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Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings Preview, Odds and Betting Tips

The Chennai Super Kings face the Kolkata Knight Riders in Mumbai on day 15 of the Indian Premier League 2021, and our expert tipster has taken a look. He’s taken a number of factors into account that have him backing the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings

21st April

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Live on Sky Sports Cricket

Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings Preview

The Kolkata Knight Riders opened their season with a win over the Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 11th, and should have had their second against the champions; Mumbai Indians second time out. A comeback for the ages cost Eoin Morgan’s men, and it was enough to give the title holders a necessary win. Meanwhile, the Chennai Super Kings started out with a loss, and they’ll be hoping to build on their previous record over the Kolkata franchise. The teams have faced each other 23 times, with one of the games being abandoned before a ball was bowled back in 2009. Otherwise, Chennai have won 14 matches, while Kolkata have 8. Kolkata Knight Riders haven’t swept a season against the Super Kings ever – a feat which has gone the other way four times in 2019, 2013, 2020 and 2008. Suresh Raina will need to be on his best form for Chennai to have a chance of winning, while the Knight Riders’ Nitish Rana will be expected to perform as he has already. This is an interesting matchup, that may have play-off implications for at least one of the sides.

Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings Odds

The KKR and CSK are inseparable looking at the odds with KKR at 20/23 and CSK at 20/23 to win the game. If you’re risky enough to back a draw, you’ll get wide odds of TBD, but it’s never happened in the history of this fixture so it’s a hard result to recommend.

Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings Betting Tips

We’re backing the Kolkata Knight Riders to get the victory here, and we think it’s a safe bet that Nitish Rana will be the top batsman for them.

Nitish Rana to be home team’s top batsman – 11/4

Two times already this season he’s been the top batsman for his team, and we’re backing Rana again in this game.


Kolkata Knight Riders Squad

Eoin Morgan (captain), Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Tim Seifert, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Harbhajan Singh, Karun Nair, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer and Pawan Negi.

Chennai Super Kings Squad

Faf du Plessis, Cheteshwar Pujara, Suresh Raina, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Hari Nishanth, Ruturaj Gaikwad, MS Dhoni, N Jagadeesan, Moeen Ali, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Krishnappa Gowtham, Bhagath Varma, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, KM Asif, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma, Harishankar Reddy, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore

For more betting odds on the 2021 Indian Premier League, head over to the NetBet Cricket page.

*Odds are subject to change.