CSK vs KKR Dream11 Prediction: In the Match 38 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will be facing the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on 26 September at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. While talking about the standing of these two teams in this tournament so far, the Chennai Super Kings are placed at the second position while the Kolkata Knight Riders occupies the fourth spot on the table.
The Chennai Super Kings registered two brilliant victories over Mumbai Indians and the Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last two matches and are currently placed second on the points table with 14 points. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders also defeated Mumbai and Bangalore in their previous two games in IPL 2021.Thus, both these teams will now be looking to build on this winning momentum.
The Chennai Super Kings have always dominated the proceedings against the Kolkata Knight Riders in the history of the Indian Premier League. The MS Dhoni-led team have won a total of 16 matches out of the 26 meetings while KKR have won 9 games. Earlier in the Indian Premier League 2021 season, the Chennai Super Kings registered a brilliant 18-run win over the Eoin Morgan-led team in Mumbai.
Fixture Name: IPL Match 38, Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Competition: VIVO IPL 2021
Date: 26 September
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
CSK (recent last): W W L W W
KKR (recent last): W W L W L
Ground: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Pitch Report: As seen in the previous afternoon game, there was some help for the pace bowlers on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium wicket. The pitch has surely been challenging for the batsmen but things are expected to improve for the batters to a great extent in this game. However, bowling first will be a safe decision after winning the toss on this surface.
Toss Update: Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and opted to bat first.
It will be a great move to pick a mixed combination of both Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders players in your respective dream fantasy cricket teams. Since it is an afternoon game, it will be a good decision to include more of all-rounders and bowlers to increase the chances of winning big contests. The likes of Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Venkatesh Iyer, Varun Chakravarthy and Rahul Tripathi remain the must pick players for this exciting contest.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Dinesh Karthik
BATSMEN: Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana
ALL-ROUNDERS: Moeen Ali, Sam Curran
BOWLERS: Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Shardul Thakur
The Chennai Super Kings will start as the favourites to win this match and qualify for the playoffs one more time in the Indian Premier League. Both their batsmen and bowlers are in a really great form. On the other side, the Kolkata Knight Riders are also high on confidence after two brilliant wins against two big sides and once again have the ability to beat CSK in these conditions. Thus, it will be an entertaining contest up on the cards.
The Chennai Super Kings have definitely performed as a collective unit in this ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League 2021 season. The likes of Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Moeen Ali looked in a terrific form to put up winning totals on the board on consistent basis. In the bowling department, Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo and Deepak Chahar have also performed really well to support the batters.
Chennai Super Kings’ all-rounder Moeen Ali did not had the best of performances in the last two games. But he had an incredible performance especially with the bat in the first half of IPL 2021. The left-handed batter smacked a total of 206 runs that included a brilliant fifty as well at a wonderful strike-rate of 157.25. He also contributed with the ball in difficult situations picking up five wickets at an economy of 6.16.
For the Chennai Super Kings, Faf du Plessis has put up an impressive show with the bat in the last two editions of the IPL. After scoring more than 400 runs when the tournament was last held in the UAE conditions, the former South African captain has already racked up more than 350 runs this season in just 9 matches. He has smashed a total of four half-centuries in the ongoing competition.
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CSK Playing 11 (Confirmed)
Faf du Plessis
For the Kolkata Knight Riders, it was a complete performance in the last wins over Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians especially by Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson and Prasidh Krishna in the bowling department. They also have some in-form batsmen like Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer and Nitish Rana will be the mainstays while skipper Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell will handle the finishing work.
In the very first match of the IPL 2021 Phase 2 for the Kolkata Knight Riders, Varun Chakravarthy delivered an impressive match-winning performance with the ball picking the crucial wickets of Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby and Wanindu Hasaranga and ended giving just 13 runs in his quota of four overs. He has been a consistent wicket-taker for KKR in the last two IPL seasons.
For the Kolkata Knight Riders, Rahul Tripathi is coming into this game after playing a match-winning effort in the last game against Mumbai Indians. Tripathi smashed an amazing unbeaten innings of 74 runs off 42 balls that included 8 fours and 3 sixes. The right-handed KKR batsman has had an excellent performance this season scoring more than 250 runs at an average of nearly 38.
KKR Playing 11 (Confirmed)
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