IPL 2020: The match twenty-one of the thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is to be played between the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
CSK, who have won two out of five matches, will try to get an upper hand on their opposition to climb up the table. KKR, ranking fourth, have lost two out of four matches. Both the teams will be looking for a big win to gain points. However, CSK will be more subjected to win. Hence, TheSportsMag will be writing the Yellow Army as today’s winner.
IPL 2020: CSK vs KKR, MATCH 21, PREDICTED PLAYING XI AND ANALYSIS
CSK: Predicted playing XI: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, M. S. Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur
KKR: Predicted playing XI: Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Tom Banton, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, Rahul Tripathi, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Kamlesh Nagarkoti
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Toss: 7:00 pm (IST)
Match: 7:30 pm (IST)
Analysis: Despite the fact that CSK have not been inspiring yet, the opening duo of Watson-Du Plessis can be deadly at times. Also, Ambati, who has been a great figure for the Yellow Army, might be called for the top-order. Dhoni himself will be trying to regain the lost momentum. Also, Jadeja and Bravo will be stabling at the finish. Their bowlers, especially Piyush, are going pretty fine, and can CSK can have an upper hand with Chahar, Hazlewood.
On the other hand, KKR might try swiping the order a bit as their batsman and bowler are no more in the required form. Narine, Gill, and Banton will be the major assets to cause either downfall or lead to victory. Karthik himself will be looking to a big it. The bowlers Pat Cummins is known for his pace and they can try changing in the lower-order.