In the Match 38 of the Indian Premier League, the Chennai Super Kings will lock horns against the Kolkata Knight Riders team. The Chennai Super Kings will require the contributions of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Deepak Chahar, while Venkatesh Iyer and Varun Chakravarthy are the key players for Kolkata Knight Riders. The KKR team is led by Eoin Morgan, while MS Dhoni leads the CSK team.
The Chennai Super Kings have 7 wins in 9 matches and are at top of the points table. They won their last league match against Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 wickets. While, Kolkata Knight Riders won by 7 wickets in their last league match against Mumbai Indians, and have 4 wins in 9 matches. Both teams are coming into this game after 2 consecutive wins in the league stage.
The Match 38 will witness Chennai Super Kings against Kolkata Knight Riders. Both the teams have picked up momentum once again with two consecutive wins in the last 2 matches. The youngsters of CSK, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Deepak Chahar will play the main role, while Venkatesh Iyer and Rahul Tripathi will play a main role in this match.
Fixture Name: Match 38
Competition: Indian Premier League 2021
Date: 26 September
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
CSK(recent last): W W W
KKR(recent last): W W L
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Pitch Report: The match between CSK and KKR will be played at Abu Dhabi. On this ground, it is observed that the bowlers have got a fine help in the 1st half of the match. Then with the dew coming in, it has been easy for the batters to score runs in an efficient manner. The par score on this venue will be 175, for both of the teams to compete well in this fixture.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Kolkata Knight Riders 159/3 won by 7 wickets against Mumbai Indians 155/6 in Indian Premier League 2021
The 5 players from CSK, and 6 from Kolkata Knight Riders are chosen for the 38th match of IPL 2021. The both teams have been in prolific form, especially the batters. The captain pick for this fixture will be Rahul Tripathi who has been a consistent performer in the IPL, while vice-captain can be Ruturaj Gaikwad who is looking quite confident of this skills as well.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Dinesh Karthik
BATSMEN: Faf Du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rahul Tripathi, Venkatesh Iyer
ALL-ROUNDERS: Dwayne Bravo, Moeen Ali, Andre Russell
BOWLERS: Deepak Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie Ferguson
The Kolkata Knight Riders is expected to secure victory in this match due to the better bowling attack of the team. Along with bowlers, the top-order has been impeccable in the Phase 2 and would look to edge out the opposition. While, Chennai Super Kings team is also on a fine momentum and would look to perform well as a team and remain at the top of the table.
The Chennai Super Kings are at top of the table with 7 wins in 9 matches. In the last league match against RCB, the bowlers pulled it off brilliantly in the death overs to contain the opposition, with Bravo being the best performer. Then, Ruturaj, Plessis, and other batters were impressive to help the team in chasing down the total easily. The top picks will be Faf Du Plessis and Dwayne Bravo.
Faf is not in his prime now, but he is a explosive batsman and can start to fire at anytime, and it’s just not viable enough to not have him as your top pick. Faf was decent in the last game, and he’ll look to up his game in the next one with a special innings, which he can surely do so. In 9 IPL 2021 matches, Plessis has amassed 351 runs at a fantastic average of 50.14.
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Bravo is a icon of the T20 format, he just manages to get wickets anyhow and at anytime, and at most crunch situations, he delivers for the team. He is the most experienced bowler of the team and the one on who, the team can be dependent on. Bravo can bat as well, which is a extra plus to his name. In this season, Bravo has picked up 9 wickets and has contributed 43 runs with the bat.
Captain: MS Dhoni
Wicket-keeper: MS Dhoni
Possible Top Four: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu
Opening Bowlers: Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood
Spin Bowlers: Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja
Overseas Players: Moeen Ali, Josh Hazlewood, Faf Du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo
CSK Playing 11 (likely)
The Kolkata Knight Riders have changed their fortune in the Phase 2 and need to win 3-4 gams out of the remaining fixtures. In the last league match against MI, they bowled well to keep the opposition below par score, with Ferguson being the top bowler. Then, Venkatesh Iyer and Rahul Tripathi were terrific with their contribution to help the team in winning the match.
Rahul is definitely a top pick candidate from the batting department of this team. He has shown what he is capable of doing, in the past two seasons, and will do the same in the upcoming games. Tripathi can stabilize and can play attacking cricket and a player, the team can absolutely rely on due to his experience. In IPL 2021, Tripathi has accumulated 261 runs at an average of 37.28.
Lockie is a bowler, who silently delivers it for the team, and is not praised as much as he should be. He is a bowling top pick from the Knight Riders, as he can be a worthy pick, keeping in mind the abilities he has. Lockie has been pretty good in both the games until now, and the same will be expected from him again. He was given an opportunity to play in the Phase 2, and has scalped 4 wickets at a terrific economy rate.
Captain: Eoin Morgan
Wicket-keeper: Dinesh Karthik
Possible Top Four: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana
Pace Bowlers: Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Andre Russell
Spin Bowlers: Sunil Narine, Varun Chakrvarthy
Overseas Players: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Eoin Morgan, Lockie Ferguson
KKR Playing 11 (likely)
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