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| On Updated : Oct 29, 2020 3:06 AM IST

KKR vs CSK Prediction: Toss, Pitch, Cricket Betting Tips for Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings IPL 2020 Match 49

KKR vs CSK Prediction: CSK has nothing to lose. They are the only one team to have been knocked out of the IPL 2020 so far. Whereas for KKR, this is a do or die match. If they can win two of their remaining matches, they will get to 16 points and will weigh above RR and SRH quite comfortably. So a win in this match is a necessity for KKR. Whereas the other bottom-placed teams would be hoping for a CSK win.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings
Indian Premier League 2020, Match 49
Date & Time: 29 October, 2020 at 7:30PM IST
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, UAE

Strength

Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • Even though all their batsmen haven’t been consistent enough, on their day they are a strong force.
  • From a world champion bowler in Pat Cummins to mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy, KKR has a lot of varied bowling options to choose from.

Chennai Super Kings:

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  • 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 aging side.

Weakness

Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • After the opening slot, KKR does not have any fixed position for any of their batsmen. This fluid approach may affect the stability of the team in the long run.
  • The form of Dinesh Karthik is a huge worry for KKR.

Chennai Super Kings:

  • Apart from Faf du Plessis none of their batsmen has shown consistency in their batting.
  • CSK does have a weak batting order, which is not suited for T20 cricket.
  • The form of MS Dhoni is a huge concern.
  • They have been pretty ordinary in all departments of the game. MS Dhoni and co. suddenly seemed to have completely forgotten how to win games.

KKR vs CSK Who will win?

Photo: BCCI

Win Prediction

  • CSK-30%
  • KKR-70%

Betting odds

Bet365: CSK- 2.10, KKR- 1.72
Betway: CSK- 2.00, KKR- 1.80

Kolkata Knight Riders to win this match

KKR is in dire need of a win and they have well settled eleven than CSK. So KKR is winning this match, as per our KKR vs CSK today match prediction.

If you are in for online IPL betting, place your money on KKR.

Head to Head (overall)

  • Matches Played- 24
  • KKR – 09
  • CSK- 14
  • Abandoned-01

Head to Head (UAE)

  • Matches Played- 1
  • KKR – 1
  • CSK- 0

KKR VS CSK MATCH PREDICTION

Photo: BCCI

The form of former captain Dinesh Karthik is a huge worry for KKR. But they don’t have many options to replace him from the eleven. The only suitable option is Tom Banton, but that would mean they would have to sacrifice one overseas spot. So the chance of that happening is quite less. Dre-Russ if fit may replace Pat Cummins. No other changes are expected from the men in purple. As for CSK, it is a perfect time to try out their bench strength. Chance of Kerala pacer KM Asif making a cut or even Tamil Nadu spinner Sai Kishore getting a game cannot be ruled out.

CSK Playing XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, N Jagadeesan, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Mitchell Santner, Monu Kumar/ KM Asif, Imran Tahir

KKR Playing XI: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan, Sunil Narine, Dinesh Karthik, Pat Cummins/ Andre Russell, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna

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Expert free tip for KKR vs CSK Dream11 and IPL betting tips

  1. With KKR in a must-win situation, both Shubman Gill and Eoin Morgan are expected to step up. Expect a positive intent from Gill like what he showed in the last match.
  2. Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine is expected to enjoy success against struggling CSK batsmen.
  3. With nothing to lose, expect an out and out explosive innings from Sam Curran with the bat. His expertise with the ball makes him a must-have player in your fantasy teams.
  4. Ruturaj Gaikwad showed promise in the last match. Expect him to carry on with that form.

KKR vs CSK Toss Prediction and Pitch Report

Despite being a large ground, Dubai has seen many high scoring games in IPL 2020. Unlike the predictions from the experts that pitch would dry up as the tournament reaches the middle stage, it hasn’t been the case so far. It still suits seam bowlers and batsmen quite really well. Looking purely at the stats, batting first would be the ideal choice in this pitch.

If Kolkata Knight Riders bat first: 160-170

If Chennai Super Kings bat first: 140-150

KKR vs CSK cricket betting tips

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

Photo: BCCI

Top Batsman

CSK- Faf du Plessis

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.

KKR- Shubman Gill

Young Shubman Gill is in terrific form with the bat. Moreover, he along with Morgan showed positive intent in the last match even after being down for 10-3 quite early on in the powerplay. Expect long match-winning innings from Gill.

Other Prominent Options: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Eoin Morgan

Top Bowler

CSK- Deepak Chahar

If there is any bowler who can rescue CSK from this misery, then that is Deepak Chahar. If he can get some early swing, then things would fall in place for CSK.

KKR- Varun Chakravarthi

This is quite an unusual pick, but this man had been doing full justice to the job at his hand. Restricting the flow of runs in the middle over and taking crucial wickets at regular intervals, he should be your wild-card choice for fantasy tournaments.

Other Prominent options: Sam Curran, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins

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_

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