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IPL 2018 Match 33 KKR vs CSK Match Prediction, Preview and Head to Head: Who Will Win?

IPL 2018 Match 33 KKR vs CSK Match Prediction, Preview and Head to Head Who Will Win

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on 3rd May 2018 in the 33rd match of Indian Premier League – IPL 2018 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. As was far as weather is concerned, it’s a bad news; rain with the thunderstorm is forecasted throughout the day. There are maximum chances of a rain-curtailed match or no match. The last match also at Kolkata was also rain affected.

IPL 2018 Match 33 KKR vs CSK Pitch Report

It is nice and hard, it's got good bounce wicket, with plenty of grass on the pitch to hold it together. A high scoring game can be seen if weather allow.

IPL 2018 Match 33 KKR vs CSK Team News

Chennai Super Kings are at the top of the table with 12 points in 8 matches; 6 wins and 2 losses. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders are at the 4th position with 8 points in 8 matches; 4 wins and 4 losses.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Team News

Nitish Rana may not play this match as he was down with a lower back spasm and retired hurt in the previous match. Nitish also skipped the evening training session. Kolkata Knight Riders have limited bench strength, if he is ruled out, then Shubham Gill can be promoted and bring in Rinku Singh or one of Ishank Jaggi or Apoorv Wankhade can get a chance in playing XI.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Team News

Chennai Super Kings are in the most comfortable position and likely to be in top 4 at the end of the league matches. Chennai Super Kings would not like to tinker their current playing XI.

IPL 2018 Match 33 KKR vs CSK Head to Head

Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings have played 17 matches against each other in IPL, out of which Chennai Super Kings won 11 matches and Kolkata Knight Riders have won 6 matches.
KKR and CSK have played 7 matches against each other at Eden Gardens, Kolkata out of which, CSK have won 4 matches and KKR have won 3 matches.

In the last match between them in IPL 2018, Chennai Super Kings defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 5 wickets in Chennai.

Check: CSK vs KKR Head to Head: KKR vs CSK Head to Head IPL Records
Total KKR Won CSK Won
Total 19 7 12
In IPL 17 6 11
At Eden Gardens
7 3 4

IPL 2018 Match 33 KKR vs CSK Match Prediction

IPL 2018 Match 33 KKR vs CSK Toss Prediction

Toss winning captain would like to chase on this wicket and also rain forecasted batting second have an advantage. 3 of the 4 matches played in Kolkata in IPL 2018 were won by batting second.

IPL 2018 Match 33 KKR vs CSK Score Prediction

190+ will be a par score on this wicket. In last two matches at Eden Gardens, Kolkata 190+ runs were scored in first innings.
Batting First Predicted Score
Kolkata Knight Riders 180+
Chennai Super Kings 195+

Our prediction for IPL 2018 Match 33 KKR vs CSK Who Will Win?

Chennai Super Kings are in the most comfortable state and in one of the best form. Their all guns are firing and their captain MS Dhoni is leading from the front.

On the other hand, with Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore won their last matches, it has become tough to finish in the top 4. Kolkata Knight Riders have to win the maximum of their remaining matches.  Kolkata Knight Riders are performing on bits and pieces and also relying too much on Andre Russell to finish.
Team Batting First
Winning %
Batting Second
Winning %
Kolkata Knight Riders 35% 45%
Chennai Super Kings 55% 65%
In our prediction, Chennai Super Kings have more chance of winning this match.

Match Details: IPL 2018 Match 33 KKR vs CSK

Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Date: 3rd May, 2018
Time: 8:00 pm (IST)

Toss: KKR won the toss and elected to field first.

Playing XI for KKR: Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Shubham Gill, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawala, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Mitchell Johnson.

Playing XI for CSK: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, KM Asif.