IPL 2020, Match 21: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings - Toss Report
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IPL 2020, Match 21: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings – Toss Report

MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik
MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik (Credits: Twitter)

Chennai Super Kings will lock horns against Kolkata Knight Riders in the 21st match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. The teams are coming into this game on the back of contrasting results.

Chennai Super Kings beat Kings XI Punjab in their last game to earn a much-needed victory which also ended their three-match losing streak. It was a thumping win by the three-time champions as they thrashed the KL Rahul-led side by ten wickets to get back to winning ways.

The MS Dhoni-led side would be looking to make the most of the momentum today. Kolkata Knight Riders, on the other hand, ended up losing a high-scoring game to Delhi Capitals. Chasing an improbably 229, the Kolkata-based outfit ended on 210 to suffer their second defeat in four games. For the Knight Riders, Sunil Narine at the top and Dinesh Karthik’s poor form are a matter of concern.

CSK, KXIP, Stephen Fleming
Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis [Photo-Twitter]
Like the previous seasons, Narine has not been able to provide the quick starts at the top and it has put pressure on the middle-order. Karthik, on the other hand, has managed to score only 7 runs in his last three outings and is not looking at his usual self. Andre Russell’s form is not great either and the Knight Riders would be hoping that their star men return to form soon.

Toss report:

Kolkata Knight Riders have won the toss and have opted to bat first against Chennai Super Kings.

Playing elevens:

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy

Chennai Super Kings:

Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar