Match Details for KKR vs CSK GoodGamer Fantasy Contest
Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Date: October 7, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Preview – KKR vs CSK GoodGamer Fantasy Contest
After suffering three consecutive defeats, MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings made a strong comeback courtesy a 10-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab on Sunday (October 4). Set a target of 179, CSK openers Faf du Plessis (87*) and Shane Watson (83*) put up a dominant display to the seal the deal for the three-time IPL champions with 14 balls remaining. CSK will now be up against Dinesh Karthik’s Kolkata Knight Riders, who have had a mixed run so far—winning and losing two matches each.
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Injury and Availability News
A change to a winning combination is unlikely from CSK, and there haven’t been any declared injury concerns. For KKR, opener Sunil Narine, who has been found wanting against the short-length and high pace deliveries, could be demoted lower down the order. Also, no major injury concerns for the Knight Riders heading into this game.
Probable Playing XIs
KKR – Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy
CSK – Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar
Top Captaincy Picks for KKR vs CSK GoodGamer Fantasy Contest
Kolkata Knight Riders
KKR could be tempted to promote him up the order keeping in the mind the way he smashed Kagiso Rabada & Co all around the park, while batting at No. 6 in Sharjah. In four games, Morgan has hit 136 runs at a magnificent strike rate of 151.11.
The Australian has been a little inconsistent but he’ll be aiming to put in a strong performance against CSK. Cummins has managed just two scalps so far in four matches at an economy of 9.28.
Chennai Super Kings
Just when he was starting to look like a liability for CSK, Watson silenced all the doubters with his match-winning knock against KXIP. His rediscovered confidence saw him toying with KXIP’s bowling attack. He was tentative in the earlier matches but much to CSK’s relief, the former Aussie skipper has found form with quite a few matches still remaining.
He has struggled this IPL season, but a decent showing against KXIP—Jadeja ended with 1/30 off his four overs—will do his confidence some good.
Budget Picks for KKR vs CSK GoodGamer Fantasy Contest
The 20-year-old fast bowler has taken three wickets and has also been a livewire on the field.
He took two crucial wickets against KXIP and would be looking to replicate his fine show vs Karthik’s team.
The architect-turned-cricketer who boasts of seven different spin variations, Chakravarthy has bowled a couple of tight spells. Time is right for KKR to invest in him.
KKR vs CSK GoodGamer Fantasy Team
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