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The 21st match of the 13th season of IPL will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Chennai Super Kings in Abu Dhabi from 7:30 pm today. Currently, KKR is at number four and CSK at number 5 with 4-4 points. In such a situation, both the teams would like to win this match and strengthen their position in the points table. So far in the season, Kolkata has won 2 out of 4 matches and lost 2. On the other hand, Chennai has won only 2 out of 5 matches.
Chennai have won 3 of the last 5 matches against Kolkata. Kolkata has defeated Chennai only 2 times in this. There were two matches between the two in the 12th season. Chennai won easily in both.
Karthik and Russell must come in form
Kolkata captain Dinesh Karthik and all-rounder Andre Russell are very important for the team. Karthik has scored only 37 runs in 4 matches played so far. At the same time, Russell has also contributed 48 runs in 4 matches and has taken 4 wickets. Team opener Sunil Narine has also not been able to perform anything special so far.
Chennai showed strength in the last match
After winning the opening match of the season, Chennai lost 3 consecutive matches. He then defeated Punjab by 10 wickets in the last match. Opener Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson played tremendous innings. In such a situation Chennai will leave no stone unturned to win this match.
Most expensive players from both teams
Kolkata’s most expensive player is Pat Cummins. He will get Rs 15.50 crore for the season. After this comes the number of Sunil Narel, who will get 12.50 crores of the season. At the same time, Captain Dhoni is the most expensive player in CSK. The team will give him Rs 15 crore a season. He is followed by Kedar Jadhav, who will get Rs 7.80 crore this season.
Pitch and Weather Report
The sky will be clear during the match in Abu Dhabi. The temperature is likely to be between 28 and 38 degrees Celsius. The pitch can help the batsmen. Being a slow wicket here will also help the spinners a lot. The team that won the toss at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium would prefer to bowl first. The success rate of the first bowling team’s victory in the last 45 T20s here is 56.81%.
Chennai won 3 titles and Kolkata 2 times
Kolkata has played the final twice (2014, 2012) so far in IPL history and has been the champion both times. On the other hand, Chennai, captained by Dhoni, won the title twice in 2010 and 2011. The last time this team became champions in 2018. At the same time, Chennai has also been the IPL runner-up five times (2008, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2019).
IPL Chennai has the highest success rate
Chennai has the highest success rate of 60.65% in IPL. Chennai have played a total of 170 matches so far. In which he has won 102 matches and lost 67. A match has been inconclusive. At the same time, Kolkata has played a total of 182 matches so far. In which he has won 94 and lost 88. KKR has a success rate of 52.47% in the league.