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Rayudu & Lynn player specials & betting – Kolkata vs. Chennai IPL odds

Kolkata v ChennaiThursday, May 3, 2018 – 8pm IST – Eden Gardens, Kolkata

The Kolkata Knight Riders will be eager to continue their winning momentum when they face the Chennai Super Kings in the 33rd match of the Indian Premier League at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Thursday.

The Dinesh Karthik-led unit will be high on confidence after registering an impressive five-wicket win against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last match on Sunday, courtesy of Andre Russell’s brilliant spell and Chris Lynn’s stunning 62.

The team will be depending on the likes of captain Karthik (235 runs at an average of 39.16) and Lynn (248 runs at an average of 35.42) to produce the goods from the top, whereas all-rounder Russell (207 runs at an average of 34.50) will be expected to provide fireworks in the later stages of the innings.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the spin trio of Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla and Kuldeep Yadav to provide breakthroughs for the home side as they have already claimed 21 wickets collectively.

For Chennai, the match against Kolkata is an opportunity to strengthen top of the table position, and the team will be flying high after a 13-run win against Delhi Daredevils in the previous game.

In the batting department, the focus will be on the likes of veteran middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu (370 runs at an average of 46.25), captain Mahendra Singh (MS) Dhoni (286 runs at an average of 71.50) and all-rounder Shane Watson (281 runs at an average of 35.12).

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However, the real cause of concern for Chennai in the match will be their bowling department, who are constantly finding it hard to contain runs or to pick wickets at crucial junctures.

The arrival of young South Africa pacer Lungi Ngidi was a big positive for the team in the match against Delhi, as he just gave away 26 runs in his four overs.

Considering the traditional pitch at Eden Gardens, the return of veteran leg-spinner Imran Tahir is on the cards, and the role of veteran all-rounder Dwayne Bravo will be also crucial.

Chris Lynn betting specials

Top KKR batsman: +260 at Betway Sports
Man of the match: +800 at Betway Sports

Chris Lynn seems to have found form with the bat and was instrumental in Kolkata winning its last game. Kolkata will be hoping that he can continue his rich vein of form in coming games of the competition.

Ambati Rayudu betting specials

Top Chennai batsman: +300 at Betway Sports
Man of the match: +1000 at Betway Sports

Ambati Rayudu has surprised many with his brilliant batting performances with the bat so far this season. He has been the go-to man for Chennai in the batting department and has topped the batting charts so far in this year’s competition. He is currently leading run-scorer in the competition and holds the Orange Cap.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings match tips

It is certainly going to be close game, but we expect Chennai to win this one, paying -119.05 at Betway Sports.