IPL, Preview: Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata, May 2 - Table-toppers Chennai Super Kings (CSK), who have looked a class apart so far, will start as hot favourites against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.
Back in the IPL after a two-year hiatus, the M.S. Dhoni-led outfit have till now won six games out of eight and just lost two. Dhoni has led from the front, playing some blistering knocks including a 22-ball 51 in the last game against Delhi Daredevils which CSK won by 13 runs.
The star former India captain has looked every inch like his old self with 286 runs in eight matches at 71.50.
Dhoni rolled back the years with his 44-ball 79 against Kings XI Punjab, showcasing some of his trademark shots and showing glimpses of the flair which made him one of the best finishers of limited-overs cricket.
Though CSK lost that game, they never looked like a team struggling to get going in this competition.