs. In the next match against RCB, RCB made a grand total of 205 runs which KKR chased in 19.1 overs with a loss of 5 wickets. The next match against RR, RR set a target of 139 and KKR chased it with ease in just 13.5 overs losing only 2 wickets.
KKR has powerful players in its team like Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Harry Gurney, etc. Andre Russell has become the key player of KKR in this season of IPL. His destructive batting has played a key role in KKR’s victory in multiple matches.
On the other hand, the Dhoni-led team has been playing it slowly in season 12. This is seen in the first match against RCB where CSK took 17 overs to chase a target of 71 runs. The next match against DC where DC set a target of 147, CSK chased it in 20 overs at a loss of 8 wickets. The matches against RR and KXIP where CSK batted first, the team set a total of 175 and 180 runs respectively is a change of pace. But their failure to chase a target of 170 against MI is worrisome. One might argue that CSK might be losing its grip, but it is still too early to judge.
However, tonight’s match might offer clarity over the status of both the teams. Watch tonight’s match between KKR and CSK live on YuppTV from Continental Europe, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, South America, and South East Asia. Download the YuppTV App to watch entire IPL 12 live on various internet-enabled devices.