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Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Indian Premier League 2020, Today Match Prediction

29 Oct 2020 | 19:30 | Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, UAE
178/4 in 20.0 8.90 winner
172/5 in 20.0 8.60

Chennai Super Kings Vs Kolkata Knight Riders betting odds





Toss Winner - Chennai Super Kings won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 6 wickets

KKR’s must-win game against Chennai to open doors to playoffs

  • KKR’s bowling attack is strong and it has rescued the side from losing positions in several games this season
  • No bowler from Chennai is in the top 10 list of wicket takers this season and shows the side’s inconsistency
  • Faf du Plessis has been the only consistent batsmen for CSK and no other batsmen features in the top 15 run getters this season

Kolkata Knight Riders to win

  • Tournament: Indian Premier League 2020
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, UAE
  • Toss: To Bowl

Indian Premier League 2020

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Mumbai Indians 12 8 4 0 0 16 1.186
Royal Challengers Bangalore 12 7 5 0 0 14 0.048
Delhi Capitals 12 7 5 0 0 14 0.03
Kings XI Punjab 12 6 6 0 0 12 -0.049
Kolkata Knight Riders 12 6 6 0 0 12 -0.479
Sunrisers Hyderabad 12 5 7 0 0 10 0.396
Rajasthan Royals 12 5 7 0 0 10 -0.505
Chennai Super Kings 12 4 8 0 0 8 -0.602
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
16 1.186 12 8 4 0 0
14 0.048 12 7 5 0 0
14 0.03 12 7 5 0 0
12 -0.049 12 6 6 0 0
12 -0.479 12 6 6 0 0
10 0.396 12 5 7 0 0
10 -0.505 12 5 7 0 0
8 -0.602 12 4 8 0 0

csk vs kkr Match Prediction & Analysis

Chennai Super Kings would be up against the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 49th game of the IPL. Chennai comes into this game after massive win against the Royal Challengers Bangalore against the run of play, but the side is already out of the contention for a spot in the next round. For the KKR it was yet another loss against the Kings XI Punjab and their entry into the next round would depend on the result of the next game which they can’t afford to lose. 

For CSK it has been a disastrous season where they have failed to show their consistency. Their batting line-up has struggled right through the tournament and this is big concern for them going into this contest. As far as KKR is concerned they will take heart from their last win against Chennai and shall like to use that as an inspiration in what is a do-or-die contest for the side.  

Teams Preview

Chennai Super Kings Preview

It was a big win for MS Dhoni’s side in the last game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore where the side won by 8 wickets. However, this has come a bit late in the season as the side has lost all its hopes of making it to the next round. All they would have to play for is pride in what has been the worst season for the franchise in this tournament. With Kolkata too struggling at the moment Dhoni would definitely count his chances. 

The opening pair of Rituraj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis did well in the last game and the side would need a similar start from them especially the former South African skipper who has been their best batsmen this season.  Ambati Rayudu, Sam Curran and Dhoni shall need to play good knocks which they have failed to do on a consistent basis. In Ravindra Jadeja and N Jagadeesan the side has good firepower down the order. 

It was a good show with the ball from Deepak Chahar and Sam Curran in the last game and the side would look for a similar show from them in this game as well. Imran Tahir also made the RCB batsmen struggle and so did Mitchell Santner. Jadeja brings in vast experience to this bowling unit. While they have looked good on paper the side would need a team effort from its bowling unit in this game. 

Best Batsman – Faf du Plessis     
Best Bowler – Imran Tahir

Chennai Super Kings Predicted Playing XI:

MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, N Jagadeesan, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, Monu Kumar

Chennai Super Kings Key Players From Previous Game Of Indian Premier League 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
R Gaikwad 65 51 4 3 127.45
A Rayudu 39 27 3 2 144.44
F du Plessis 25 13 2 2 192.31
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Curran 3.0 0 19 3 6.33
D Chahar 4.0 0 31 2 7.75
M Santner 4.0 0 23 1 5.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Curran 3.0 0 19 3 6.33
D Chahar 4.0 0 31 2 7.75
M Santner 4.0 0 23 1 5.75

Chennai Super Kings Actual Playing XI:

Karn Sharma, Mitchell Santner, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Narayan Jagadeesan, Deepak Chahar, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, MS Dhoni, SR Watson, Lungi Ngidi

Kolkata Knight Riders Preview

Eoin Morgan’s team is failing to maintain momentum in this season of the tournament and the side just manages to let itself down losing games after registering victories. Their bowling attack was decimated in the last game against the Kings XI Punjab which they lost by 8 wickets. They are currently placed fifth on the points table and shall aim for a higher spot with a win here. 

