[caption id="attachment_708114" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/dhoni-dk.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-708114 " alt="MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, IPL 2018, Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/dhoni-dk.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> MS Dhoni (left) and Dinesh Karthik will look to bank on their respective form AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Match 33 of the VIVO <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ipl-2018" target="_blank">Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018</a> will see <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/kolkata-knight-riders" target="_blank">Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)</a> clash against Chennai Super Kings (CSK). The match will be played at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata. CSK have the psychological advantage over KKR, having won 4 games out of 7 at the stadium. MS Dhoni and co. had earlier defeated Dinesh Karthik s side in Match 5, at Chepauk. CSK won that game by 5 wickets off the penultimate ball. KKR cannot afford more lapses as things may get tight at the wee end. <p></p> <p></p>[link-to-post url="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/indian-premier-league-2018-kolkata-knight-riderss-nitish-rana-skips-training-session-due-to-back-spasm-707983"][/link-to-post] <p></p> <p></p>CSK are coming off a win against Delhi Daredevils (DD), whereas KKR have beaten Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the their previous match. KKR have a problem in bowling department, where they have been guilty of leaking too many runs. Their fielding also has. Nitish Rana s fitness remains an issue for them; his loss would be a big blow. Rinku Singh could come in for him in the middle-order. <p></p> <p></p>CSK, meanwhile have a happy problem in their batting department. There are far too many contenders eyeing a spot. Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Dhoni and Faf du Plessis mauled DD s bowling in the last match. Dhoni in particular looked in prime form. They look sorted as a unit with the likes of Shardul Thakur Shane Watson and Dwayne Bravo often jumping to rescue. <p></p> <p></p>KM Asif, too, did a good job replacing the injured Deepak Chahar. He is expected to retain his place. <p></p><h2><b>Likely XIs: </b></h2> <p></p><b>Kolkata Knight Riders: </b>Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana/Rinku Singh, Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik (c &amp; wk), Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Mitchell Johnson , Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi <p></p> <p></p><b>Chennai Super Kings: </b>Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c &amp; wk), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja,<b> </b>Harbhajan Singh, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, KM Asif<b></b> <p></p><h2><b>Predictions: </b></h2> <p></p>Chennai have the form with them. Though KKR will be playing at their home turf, it would be a task for them to stop the CSK juggernaut. The contest between CSK's batters and KKR's spinners will go on to prove decisive.