Both the teams have made a few changes in their playing eleven from the previous match.
KKR have made two changes from the team that lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore — Kamlesh Nagarkoti comes in for Harbhajan Singh while Sunil Narine replaces Shakib Al Hasan.
CSK went in with just one change — Lungi Ngidi replacing Dwayne Bravo — from the team that beat Rajasthan Royals in the previous match.
A look at the Playing XI for #KKRvCSK
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Super Kings have four points and a win will take them to six, joint highest with Royal Challengers Bangalore and either of Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians.
The Super Kings seemed a better-balanced outfit than last year, with a slight rejig of the squad and 11 and under MS Dhoni they could be serious contenders.
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On the other hand, the KKR have looked an unsettled unit under Eoin Morgan and need some serious push to make a turnaround. Nevertheless, this match could offer some thrillers.
Historically, CSK has had an upper hand over KKR as the Chennai-based outfit has won 14 of 23 matches the two teams have faced off. But last year, both the teams came out victorious one time each.
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But records count for nothing. All said and done, a cracker of a contest is in the offing between the two teams on the night at the Theatre of Dreams — the Wankhede Stadium.
Toss: KKR, elects to field
Kolkata Knight Riders: Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (Capt), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna.
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (Capt/wk), Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar.
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