Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 49th T20 Match Prediction 29 Oct 2020

Indian Premier League 2020

Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 49th T20 Match Prediction

2020-10-30

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, UAE

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, UAE
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, UAE

Chennai Super Kings

8.90 178/4 in 20.0
8.60 172/5 in 20.0

Kolkata Knight Riders

8.90 178/4 in 20.0 Cricbettingbuzz
8.60 172/5 in 20.0
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, UAE
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - Chennai Super Kings won the toss and chose to bowl first
Cricbettingbuzz Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 6 wickets

Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders cricket betting odds

CSK 2.15
KKR 1.62

CSK vs KKR Prediction

Shoaib Z.

Kolkata Knight Riders aim to keep their slim playoff hopes alive against Chennai Super Kings

  • Chennai Super Kings registered a comprehensive win over Royal Challengers Bangalore.
  • Ruturaj Gaekwad, Sam Curran and Ambati Rayudu delivered splendid performances for Chennai Super Kings.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders lost their previous fixture against Kings XI Punjab.

Expect Chennai Super Kings to eke out a win over Kolkata Knight Riders.

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Match Preview

Chennai Super Kings will be looking to salvage some pride when they face Kolkata Knight Riders in the 49th match of 2020 Indian Premier League to be played at Dubai International Cricket on Thursday.

In their previous fixture, Chennai Super Kings delivered a dominant performance to register eight-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore. Captain MS Dhoni will be hoping that the side can continue their decent form in this fixture.

On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders will have to win their remaining two matches at all costs in order to stay relevant in the playoff race. Captain Eoin Morgan will be hoping that premier players can raise their game and deliver the goods in this must-win clash.

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Teams Preview

Chennai Super Kings

The franchise has failed to live up to the expectations of the fans and cricket pundits this season. Three-time IPL Champions became the first side to be eliminated from the playoff race.

Despite losing the toss against RCB, Chennai bowlers put in excellent performance to restrict Virat Kohli’s men to a modest score of 145 runs in 20 overs.

For Chennai, Left-arm medium pacer Sam Curran was the standout bowler against RCB and finished with figures of 3 for 19 in his four overs. Pacer Deepak Chahar also bowled well and claimed two wickets in the game.

Chasing 146 runs for victory, openers Ruturaj Gaekwad and Faf du Plessis got Chennai off to a decent start. The duo added 46-run partnership to lay down foundation for the likes of Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni to play their natural game.

Faf du Plessis was the first to be dismissed after scoring 25 runs off 13 balls with the help of two fours and two sixes.

Ruturaj Gaekwad continued to show positive intent with the bat and put on a 67-run stand with Ambati Rayudu to see Chennai take control of the game.

For Chennai, Ruturaj Gaekwad was the standout player with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 65 not out off 51 balls with the help of four fours and three sixes. He was well supported by Ambati Rayudu, who chipped in with 39 runs off 27 balls with the help of three fours and two sixes.

Captain MS Dhoni also played a crucial innings to help Chennai complete the chase in the penultimate over of the innings.

Chennai Super Kings Actual Playing XI:

Karn Sharma, Mitchell Santner, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Narayan Jagadeesan, Deepak Chahar, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, MS Dhoni, SR Watson, Lungi Ngidi

Chennai Super Kings Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
R Gaikwad 65 51 4 3 127.45
A Rayudu 39 27 3 2 144.44
F du Plessis 25 13 2 2 192.31
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Curran 3.0 0 19 3 6.33
D Chahar 4.0 0 31 2 7.75
M Santner 4.0 0 23 1 5.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Curran 3.0 0 19 3 6.33
D Chahar 4.0 0 31 2 7.75
M Santner 4.0 0 23 1 5.75
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Chennai Super Kings Predicted Playing XI

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, N Jagadeesan, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, Monu Kumar

Kolkata Knight Riders

Two-time Champions have suffered inconsistency so far this season and will need to put in a pitch-perfect performance against Chennai Super Kings.

In their previous clash, Kolkata Knight Riders lost the toss against Kings XI Punjab who opted to bowl first. Kolkata Knight Rider got off to a poor start as Nitish Rana perished for a first-ball duck. Rahul Tripathi and Dinesh Karthik perished in quick succession to see Kolkata in deep trouble at 10 for 3 after 1.6 overs.

Captain Eoin Morgan and Shubham Gill came together at the crease and led the fightback for Kolkata with 81-run partnership.After not doing much in the previous two matches, Shubham Gill found form with the bat and notched up his third half-century of the competition. He smashed three fours and four sixes in his innings.

Gill found adequate from the other hand in Eoin Morgan, who smashed a quick-fire 40 off 25 balls with the help of five boundaries and two sixes.

Tail-ender Lockie Ferguson smashed a crucial cameo of 24 runs to help Kolkata Knight Riders post 149 runs for the loss of six wickets in their 20 overs.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine to make crucial breakthroughs.Leg-spinner Varun Chakravarthy has done exceedingly well this season and currently topped the bowling charts for Kolkata. He has claimed 13 wickets in 11 matches at an average of 23.61 with an economy rate of 7.13.

Kolkata Knight Riders Actual Playing XI:

Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shubman Gill, Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins, Rinku Singh, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Sunil Narine, Dinesh Karthik, RA Tripathi

Kolkata Knight Riders Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
S Gill 57 45 3 4 126.67
E Morgan 40 25 5 2 160
L Ferguson 24 13 3 1 184.62
Bowlers O M R W Econ
V Chakravarthy 4.0 0 34 1 8.5
L Ferguson 3.5 0 32 1 8.35
P Cummins 4.0 0 31 0 7.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
V Chakravarthy 4.0 0 34 1 8.5
L Ferguson 3.5 0 32 1 8.35
P Cummins 4.0 0 31 0 7.75
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Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted Playing XI

Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Eoin Morgan (c), Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 29 0 mm. 1.49 k/h From: ENE 0%
03h 28 0 mm. 0.52 k/h From: NW 0%
06h 32 0 mm. 1.43 k/h From: E 0%
09h 33 0 mm. 3.81 k/h From: WSW 0%
12h 32 0 mm. 5.98 k/h From: W 0%
15h 30 0 mm. 4.03 k/h From: NNW 0%
18h 28 0 mm. 1.3 k/h From: N 0%
21h 29 0 mm. 3.49 k/h From: NE 0%

The wicket will certainly provide an interesting battle between bat and ball. The weather forecast for Thursday is going to be fair.

Venue Details

In the previous meeting between the two teams, Kolkata Knight Riders registered a narrow win over Chennai Super Kings.

Toss Prediction

Both the teams will be looking to win the toss and bowl first. Average first innings score at Dubai International Stadium is around 150 to 160 runs.

Winning Prediction

Based on current form, Chennai Super Kings will fancy their chances of beating Kolkata Knight Riders. Kolkata Knight Riders have been extremely reliant on one or two individuals to deliver the bulk of runs.

On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings will be pleased as Ruturaj Gaekwad delivered the goods with the bat at the top of the innings.

Expect Chennai Super Kings to eke out a win over Kolkata Knight Riders.

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