The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will square off in match 61 of the current Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. On Sunday, May 14, the eagerly awaited match will take place at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium.
Chennai, who finished in second place, has a playoff spot secured. After 12 games, they have 15 points and a fantastic net run rate of +0.493.
In contrast, Kolkata’s performance in the competition has been inconsistent. The team will try to put on a show in Chennai despite having only five victories after 12 games.
As CSK and KKR prepare for their second group-stage match in IPL 2023, it’s important to think about the bowlers who could have a big impact on the upcoming game.
Let’s make a guess as to which three bowlers will have the most success in today’s match between CSK and KKR
1. Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja is one of the top contenders to take wickets every time he plays for CSK at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
After Ravichandran Ashwin (48), Jadeja has taken 28 wickets at an average of 25.14, making him the second-highest wicket-taker at Chepauk.
This season, the left-arm spinner has also been CSK’s top spinner. With a fantastic average of under 20, he has taken out 16 opponents over the course of 12 innings.
Interestingly, the 34-year-old took 19 wickets for CSK against KKR, the most ever, and did so at a superb 7.47 economy rate.
Jadeja, who has 148 career wickets and ranks seventh all-time in the IPL’s history of wicket-takers, is ready to build on his recent success with the ball and put the KKR batting lineup under pressure in Chennai.
2. Varun Chakravarthy
Varun Chakravarthy is without a doubt the Knight Riders’ best bowler so far in the current competition.
The mysterious spinner had a forgettable previous campaign, taking only six victims in 11 games. But Chakravarthy has put a lot of effort into improving his bowling, as evidenced by the 17 wickets he has taken in 12 IPL 2023 innings.
Chakravarthy claimed a two-wicket haul during his previous game at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, dismissing Virat Kohli and Rajat Patidar in two straight balls. Against CSK, the KKR tweaker will try to repeat the same strategy.
3 Matheesha Pathirana
For Chennai this season, Matheesha Pathirana has been the best discovery. With 13 wickets in just eight innings, the slingshot Sri Lankan pacer has been very impressive in this competition.
The 20-year-old young man has taken on the responsibility for death bowling for CSK, which appeared to be one of their concerns prior to the competition.
Pathirana will be motivated to succeed once more tonight against a strong KKR middle and lower order.