Kolkata Knight riders have a fairly better bowling lineup as compared to Chennai Super Kings that might play a part.
CSK must feel confident after their previous win against RCB though they are out from the Run for Playoffs.
For KKR this is a must-win game for them if they want to occupy the playoff spot. They will be playing for everything at stake.
The final few matches of the IPL 2020 group stage remain and this could be the final time that we see this current CSK squad. The team has already been knocked out of the IPL playoffs race and is likely going to undergo a massive change in the upcoming Auction. Today is an Important game from KKR perspective as they have to win this game to remain in the race. KKR will take on CSK in a crucial game from their perspective at Dubai International Stadium. In the previous game, we have seen the glimpses of CSK how they have been over the years. Gaikwad played an impressive knock where he guided the team to victory. Bowling was also disciplined restricting RCB to 145. Sam Curran has been the find of the Season for CSK with his impressive all-round performance. Deepak Chahar has also bowled well with the new ball. Tahir Should have given the chance from the beginning considering the slow and spinner friendly wickets. Jadeja has also performed well this season whenever the team requires him to deliver.
Kolkata Knight Riders have not yet played according to their full potential this season excluding few matches. Batting order lacks consistency which affects the team performance. KKR have not a settled batting order it keeps on changing accordingly. Shubman Gill has shown promise in the previous game against KXIP but Top-order failed drastically leaving the team in a spot of bother. Morgan Should come at 4 and guide the innings properly and DK should be assigned the role of a proper Finisher and there is no Andre Russell in the side. Cummins and Ferguson will be the two quicks for KKR and spin department will be lead by Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarty will accompany him. Sunil Narine can also be very handy at he middle overs as we have seen against the quality bowling lineup against Delhi.
The conditions in Dubai have tilted towards the bowlers. The playing surface has become slower and slower with accurate spin being particularly difficult to score off. A score of around 160 is going to be competitive and anything more is potentially match-winning. Expect a low-scoring attritional contest between these two teams.
The team winning the toss will like to bat first and make runs on the boards and will back their bowling to defend the target set and pitch will also slow down a bit in second innings.
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