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KKR vs CSK Prediction: Toss, Pitch, Cricket Betting Tips for Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings IPL 2020 Match 21

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings

Indian Premier League 2020, Match 21

Date & Time: 07 October, 2020 at 7:30PM IST

Sheik Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE

KKR vs DC Prediction

The two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders will take on the three-time champions Chennai Super Kings in the Wednesday encounter. And as the ads suggest, it’s the competition between muscle and mind. The muscle power of KKR batsmen vs the mind games of MS Dhoni and co. KKR with its plethora of big hitters and a talented group of youngsters have managed to have a pretty decent tournament so far. They have won two out of the four games played so far. CSK on the other hand has managed just two wins in their total five encounters so far. But on a positive note, they have bounced back from the ashes in the last match, courtesy of an outstanding opening partnership between Watson and Du Plessis. They would be counting on this performance to upset the Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi.

Strength

Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • Strong batting line-up. All of their batsmen are match-winners in their own right. Shubman Gill and Eoin Morgan are in fine touch.
  • From a world champion bowler in Pat Cummins to mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy, KKR has a lot of varied bowling options to choose from. Adding Andre Russell, they have 6 genuine bowling options in their bowling armoury.
  • Two of their batsmen in the top 6 can provide 6-8 overs together with the ball. This provides a much-needed balance and stability to a T20 team.
  • Young seamers Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti look like readymade T20 bowlers.

Chennai Super Kings:

  • Faf Du Plessis is in the form of his life. He has played match-winning innings in all the matches played so far in IPL 2020.
  • CSK’s young all-rounder Sam Curran is in fine form with both bat and ball. He provides a major boost and balance to this ageing side.
  • CSK veteran opener Shane Watson got back to form in the last match, and it solves almost 50% of CSK problems.

Weakness

Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • The batting form of Sunil Narine is a huge worry. It’s almost like KKR is starting their batting innings on 0/1.
  • Despite having good enough players at their disposal, KKR captain and coaching staff have been guilty of making unconventional and blunder decisions at crucial stages of the match.
  • The form of captain Dinesh Karthik is a huge worry for KKR.

Chennai Super Kings:

  • Apart from Faf du Plessis and Ambati Rayudu, none of their batsmen has shown consistency in their batting.
  • CSK’s strong force, the spin department has been pretty ordinary this season. Both Jadeja and Chawla are expensive and are inconsistent.
  • Kedar Jadhav has been a disaster so far. He is not scoring enough runs and is even wasting balls even when the required rate goes over 10.

KKR vs CSK: Who will win?

Win Prediction

  • CSK- 45%
  • KKR- 55%

Betting odds

Bet365: KKR- 1.90, CSK- 1.90
Betway: KKR- 1.95, CSK- 1.80

Kolkata Knight Riders to win this match

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  • The popular betting sites predicts a closely contested match, with the odds very slightly favouring CSK. But as per our today match prediction, KKR is more well suited to win this match as they have a better all-round team combination and more in-form players than CSK.
  • With Tripathi breaking out to the eleven, it narrows down the only visible weakness of KKR, that is the opening partnership. Whereas CSK still has a lot of visible weaknesses in the side.
  • CSK batting is heavily dependent on Faf Du Plessis or Ambati Rayudu. If either of them doesn’t make a big score then CSK stands no chance against KKR.

Head to Head (overall)

  • Matches Played- 23
  • KKR – 08
  • CSK- 14
  • Abandoned-01

KKR VS CSK MATCH PREDICTION

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CSK got back to their vintage best in the last match against KXIP, where both CSK openers Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis took down each of KXIP bowlers with great ease. They would be hoping for one more such opening partnership from these two against KKR. But things won’t be as easier for them as it was against KXIP. KKR do have good enough bowlers, in both pace and spin departments to break through this CSK line-up. If KKR bowlers can do that quite early in the innings then they can give the weak CSK middle order a run for their money.

KKR’s dilemma lies in the proper utilisation of their available resources. Despite having quality personals in their armoury, KKR captain Dinesh Karthik had been guilty of making silly mistakes and blunder decisions in crucial stages of the match. The most crucial of those starts with their opening combo. If despite all these failures if they do trust Narine to deliver again, then they are hindering their own future progression in this competition. Adding to that the act of sending an in-form Morgan down the order is affecting them big time. He coming in after Russell and captain DK makes no sense whatsoever.

Despite all these, both these sides are expected to be unchanged for this match.

KKR Playing 11: Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik,  Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy

CSK Playing 11: Faf Du Plessis, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla

Expert free tip for Fantasy cricket and IPL betting tips

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  1. Faf du Plessis and Ambati Rayudu are the only trustable batsmen in the CSK line-up. As for cricket betting tips, they are the sure-shot players to invest your money in.
  2. Sam Curran is a value for money player as far as fantasy cricket is concerned. He is expected to contribute with both the bat and ball. It’s better not to take a risk by leaving him out of your fantasy eleven.
  3. Young Shubman Gill, Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti are in fine form. Take them in your fantasy teams to gain big in grand leagues.
  4. KKR vice-captain Eoin Morgan is in his best-ever IPL form.

KKR vs CSK Toss Prediction and Pitch Report

The same track used for RR vs MI match will be used for this match as well. So it’s better to bat first and get runs on the board rather than trying to chase in this over-used pitch. That being said, considering the line-ups of both these teams any score in excess of 160 looks a good enough total on this pitch.

Predicted Score:

If Kolkata Knight Riders bat first: 170-180

If Chennai Super Kings bat first: 150-160

KKR vs CSK cricket betting tips

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Players who are expected to perform well as per Dream11 Prediction.

Top Batsman

KKR- Shubman Gill

Young Shubman Gill is in terrific form with the bat. Expect him to continue the same in this crucial encounter against CSK.

CSK- Faf du Plessis

In the absence of Ambati Rayudu, he was the only batsmen who took the responsibility of the entire batting order. His ability to play the anchoring role along with his power-hitting abilities makes him an ideal choice to score more runs in this match.  If you are in for IPL betting, place your bet on him, and if you are in for fantasy cricket, make him your captain or vice-captain. He won't disappoint.

Other Prominent Options: Ambati Rayudu, Eoin Morgan, Rahul Tripathi

Top Bowler

CSK- Deepak Chahar

The one man who can break through this explosive KKR batting line-up is the swing bowler Deepak Chahar. He is in fine form, and he will be Dhoni’s go-to man against Gill, Russell and Morgan.

KKR- Pat Cummins

Even though he went for runs in the last match and the first match, he had been creating havoc with the ball in the powerplays, whenever DK has used him fruitfully. Expect him to break-through the CSK batting line-up.

Other Prominent options: Sam Curran, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthi, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla

Most Sixes

KKR- Eoin Morgan

CSK- Faf du Plessis

Player of the Match

Shubman Gill

He holds the key for KKR’s chances in this match. He is expected to continue his good form and put on a noteworthy performance and grab the ‘Player of the Match’ award.

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Midhun M Menon @Mid_On_

An engineer who watches, plays, and writes cricket. Out here to tell you interesting stories from 22 yards from the perspective of a 22-year-old guy.