Knight Riders and Super King’s face to face to improve their position in the point table, Chennai leads 3-2 in the last 5 matches against Kolkata:
The 21st match of the 13th season of IPL will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Chennai Super Kings in Abu Dhabi from 7:30 pm today. At present, KK is fourth and CSK 5th with 4-4 points. Both teams would like to strengthen their positions in the points table by winning the match. In the season so far, Kolkata won 2 out of 4 matches and 2 losers. Chennai has won only 2 out of 5 matches.
Chennai has won 3 out of the last 5 matches against Kolkata. Kolkata has been able to beat Chennai only 2 times. In the 12th season, there were two matches between the two. In both, Chennai had easily won the victory.
Karthik and Russell must come into form
Kolkata captain Dinesh Karthik and allrounder Andre Russell are very important for the team to come into form. Karthik has made only 37 runs in 4 matches played so far. Russell has also contributed 48 runs in 4 matches and took 4 wickets. Team opener Sunil Naren has also not been able to perform anything special so far.
Chennai showed their strength in the last match
Chennai lost 3 consecutive matches after winning the season’s opening match. He then beat Punjab by 10 wickets in the last match. Opener Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson played a tremendous inning. Chennai will leave no stone unturned to win the match.
The most expensive players of both teams
Kolkata’s most expensive player is Pat Cummins. They will get Rs 15.50 crore of the season. Then comes Sunil Narel, who will get Rs 12.50 crore for the season. Captain Dhoni is the most expensive player in the CSK. The team will give them Rs 15 crore a season. He is followed by Kedar Jadhav, who will get Rs 7.80 crore this season.
Pitch and Weather Reports
The sky will remain clear during the match in Abu Dhabi. The temperature is likely to be between 28 to 38 °c. The pitch can help the batsmen. Being a slow wicket here will also help the spinners a lot. The team winning the toss at Sheikh Zayed Stadium would prefer to bowl first. The first bowling team’s winning success rate in the last 45 T20 has been 56.81%.
- Total T20 on this ground: 44
- The first batting team won: 19
- The first bowling team won: 25
- Team average score in first innings: 137
- Team average score in second innings: 128
Chennai won the title 3 and Kolkata 2 times
In IPL history, Kolkata has played two finals (2014, 2012) so far and has been the champion both times. On the other hand, Dhoni’s captained Chennai won the title twice in 2010 and 2011. Last time the team became the champion in 2018. Chennai was also a five-time (2008, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2019) IPL.
IPL Chennai’s success rate highest
Chennai has the highest success rate of 60.65% in IPL. Chennai has played a total of 170 matches so far. In which he has won 102 matches and 67 losers. One match has been inconclusive. Kolkata has played a total of 182 matches so far. In which he has won 94 and 88 losers. KKR’s success rate in the league is 52.47%.