CSK vs KKR, IPL 2023 Match 61 Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will go head to head against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in match 61 of the IPL 2023 at MA Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday, May 14. Chennai Super Kings head into this match as clear favourites with the odds of 3/5 (1.60) whereas KKR have bigger odds of 6/5 (2.20) to win this fixture.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

  • Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders (CSK vs KKR), Match 61
  • May 14, 2023 – 2 PM GMT
  • MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

The Chepauk stadium has historically favoured spinners. The average first innings score at this venue in IPL since 2017 reads 159. This season the average batting first score stands at 172 but the last two games have been heavily assisted spinners like old times.

The weather in Chennai is expected to be partly cloudy and humid on Sunday evening. There’s zero threat of rain with the temperature around 32°C.

CSK vs KKR – Match Predictions

Chennai Super Kings have won four out of six matches at the Chepauk this season. CSK have defeated KKR in four of the last five encounters. They have an outstanding bowling attack for these conditions and their batting unit has done pretty well.

Probable 6s

Chennai Super Kings boast of Shivam Dube, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane and MS Dhoni. Kolkata Knight Riders also have some very good six-hitters in Jason Roy, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh and Andre Russell but doing it against CSK won’t be easy. CSK have struck 101 sixes in 12 innings compared to 114 by KKR.

Our prediction: Chennai Super Kings to hit most sixes in the match at 19/20 (1.95).

Probable Wickets

Matheesha Pathirana has been terrific in the ongoing season, picking 13 wickets from eight games. He has taken two back to back three-wicket hauls in the last two games. Back him to be CSK’s top wicket-taker at 11/4 (3.75). Varun Chakravarthy has snared 17 wickets from 12 matches at 7.94. Bet on him to be the top bowler for KKR at 3/1 (4.00).

Our prediction: Matheesha Pathirana to be Chennai Super Kings’ highest wicket-taker at 11/4 (3.75).

Man of the Match

Matheesha Pathirana claimed 3 for 15 versus Mumbai Indians and then 3 for 37 against Delhi Capitals. Back Pathirana to be the player of the match. Other top options include Devon Conway, Ravindra Jadeja, Varun Chakravarthy and Andre Russell.

Our prediction: Matheesha Pathirana to be the Man of the Match at 10/1 (11.00).

CSK vs KKR Preview

CSK will be looking to secure their top two finish while it’s a last straw for KKR. Here’s a look at two teams ahead of their clash on Sunday.

Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings are placed second with 15 points from 12 matches. They will head into the Qualifier 1 if they win both the remaining group games. They’re coming off a 27-run win over Delhi Capitals at home.

Most of the Chennai side is settled and doing well. Maheesh Theekshana’s spot is under threat having underperformed in the season. Mitchell Santner could come into the side.

Predicted XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c/wk), Tushar Deshpande, Deepak Chahar, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana

Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders have 10 points with only two matches remaining. Their net run-rate reads -0.357 and that means they need to win both the games by heavy margins while depending on other results. They were obliterated in the previous game against Rajasthan Royals by nine wickets.

KKR are likely to remain unchanged for this fixture. Both Anukul Roy and Suyash Sharma should play the match, given the venue they’re playing at.

Predicted XI: Jason Roy, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Suyash Sharma

How to Watch IPL 2023 in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List

CSK vs KKR prediction

Sky Sports Cricket have the television rights for the IPL 2023 in the UK. Online streaming will be available on the DAZN application.

  • Sky Sports Cricket (TV)
  • DAZN (Streaming)



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