A video preview of the Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings, who are meeting this season for the first time and the Gautam Gambhir-led KKR hold the advantage after having won five of their nine matches so far.
Comparatively, Chennai are faltering because of their batting woes and lost by seven runs to tournament laggards Kings XI Punjab on Saturday.
CSK captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been under the mat for months now. His personal contribution with the bat for both the national side and now for the Super Kings has been below par.
Dhoni has failed miserably so far aggregating 132 in eight innings with a high of 40 as compared to Gambhir's 302 from eight innings with a highest of 93.
With the wicket being slow and low, it is not possible for KKR to repeat their feat of posting high totals but the in-form batsmen under Gambhir have proven records to their credit to stitch good partnerships.
In bowling, KKR have a fairly good combination starting from Lakshmipathy Balaji, who knows the conditions in Chepauk like the back of his hands, and Yusuf Pathan and Sunil Naraine have the experience to turn the tide in their team's favour under local conditions.