CSK vs KKR: The 38th match of the VIVO IPL 2021 will see Chennai Super Kings facing off against Kolkata Knight Riders on 26th September at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
Both these teams have made a brilliant start to the UAE leg, winning their first two games quite convincingly. With seven wins from nine outings, MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings are currently placed at the second spot in the points table and a win in this fixture would secure them a place in the playoffs.
Kolkata Knight Riders, on the other hand, have seen a dismal campaign in the first leg of the tournament. However, the men in purple bounced back and defeated the defending champions Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore comprehensively. They will look to extend their winning momentum.
Chennai Super Kings registered 18 runs win over Eoin Morgan-led side when both teams met in Mumbai in the India-leg of the ongoing season. In a high-scoring thriller, Kolkata Knight Riders fell short by 18 runs and folded up at 202 runs while chasing 221 runs target.
CSK vs KKR Match Details
- Match: Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 38
- Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021
- Time: 3:30 PM (IST)
- Venue: Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
CSK vs KKR Weather & Pitch Report
A relatively high-scoring IPL 2021 game beckons at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, with there being some help on offer for the pacers as well. Despite early swing likely to trouble the batsmen, they will ideally target the shorter boundaries. The spinners will come into play as the game progresses. 160-170 should be a good total at the venue, with either side likely to prefer batting first after winning the toss.
The weather forecast for the match expects a clear sky with a temperature in the range of 30 Degree Celsius. The heat and moisture may have a toll on players fitness.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi considering the last 5 matches played here is 161 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches played at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi —
- Matches Won: 3
- Matches Lost: 2
- No Result: 0
CSK vs KKR Head-to-Head
Chennai Super Kings & Kolkata Knight Riders Form
CSK vs KKR Predicted Playing XI
Chennai Super Kings
MS Dhoni (C & WK), Josh Hazlewood, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina, Shardul Thakur, Moeen Ali.
Bench: R Sai Kishore, Bhagath Verma, Jason Behrendorff, Narayan Jagadeesan, Imran Tahir, Krishnappa Gowtham, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Robin Uthappa, KM Asif, Cheteshwar Pujara, Harishankar Reddy, Sam Curran.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Lockie Ferguson, Rahul Tripathi, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, Prasidh Krishna.
Bench: Sandeep Warrier, Sheldon Jackson, Pawan Negi, Harbhajan Singh, Karun Nair, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Tim Southee, Vaibhav Arora, Ben Cutting, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Shakib Al Hasan, Tim Seifert.
Match Predictions For Match 38 – CSK vs KKR
If Chennai Super Kings Won the Toss & Bowl First
- Kolkata Knight Riders Powerplay Score: 50-55
- Kolkata Knight Riders Overall Score: 170-190
Chennai Super Kings win the match.
If Kolkata Knight Riders Won the Toss & Bowl First
- Chennai Super Kings Powerplay Score: 45-50
- Chennai Super Kings Overall Score: 160-180
Kolkata Knight Riders win the match.
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