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CSK vs KKR, IPL 2020: Kolkata desperate for a win

IPL 2020, CSK vs KKR: Chennai take on Kolkata in Dubai.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: October 30, 2020 8:20:26 am
csk vs kkr dream 11MS Dhoni plays a shot. (BCCI/IPL)

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will face each other at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday. The last time these two squared off in season 13, KKR had come out on top. CSK have registered 4 wins from the 12 matches. KKR have won and lost 6 matches each and this will be their first game since their eight-wicket defeat against KXIP.

For CSK, any win would be welcome as they endured a forgettable season which is just about to wind down. England’s World Cup-winning captain Morgan will hope to lead from the front but that would call for a collective performance. There is a lot at stake for the Knights and they would settle for nothing less than a big win.

IPL 2020, CSK vs KKR Live Score

Squads:

Kolkata Knight Riders: Eoin Morgan (c), Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Dinesh Karthik, Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Andre Russell, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Siddhesh Lad, Tom Banton, Chris Green, M. Siddharth, Nikhil Naik and Tim Seifert

Chennai Super Kings: Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (Captain & Wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Kedar Jadhav, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Lungi Ngidi, Karn Sharma, Josh Hazlewood, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, R. Sai Kishore, N Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif

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CSK vs KKR Predicted Playing 11, Highlights:

19:10 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Playing XIs

CSK win toss elect to field. 

Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik(w), Eoin Morgan(c), Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy

Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), N Jagadeesan, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Karn Sharma, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi

18:21 (IST)29 Oct 2020
CSK show some late spark

CSK, on its part, will be aiming to build on the win over RCB and end the season on a high, apart from hurting the chances of play-off hopefuls.

The batting showed some spark with the young Ruturaj Gaikwad coming up with an enterprising knock and skipper Dhoni will be hoping he keeps the good form going. 

18:03 (IST)29 Oct 2020
KKR’s unsettled batting order

KKR’s unsettled batting order is a point of concern for Eoin Morgan, who would hope that former skipper Dinesh Karthik produces his A game when it matters most.

Nitish Rana, who shone in the win over Delhi Capitals came a cropper in the subsequent loss to Kings XI Punjab.

If the top-order fires, KKR will be better served as inconsistency has hurt the team in the course of the season as has the constant chopping and changing.

17:41 (IST)29 Oct 2020
KKR Probable XI:

Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted Playing XI: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Eoin Morgan (C), Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins/Andre Russell, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy

17:09 (IST)29 Oct 2020
CSK Probable XI:

Chennai Super Kings Predicted Playing XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C/wk), Sam Curran, N Jagadeesan, Ravindra Jadeja/R Sai Kishore, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Monu Kumar/KM Asif, Imran Tahir

16:17 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Backing experience over youth has turned CSK's season upside down, says Lara

"I think they (CSK) have got a lot of older players. There are not any young players coming through the line-up. You look at it. Even their overseas players, they have been around for a long time," Lara said on Star Sports' 'Select Dugout'. "So, they have backed experience over youth, and this has really turned upside down for them," he added.

15:39 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Won't be surprised if Dhoni is retained as CSK captain in 2021: Gambhir

“I keep saying that why CSK is CSK is because of the relationship between the owners and the captain. They have given all the freedom to MS, and MS has received all the mutual respect from the owners as well,” Gambhir was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo. “So I would not be surprised if they continue with MS and MS plays till the time he wants to play. And then next year he still continues to be the captain and have a much different squad than what he has this time around.”

14:51 (IST)29 Oct 2020
The many moods of MS Dhoni as his empire crumbled around him

MS Dhoni made his and Chennai Super Kings fans go through a whole gamut of emotions in this largely disappointing edition. He has been known to be inscrutable as he plots his team’s progress on the field, but betrayed his emotions on several occasions this season.

-Smiling Start

-Rusty Still

-Tried and tested

-Flying Dhoni

-Umpiring the umpire

-Words that sparked

-Apocalypse now

-Renewal and hope

(READ FULL STORY HERE)

14:16 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Where they stand so far?

CSK have registered 4 wins from the 12 matches they have played and are coming into this game on the back of a convincing eight-wicket win against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Meanwhile, KKR have won and lost 6 matches each and this will be their first game since their eight-wicket defeat against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP).

13:34 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Stats to remember

CSK at this venue: Played 8, Won 5, Lost 3
KKR at this venue: Played 2, Won 1, Lost 1

11:54 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Milestones on the card

Deepak Chahar needs 5 wickets to complete 50 IPL wickets.
Ravindra Jadeja is 1 catch away from completing 50 IPL catches for CSK.
Rahul Tripathi needs 53 runs to complete 1000 IPL runs.
Nitish Rana requires 87 runs to complete 1000 IPL runs for KKR.

11:29 (IST)29 Oct 2020
Hello and Welcome

The Dubai International Cricket Stadium will host the 49th match of the Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 when Chennai Super Kings (CSK) take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Thursday. Stay tuned for more updates.

Squads:

Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik(w), Eoin Morgan(c), Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy, Andre Russell, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Siddhesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, Tim Seifert, Chris Green, Rinku Singh, Ali Khan, Tom Banton, Shivam Mavi, Manimaran Siddharth

Chennai Super Kings Squad: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), N Jagadeesan, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, Monu Kumar, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Piyush Chawla, Murali Vijay, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, KM Asif, Shardul Thakur, Josh Hazlewood