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IPL 2024: Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders Best Bets

After an action-packed weekend, Monday’s IPL 2024 action heads to the MA Chidambaram Stadium as Chennai Super Kings host Kolkata Knight Riders.


After an action-packed weekend, Monday’s IPL 2024 action heads to the MA Chidambaram Stadium as Chennai Super Kings host Kolkata Knight Riders. The visitors have won their first three games of the campaign while CSK will be looking to avoid a third straight defeat this season. Have a look at the best bets for Match 22 of IPL 2024.

Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium

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KKR won the previous encounter between these two sides, clinching a six-wicket win at the same venue after Chennai set a modest 144/6. After starting the season with mammoth totals, CSK haven’t scored more than 175 in their recent matches.

Chennai’s bowling has been underwhelming, taking only 23 out of 40 possible wickets. The absence of Mustafizur Rahman, their leading wicket-taker, adds pressure, especially on pace bowler Matheesha Pathirana, who has a fantastic economy rate of 7.50 while also taking wickets.

Undefeated alongside Rajasthan, KKR aims to maintain their winning streak and match the Royals’ point tally. Their recent success against CSK, and a rare away win against Bangalore, boosts their confidence for the upcoming match, despite CSK’s historical edge in their encounters.

KKR’s bowling has been close to maximum efficiency, with standout contributions including Andre Russell, who has balanced his performance with both bat and ball this season, and Harshit Rana, despite his higher run rate. Russell and Sunil Narine’s batting averages stand out, highlighting their critical roles in KKR’s campaign.

CSK’s strategy has noticeably shifted from its traditional reliance on spinners this year. In their home matches of IPL 2024 at Chepauk, conditions have favoured pace over spin, with the pitch hardly offering any assistance for the spinners. The fast bowlers have claimed 18 wickets at an average of 28, while the spinners have managed only four at a higher average of 47. CSK’s spinners have yet to secure a single wicket in these conditions. This will suit the visitors who have a dangerous batting lineup.

Prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders to win at 1.90.

Key BattleNarine has kept it tight against MS Dhoni (who has an outstanding 554 runs at 50.36 against KKR) over the years. In addition to 23 wickets against CSK, the spinner has figures of 2/48 against Dhoni from 91 balls bowled – an economy rate of just 3.16rpo It could well be worth holding him back.

Key Stats

The average first innings score at this venue is 163.

Kolkata have won the toss five times in Chennai for a 0-5 record!

CSK have won nine of the 13 games between these two sides at Chepauk.

Chennai have failed to record the highest opening partnership in three of their last four matches.

On the other hand, Kolkata have struck the highest opening partnership in four of their last six matches.

Kolkata scored the most powerplay runs in three of their last four matches.

Sunil Narine is yet to be dismissed during the powerplay overs this IPL season, scoring 101 runs at a blistering 13.46rpo.

Andre Russell has bowled just five balls to Shivam Dube but took his wicket for four runs conceded.

Ravindra Jadeja has head-to-head figures of 0/48 from 31 balls against Andre Russell in the IPL.

Best Bets

Best Bet: KKR to score the most runs in the 1st 6 overs at 1.90.

Value Bet: KKR to hit the most sixes & win the match at 3.00.

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