Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings, 21st T20 Match Prediction 07 Oct 2020

Indian Premier League 2020

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings, 21st T20 Match Prediction

2020-10-08

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Kolkata Knight Riders

8.35 167/10 in 20.0
7.85 157/5 in 20.0

Chennai Super Kings

8.35 167/10 in 20.0 Cricbettingbuzz
7.85 157/5 in 20.0
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and chose to bat first
Cricbettingbuzz Kolkata Knight Riders beat Chennai Super Kings by 10 runs

Man of the Match: RA Tripathi

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings cricket betting odds

KKR 1.86
CSK 1.86

KKR vs CSK Prediction

Manish Khorgade

Can KKR seek revival against in-form CSK?

  • KKR won two out of four games whereas CSK won two out of five games.
  • CSK opening pair of S Watson and Faf Duplessis registered 181 partnership in last game.
  • Head to Head, out of 22 games, CSK won 14 out whereas KKR emerged victorious in 8 games.

We predict KKR will win this match.

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Match Preview

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 good pace attack and power hitter in their rank. 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 register a clinical win over KXIP in the previous game. Veteran Shane Watson unbeaten 83 and Duplessis unbeaten 87 help CSK chase down the target of 179 with ease. Their opening partnership of 181 is a second highest in 10 wicket win in the IPL. Their bowling unit also did a commendable job to restrict the run-flow in end overs. CSK is a 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.

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Teams Preview

Kolkata Knight Riders

KKR side has done a decent job so far after winning two out of four games. In their lost games against, Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals, their batting didn’t click as a unit and death bowling were ordinary. In the top order batting, Shubman Gill looks very confident after scoring 152 from 4 games at an average of 50.67. The youngster, however, needs to convert his initial start to a match-winning inning. His opening partner, S Narine continues to struggle against the short ball. Hence, there won’t be any surprise if KKR replaces R Tripathi in the opening slot in place of Narine. Skipper D Kartik promotion in the batting order didn’t help KKR so far. He is a very established batsman and his good form will be very vital for the KKR to a long way in the season. Inclusion of England skipper Eoin Morgan has proved successful as southpaw played impact knock in the earlier games. 

In the middle order, the opponent team has kept all-rounder Andre Russell quiet so far this season. He is a KKR key player and hence onus will be on him to contribute with both bat and ball. KRR has got depth and plenty fo variety in their bowling and that’s the biggest positive for the side Pace bowling unit led by Pat Cummins, S Mavi and K Nagarkoti done the stupendous job for their team. However, KKR’s strength of spin bowling attack looks weak and out of form this season. Their lead spinner Sunil Narine went for plenty and also haven’t picked many wickets so far. Bowling unit needs to be smart and disciplined against CSK’s batting line-up. 
Key Player – Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins

Kolkata Knight Riders Actual Playing XI:

Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shubman Gill, Varun Chakravarthy, Pat Cummins, Nitish Rana, Shivam Mavi, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Dinesh Karthik, RA Tripathi

Kolkata Knight Riders Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
N Rana 58 35 4 4 165.71
E Morgan 44 18 1 5 244.44
R Tripathi 36 16 3 3 225
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A Russell 4.0 0 29 2 7.25
V Chakravarthy 4.0 0 49 1 12.25
K Nagarkoti 3.0 0 35 1 11.67
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A Russell 4.0 0 29 2 7.25
V Chakravarthy 4.0 0 49 1 12.25
K Nagarkoti 3.0 0 35 1 11.67
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Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted Playing XI

Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Eoin Morgan, Rahul Tripathi, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy

Chennai Super Kings

CSK team led by former Indian skipper MS Dhoni bounced back stupendously after three defeat in a row and winning a game with 10 wickets in hand. MS Dhoni and co. would have never dreamt of a better return than this. Their faith in the out of form S Watson paid off. Veteran S Watson along with in-form Faf Duplessis put a record partnership of 181 and powered CSK to a second win of the season. Proteas former skipper Faf du Plessis is the leading scorer for CSK; smashed 282 runs at a staggering average of 94. He is currently second in leading scorer list. Notably, Duplessis smashed three fifties from five games. Ones again, the responsibility will be on the opening duo to provide a solid opening stand. Ambati Raydu is another solid Indian batsman in their rank; he played match-winning knock of 48 balls 71 in the season opener. He is a very good player of spin and pace and, can take the game away from opponent ones get going. 

In the middle order, most capped IPL player, MS Dhoni has struggled to score freely in the ongoing season. Arguably, he is one of the best hitters of the ball but he is not at his best however his power-hitting in the end overs is very crucial for CSK to go long way in the tournament. Bowling unit comprising of Deepak Chahar, S Curran and S Thakur did a decent job. D Chahar and S Curran, both took 11 wickets amongst them. The spinning duo of R Jadeja and P Chawala also bowled remarkably in the last game after a disappointing performance in earlier four games. P Chawala picked 6 wickets from the last 5 games.
Key Player – Faf du Plessis, S Watson, D Chahar

Chennai Super Kings Actual Playing XI:

Dwayne Bravo, Ambati Rayudu, SR Watson, Deepak Chahar, SN Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf du Plessis, Karn Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Sam Curran, MS Dhoni

Chennai Super Kings Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
F du Plessis 87 53 11 1 164.15
S Watson 83 53 11 3 156.6
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Thakur 4.0 0 39 2 9.75
R Jadeja 4.0 0 30 1 7.5
P Chawla 2.0 0 22 1 11
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Thakur 4.0 0 39 2 9.75
R Jadeja 4.0 0 30 1 7.5
P Chawla 2.0 0 22 1 11
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Chennai Super Kings Predicted Playing XI

Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Piyush Chawla, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 32 0 mm. 4.33 k/h From: ENE 0%
03h 31 0 mm. 3.92 k/h From: E 0%
06h 32 0 mm. 3.79 k/h From: SE 0%
09h 33 0 mm. 2.8 k/h From: NNW 0%
12h 33 0 mm. 7.44 k/h From: NNW 0%
15h 32 0 mm. 8.41 k/h From: N 0%
18h 32 0 mm. 6.29 k/h From: NNE 0%
21h 31 0 mm. 5.16 k/h From: NNE 0%

The weather forecast in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday is mostly sunny and very warm. The track at Dubai stadium tends to be a good wicket for batting upfront. However, as the game progresses it is expected to get slower. 160 will be par score on this ground. 

Venue Details

The match will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi

Toss Prediction

From the last six IPL T20 played at the same venue, both chasing and batting the first team won't he game thrice. However, considering the track, both the team will look to bat first and put a good score on board. 

Winning Prediction

A look at the current form of both the team, 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.

We predict KKR will win this match.

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