Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will take on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their fifth match of IPL 2020 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday (October 7).
Kolkata Knight Riders have two wins and losses each from four matches in the tournament. In the last match they suffered a loss against Delhi Capitals and will look to return to winning ways.
Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana and Eoin Morgan are in fine form but Sunil Narine has been poor opening the innings and captain Dinesh Karthik too hasn't performed yet. Eoin Morgan should be promoted to number 4 and all-rounder Andre Russell too hasn't played a match-winning knock yet.
In the bowling Pat Cummins and youngsters Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Varun Chakravarthy have been good till now.
On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings have two wins from five matches and the 10 wickets win over Kings XI Punjab in the last match has given them plenty of confidence and now they will look to build a winning streak.
Shane Watson is also back among runs and Faf du Plessis has continued his good form and once again they will be key. In middle order Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav and MS Dhoni have to do the job and all-rounder Sam Curran too can be used as a pinch-hitter.
In the bowling Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Chawla, Shardul Thakur and Ravindra Jadeja all did well against Punjab and they need to maintain that.
All the major stats and facts ahead of the 21st match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings in Abu Dhabi :
Head to Head in IPL -
Matches - 20
Kolkata Knight Riders won - 7
Chennai Super Kings won - 13
27 - Sunil Narine has scored only 27 runs in 4 innings of this IPL season. His scores read 9, 0, 15 and 3.
150 - Dwayne Bravo needs 3 more wickets to become the fifth bowler to take 150 or more wickets in IPL.
300 - Andre Russell needs 2 more wickets to complete 300 wickets in T20 cricket.
300 - MS Dhoni needs to hit one more six to achieve the milestone of 300 sixes in T20 cricket.
471 - MS Dhoni has scored 471 runs at an average of 52.33 in 24 innings against Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL.
1000 - Ambati Rayudu needs 37 more runs to complete 1000 runs for Chennai Super Kings in IPL.
4000 - MS Dhoni needs 51 more runs to complete 4000 runs for Chennai Super Kings in IPL.