Chennai Super Kings placed second on the IPL 2014 points table will take on fourth placed Kolkata Knight Riders. KKR who seemed to have found form off late in the second half of the IPL 2014 with winning four matches on a trot. Looking to continue with their winning ways Kolkata and their captain Gautam Gambhir will have to play their skins out against CSK.
Chennai Super Kings have won eight off their eleven matches played so far and have beaten Kolkata by 34 runs in their previous meeting. Kolkata will not only be looking to avenge the loss but also be desperately seeking the precious two points which would tie them with third placed Rajasthan Royals side with 14 points. Every game form here is going to be very crucial for the Gautam Gambhir led side.
Gautam Gambhir would again be looking to his best men to perform as for Dhoni is concerned, Chennai captain is pretty happy with the way his team has performed so far, despite the loss in their last match against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (captain), Robin Uthappa (wk), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Ryan ten Doeschate, Shakib Al Hasan, Suryakumar Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav, Sunil Narine Jacques Kallis, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Chris Lynn, R Vinay Kumar, Manvinder Bisla, Debabrata Das, Kuldeep Yadav, Sayan Mondal and Veer Pratap Singh.
Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Dwayne Smith, Suresh Raina, David Hussey, Ravindra Jadeja, Mithun Manhas, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishwar Pandey, Mohit Sharma, Samuel Badree, Faf du Plessis, John Hastings, Matt Henry, Ben Hilfenhaus, Dwayne Bravo, Ashish Nehra, Baba Aparajith, Pawan Negi, Ronit More and Vijay Shankar.