Ground Prediction and head to head stats:
The match between CSK and KKR is going to be played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. The pitch has been aiding batsmen and bowlers have struggled in all the matches played over here. KKR coming on the back of a loss against RCB and their bowlers will have a tough job ahead against CSK.
The rivalry between these two sides has been particularly one-sided affair with CSK having a win record of 14-8 against KKR.
CSK would like to continue its domination whereas KKR is desperate for a win.
Important players for your team
Raina has got the best record against KKR in the IPL. He has 818 runs from 22 innings at an average of 45.4. He would like to continue the way he has been playing and make the best out of the weaker KKR bowling lineup.
Moeen Ali has answered all those who questioned CSK’s intent last season. He has been simply magnificent with bat and ball in IPL 2021. Against KKR he has 66 runs from 2 innings. His aggressive approach has taken off CSK to the flyers in all the matches so far.
Rana has 133 runs from 5 innings against CSK. He knows Wankhede well as he was part of MI earlier in his IPL Career. He has had great success after getting promoted to open the innings and is looking to have a great season ahead.
Tripathi has 138 runs from 5 innings at an average of 34.5. Tripathi was part of Dhoni’s Rising Pune Super Giants so he was played Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur a lot and performed well against them so far.
Game changing players
Jadeja has a batting average of 40.6 with 365 runs from 21 innings vs KKR. He also has picked 15 wickets. Also, he has been a livewire in the field. He can get you good overall points.
He has 3 wickets from 2 innings against CSK. Varun comes from Tamil Nadu and will be determined to perform against his state franchise. These small things do play on players’ minds.
Best Overseas Picks:
Sam Curran has already started showing signs that he will rule the coming decade of the IPL. Against KKR he has 85 runs and 2 wickets, with his all-around ability he will be a good choice of C/VC.
Russell has contributed with both bat and ball against CSK. He has 226 runs and 8 wickets from 8 innings. He has had a quiet season with bat and KKR will hope for him to turn his fortunes quickly.
Magic Over Tips
- If Chennai Bats first – CSK starts off cautiously and if a wicket falls down, then the incoming batsmen like to play aggressive cricket hence having magic over from 3rd to 8th over can be very fruitful.
- If Chennai Bats second – Targets are chased at Wankhede hence keeping magic over from 15th to 19th can be very effective.
- If Kolkata bats first – KKR openers start with a bang and like to go after the bowlers, hence you can select any powerplay over as magic over.
- If Kolkata bats second – If a huge target is set, then the pinch hitters will come into the picture hence you can select 16th to 20th over as the magic over.