The IPL 2020 season, the 13th edition of the cash-rich cricket league has its 21st match on 7th October when Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Chennai Super Kings at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders have won two matches so far and despite a defeat shoed a brilliant chase effort versus Delhi on Saturday, scoring 210. Along with Gill in the opening, Nitish Rana continues to impress with a 58-off-35, plus a swashbuckling 18-ball-44 from Eoin Morgan in the middle. Rahul Tripathi also impressed with the bat. Russell shined in the bowling with picking two, while the others were very costly.
Full Squad: Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shubman Gill, Siddhesh Lad, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan, Varun Chakravarti, Tom Banton (wk), Rahul Tripathi, Chris Green, Nikhil Naik (wk), Pravin Tambe, M Siddharth.
Chennai Super Kings
Slowly regaining their playing style, Chennai Super Kings displayed an unbelievable 10 wicket victory against Kings XI Punjab on Sunday, with a mesmerising partnership from the opening duo of Watson and du Plessis, scoring 83-off-53 and 87-off-53 respectively. Shardul Thakur secured two wickets in bowling while Chahar and Jadeja landed economic figures.
Full Squad: KM Asif, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Sam Curran, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Josh Hazlewood, Imran Tahir, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Narayan Jagadeesan (wk), Monu Kumar, Lungi Ngidi, Ambati Rayudu, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Mitchell Santner, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Murali Vijay, Shane Watson.
Waging odds: Kolkata Knight Riders (1.87) vs Chennai Super Kings (1.87)
The odds are equal in this case. Both Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings are priced at 1.87, meaning betting on the side that comes out as winners will earn you 187.
Both the KKR and CSK have been consistently performing spectacularly in the batting department in their previous games, so the factor will be lying on bowlers. While the CSK bowlers, led by Jadeja, Chahar and Thakur will attempt to tie up the opposition batting order, the KKR bowling squad will come back harder aiming for higher economic bowling to nullify the CSK batsmen quickly. Kolkata Knight Riders are likely to come out as winners.