The playoffs hopes are gone for the Chennai Super Kings for the first time in the last 13 years of IPL. After the loss of two big players like Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh team couldn’t manage to find the right combination.
CSK is currently sitting last on the points table and they will play for the pride in the remaining games. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders are still in a playoff hopes. Today’s game is a must win game for the Eoin Morgan and company.
In the last encounter against Kolkata Knight Riders at Abu Dhabi, CSK lost the game in the last few overs. After the solid start from S Watson and Faf Du Plessis middle order players couldn’t finish the game for CSK.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings, Match 49, Dubai International Cricket stadium. Time: 19:30 IST
Pitch and Weather Condition
The Dubai pitch is expected to be a batting track as we have seen in the last game between DC and SRH. The batsman can utilize more of a pitch in the powerplay when the fielder inside the circle.
Highest total – 219/2 by Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals
Lowest Score – 109/10 by Royal Challengers Bangalore vs KXIP
Total Matches – Played – 21 | Bat 1st Won – 12 | Bat 2nd Won 3 | Tie – 3
Total Wickets Taken by (IPL 2020)
Pacers – 142 (1st inn – 69, 2nd inn – 73)
Spinners – 73 (1st inn – 25, 2nd inn – 48)
** Note- Pacers are getting more wickets than the spinners.
CSK – Played – 6 | Won – 3 | lost – 3
KKR – Played – 1 | Won – 1