CSK vs KKR (Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders), Match 38 - Match Information
Match: Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 38
Date: 26th September 2021
Time: 03:30 PM IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
CSK vs KKR (Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders), Match 38 Preview
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 38th game of the Indian T20 League, 2021. The match will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Chennai Super Kings have played 9 matches in the series and they are currently ranked second on the points table, while Kolkata Knight Riders have also played 9 matches in the series and they are currently ranked fourth on the points table.
In their previous encounter in this series, Faf du Plessis was the Man of the Match and Faf du Plessis scored the highest fantasy points for Chennai Super Kings with 136 match fantasy points while Andre Russell topped the fantasy points leaderboard for Kolkata Knight Riders with 106 match fantasy points.
In the last match played by Chennai Super Kings against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Chennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 wickets. The top fantasy player for Chennai Super Kings was Dwayne Bravo who scored 85 fantasy points.
In their last match in this series against Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders beat Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets. The top fantasy player for Kolkata Knight Riders was Rahul Tripathi who scored 106 fantasy points.
CSK vs KKR Dream11 Team | CHE vs KOL Dream11 Prediction Ipl T20 26 Sep | Fantasy Gully
CSK vs KKR, Pitch Report and Conditions
The pitch at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi is a balanced pitch. The average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 37 matches is 163 runs. The team batting first at this venue has won 43% of its matches. So the toss does not make much of a difference here.
The pacers have earned 68% of the total bowling fantasy points at this venue. Hence picking up pacers for your fantasy team should be a good idea.
CSK vs KKR, Head to Head
In the 26 matches played between these 2 teams, Kolkata Knight Riders have won 9 matches and Chennai Super Kings have won 16 matches. Kolkata Knight Riders Batsmans have earned the most fantasy points for their team, while Bowlers have earned the most fantasy points for Chennai Super Kings.
CSK vs KKR Dream11 Prediction: Batters and Wicket-Keepers
He has been a part of the Dream team in both the matches that he has played since the IPL restarted.
He has played twice against Kolkata in the Indian T20 league and in these 2 matches he has scored 72(53) & 64 (42).
With a delightful knock of 74* off just 42 balls against Mumbai in the last game, Tripathi (261 runs) has now supassed Nitish Rana (206) as the highest run-scorer for Kolkata this season.
He has come good with the bat recently this season as he has managed to score three 30+ scores in his last 4 innings.
As context, the last time he faced Chennai at this venue, he had scored 81 runs at a SR of 159
Faf du Plessis
With a total of 351 runs in 9 innings, Faf is now 3rd highest in the list of Orange Cap this season.
In fact, this season he has scored 4 fifties and 3 thirties in his 9 innings and thus has given guaranteed fantasy points in almost every match.
He has scored a total of 206 runs (SR of 141) in his last 5 matches against Kolkata thus making him a dependable pick for this fixture.
CSK vs KKR Dream11 Prediction: Bowlers
He has played 3 times against Chennai and in these 3 matches he has taken 1/27, 2/20 & 1/28 and thus has given guranteed fantasy points.
Also, Abu Dhabhi has been a happy hunting ground for him as he has taken 12 wickets here in just 9 matches.
With no Pat Cummins, Ferguson has become Kolkata's leader in the pace bowling department and he has not disapointed by scalping 2 wickets each in his 2 matches so far this season.
He has played 5 matches at this venue in the Indian T20 league and has taken 9 wickets in these with never being wicketless.
As context, he had a great Vitality T20 blast recently as he picked up 14 wickets in 10 matches.
With figures of 2/29 & 1/29, Thakur is proving to be good with the ball.
With his recent exploits in the Test series against ENG, his confidence will be sky high and will look to bring the same momentum in this format as well.
CSK vs KKR Dream11 Prediction: All-Rounders
With scores of 53 & 41*, V Iyer has found great form coming into the 2nd half of this tourament.
Little does everyone knows that he had a great outing in the SMAT earlier scoring 227 runs in just 5 matches at a SR of 149.
If needed, he can be handy with the ball as well as he has taken wickets in odd T20 matches.
He has taken a total of 15 wickets against Chennai in 14 matches with being wicketless in only 3 matches.
With many left handers in Chennai's batting lineup (Moeen, Raina, Jadeja) Narine can prove to be very effective as he bowls off breaks more with his remodeled bowling action.
Since the restart, Bravo has taken back to back 3-fers and is looking in solid rhythm.
Interestingly, the last time he played against Kolkata at this venue, he had taken 3/37.
He bowls mjorly in the back end of the innings and thus can be be very effective against hard-hitters like Morgan, Russell and Narine
CSK vs KKR Dream11 Prediction: Top Players of the Last Match
The Top Point Getters for Chennai Super Kings are Dwayne Bravo with 85 match fantasy points. Suresh Raina with 57 match fantasy points and Ambati Rayudu with 55 match fantasy points.
The Top Point Getters for Kolkata Knight Riders are Rahul Tripathi with 106 match fantasy points. Venkatesh Iyer with 89 match fantasy points and Lockie Ferguson with 56 match fantasy points.
CSK vs KKR Dream11 Prediction: Captain and Vice-Captain
Venkatesh Iyer has an average of 65 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 9.3 and a low XFactor.
Ruturaj Gaikwad has an average of 52 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 9.3 and a medium XFactor.
Sunil Narine has an average of 56 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.8 and a medium XFactor.
Ravindra Jadeja has an average of 58 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.6 and a high XFactor.
Andre Russell has an average of 53 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.6 and a medium XFactor.
CSK vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Team Suggestion
Wicket-Keeper: D. Karthik
Batters: R. Tripathi, R. Gaikwad and V. Iyer
All-Rounders: A. Russell, D. Bravo, M. Ali and S. Narine
Bowlers: L. Ferguson, S. Thakur and V. Chakravarthy
Captain: V. Iyer
Vice-Captain: R. Gaikwad