Chennai Super Kings will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the 49th game of the IPL 2020. The match will be played on the Dubai International Stadium, Dubai and is scheduled to begin at 6:00 PM local time.
Picking up early wickets, chocking the opposition with their spin in the middle overs and then getting off to a breezy start, Chennai Super Kings’ victory over RCB was a typical Chennai performance we were used to witnessing. They arrived, but it was a little too late as Rajasthan Royals victory over Mumbai Indians shattered CSK’s hopes of making it through to the playoffs. Now with their hopes quashed, Chennai would want to salvage their pride by winning the remaining two games. Ruturaj Gaikwad played a brilliant knock in the last game and MS Dhoni will be hoping that this youngster continue sparking in the reaming games as well. Faf du Plessis and Ambati Rayudu either ways have been CSK’s two best performers. In the bowling department, Deepak Chahar and Sam Curran have delivered on most occasions. On Paper, CSK looks as good as anyone will they be able to replicate their performance is yet to be seen.
Kolkata Knight Riders on the other hand have completely lost momentum in the latter half of the tournament. They’ve lost 4 off their last 6 games and face a must win situation against Chennai. The problem for KKR has been their batting which has completely collapsed in the last few games. Apart from Eoin Morgan, none has delivered consistent performances. Nitish Rana played a brilliant knock against Delhi but couldn’t back it up with another good one. Same goes with Shubhman Gill and Rahul Tripathi. Dinesh Karthik is going through a horrific tournament. Things won’t be easy for KKR but they’ll have to overcome the obstacles if they’re to taste glory. The pitch will definitely favour KKR more and they’re expected to emerge victorious against MS Dhoni’s men.
Date- 29 oct 2020
Time – 19:30:00, GMT +5:30
Venue – Dubai Cricket Stadium – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Winner – Kolkata Knight Riders
CSK vs KKR Toss Prediction
Dubai has been a wicket which has favoured teams batting first but with dew around, captains face a tricky situation at the toss
The weather at Dubai will be hot and humid with temperatures hovering around the high thirties.
The match will be played on the Dubai International Stadium, Dubai. During the first half of the tournament, batting first was the most feasible option considering the slow nature of the pitch but with dew around, teams chasing are having the best batting conditions in the last few games. It’s a tricky call for the captains. You need to put on additional 20 runs to cover up for the dew. 180 will be a good score here.
Chennai Super Kings Predicted Playing 11
Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, N Jagadeesan, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, Monu Kumar
Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted Playing 11
Shubhman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Eoin Morgan(C), Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy, Kamlesh Nagarkoti