Chennai Super Kings (CSK) & Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will face each other at the 38th Match of Vivo IPL 2021. The match will be played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE on 26th September at 3.30 PM IST.
CSK vs KKR: IPL 2021: Preview
MS Dhoni’s side has regained its top spot on the points table with their 6-wicket win against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. The side made a strong comeback in the last game after a poor start. Dhoni would want his players to take confidence from their good record against the KKR. He would be aware of KKR’s batting prowess and expect a good show from his bowlers.
Eoin Morgan’s side has resumed its campaign on a promising note. They have registered two massive wins and the last one against the defending champions Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets would have surely added to the side’s confidence. Their batting is looking strong, and Morgan would like to use it and beat the Super Kings against whom they had lost the earlier game.
CSK vs KKR: IPL 2021: Weather Report
Abu Dhabi would see a hot and humid afternoon on the match day. Temperature will stay around 33°C with a wind speed of 7 km/Hr.
CSK vs KKR: IPL 2021: Pitch Report
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi is a big-sized ground, but the fast outfield has allowed batsmen to score runs easily here in the past. It is a tough venue for the fast bowlers with nothing on the surface for them. Spinners have enjoyed a good record as the ball can turn sharply and stop on the batsmen.
CSK vs KKR: IPL 2021: Probable Playing XI
Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (c & wk), Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood
Kolkata Knight Riders: Eoin Morgan (c), Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna
CSK vs KKR: IPL 2021: Dream11 Team Prediction
Dream11 Team: MS Dhoni (C & WK), Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rahul Tripathi, Ravindra Jadeja, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie Ferguson
CSK vs KKR: Result of last 5 Matches
Chennai Super Kings: W/W/L/W/W
Kolkata Knight Riders: L/W/L/W/W
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CSK vs KKR: IPL 2021: Match Prediction
We expect this to be a tough contest as both the teams are in good form. Kolkata Knight Riders would however have to fight a mental battle as their record against CSK hasn’t been something for the side to take pride in. The Chennai Super Kings have good depth in their batting, and this allows the top order to play freely. This would put them nose ahead of KKR in this game.