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IND T20 League 2023, Match 61: CHE vs KOL Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Indian T20 League 2023

Match 61: CHE vs KOL

Preview 

The 4-time IND T20 league winners CHE will take on 2-time IND T20 League winners KOL in the 61st league match on Sunday. This match is scheduled to take place from MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai at 07:30 PM on 14 May. MS-Dhoni-led CHE currently stands 2nd in the points table whereas, Nitish Rana-led KOL stands 8th in the league standing in the 16th edition of the league. The yellow army won its last match however, KOL lost its last match. It's a must-win game for KOL in this match to keep its hopes alive for the playoffs race. If CHE wins this its become the first team to qualify for the playoffs with 9 wins and would secure Qualifier 1 berth.

This will be CHE's last home game of the season as it prepares to take on KOL. Chennai won their last two consecutive matches at MA Chidambaram Stadium. The track hasn’t been a flat one like the earlier games played here. CHE's Bowlers have found success in low-scoring matches recently. The whistle podu side successfully defended 167 against DEL in their last outing.

KOL lost a must-win game at their home venue against RAJ. It seemed a difficult track to bat on as Kolkata finished with just 149 runs batting first. However, RAJ chased it down with 41 balls to spare with the crazy knock of Jaiswal. KOL will find it even more challenging to score runs if the Chepauk pitch continues to help the spinners. Though 2-time league winners also have some good spinners, CHE will be on top with the ball on a slowish pitch against an inconsistent KOL lineup.

 

Match Details   

Match: CHE vs KOL, 61st Match, Indian T20 League 2023

Date: Sunday, May 14, 2023

Time: 7:30 PM

Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

 

Pitch and Weather Report

The MA Chidambaram track has traditionally been spin friendly. Fast bowlers reap good rewards with the new ball and batsmen who apply themselves and constantly rotate the strike have done well at this venue. 

The weather conditions are forecasted to be hot and humid during the game. 

 

CHE vs KOL Squads

CHE: MS Dhoni (capt/wk), Akash Singh, Moeen Ali, Bhagath Varma, Deepak Chahar, Devon Conway, Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dube, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Ravindra Jadeja, Sisanda Magala, Ajay Mandal, Matheesha Pathirana, Dwaine Pretorius, Ajinkya Rahane, Shaik Rasheed, Ambati Rayudu, Mitchell Santner, Subhranshu Senapati, Simarjeet Singh, Nishant Sindhu, Prashant Solanki, Ben Stokes, Maheesh Theekshana.

KOL: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, Suyash Sharma, Varun Chakaravarthy, Jason Roy, Anukul Roy, N Jagadeesan, Lockie Ferguson, Kulwant Khejroliya, Mandeep Singh, Tim Southee, David Wiese, Umesh Yadav, Aarya Desai

 

CHE vs KOL Probable Playing XIs

CHE: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana

KOL: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Jason Roy, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Anukul Roy, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy
 

Match Prediction

CHE is just one win away from securing their Qualifier 1 berth in the IND T20 League 2023. The Hosts are in great form and the pitch conditions in recent matches have been ideal for their bowling attack.​​ Chennai would likely go with the same pitch given how powerful KOL batting is and on a good batting surface, KOL can wreak havoc in this match, we reckon CHE has the upper hand in this contest.

 

Top Fantasy Picks

Devon Conway- With 468 runs in 11 innings, the southpaw has been a consistent performer for the four-time champions. His watertight technique and ability to readily read the length gives him the edge over others. He just scored 10 runs in the last game against DEL.

Shivam Dube: The big-hitting Dube has been impressive this season. Dube has amassed 315 runs so far at a healthy strike rate of 154.71. He scored 25 runs in the last match.

Nitish Rana: The left-handed batter has an average of 56 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 10 and can be a good pick for your Team. He is a top-order batter, bats Left Handed. In the last 5 matches, skipper Rana has scored 22, 51, 42, 4, and 48 runs averaging 33.4 per match.

Varun Chakaravarthy: The mystery bowler has an average of 40 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 7.8 and is a high-risk, high-returns player for your Fantasy Team.

 

Risky Captaincy Choice

CHE's fast bowler Deepak Chahar is our pick for this segment. Despite taking two wickets, Chahar looked out of rhythm, but with the kind of bowler he is, we back him to rediscover his groove and do well in the 61st league match.

 

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