Introduction: The 38th match of the Vivo IPL 2021 will see the contest between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders (CSK vs KKR). Table-topper Chennai Super Kings will take on fourth-placed Kolkata Knight Riders in the first match of Sunday’s doubleheader in the UAE leg of the ongoing season.
Unlike the previous season when they failed to make it to the playoffs, Chennai Super Kings has been at their best so far in the season and are sitting atop the league standings with seven wins in nine games.
They started off their UAE campaign on a positive note, securing back-to-back wins against Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore, and are just one win away from sealing a playoff spot.
Kolkata Knight Riders, on the other side, have looked a completely different outfit in the UAE in comparison to the India leg of the tournament.
The first completely outplayed Royal Challengers Bangalore by 9 wickets in the opening fixture and then smashed Mumbai Indians bowlers all over the park in their dominant 7 wickets win in the second outing in Abu Dhabi.
With four wins in five games, Kolkata Knight Riders are comfortably sitting at the fourth spot and need three victories in their remaining five encounters.
Let’s see Dream 11 prediction of this match…….
Details Prediction for CSK vs KKR
Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 38
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Date & Time: September 25th at 3:30 PM IST, and at 2:00 PM local time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
The Pitch at has Sheikh Zayed Stadium has traditionally favored batsmen. The pitch in the upcoming match will assist Batsman and pacers might get help in 2nd inning while in the middle overs spinners might come in handy.
The weathermen have predicted that the weather will stay clear in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. As per the forecast, the temperature will hover around 35 degrees Celcius and wind speed of 19 Kmph with zero chances of rain for an uninterrupted match.
Head to Head (CSK vs KKR)
Total Matches Played: 26
Chennai Super Kings Won: 16
Kolkata Knight Riders Won: 9
No Result: 0
Average first innings score
The average first innings score at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi considering the last 5 matches played here are 165 runs.
Probable Playing XIs for CSK vs KKR:
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni©(wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood
Bench: Mitchell Santnar, Imran Tahir, Sam Curran
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan©, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik(wk), Sunil Narine, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy
Bench: Tim Seifert, Shivam Mavi, Karun Nair
My Dream11 Team for CSK vs KKR
Captain Options: Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad
Vice-Captain Options: Andre Russell, Shubman Gill
Keeper – MS Dhoni
Batsmen – Faf du Plessis (C), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi
All-rounder –Andre Russell (VC), Moeen Ali
Bowlers – Deepak Chahar, Lockie Ferguson, Shardul Thakur
Captain Options: Venkatesh Iyer,
Vice-Captain Options: Ruturaj Gaikwad
Keeper – Dinesh Karthik,
Batsmen – Faf du Plessis, Venkatesh Iyer(C), Ruturaj Gaikwad(VC), Shubman Gill,
All-rounder – Ravindra Jadeja, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo,
Bowlers – Deepak Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie Ferguson.
Player you should avoid:
KKR skipper Eoin Morgan hasn’t been in sensational form lately and with so many potent options from the batters, it’s hard to pick him in the fantasy teams.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.