CSK vs KKR Dream11 Prediction, IPL Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI Updates, Pitch Report and Injury Updates For Match 38 – Sep 26th 2021

Dwayne Bravo is a risky captaincy pick for this contest.

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Dwayne Bravo is a risky captaincy pick for this contest.


Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders aim to continue their winning run as they take on each other in match 38 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. The encounter takes place at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday (September 26). Both these sides have made a thrilling start to the UAE leg, winning their first two games, and it would be interesting to see how this game unfolds.

With seven wins in nine outings, MS Dhoni’s men are leading the team standings and a win in this fixture would secure them a place in the playoffs. Hence, the Men in Yellow have all the reasons to go all guns blazing. On the other hand, after a horrendous campaign in the first leg, KKR bounced back and defeated MI and RCB comprehensively. Hence, they would be high on confidence as well.

Match Details:

Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 38

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Date & Time: September 26th at 3:30 PM IST, and at 2:00 PM local time

Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar

Pitch Report:

The wicket is conducive for the bowlers, and we have witnessed the same in the first couple of matches this season. While fast bowlers get help early on, spinners come into action as the game progresses. Traditionally, this venue has been suitable for chasing.

Probable Playing XIs CSK vs KKR:

Chennai Super Kings

Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood/Lungi Ngidi


Kolkata Knight Riders

Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna

Top Picks for CSK vs KKR Dream11 Match:

Top Picks – Batsmen

Venkatesh Iyer has started his IPL career in a thrilling fashion, playing match-winning knocks in his first couple of outings. After scoring an unbeaten 41 against RCB, the opener scored a half-century against MI.

Ruturaj Gaikwad has also been largely impressive in this UAE leg and CSK would be counting on him. Overall, he has slammed 322 runs in nine matches this season.

Top Picks – All-Rounders

In 30 IPL matches, English all-rounder Sam Curran has scored 333 runs at an average of over 30 and has also picked up 32 wickets.

Andre Russell is Bravo’s KKR counterpart and all eyes will be on him as well. Alongside smashing 163 runs this season, he has taken 10 wickets.

Top Picks – Bowlers

Lockie Ferguson is a wicket-taking bowler who can set the speed gun on fire and is effective in every stage of the game. He has taken four wickets in two matches in the UAE leg.

Varun Chakravarthy likes to attack the stumps every time he runs in, and he did the same against RCB and MI. Overall, the mystery spinner has taken 10 wickets this season.

Top Picks – Wicketkeeper

Dinesh Karthik didn’t get to bat in the UAE leg with KKR’s top order doing well. However, he has been impressive behind the stumps and can trouble with the willow in hand as well.

CSK vs KKR Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

PlayerStatistics (This Tournament)Dream11 Points
Ruturaj Gaikwad322 runs484
Andre Russell163 runs and 10 wickets545
Venkatesh Iyer94 runs151
Varun Chakravarthy10 wickets368

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for CSK vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Dinesh Karthik, Faf du Plessis, Venkatesh Iyer (C), Ruturaj Gaikwad (VC), Shubman Gill, Ravindra Jadeja, Andre Russell, Moeen Ali, Deepak Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie Ferguson

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for CSK vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

MS Dhoni, Rahul Tripathi, Venkatesh Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis (C), Sam Curran, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell (VC), Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna

CSK vs KKR Risky Captaincy Choices:

After bagging a duck against MI, Faf du Plessis scored an impressive 31 against RCB. He was also on a roll in the first half. Hence, he is a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams.

Although Ravindra Jadeja hasn’t done much after IPL 2021 resumption, he is a proven match-winner of this format.

Player you should avoid:

KKR skipper Eoin Morgan hasn’t been in sensational form lately and with so many potent options from the batters, it’s hard to pick him in the fantasy teams.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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