INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE 2020- KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS V/S CHENNAI SUPER KINGS

INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE 2020- KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS V/S CHENNAI SUPER KINGS

The Indian Premier League 2020 is now left with a few matches. This could be the final time that we witnessed the current CSK squad. The team is already out of the play off race and this might lead to a drastic change in the team composition in the next auction. in the upcoming match, the team will play against Kolkata Knight riders who is still in the play off race. Kolkata lost their previous match against Kings XI Punjab leaving them in a tough position. They still need to win their rest two matches and hope for Punjab to lose one. There is an expected change in both the team composition in the upcoming match. Chennai wishes to give the entire team a run while Kolkata is still hoping for an elusive balance. Their face off is going to be played at
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai on 29th October,
2020.

KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS

The team lost its previous match due to poor batting. The possibility might be the lack of a batsman which led to the loss. After his great inning against Delhi capitals, Nitish Rana too failed and that might be the reason for that mini collapse.

Dinesh Karthik is struggling in the previous matches and Rahul Tripathi has been very poor since then. Both these players may keep their spot in the side yet that is simply because KKR doesn’t have such a large number of other convincing choices on the seat.

Eoin Morgan and Shubman Gill came out to be terrific in the previous match. They played freely and seemed to be in good touch until they got out. Sunil Naraine can be a threat to the team as the lack of a fast bowler option but have quite a number of spinner options at their disposal. The team now needs to beef up its batting. Nagarkoti did not got a single delivery in the previous match and that’s clear that the team
would be playing without him. With Nikhil Naik and Rinku Singh
on the bench, an addition of batsmen can be a good option.

However, having Tom Banton in place of Pat Cummins can be risky but it still need only one on the card. This would not be a problem if Andre Russell were fit and he would have easily replaced Pat Cummins and would have easily managed the team balance issues. There are still a lot of things that the team needs to get right. They had a perfect match against Delhi capitals and a really poor one against Kings XI Punjab. It would be interesting to see whether what happens in their upcoming match.

CHENNAI SUPER KINGS –  The team managed to get with RCB with ease in their previous match. It seems that the conditions are becoming likely to the team as the venue for the previous match was the same As for the upcoming. Their players Mitch Santner and Imran Tahir helped tie up the batsmen in the center while Deepak Chahar
and Sam Curran were viable in getting wickets. Their batting fired and they managed to chase the total with ease. However constant change in the team composition might affect the players performance but the team might still expect a few changes.

After the previous match, CSK has still not find any solution to their problems. Even their win did not make them a great side. The opposition have enough spinners to make the batting difficult and to Rituraj Gaekwad will be tested by the fast bowlers. Dhoni, Jadeja and Curran has no comfortable assurance against their fast bowlers. The team has mostly struggled in their matches and has batted well in only one. They do have the bowling to pose inquiries of the resistance
however there are no undeniable match-champs here either.

PITCH AND CONDITIONS- The conditions might lead the team winning the toss to bat and set a target first. The surface at Dubai has become slower due to spin and lack of pace and is titled towards the bowlers leading the batsmen to have difficulty in finding the boundaries.