KKR vs CSK Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match? Dream11 IPL 2020, Match 21
The Knights and Super Kings had contrasting fortunes in their respective last games.
Updated - Oct 7, 2020 6:36 pm
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), apart from their opening game against Mumbai Indians (MI), have looked pretty decent in the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). In their last game, they were in with a decent chance of chasing 229 runs against the Delhi Capitals (DC), though they lost the match by 18 runs in Sharjah.
Dinesh Karthik and Co are now placed fourth in the points table. The Knight Riders are next scheduled to lock horns with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Wednesday, October 7 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
CSK, on the other hand, must be brimming with confidence after decimating the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by 10 wickets in Dubai. However, MS Dhoni’s men still have a lot of work to do as they are placed sixth in the points table.
Pitch and Conditions
The pitch in Abu Dhabi has been pretty good for batting. Even the chasing teams have started to find it easy on the surface. But the strip also assists the slow bowlers to some extent, if not a whole lot.
Batting second should still be the way forward as the track isn’t expected to change much. The temperature is expected to be around 34 degrees Celsius. Dew is likely to play a part in the second half.
Playing Combinations for KKR vs CSK
Kolkata Knight Riders
Shubman 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
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
Probable Top Performers for KKR vs CSK
Andre Russell– Kolkata Knight Riders
Andre Russell hasn’t yet fired in the ongoing IPL, scoring only 48 runs at an average of 16. But he has excellent numbers against the Super Kings. In seven innings, he has 224 runs at an average and strike-rate of 56 and 164.71 respectively. He also has three fifties with a top score of 88* at the Chepauk in 2018. With the ball in hand, Dre-Russ has five wickets at an economy rate of 8.20.
MS Dhoni– Chennai Super Kings
MS Dhoni scored an unbeaten 47 against the Sunrisers, though it came in a losing cause. He batted at no.5 and did a reasonable job. He shouldn’t demote himself for the next game as he has excellent numbers against the Knights. In 20 innings, he has 471 runs at an average and strike-rate of 52.33 and 134.57 respectively. KKR have to send him back to the pavilion early, otherwise, they could end up chasing leather.
KKR vs CSK Head to Head
Played- 23 | KKR won- 8 | CSK won- 14 | N/R- 1
At neutral venues (outside India)
Played- 1 | KKR won- 1 | CSK won- 0 | N/R- 0
Average first innings score: 177 (7 matches in IPL 2020)
Record of chasing teams: Won- 3| Lost- 4
Match timings – 06:00 PM local time, 07:30 PM IST
TV – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Select, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Select HD, and Star Sports 1 HD Hindi.
Live Streaming – The match can be streamed online on Disney + Hotstar VIP.
The prediction is for Kolkata Knight Riders to win the match.