KKR has been inconsistent at the top and haven’t been able to figure out the right opening combination. Shubman Gill had played well but he will need good support from his fellow opener Rahul Tripathi. Nitish Rana and Dinesh Karthik have to assume responsibility as they are letting the team down on most occasions. Morgan, Sunil Narine and Pat Cummins will need to play quick-fire knocks down the order for the side to win this game. 

Their bowling attack which did well early in the season has struggled in the last few games and the side will need a good show from Pat Cummins and Lockie Ferguson who have done well this season. Varun Chakravarthy and Prasidh Krishna will need to use the experience they have gained against Chennai’s struggling batting line-up. Narine has bowled tight spells this season and the side will need another good effort from him in this game. 

Top Batsman – Shubman Gill     
Top Bowler – Lockie Ferguson

Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted Playing XI:

Eoin Morgan (c), Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy

Kolkata Knight Riders Key Players From Previous Game Of Indian Premier League 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
S Gill 57 45 3 4 126.67
E Morgan 40 25 5 2 160
L Ferguson 24 13 3 1 184.62
Bowlers O M R W Econ
V Chakravarthy 4.0 0 34 1 8.5
L Ferguson 3.5 0 32 1 8.35
P Cummins 4.0 0 31 0 7.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
V Chakravarthy 4.0 0 34 1 8.5
L Ferguson 3.5 0 32 1 8.35
P Cummins 4.0 0 31 0 7.75

Kolkata Knight Riders Actual Playing XI:

Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shubman Gill, Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins, Rinku Singh, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Sunil Narine, Dinesh Karthik, RA Tripathi

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 25 0 mm. 2.88 k/h From: NNE 0%
03h 26 0 mm. 2.41 k/h From: ENE 0%
06h 31 0 mm. 4.33 k/h From: E 0%
09h 32 0 mm. 4.95 k/h From: NNE 0%
12h 30 0 mm. 5.01 k/h From: N 0%
15h 28 0 mm. 3.71 k/h From: NNE 0%
18h 27 0 mm. 2.72 k/h From: NNE 0%
21h 27 0 mm. 2.91 k/h From: N 0%

Weather Conditions

Dubai would see clear skies and a warm evening on October 29 although the temperatures have dropped a bit in the last few games. The surface is an absolute delight for the batsmen and we have seen lot of runs being scored here in the last few games. A score of 180 runs is a must for the side batting first to feel safe on this track.   

Venue Details

The Dubai International Cricket Stadium is large in size and hitting the ball over the boundary ropes isn’t easy. But the pitch is a good one to bat on and the fast outfield offers ample boundary scoring opportunities to the batsmen. Fast bowlers need to use variations to grab wickets as there is no assistance from the track. But spinners have done well here in the recent games as the slowness of the surface aids them.  

Toss: To Bowl

The pitch doesn’t change much of its character in the second innings as we have seen in the last few games. The slower wicket can create doubts in the minds of the side batting first and this makes it difficult to set a total here. Hence we believe the side winning the toss would opt to bowl first here.

CSK vs KKR Winning Prediction

Chennai Super Kings haven’t managed to win two consecutive games so far in the season which just goes to show the kind of poor form the side has been in. Their batting line-up looks tired and unable to play according to the pace of the game at the moment. Kolkata Knight Riders for all their struggles has a bowling attack that has won games for them from hopeless situation and this would put them slightly ahead in this game though we expect this to be a tough contest where the balance can shift any moment. 

Kolkata Knight Riders to win

Author: S. Bhatarjee