21st Match of IPL 2020 Between KKR and CSK

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings

21st Match:

The match between KKR and CSK is the Twenty First meeting of the IPL 2020, which is going to be played at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi on October 7th 2020.

KKR vs CSK History:

IPL 2020

The teams competed against each other 23 times, till date. Out of them, KKR won 8 times and lost 14 times. The remaining one was abandoned without a ball.

The teams competed 9 times at the home ground of KKR. The home team won 4 times and lost 5 times.

The teams faced each other 9 times at the home ground of CSK. The host won 7 times. On the other hand, visitors won just twice.

The teams met 5 times at the neutral venue. KKR won twice and same for CSK. One meeting was abandoned without a ball.

Victory brings points:

In the group stage, the winner will earn 2 points and the defeating team will earn 0 points.

 

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If KKR will win the match, the team will jump to third position with 6 points. In case of defeat, the team will go down between fifth to seventh position, depending upon the net run rate (NRR) with 4 points

If CSK will win the match, then the team will go to the third position with 6 points. In case of losing, the team may stay in the same (fifth) position or may go down to sixth or seventh position with 4 points.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast for Abu Dhabi shows the weather would be pretty clear and hot during the match. The precipitation percentage would be between 0% to 5% as of now, so there would be no chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be 33 – 34 Celsius. The wind would be between 16 to 22 km/h throughout the match. The speed of wind and the temperature would decrease as the match progressed.

Toss and Pitch (Record of International Matches):

Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened 24 times out of 45 matches. The selection favored the teams, and the teams won 13 times, while lost 11 times. On the other hand, the team chose to bat first after winning the toss won 9 times and lost 12 times. Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches 22 times and lost 23 times.

The first batting team won the matches 20 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 25 times.

The lowest defended total was 129 on the venue in 2012. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 163 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 66, though it was by associate country, Nigeria against Ireland, and the highest total was 225 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 89 runs (completed innings), whereas the highest was 166 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 19.41 and 23.03 is for the second innings.

Toss and Pitch (Record of IPL Matches):

Teams doesn’t prefer anything as the team chose to bat first, after winning the toss, won four times, though one of them was tie, but the team with batting first managed to win by boundary counts (as, the super over was also tied), and lost thrice.On the other hand, the team chose to field first after winning the toss, which happened 7 times out of 14 matches. The selection didn’t favor the teams, and the teams won thrice, and lost four times. Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches 7 times and lost 7 times, as well.

The first batting team won the matches eight times including one tie, in which the first batting team won by boundary counts. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 6 times.

The lowest defended total was 132 on the venue. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 206 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 70, and the highest total was 205 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 84 runs (completed innings), whereas the highest was 206 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 27.21 and 20.65 is for the second innings.

Toss and Pitch (Record of IPL 2020 Matches):

Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened 4 times out of 7 matches. The selection didn’t favor the teams, and the teams won just once, while lost thrice. On the other hand, the team chose to bat first after winning the toss, won once and lost twice. Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches just twice and lost 5 times. Another toss win lose match ground for IPL 2020.

The first batting team won the matches 4 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won thrice.

The lowest defended total was 162 on the venue. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 163 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 142, and the highest total was 195 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 136 runs, whereas the highest was 166 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 33.31 and 23.66 is for the second innings.

History Between the Teams at the venue:

Both the teams never faced each other at the venue. The teams will compete against each other for the first time on the venue in the upcoming encounter.

Teams’ History at the Venue:

KKR got five chances to play the match at the venue, in which the team won twice and lost the thrice, though one of them was resulted in a tie, but the team lost the game in boundary counts (as, the super over was also tied). CSK had three opportunities to play at the venue, and the team won twice and lost once.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

Kolkata Knight Riders:

The team would go without any change.

Kolkata Knight Riders: S.Narine, S. Gill, N. Rana, D. Karthik, E. Morgan, A. Russell, R. Tripathi, S. Mavi, K. Nagarkoti, P. Cummins, V. Chakravarthy

Chennai Super Kings:

The team would prefer to go with a winning combination.

Chennai Super Kings Eleven: S. Watson, F. du Plessis, A. Rayudu, M. Dhoni, K. Jadhav, S. Curran, D. Bravo / J. Hazlewood, R. Jadeja, P. Chawla, S. Thakur, D. Chahar