Read a match preview and watch a live stream of Chennai vs Kolkata in IPL 7.
Where: JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi.
When: Friday 2 May, 15.30 BST.
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The 2014 IPL returns to India now after a brief spell in the UAE and two-time winners Chennai Super Kings start things off against Kolkata Knight Riders.
After defeat in their first match of the seventh edition of the IPL, Chennai have been brilliant and have won four successive ties since.
Expect the home crowd to be behind the Super Kings as well as captain MS Dhoni returns to his birthplace – an area where the skipper is adored.
Dhoni will be well supported in the top order by the likes of Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina, Dwayne Smith and Faf du Plessis.
Now back in India and spin could play a bigger part in deciding results, meaning CSK’s Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja could come into their own.
Especially when up against a Kolkata side that has struggled with the bat thus far, with captain Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa failing to click as yet.
Even Jacques Kallis and Manish Pandey – who started the tournament well – have dropped off in recent times and Yusuf Pathan was dropped for their last game for the first time in IPL history.
Suryakumar Yadav has played well however and in Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine and Morne Morkel the Knight Riders have a strong bowling attack.