IPL 2023: Top 3 Vice-Captain Picks For CSK vs KKR

CSK vs KKR 2023

With Chennai Super Kings (CSK) aiming for their 12th playoff appearance and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) hoping for a miracle, Match 61 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 promises to be an absolute thriller.

CSK need just one win to qualify for the playoffs and this will be the last league stage game of the 4-time IPL champions in the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Naturally, the footfall of this game is going to be a talking point post the match.

After their chastening defeat at the hands of Rajasthan Royals (RR) in their previous game, KKR have dug themselves a big hole. They will now have to depend on the performances of the other teams in order to go to the playoffs.

In this article, we take a look at the top 3 vice-captain picks for the CSK vs KKR at the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai:

1. Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders)

While Sunil Narine is an unorthodox choice for a vice-captain as he isn’t in the best of form, you can rise above the pack if he plays well in today’s game. The spin-friendly conditions at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai will certainly act in favour of the mystery spinner.

Narine has a brilliant record against CSK batter Ajinkya Rahane and has dismissed him on 4 occasions. In 12 matches, Sunil Narine has bagged 7 wickets and his role will be heightened in this CSK vs KKR game.

He also is the leading wicket-taker in the matches between CSK and KKR as he has bagged 20 wickets.

2. Andre Russell (Kolkata Knight Riders)

Talk about interesting match-ups and Russell’s good record against CSK will hold him in good stead ahead of this CSK vs KKR game. The power-hitter from Jamaica has amassed 309 runs against CSK and has a terrific strike-rate of 168.85 against the second-most successful side in the history of IPL.

Russell has scored 218 runs and has picked up 7 wickets in IPL 2023 and is an asset for skipper Nitish Rana.

3. Ravindra Jadeja (Chennai Super Kings)

Ravindra Jadeja will be a great captaincy option in your fantasy team for this CSK vs KKR game. Jadeja has been in good touch in IPL 2023 and has scored 113 runs and has taken 16 wickets so far.

He is the 2nd highest wicket-taker of the Yellow Army and the spin friendly conditions at Chepauk are tailor-made for a spinner like him. MS Dhoni would be hoping his X-factor player delivers the goods with both the bat and the ball in this CSK vs KKR game.

Also read: CSK vs KKR Today Match Prediction, Match 61, IPL 2023, 14th May 2023