Dinesh Karthik’s Kolkata Knight Riders and MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings take on each other in match 21st of IPL 2020 on Wednesday. After losing the first game of the season, KKR looked impressive in the following games. Now, with two wins from four games, they are currently placed at fourth place on the table. KRR has got a good pace attack and power hitter in their ranks. KKR all-rounder Andre Russell is one of the best hitters in the shorter format of the game. In the previous game, KKR batting looked pretty ordinary and they will be hoping to come back strongly as a unit and get the win over CSK.
On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings after a failure in the initial few games came back strongly and registered a clinical win over KXIP in the previous game. Veteran Shane Watson unbeaten 83 and Duplessis unbeaten 87 helped CSK chase down the target of 179 with ease. Their opening partnership of 181 is the second highest in a 10 wicket win in the IPL. Their bowling unit also did a commendable job to restrict the run-flow in end overs. CSK is the second most successful franchise in the IPL and they got the most experienced squad in the IPL 2020. MS Dhoni and Co. will aim to keep the momentum by registering the third win of the season.
Date: 7th October 2020
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
Pitch and Conditions:
The pitch at Abu Dhabi has been the slowest out of all the three we have seen in this edition of the IPL. We don’t think that suits any one of the sides particularly although Dhoni becomes much more effective as a captain when his spinners are doing their job.
The ball has gripped a bit and the scoring rates have been lesser here than at other venues. Batting first could be a big advantage and a score of around 170 is going to be tough to chase down.
The team that wins the toss is going to want to bat first. We have seen batting first be a significant advantage overall but it’s 3-3 at this venue. As the tournament goes on, the pitches will become slower and favor the teams batting first.
Head to Head Stats:
Matches Played: 21 | KKr Won: 7 | CSK Won: 13 | NR: 1
KKR Expected Playing XI:
Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (C & WK), Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy
CSK Expected Playing XI:
Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C &WK), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar
KKR vs CSk Match Prediction:
It is expected to be a close contest with KKR being the favourites to win the match. KKR won two out of four games whereas CSK won two out of five games. We make our predictions after calculating each and every aspect of the match that is why we are the best tipper of IPL. CSK opening pair of S Watson and Faf Duplessis registered 181 partnership in the last game. Head to Head, out of 22 games, CSK won 14 out whereas KKR emerged victorious in 8 games. A look at the current form of both the teams, KKR looks more balanced and stronger compared to CSK. Unlike CSK, KKR has got plenty of variety in their bowling and depth in the batting. KKR has more power-hitter compared to CSK. Hence, KKR will have an advantage going into this game. For more and assured free IPL betting tips keep visiting our website throughout the IPL 2020.