IPL 2023: 3 Talking Points Of KKR vs CSK Game

KKR vs CSK 2023

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) inflicted a crushing defeat over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in this Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 game at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. KKR couldn’t match up to the prowess of CSK as the Chennai side steamrolled past the Kolkata side.

Chennai now move to the top of the points table and look like a really solid unit. They ticked all the boxes yesterday and look like a really lethal and formidable side.

The entire Eden Gardens was filled with a sea of Chennai Super Kings fans and they did not disappoint them.

In this article, we take a look at 3 talking points of KKR vs CSK in this IPL 2023 game at Eden Gardens:

1. Too much chopping and changing is proving to be detrimental for KKR

KKR are experimenting with their side too much and that is proving to be a bad decision. After their loss against Mumbai Indians (MI), KKR made 4 changes to their side ahead of their game against Delhi Capitals (DC).

Yesterday, they dropped Litton Das and Mandeep Singh and their replacements didn’t do well either. This constant chopping and changing isn’t working for KKR and they are struggling a lot.

2. Ajinkya Rahane’s legendary innings

Ajinkya Rahane activated his beast mode in this KKR vs CSK game and smashed a quickfire knock of 71* runs in 29 balls. The veteran Indian player has been in terrific form in IPL 2023 and has so far scored 209 runs in 5 IPL 2023 matches.

He was the cynosure of all eyes in this game and was also awarded with the player of the match award for his swashbuckling innings. Ajinkya Rahane has turned the clock backwards and is playing really well.

3. KKR’s pacers are struggling with every passing game

While the spinners of KKR are their main weapon, KKR’s pacers’ performances are below-par. They are leaking runs at an alarming run rate and this is a huge cause of headache for Head Coach Chandrakant Pandit and skipper Nitish Rana.

KKR initially tried both Tim Southee and Lockie Ferguson and none of them managed to leave a lasting impression. Indian pacers Umesh Yadav and Kulwant Khejroliya too are being smeared all across the park by the opposition batters.

In his 3 overs in this KKR vs CSK game, Umesh Yadav leaked 35 runs. Kulwant conceded 44 runs in 3 overs and despite picking up 2 wickets, he had a bad economy of 14.67.

Also read: IPL 2023: 3 Talking Points Of RCB vs RR Game