49th Match of IPL 2020 Between CSK and KKR

Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders

49th Match:

The forty ninth encounter of the IPL 2020 between CSK and KKR is going to be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai on October 29th 2020.

CSK vs KKR History:

IPL 2020

The teams completed 24 meetings, till date. CSK won 14 games. KKR won 9 times. One was abandoned without a ball.

The teams met 9 times at the home ground of CSK. CSK won 7 times. KKR won just twice.

The teams met 9 times at the home ground of KKR. The host won 4 times, CSK won 5 times.

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The teams played 6 times at the neutral venue. CSK won twice and KKR won thrice.

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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CSK is currently at the bottom in the table. If the team will win the match and earn 2 points, then the team may be at any of the 6th, 7th or current positions, depending upon NRR, with 10 points in total. But in case of defeat, the team may stay in the same position with 8 points in total.

KKR is currently at the 5th position. If the team will win the match and earn 2 points, then the team may be at any of the 2nd to 4th position in the table, depending upon NRR, with 14 points in total. But in case of defeat, the team may stay at the current position.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast for Dubai shows the weather would be pretty clear during the match. The precipitation would be almost 0% as of now, so there would be no chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be 27-30 Celsius. The wind would be around 7 to 16 km/h throughout the match. The speed of wind and the temperature would be decreased, as the match progressed.

Toss and Pitch (Record of International Matches):

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 38 times out of 62 matches. The selection favored the teams, and the teams won 21 times, while lost 16 times with one tie. 

On the other hand, the team chose to field first after winning the toss, won 11 times and lost 13 times. 

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches 32 times and lost 29 times.

The first batting team won the matches 34 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 27 times.

The lowest successful defended total was 118 on the venue. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 180 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 71, and the highest total was 211 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 73 runs (completed innings), whereas the highest was 187 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 21.37 and 19.06 is for the second innings.

Toss and Pitch (Record of IPL Matches):

Teams chose to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 14 times in 28 games. The selection didn’t favor the teams, as the team won 6 times and lost 8 times, though once the team lost a match in the second super over. 

On the other hand, the team chose to field first after winning the toss, won thrice and lost 11 times, though the teams lost the match in super over twice. 

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches just 9 times and lost 19 times, including those three super over defeats.

The first batting team won the matches 17 times including two ties. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 11 times, only, including one tie.

The lowest successful defended total was 126. On the other hand, Highest successful chase is 179 at the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 115, and the highest total was 219 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 109 runs, whereas the highest was 201 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 31.79 and 23.48 is for the second innings.

Toss and Pitch (Record of IPL 2020):

Teams chose to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 11 times in 21 games. The selection didn’t favor the teams, as the teams won 5 times and lost 6 times, though one of the defeats in the first ever second super over of the game.

On the other hand, the team chose to field first after winning the toss, won just once, and lost 9 times the match, though the teams lost the match in super over twice

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches just 6 times and lost 15 times, including those three super over defeats.

The first batting team won the matches 14 times including those two ties (super over victories). Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won just 7 times including one super over victory.

The lowest successfully defended total 126. On the other hand, Highest successful chase is 179 at the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 126, and the highest total was 219 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 109 runs, whereas the highest was 201 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 34.25 and 22.56 is for the second innings.

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams never faced each other at the venue just once. The upcoming encounter will be the first between the teams.

Teams’ History at the Venue:

CSK got 8 opportunities to play at the venue. The team has an above average record, as the team won 5 times, and lost thrice. CSK was unbeaten in the 2014 edition, and won and lost thrice in the current season. 

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KKR got just 2 opportunities to play at the place. The team has an average record at the place, as the team won and lost once. KKR lost the only game in 2014 season and won the game in the current season.

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Tentative XI for both the Teams:

Chennai Super Kings:

The team would prefer to go unchanged XI.

Chennai Super Kings Eleven: R. Gaikwad, F. du Plessis, A. Rayudu, M. Dhoni, N. Jagadeesan, R. Jadeja, S. Curran, M. Santner, D. Chahar, I. Tahir, M. Kumar

Kolkata Knight Riders:

The team may add S. Mavi as all-rounder or R. Singh as a batsman in place of a bowler.

Kolkata Knight Riders Eleven: S. Gill, R. Tripathi, N. Rana, E. Morgan, D. Karthik, S. Narine, P. Cummins, S. Mavi / R. Singh / K. Nagarkoti, V. Chakravarthy, L. Ferguson, K. Yadav / P. Krishna