Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders - Chennai Looking for a Win

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We are into match no. 41 and still the contest to reach the play-offs is tight! Mumbai Indians registered a win yesterday to climb up few places in the points tally. It is time for two heavyweights to meet for the first time in IPL 2012 viz. Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders.

Chennai Super Kings, the defending champions have lacked form this year and their last loss was something which they could just blame themselves. It wasn't a match worth losing. The top order gave a good platform for the chase but the middle order threw away wickets and Chennai ultimately lost the match to Kings XI Punjab on their own home turf.

Faf du Plesis and Badrinath are in striking form. Bravo and Morkel still provide a good lower order support with a brisk scoring rate. Batsmen who have specially disappointed this year are Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni. CSK bowling still does better than the batting department. Bollinger, Morkel and Bravo provide a good variety  in the quickies. Kulasekara is doing a good job as well. Ashwin has managed to clinch only 3 wickets out of 9 matches that he has played which is disappointing.

Kolkata Knight Riders have won their past four matches. Gautam Gambhir has led from the front. His innings in the last match against Royal Challengers Bangalore took his team home with a comfortable win. McCullum and Kallis have begun to contribute their part. whereas Yusuf Pathan and Manoj Tiwary's bad run continues. There is an obvious more consistency in bowling department with the likes of Brett Lee, Balaji, Kallis, Rajat Bhatia, etc.

It is very difficult to provide a prediction for this match. Chennai will have a home advantage but it will be very hard for them to beat the inform Kolkata team.

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