CSK vs KKR Star Wars: It's Dhoni vs Karthik

On personal front, Dhoni will perhaps be hoping to strike form with the bat, following a forgettable outing against Mumbai Indians the other night. Karthik, however, played a knock of 35 against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opening fixture, and that should keep the captain happy.

All eyes will be on Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik when Chennai Super Kings takes on Kolkata Knight Riders at the Chepauk on Tuesday. While for Chennai skipper Dhoni, it will be a challenge to ensure that the side returns home — after two years — with a bang, for homeboy Karthik, the challenge will be to guide Kolkata to victory.

Two sharp cricketing brains, who understand the dynamics of T20 cricket a bit too well, will also have to ensure that their sides are not complacent.

On personal front, Dhoni will perhaps be hoping to strike form with the bat, following a forgettable outing against Mumbai Indians the other night. Karthik, however, played a knock of 35 against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opening fixture, and that should keep the captain happy.

So, in Chennai, it’s not just the battle of two teams, it’s also a war of two stars.