Kolkata Knight Riders:
Narine, Lynn, Uthappa, Gill, DK, Rana/Jaggi/Rinku/Wankhede, Russell, Mavi, Chawla, Yadav, Johnson/Curran.
*The last update that we had regarding Nitish Rana was, he wasn’t fit to play. (till yesterday) He’ll have a fitness test before the game & he’ll play only if he passes the fitness test.
If he doesn’t, Rinku Singh/Wankhede can replace him.
(If Jaggi is fit, he can be their first choice but we don’t have any official news about Jaggi’s fitness)
*Tom Curran & Mitchell Johnson’s musical chairs can continue today as well.
Sources says, Johnson & Curran’s place for that fourth overseas player is decided by a toss, whoever wins the toss gets selected in the eleven.
*Because none of their overseas bowlers had a significant impact, KKR can field Cameron Delport for this game by replacing Johnson with Prasidh Krishna to bolster their batting. (If Rana misses out)
Chennai Super Kings:
Faf, Watson, Raina, Rayudu, MSD, Jadeja, Bravo, Karn, Bhajji, Asif/Thakur, Ngidi
*CSK is expected to continue with Faf & Watson as their openers again.
*As MSD said in the post match presentation, Thakur was being really expensive so they wanted him to learn from his mistakes & give time for a couple of games.
KM Asif was brought on his place who was impressive on his debut, bowled with pace & also got 2 wickets but was again expensive.
Bringing Thakur for Asif is the only change that CSK can make. Though i personally want to see Asif getting another game.
*Karn didn’t bowled a single bowl in the last game but is expected to retain his place.
Batsman: Raina (C), Uthappa (VC), Rayudu, Lynn/Watson
All-rounders: Watson/Lynn, Narine, Bravo
Bowlers: Kuldeep, Ngidi, Karn/Chawla.