Kolkata Knight Riders captain Nitish Rana during a training session on the eve of the IPL 2023 cricket match against Chennai Super Kings, in Kolkata, Saturday, April 22, 2023. (Photo Credit: PTI)
Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Chennai Super Kings in the 33rd match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.
Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Chennai Super Kings in the 33rd match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. KKR lost their previous match to Delhi Capitals by 4 wickets and slipped to eighth position in the points table with just four points in six matches. Batting first in Delhi Arun Jaitley Stadium, KKR could only manage 127 runs in 20 overs. Jason Roy was the highest scorer with 43 runs off 39 balls while Andre Rusell scored 38 runs off 31 balls. Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, and skipper Nitish Rana took two wickets each but a lack of support from pacers helped DC chase down the target in the final over.
On the other hand, CSK thrashed SRH by 7 wickets to jump to the third position in the points table with eight points from six matches. Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets as CSK restricted SRH to 134/7 in the first innings. Opener Devon Conway scored another match-winning knock of 77 runs off 57 balls and helped his team chase the target easily.
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The pitch used at Eden Gardens is batting-friendly. This stadium has small boundaries which allow the batters to take risks and clear the boundary easily. The Eden Gardens track also helps bowlers especially spinners during the second period of the match. The average score during the first innings is 180.
Accuweather.com has predicted that the weather in Kolkata today will be windy and cloudy. The temperature will range between 25 to 33 degree Celsius during the match. There is a 20% chance of precipitation with chances of rain playing spoilsport. The wind will travel at the speed of 13 km/hr.
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