Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – IPL 2020, Match 21

In 21 games thus far, Chennai Super Kings won 13 while Kolkata Knight Riders won 7. One game yielded no result.

KKR vs CSK IPL 2020 Match 21

Match Details:

The 21st match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have had a mixed season thus far in IPL 2020. They lost their first game to the Mumbai Indians (MI) but bounced back with two back-to-back wins against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and the Rajasthan Royals (RR). In their last game, though, they ended up losing to the Delhi Capitals (DC) and have two wins and two losses at this stage. In their upcoming game, the Knights will be taking on the Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

The Super Kings won their first game against MI but lost three games in a row raising several doubts. But in the previous encounter against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), they proved why they are a champion side by registering a 10-wicket win. This victory should give them a lot of confidence going forward in the tournament. They would like to make the best use of the winning momentum that they’ve got and possibly register yet another victory in the tournament. At the same time though, KKR would hope to bounce back rather than leaving it for too late in the tournament.


KKR vs CSK Weather Report for Match 21:

The temperature will be around 33 degrees Celsius throughout the game. Also, there will be pretty strong winds blowing around.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The track at Abu Dhabi is a decent one for batting. At the same time, the spinners will also get some purchase off the track.

Average first innings score:

168 (First six games at this venue this season)

Record of chasing teams:

Won – 3, Lost – 3, Tied – 0


Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

KKR vs CSK Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Kolkata Knight Riders:

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

Bench:

Sandeep Warrier, Kuldeep Yadav, Siddhesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, Chris Green, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Ali Khan, Tom Banton, Manimaran Siddharth.

Chennai Super Kings:

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

Bench:

Lungi Ngidi, Karn Sharma, Josh Hazlewood, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Murali Vijay.

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KKR vs CSK Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:

Faf du Plessis scored 282 runs in 5 matches at an average of 94 and also remained unbeaten on 87 in the last match.

Shubman Gill is the leading run-scorer for KKR with 152 runs from 4 matches. However, his strike rate in the tournament is only 118.

Eoin Morgan mustered 136 runs thus far at an average of 68 and has got a strike rate of over 150. If he gets a chance to bat higher up the order, the England limited-overs captain might make a bigger impact.

Shane Watson played a sublime knock in the last match with an unbeaten 83 and is expected to carry on the form from here.

Deepak Chahar picked up 5 wickets in 5 games and has been great with the new ball in hand.

Andre Russell accounted for 4 wickets and scored 48 runs in three innings. The all-rounder is yet to deliver with the bat but can be lethal if he gets going.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson

Vice-Captain Options – Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell

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

Keeper – MS Dhoni

Batters – Faf du Plessis (c), Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Eoin Morgan (vc), Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill

All-Rounders – Andre Russell

Bowlers – Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Varun Chakravarthy

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

Keeper – Dinesh Karthik

Batters – Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson (c), Eoin Morgan

All-Rounders – Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Andre Russell (vc)

Bowlers – Shardul Thakur, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi


Expert Advice:

Andre Russell might not have fired with the bat thus far. However, he has got a decent record against CSK and could come good in this match. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to have him as the multiplier of your Grand League team.

Today’s KKR vs CSK Probable Winners:

Kolkata Knight Riders are expected to win this match.

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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