Chennai Super Kings © IANS
Chennai Super Kings © IANS


May 2, 2014


Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders face-off in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 at Ranchi. This is the first game of the India leg of the IPL 2014 and the game is at the Chennai captain, MS Dhoni’s hometown. There is a lot of anticipation ahead of this game as the IPL searches for the home excitement. Now that it has returned, there is something to look forward to for home fans.  Click here to follow the live blog of the Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders match.


With the matches coming back to India, it remains to be seen how much it affects the teams. At least for now, one would expect them to line-up their best performers and avoid making too many changes. Also, spin should be a bigger factor here in India. Click here to catch the live scorecard and ball by ball commentary of the Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders game.


Chennai have a settled unit after they bounced back following the defeat in the first game. In Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum, they have an attacking opening pair that can tear any opposition apart. Also, there is the strong middle in Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja in the mix. Smith in particular is in good form and has helped set-up games for Chennai.


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