Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings IPL Match Prediction
KKR might have lost their last game against the Delhi Capitals but the way they went about their business was truly outstanding. Chasing a target of 229, KKR almost created history, falling short by a margin of 19 runs. Now, with two wins in 4 games, they need a win to solidify their place in the points table. KKR was really struggling with their batting in their first few games but their batsmen, in the last two matches have made a real statement. The only problem for KKR will be the form of their skipper, Dinesh Karthik who has failed to impress in the tournament so far. Andre Russell too has not exploded yet. However, they are class players and can’t be kept quiet for too long. In the bowling department they’re doing fine with young guns, Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti beautifully complementing Pat Cummins. Sunil Narine too has been hard to get away.
Chennai Super Kings in their last game looked a team from a parallel universe. A 10 wicket victory will be a huge morale booster for a team that hasn’t looked at his best. Even though they won their last game, their middle order is a worry for them. Players like Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni have looked completely out of touch. They, however, will be jubilant seeing Shane Watson back among the runs. He along with Faf du Plessis, who is in ominous touch, and Ambati Rayudu will hold the key for CSK. Only if other players can chip in with few runs, CSK can be very difficult to beat. In the bowling department, they look pretty settled with Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur bowling splendidly well. Bravo has been outstanding post his return and so does Sam Curran. Overall, it’s all building up for an enthralling contest. KKR though will be slight favorites to win the match.
Date- 07 Oct 2020
Time-19:30:00, GMT +5:30
Venue – Sheikh Zayed Stadium – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Winner-Kolkata Knight Riders
You can’t predict the toss but team winning it should bat first as batting second hasn’t been that easy.
The weather at Abu Dhabi is expected to make the players sweat with temperatures touching 37 degree Celsius.
The match will be played on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. The average score on this ground in IPL 2020 has been around 160. Any team that can stretch their total over this score will fancy their chances.
Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted Playing 11
Shubhman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (c&wk), Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy
Chennai Super Kings Predicted Playing 11
Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Piyush Chawla
Dream 11 Team