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CSK vs KKR Preview: Dhoni’s CSK to take on resurgent KKR

Chennai Super Kings will face Kolkata Knight Riders in 38th match of IPL 2021 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. The contest is set to be a thrilling one as both the teams have won their previous two game and will be eyeing for a hat-trick of wins in the UAE leg of IPL 2021.

For CSK, Bravo and Ruturaj Gaikwad has been crucial in both games. In last match Faf du-Plessis and Ambati Rayudu also performed with their bat. Bravo’s spell against RCB was the biggest positive for CSK. RCB added 111 runs for first wicket, but he changed the course of game with his bowling anmd restricted them to 156-6.

While for KKR, everything going well for them, their new recruit Venkatesh Iyer has been one of their key assets. With Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana and Morgan in the middle, their batting looks sorted. The spin duo of Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine have wrecked havoc so far in th UAE.

Let’s have a look on Predicted XI and Players to watch-out for.

Predicted XI CSK:

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

Predicted XI KKR:

Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna

Read Also: RCB vs MI Preview: Rohit’s Mumbai eyes comeback against Bangalore in clash of titans

Head-to-head records

CSK have the edge over KKR with 16 wins in 26 matches, while KKR have won only 9 of them.

Players to watch-out for:

Rahul Tripathi: Tripathi is in the form of his life, it’ll be interesting to see how he tackles with the swings of Deepak Chahar.

Ambati Rayudu: Considering spin attack KKR have, Rayudu is a good player of spin.

Match info:

Match – Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2021 Match 38

Date – 26 September 2021

Time – 3:30 PM IST

Venue – Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Where to watch – Star Sports Network and Hotstar will telecast all the IPL 2021 matches0

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