The Chennai Super Kings will lock horns against the Kolkata Knight Riders in match 21 of IPL 2020.
The match will be contested at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium at Abu Dhabi on 7th October (Wednesday). The match will begin on 7:30 (6:30 local time). The game will be telecasted on Star Sports Network and viewers can also see the live match on Disney+ Hotstar.
The Chennai Super Kings finally played broke their 3 matches losing streak in the last match as they registered a comfortable victory over KXIP. Kolkata Knight Riders on the other hand lost a high scoring affair against Delhi Capitals.
Head To Head
Matches Played: 23
CSK Won: 14
KKR Won: 8
No Result: 1
The players will have to adjust to the heat of Abu Dhabi as the temperatures in the evening will be hovering around 30-35 degree Celcius.
The pitch at Abu Dhabi as generally been good for batting throughout the 40 overs. However, the team batting first will have an advantage as the dew factor will not help the bowlers to get any swing or spin.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings total at Abu Dhabi in IPL 2020 has been ranging between 160-170 runs.
Injury and Availability News
No injury concerns for both the teams.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk/c), Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav, Sunil Narine, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi.
Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wk /c), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla.
Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Top Fantasy Picks
Faf du Plessis: The South African has been in sensational form for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2020. He has been their leading run-getter this season. In the previous match, he played a match-winning knock of 87 from 53 balls and took his side home. He should be a sure shot pick in your fantasy team and can easily be picked as your captain.
Shane Watson: The season-opening batsman Shane Watson finally came back in form as delivered for CSK. In the match against KXIP, Watson showed his class and timed the ball superbly. He scored 83 from 53 balls and starred in the CSK win.
Sam Curran: The all-rounder has been a shining light for Chennai Super Kings in the season so far. Even when his team wasn’t performing at their best Curran was still contributing with both bat and ball. He should also be part of your fantasy team as he is always in the game being an all-rounder.
Eoin Morgan: The world cup winning captain of England, Eoin Morgan has been striking the ball better than anybody else in IPL 2020. So far, KKR has batted him at number 6 but after the last match, Morgan is likely to bat at 4 for the remainder of the season.
Shubman Gill: The gifted batsman Shubman Gill may have missed out in the last match but he has been in supreme touch. Gill should also be included in your squad as he is a brilliant player of medium pace and spinners.
Andre Russell: Even an out of form Andre Russell is a given in your squad as he can lit up IPL with his performances. Russell was on target with the ball in the last match as he took two wickets that also showed in his batting.
He played a quickfire inning but has unable to stay longer at the crease. Russell will be once again determined to impress when he takes the field against the mighty CSK.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Andre Russell, Faf du Plessis
Vice-Captain Options – Eoin Morgan, Sam Curran
Other Top Fantasy Picks
Batsmen: Faf du Plessis, Shubman Gill, Eoin Morgan, Ambati Rayudu
All-Rounders: Sam Curran, Andre Russell
Spinners: Sunil Marine, Piyush Chawla
Keeper: MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik
Chennai Super Kings to win a close match against the Kolkata Knight Riders.
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