Kolkata Knight Riders, who haven’t performed as expected despite the presence of big names, will face Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday in Match number 21 in Indian Premier League 2020. This upcoming match in Abu Dhabi will also be no less than a litmus test for captain Dinesh Karthik, who has yet to play this season on both the captaincy and batting fronts. KKR holds position four in the points table as they have won two matches out of four they have played so far. Chennai Super Kings, on the other hand, has already played five matches, in which they have won two.
Despite having England’s world cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan in their side, the KKR management surprisingly gave the skipper’s cap to Karthik.
He has been able to score 37 runs in four matches so far and some of his decisions also proved to be wrong due to which he remains in the centre of the critics. He went on to bat himself before Morgan and Andre Russell and started the innings with Sunil Narine replacing Tom Banton, who performed well in the Big Bash League, while Narine is also not in form. He has scored just 27 runs in four matches and is now in dire need of change.
KKR have many good bowlers, but Karthik could not use them properly. Morgan and Rahul Tripathi were close to victory against Delhi, but Delhi bowlers prevailed in the Death Overs. Karthik will have to rely on his bowlers, especially the Indian team spinner Kuldeep Yadav, he has not been fully utilized yet and he was not even in the team against Delhi.
On the other hand, the Chennai team is returning to rhythm after three consecutive losses. MS Dhoni’s team will now be desperate to make it to the top four. Dhoni continued to rely on Shane Watson, who scored an unbeaten 83 off 53 balls in the last match. Chennai won by ten wickets with a record 181-run partnership between Watson and Faf du Plessis against Kings XI Punjab. Ambati Rayudu, who returned from injury in the middle order, will strengthen the team, but Kedar Jadhav’s poor form can definitely be a cause for concern. Dwayne Bravo’s presence will further strengthen the team.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Match Details
Match Toss Time: The toss between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for the 21st match of IPL 2020 will take place at 7:00 PM (IST).
Match Start Time: 7:30 PM IST
Match Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
The pitch in Abu Dhabi is so lot different from that of Sharjah and Dubai. The pitch here offers some help to both the pacers and spinners. While the pacers have enjoyed the conditions with the new ball, the spinners have grown in stature as the innings has progressed.
KKR vs CSK Head-to-Head
- Total matches: 23
- CSK won: 14
- KKR won: 08
- No Result: 01
Dream11 Prediction – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings – IPL 2020
KKR vs CSK Dream11 Team: Fantasy cricket predictions and tips for Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings: My Dream11 Team
Wicketkeeper: MS Dhoni
Batsmen: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill
All-rounders: Andre Russell
Bowlers: Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur
KKR vs CSK, My Dream11 Team
Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Shane Watson, Nitish Rana, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni (c and wk), Andre Russell, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur
Probable Playing 11
Kolkata Knight Riders
Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Eoin Morgan, Rahul Tripathi, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy
Chennai Super Kings
Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni(w/c), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Shivam Mavi, Sandeep Warrier, Kuldeep Yadav, Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Nikhil Naik, Manimaran Siddharth, Andre Russell, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Siddhesh Lad, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Rinku Singh, Varun Chakravarthy, Tom Banton, Chris Green, Rahul Tripathi
Chennai Super Kings
Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Piyush Chawla, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Imran Tahir, N Jagadeesan, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Monu Kumar, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sam Curran, Josh Hazlewood, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore