In a high profile Indian Premier League (IPL) match, the Kolkata Knight Riders will clash heads with Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday. The tournament is getting quite intense, as we head into the business side of things.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders are ranked at fourth position in the points table. They won two games out of four till now. Kolkata lost their first match in IPL and won the next two games against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals and lost again against table-toppers Delhi Capitals.
Skipper Dinesh Karthik showered by the criticism in the recent few days by former players due to his captaincy blunders. Also, his batting form is mediocre. He couldn’t score a single fifty in four games. One down batsman Nitish Rana failed to play any big knock in four games.
Caribbean all-rounder Sunil Narine is likely to be dropped in this game as he failed to make an impact in both departments. As talented English batsman Tom Banton waiting in the wings, time is running out for Narine. Caribbean allrounder Andre Russell also didn’t play any impactful knock for Kolkata till now.
Young Opener Shubman Gill and English batsman Eoin Morgan performed quite well in these games. Speedster Pat Cummins is bowling at a good pace. Kolkata Knight Riders will be anticipating to win this match against Chennai Super Kings to rise in the points-table.
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai jumped up to the sixth position from the last position in the points table due to win in the last game. They defeated Kings XI Punjab in the fifth game after lost three games after win in the first game.
South African batsman Faf du Plessis and Aussie allrounder Shane Watson turned the fortunes of their team by the record-breaking partnership in the last game against Punjab. They stitched a partnership of 181 runs to win the match for their team by ten wickets. Specially Faf du Plessis has been the savior of his team as he scored more runs than any other player in the team. He is the second-highest run-scorer in this season of IPL. He amassed 282 runs in 5 games with a remarkable average of 94 runs.
Skipper MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja couldn’t make any impact in the first five games. English allrounder Sam Curran played some useful cameos for the team. Chennai can opt Proteas spinner Imran Tahir in upcoming games. They will wish to win over Kolkata Knight Riders in this match to climb over the points-table.
These two teams played each other ten times in the last five years. It is the Chennai Super Kings who have won six of them and the Kolkata Knight Riders have won the remaining four games.
Kolkata Knight Riders are more likely to win in this match, but Chennai will give a tough fight to them.
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Date and Time:
Wednesday, October 07, 2020, 7.30 PM IST
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
(The odds might change without prior notice)
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