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IPL 2024: CSK vs KKR Best Predicted Dream 11 Team

Ruturaj Gaikwad up against Shreyas Iyer as we look at IPL 2024 CSK vs KKR best playing 11 and dream fantasy lineups for both teams.

It’s match 22 of TATA IPL 2024, and we have the clash of the toppers, Chennai Super Kings taking on the Kolkata Knight Riders at CSK’s home den, Chennai. Both teams are currently at the top of the table. While KKR are in second position with three wins from three games, CSK, even after losing the recent two games are in third position with two wins from four games.

It hasn’t been a good outing for CSK in the last two encounters. The team has lost their last two away encounters vs Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad. While CSK still have two wins from four games, they would like to get back to winning ways, and what better opportunity to play in their home den, Chennai? However, they are up against a high-flying KKR team, so things may not be that easy for them. 

Meanwhile, for Kolkata Knight Riders, it has been a dream start for the team in IPL 2024 with three wins from three games The Gautam Gambhir magic seems to be working for KKR, and now he is up against one of his favorite opposition, CSK. KKR are coming hard at all teams, and even though they are playing in Chennai vs CSK, they will make things extremely difficult for CSK to win. 

Key Game Details:

Tournament: IPL 2024

Type: Match 22 – CSK vs KKR

Where: Chennai

When: April 08, 2024 // 7:30 pm IST

Chennai has given two sporty wickets so far. While CSK chased 170+ target against RCB in the first encounter, they made 200+ in the second match, and defended that successfully. This has been unlike Chennai wicket, where we have mostly seen low-scoring pitches. So, what team combination will both teams adopt? Well, let’s look at the best playing 11 and dream fantasy lineup for IPL 2024 CSK vs KKR match 22. 

IPL 2024 Squad List for Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

Batters: Ajinkya Rahane, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sameer Rizvi & Shaik Rasheed 

WKs: Avanish Aravelly, Devon Conway (o) & MS Dhoni (c)

All-rounders: Ajay Mandal, Daryl Mitchell (o), Mitchell Santner (o), Moeen Ali (o), Nishant Sindhu, Rachin Ravindra (o), Ravindra Jadeja & Shivam Dube

Bowlers: Deepak Chahar, Maheesh Theekshana (o), Matheesha Pathirana (o), Mukesh Choudhary, Mustafizur Rahman (o), Prashant Solanki, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Shardul Thakur, Simarjeet Singh & Tushar Deshpande

Chennai Super Kings Best Playing 11 vs KKR

Chennai Super Kings, in their last match, were without the services of their two most important bowlers, Mustafizur Rahman and Matheesha Pahtirana. While Fizz was ruled out due to Visa formalities for T20 World Cup 2024, Pathirana was sidelined due to injury. However, both are expected to be fit for the KKR game. So, expect these two to take the place of Moeen Ali and Maheesh Theekshana respectively. 

Overall, one of the main reasons for CSK to lose the last two encounters is the form of Rachin Ravindra and Ruturaj Gaikwad. Both were unable to get going in the last two matches, and as a result, CSK didn’t get the start they expected. But with Chennai Super Kings playing at home, they must be hoping both Rachin and Ruturaj get back to form. 

IPL 2024 – CSK vs KKR Best Playing 11 for Chennai Super Kings:

  1. Ruturaj Gaikwad (c)
  2. Rachin Ravindra
  3. Ajinkya Rahane 
  4. Daryl Mitchell
  5. Shivam Dube
  6. Ravindra Jadeja
  7. Sameer Rizvi
  8. MS Dhoni (wk)
  9. Deepak Chahar
  10. Mustafizur Rahman
  11. Matheesha Pathirana
  12. Tushar Deshpande (Best Impact Player)

CSK Other Impact Players: Mukesh Choudhary, Nishant Sindhu, Moeen Ali & Shaikh Rasheed

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IPL 2024 Full Squad Players List for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

Batters: Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Manish Pandey, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh & Shreyas Iyer (c)

WKs: KS Bharat, Phil Salt (o) & Rahmanullah Gurbaz (o)

All-rounders: Andre Russell (o), Anukul Roy, Ramandeep Singh, Sherfane Rutherford (o), Sunil Narine (o) & Venkatesh Iyer

Bowlers: Chetan Sakariya, Dushmantha Chameera (o), Harshit Rana, Mitchell Starc (o), Mujeeb Rahman (o), Sakib Hussain, Suyash Sharma, Vaibhav Arora & Varun Chakravarthy

Kolkata Knight Riders Best Playing 11 vs CSK

Kolkata Knight Riders have been Rana-hit so far in the Indian Premier League. While Nitish Rana has been ruled out due to injury, the other Rana, Harshit Rana couldn’t bowl in the last match due to an on-field injury. Both are important players for KKR, and will most-likely make it to the game against CSK. With Nitish Rana coming in, Ramandeep Singh seems the most-likely replacement candidate to sit out. 

IPL 2024 CSK vs KKR Best Playing 11 for Kolkata Knight Riders

  1. Sunil Narine
  2. Phil Salt (wk)
  3. Venkatesh Iyer
  4. Nitish Rana
  5. Shreyas Iyer (c)
  6. Rinku Singh
  7. Andre Russell
  8. Angkrish Raghuvanshi
  9. Mitchell Starc
  10. Harshit Rana
  11. Varun Chakravarthy
  12. Vaibhav Arora (Best Impact Player)

KKR Other Impact Players: Suyash Sharma, Manish Pandey, Ramandeep Singh & Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Top Fantasy Playing 11 for CSK vs KKR  Match 22 of IPL 2024: 

Batters: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shivam Dube & Shreyas Iyer

Wks: Phil Salt

All-rounders: Rachin Ravindra, Ravindra Jadeja, Andre Russell & Sunil Narine

Bowlers: Matheesha Pathirana, Harshit Rana & Varun Chakravarthy

CVC Choice: Ruturaj Gaikwad & Andre Russell

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Sonal Jain

Sonal is an experienced cricket author with over 5 years of experience in the field. She follows Indian cricket to the core with a deep interest in the Indian Premier League, World Cup, IPL 2024, etc.