IPL 2020 Live Cricket Score, KKR vs CSK: MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings will lock horns with Dinesh Karthik’s Kolkata Knight Riders in the 20th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 in Abu Dhabi. Follow KKR vs CSK live updates
IPL 2020 Live Score, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK): MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings will take the field against Kolkata Knight Riders in the 21st match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Abu Dhabi. CSK are coming into the contest after registering a historic 10-wicket win against Kings XI Punjab. This victory after three straight losses has certainly raised the bar of the tournament. At the other side of the ring stand Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) who are dealing with an unsettled line-up which happens to be a reason behind their previous loss to Delhi Capitals (DC). It would be better for Dinesh Karthik to sort out the things ahead of the face-off and aim to achieve their first win over CSK since 2018.
“We have been practising here for a long time and have some experience on this ground. They know what lengths to bowl on this wicket. All the bowlers really contributed in our last game here (against RR). It’s a big ground and definitely it completely changes from what we played in Sharjah. Our bowlers are up to the mark and will give a tough time to CSK batsmen,” said Rahul Tripathi ahead of the CSK face-off.
Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni: “We have been chasing all this while. We have had a few bad games and a few good ones, but we are ready to do anything. As the tournament moves on, you adapt to new questions and that is what happened in the last game. The approach of the openers was great to see. One change for us – Karn Sharma comes in for Piyush Chawla.”
Kolkata Knight Riders speaks at the toss: “We will bat first. We did a good job in the previous games when we batted first . We have gone back and see what can be done. We’re playing the same team.
Kolkata Knight Riders have fielded an unchanged eleven. Chennai Super Kings, on the other hand, have made one change- Karn Sharma in for Piyush Chawla.
KKR: Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy
CSK: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar
It’s high time when Kolkata Knight Riders should bring in Tom Banton in place of Sunil Narine. He has failed to prove his place as an opener and Shubman Gill certainly deserves a better opening partner. So one likely change – Banton in for Narine.
KKR Predicted XI: Shubman Gill, Tom Banton, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (C/WK), Rahul Tripathi, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy.
“The same track that was used yesterday. There are a few more cracks but the grass is holding it well together. Won’t help the spinners. It looks a very good cricketing pitch – so win the toss and bat first,” reckons Ajit Agarkar on Star Sports.
In all likelihood, CSK won’t make any changes to the playing XI, especially what they experienced against KXIP in the last match. Dhoni would definitely deploy his winning combination to exploit KKR.
CSK Predicted XI: 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.
What must be they discussing? Stephen Fleming and Michael Hussey have a chat ahead of the #KKRvCSK clash in the #Dream11IPL. pic.twitter.com/qwLWnWy8Pq
To bat first or bowl – the main question. Well, 4 off the 7 games played in Abu Dhabi in IPL 2020 have been won by the team batting first. Also, KKR and CSK have won one game each while chasing. Bust as the trend follows, the team winning the toss would bat first.
Chennai Super Kings are currently placed at the fifth spot with two wins and four points. Kolkata Knight Riders have won as many games and placed at the fourth position.
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A big Abu Dhabi ground makes things tougher for CSK and RR. The ground is 79m wide in front and around 59 to 63 m all around.
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As compared the stadiums in Sharjah and Dubai, the Abu Dhabi ground is quite larger. This simply means, the spinners of both sides have an important role to play.
Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar, Murali Vijay, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Santner, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, N Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, Monu Kumar, Karn Sharma
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Siddhesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, Chris Green, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Tom Banton, Manimaran Siddharth
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If Ambati Rayudu scores 37 runs tonight, he will complete 1000 runs for Chennai Super Kings in IPL.
CSK all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been a nightmare for Kolkata Knight Riders in the history of IPL. Jadeja has 12 wickets against KKR. The left-arm cricketer also has the best bowling figures in an innings against KKR. Jadeja picked 4 wickets for 12 runs in an IPL match played on May 2, 2014.
If we look at Faf du Plessis’ performance against bowler type since 2018 in IPL, out of his 17 dismissals 7 have been to the spinners and his strike rate falls vs off break and Left arm Chinaman bowlers. KKR who have both the spin type in their attack will look to dismiss Du Plessis cheaply.
KKR pacer Shivam Mavi has featured in 13 IPL matches for KKR. Though he has an unimpressive average of 41.88 with 9 wickets, he has been a top-order slayer. Mavi has taken 4 wickets in this season of IPL and all four have been of top-order batters. Those four batsmen are Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson.
With a strike rate of 1️⃣6⃣4️⃣ and average of 5⃣4️⃣ in his last 7 innings against CSK, Russell will be excited to face our opponents tonight! 💪🏼@Russell12A #KKRHaiTaiyaar #Dream11IPL #KKRvCSK pic.twitter.com/dNXWzL2eJc
CSK has a win rate of 65 % against KKR. MS Dhoni’s side has won 13 matches and lost 7. In these 13 wins, 8 have come while chasing the target. Moreover, they have never lost a game while a chasing a target against KKR. That makes a win rate of 100% vs KKR when it comes to chasing.
KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik has been dissatisfactory with the bat so far in IPL 2020. He has aggregated 37 runs in four innings, including a duck (against DC). His degrading form has become one of the biggest concerns of the team.
Faf du Plessis has been in supreme touch in this season for CSK. He has been delivering right from game one and is also the 2nd highest run getter in the tournament. Out of the 282 runs in this season 67% of his runs have come off the pacer and 33 % off the spinner.
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4 matches – 2 wins and as many losses. KKR have a some of the extremely talented players in their camp but they have been facing major management issue. Dinesh Karthik’s strategies haven’t striking the right spots which is making them look confused. It’s a strong team that can beat CSK, provided if they execute their plans wisely.
5 matches, 2 wins and 3 losses – that has been Chennai Super Kings’ journey in the IPL. Their second win,, which came against Kings XI Punjab, was massive as they took the home by 10 wickets. That win has made them favourites of the tournament. All eyes will be on MS Dhoni and his men when they take the field tonight against KKR.
The Kolkata Knight Riders haven’t won against Chennai Super Kings since 2018.Their last win came in 2018 – in the 30th match of the season where they beat CSK by 6 wickets.
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of KKR vs CSK IPL 2020 match. Get ready to witness another exciting game between two star studded sides of this league. Both Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders would eye their third win tournament. While CSK have came back strong, KKR are yet to figure out their batting order. Quite a pressure over Dinesh Karthik & Co tonight.
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