In any case, they can cheer up from the way that they beat the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by eight wickets in Dubai after a solid all-round show. CSK is next will be facing the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Thursday, October 29 in Dubai itself.
In their last meeting, CSK floundered in the run-chase and lost the match at the Sheik Zayed Stadium. As for KKR, they just need a win to jump into the top four of the IPL points table. Eoin Morgan and the team would be going into the game on the rear of an 8-wicket loss at the hands of Kings XI Punjab (KXIP).
Pitch and playing conditions
The pitch in Dubai has been a decent one as Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) amassed 219 runs losing just two wickets. The track has helped the spinners additionally as Rashid Khan picked three wickets and yielded just seven runs.
The two groups have solid bowling assaults and may wish to bat first. The conditions are going to stay warm with the temperature around 30 degrees Celsius. The humidity will be during the 40s.
Playing combinations for KKR and CSK
Kolkata Knight Riders probable XI
Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Eoin Morgan (C), Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy.
Chennai Super Kings probable XI
Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C and WK), Narayan Jagadeesan, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Monu Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir.
Top performers from KKR and CSK
Sunil Narine – Kolkata Knight Riders
Sunil Narine has had his struggles with the ball so far in the IPL 2020. Notwithstanding, the West Indies spinner made his rebound and is presently a piece of KKR’s team. With the bat, the left-hander scored a half-century against the Capitals and he is in decent shape. Last time around against CSK, he was brought into the assault after the tenth over and he helped his group dominate the match from a phase of hopelessness.
Sam Curran – Chennai Super Kings
Sam Curran has been a focusing light for the Super Kings in the competition. The southpaw has performed productively with both bat and ball. In the last game, the left-arm pacer got three wickets and confined RCB to a worse than average score.
Curran has 173 runs at a normal and strike-pace of 21.62 and 136.22 individually. He is additionally their driving wicket-taker with 13 wickets to his name.