MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK) can enter top 4 of the IPL 2020 points table today. For that CSK will have to beat Dinesh Karthik’s Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) tonite. Both CSK & KKR will be targeting their third win in the Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 as they square off at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Whoever wins today will enter the TOP 4 of the IPL 2020 points table.
It is worth noting that just 2 matches ago CSK was lying at bottom of the points table and with victory in their last game against KXIP they have already moved to 5th currently.
IPL Points Table 2020: CSK can make it to Top 4 by beating KKR
|Pos Indian Premier League||P||W||L||D||NRR||Pts|
|3||Royal Challengers Bangalore||5||3||2||0||-1.355||6|
|4||Kolkata Knight Riders||4||2||2||0||-0.121||4|
|5||Chennai Super Kings||5||2||3||0||-0.342||4|
|8||Kings XI Punjab||5||1||4||0||+0.178||2|
The MS Dhoni-led unit, will be seeking to continue their winning run. While CSK kicked-off their IPL 2020 season with a win over MI, they lost their next three games – RR, DC and SRH. However, CSK dished out a dominating show with the bat against KXIP, winning the game by 10 wickets to register their second win of the season.
KKR vs CSK Playing 11 & Team News
Chennai Super Kings: The CSK think-tank is a firm believer of continuity and after the win over KXIP, it’s highly unlikely they’ll make a change in their combination.
Probable XI: Faf du Plesiss, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c, wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar.
Kolkata Knight Riders: In Dubai, KKR decided to play with seven bowlers but with Kuldeep’s axing, they’ve found a better balance with six bowlers and Rahul Tripathi batting at No. 8. Expect no changes from them. If the team decides to bat Narine lower down the order, you can expect to see Tripathi open the batting.
Probable XI: Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (c, wk), Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy.
KKR vs CSK Live: Players that you should have in your Dream11 IPL 2020 Fantasy team
Although Eoin Morgan is yet to score a fifty in the IPL 2020, England’s World Cup-winning captain is playing his role to perfection. While his 42* and 32* against SRH and RR played a big role in KKR’s victories, his 18-ball 44 against DC kept KKR in the hunt. The left-hander will once again be expected to come good with the bat.
While he got a few starts, Shane Watson could not score big in the first few games for CSK in the IPL 2020. However, the CSK opener made a sensational return to form against KXIP, hammering unbeaten 83 off 53 balls to halt CSK’s three-match losing streak and powering them to their second win of the season. The former Australian all-rounder will be eager to have another fine outing with the bat when CSK face KKR.
There have been some typically huge Andre Russell sixes, but the big-hitting West Indian all-rounder is yet to play that special knock, where he took on the opposition bowlers and what better day than a day when KKR face CSK.
Faf du Plessis
He has been CSK’s most consistent performer in the IPL 2020 and currently occupying the second spot in the list of leading run-getters with 282 runs against his name. Faf du Plessis scored an unbeaten 87 as he and Watson sealed CSK’s 10-wicket win over KXIP. The right-hander, who has three fifty-plus scores in the ongoing IPL season, needs 21 runs to earn the Orange Cap and he will look to score big and earn that coveted Orange Cap.
While he did not feature in CSK’s playing XIs for the first few games, Shardul Thakur contributed with the ball as CSK beat KXIP. The right-arm pacer picked the two key wickets of Nicholas Pooran and KL Rahul just when it looked that the two would cut loose. Shardul will be keen to repeat, if not better, that performance against KKR.
Making his IPL debut for KKR, Rahul Tripathi played a fine 16-ball 36-run cameo against DC in a tall run-chase. While KKR could not cross the finish line, the right-hander will be seeking to contribute with the bat as KKR eye a win against CSK.
KKR vs CSK Live : Approaching Milestones
Eoin Morgan and Andre Russell need 10 and 52 runs respectively to complete 1000 and 1500 IPL runs. Russell is also 4 fours away from completing 100 IPL fours.
Dinesh Karthik requires 53 runs to complete 1000 IPL runs as captain.
MS Dhoni needs 51 runs to complete 4000 IPL runs for CSK.
Faf du Plessis and Ambati Rayudu require 79 and 37 runs respectively to complete 2000 and 1000 IPL runs for CSK.
Where to Watch KKR vs CSK Live in IPL 2020 LIVE: Where to catch KKR vs CSK Live Streaming?
The match between KKR vs CSK will be live broadcasted on Star Sports Network in the Indian Sub-Continent. The KKR vs CSK will also be Live Streamed on Disney+ Hotstar.
IPL 2020 Fans can also catch the KKR vs CSK Live Score & Ball by Ball Updates on
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