Chennai Super Kings will face off Kolkata Knight Riders at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on the 26th of September, 2021. This is the 38th match of the IPL 2021. Both teams began the 2021 IPL challenge with a bang. They have so far emerged victorious in their first matches in a very convincing manner. Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians and also the Royal Challengers Bangalore while their opponents, Kolkata Knight Riders also beat these two teams previously.
With 14 points on their plate, Chennai Super Kings are at the top of the chart. They only need one victory to confirm their berth for the playoffs while Kolkata Knight Riders after a poor first leg, have revived their campaign and have leveled up to the top four in the chart with 8 points on their plate. Both teams will be battling out fiercely for a win, however, the Kolkata Knight Riders need the win more than Chennai Super Kings at this stage.
Chennai Super King News
Ambati Rayudu was hit on the elbow when playing against the Mumbai Indians and didn’t bat afterward. However, the right-hander recovered pretty well and even played the last game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Kolkata Knight Riders News
The team seems to be the ideology of their coach Brendon McCullum. This is seen in their last two matches where the openers played aggressively and the results were impressive.
Chennai Super Kings VS Kolkata Knight Riders Head-to-Head Records
Total matches played: 26
Chennai Super Kings wins: 16
Kolkata Knight Riders win: 9
No Results: 1
Sheikh Zayed Stadium has not been an easy pitch to bat on especially when the ball is dry. The grip of the ball and the spinners come into play at this point. With this game being a day game, there Is literary no chance of having dew so the runs making will be difficult on this pitch.
Abu Dhabi will be pretty hot and humid tomorrow. The Maximum Temperatures will be about 37℃ while the humidity will be around 55%.
CSK VS KKR predicted playing XIs
The following are the predicted playing XIs of the Chennai Super Kings VS Kolkata Knight Riders for the 38th match of IPL 2021
Chennai Super Kings predicted playing XIs
Kolkata Knight Riders predicted playing XIs
- Ruturaj Gaikwad
- Faf Du Plessis
- Moeen Ali
- Ambati Rayudu
- Suresh Raina
- MS Dhoni (c & wk.)
- Ravindra Jadeja
- Dwayne Bravo
- Shardul Thakur
- Deepak Chahar
- Josh Hazlewood
Because the game will be played during the day and the dew factor won’t come into play, it would be better to set a target. The team that will win the toss may decide to bat first.
Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders Match prediction
Case 1: If Chennai Super Kings bat first
- Shubman Gill
- Venkatesh Iyer
- Raul Tripathi
- Nitish Rana
- Eoin Morga(c)
- Dinesh Karthik (wk.)
- Andre Russell
- Sunil Narine
- Lockie Ferguson
- Varun Chakravarthy
- Prasidh Krishna
The first inning prediction: CSK will score at least 160
Result prediction: Chennai Super Kings will win the match by a total of 10-20 runs
Case 2: If Kolkata Knight Riders Bat first
First inning score: KKR will score about 155-165
Result prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders wins the match with a total of about 5-15 runs
Match 38 Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders prediction
Batting will be difficult under the sun so the slow bowlers are expected to dominate. The team that will bat first has the advantage of winning the match.