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CSK vs KKR Pitch Report: Will rank turner surface make the batters dance?

CSK vs KKR Pitch Report: Will rank turner surface make the batters dance?

5-time champion CSK is all set to host the Kolkata Derby. It will be interesting to see how the Chennai pitch will behave this time. Are we going to witness another rank turner, or is some new surprise awaiting?

CSK vs KKR Pitch Report : Spinners are always going to work wonders at Chepauk, as Chennai’s pitch is usually dry, which aids the spinners, especially in the latter half of the game because it slows down the track, making batting harder. Chennai has a fair amount of expert spin bowlers, such as Maheesh Theekshana and Mitcheell Sanatner, they will look to capitalize on this chance. On the other hand, KKR’s veteran Sunil Narine will also look to irritate CSK batters.

Although there will be a subtle chance of a twist, considering Chennai’s pitch in the last two games had a batting-friendly surface, it’s possible that we could see a high-scoring match as well.

Wickets tailor-made for spinners or surprises await?

In 78 IPL matches to date, as mentioned earlier, Chepauk usually witnesses rank turners due to the dryness of the surface. A dry surface slows the pitch down, indicating a low chance of anticipating scores of 200 or more.

However, batting in the first innings might help batters in posting impressive scores on the board.

The average first innings score of 164 gives us a blurry picture as it all depends on how the pitch behaves in the latter half of the game. Speaking of the highest total to date, it is 246 runs, which CSK made in 2010 against RR.

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