KKR must win to stay in playoff race; Battle of honor for CSK


Posted on 29th Oct 2020 02:59 pm by rohit kumar

The 49th match of the 13th season of IPL will be played between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Dubai from 7:30 pm today. Kolkata must win this match to stay in the playoff race. If the team loses, it will have to wait for the results of other teams for the play-offs. At the same time, Chennai, who have already been out of the tournament, would like to win both the remaining matches to save their honor.

 

Kolkata had defeated Chennai in the last match

The last time the two teams met face-to-face in the season, Kolkata beat Chennai by 10 runs. In the 11th match of the season played in Abu Dhabi, Kolkata had given a target of 168 runs to Chennai. In reply, Chennai was able to score 167 runs for 5 wickets.

 

Kolkata 5th and Chennai 8th

Kolkata is in the 5th position with 12 points in the points table. Kolkata has won 6 out of 12 matches in the season and lost the same. At the same time, Chennai is at the 8th position with 8 points. He has won only 4 out of 12 matches in the season and has lost 8.

 

Kolkata lost in the last match, Chennai won

In their last match, Kolkata had defeated Kolkata by 8 wickets to advance themselves to the playoff race. At the same time, Chennai had defeated Bengaluru by 8 wickets in their previous match.

 

Gil-Morgan Kolkata's top scorer

Shubman Gill and Eoin Morgan have scored the most runs in the season for Kolkata. Gill has scored 378 runs so far and Morgan has scored 335 runs. This is followed by Nitish Rana, who has scored 265 runs so far in the season.

 

Du Plessis-Rayudu scored the most runs for Chennai

Faf du Plessis is the highest run-scorer for Chennai. He has scored 401 runs so far in the season. Ambati Rayudu is second with 291 runs. At the same time, Shane Watson is at number three with 285 runs.

 

13 wickets for Varun Chakraborty

Kolkata's mystery spinner Varun Chakraborty has taken 13 wickets so far in the season, 5 of which he took against Delhi Capitals in a single match. Due to this performance, Varun was also selected in the Indian T20 team for the tour of Australia.

 

Karan-Chahar Chennai's top wicket-taker

Sam Karan is the first and Deepak Chahar in second place in terms of maximum wickets in the season for Chennai. Karan has 13 wickets so far and Chahar has 12 wickets. Apart from these, Shardul Thakur has taken 9 wickets so far in the season.

 

Pitch and Weather Report

The sky will be clear during the match in Dubai. Temperatures are likely to be between 21 and 34 degrees Celsius. The pitch here can help the batsmen. Being a slow wicket here will also help the spinners a lot. The team that wins the toss will like to bat first. Before this IPL, the success rate of the first batting team in the last 61 T20s was 55.74%.

 

Total T20: 61 on this ground

First Batting Team Won: 34

First bowling team won: 26

Average team score in first innings: 144

Team average score in second innings: 122

Chennai won 3 titles and Kolkata 2 times

Chennai, captained by Dhoni, won the title twice in 2010 and 2011 in a row. The last time this team became champions in 2018. At the same time, Chennai has also been the IPL runner-up five times (2008, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2019). At the same time, Kolkata has played the final twice (2014, 2012) so far and was the champion both times.

 

The success rate of Chennai is higher than Kolkata

Chennai has a success rate of 59.37% in IPL. Chennai have played a total of 177 matches in the league so far, in which they have won 104 and lost 72. One match was inconclusive. At the same time, the success rate of Kolkata is 52.10%. Kolkata has played a total of 190 matches so far, in which it has won 98 and lost 92.

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