IPL 2020: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Preview, Probable XI, Head-to-Head and Fantasy 11

The momentum will be in Chennai Super Kings' favour after their emphatic victory over Kings XI Punjab in the last match.

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KKR vs CSK preview

MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings will take on two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders in match 21 of the tournament. Both the teams have won two games so far in this edition, but KKR occupies a better spot in the Points Table. The Sheikh Zayed Stadium of Abu Dhabi will host this game on October 7 (Wednesday) from 7:30 PM (IST) onwards.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

Kolkata Kni

Dinesh Karthi-led Kolkata Kolkata Knight Riders have won two and lost as many games in this tournament so far. Their last encounter came against table-toppers Delhi Capitals where they suffered a comprehensive loss. The biggest concern for them is the current form of skipper Karthik who has failed to post any big score on the board.

Sunil Narine has also not provided a great start while batting at the top. But after a statement from their team management, the West Indian will continue doing that. As a result, KKR is expected to take the field with the same XI.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

CSK players

Chennai Super Kings are currently placed in the bottom half of the Points Table. After a few losses in their initial matches, CSK registered one of the greatest victories of this tournament. MS Dhoni and co. beat Kings XI Punjab by ten wickets to clinch their second win of IPL 2020.

Moreover, the comeback of Shane Watson in that game will give them the much-needed boost for this tournament. With experienced players in all the departments, CSK is set to continue with the winning combination in their clash against KKR.

Match Details

Date: October 7, 2020

Time: 7:30 PM onwards (IST)

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

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Squads

Kolkata Knight Riders Full Squad

Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Shivam Mavi, Sandeep Warrier, Kuldeep Yadav, Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Nikhil Naik, Manimaran Siddharth, Andre Russell, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Siddhesh Lad, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Rinku Singh, Varun Chakravarthy, Tom Banton, Chris Green, Rahul Tripathi

Chennai Super Kings Full Squad

Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Piyush Chawla, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Imran Tahir, N Jagadeesan, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Monu Kumar, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sam Curran, Josh Hazlewood, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore

Possible XI

Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI

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

Chennai Super Kings Playing 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

Head-to-Head

Total matches played: 21

KKR won: 13

CSK won: 7

No Result: 1

Tie: 0

Fantasy XI

Wicket-keeper:

  • MS Dhoni

Batsmen:

  • Faf du Plessis (c)
  • Eoin Morgan
  • Shubman Gill
  • Nitish Rana
  • Shane Watson

All-rounders:

  • Andre Russell
  • Sam Curran

Bowlers:

  • Deepak Chahar
  • Pat Cummins
  • Varun Chakravarthy

Key Players

Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins

Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Deepak Chahar

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