The business end of the 2020 IPL season is here and so are the matches as Chennai Super Kings take on the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Chennai Super Kings will be playing for nothing but pride as Rajasthan Royals win over Mumbai Indians ruled Chennai Super Kings out of the playoff qualification. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders who still have an outside chance for qualifying for the playoffs will look to give their absolute best to increase their chances of qualifying.
Chennai Super Kings will use this opportunity to try out their bench strength in order to prepare a team for the next IPL season which will happen in April. We already saw in the last match how Ruturaj Gaikwad flourished once he was asked to come which is why similarly we might just see more opportunities given to more youngsters in the side.
With the match expected to be a distinct encounter between the two sides let’s just see how players from each side fare as they take on each other.
Let’s take a look at the top 5 key players we should watch out for when Kolkata Knight Riders lock horns with Chennai Super Kings:
1. Ruturaj Gaikwad
The youngster was finally provided with an opportunity as an opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore where he managed to get hold of his first IPL fifty as he took Chennai Super Kings past the finishing line at Dubai.
In the previous few matches, Gaikwad was asked to bat in the middle order where he couldn’t flourish as he was batting out of his position but once Gaikwad was promoted he ended up showing the world what the young batsman from Pune is capable of doing. It will be interesting to see how Gaikwad fares against Kolkata Knight Riders in the next game.