Chennai Super Kings will have nothing to lose when they face Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL 2020 clash at the Dubai International Cricket stadium on Thursday. CSK registered one of their worst IPL performances this year and have been knocked out of the tournament while KKR have slipped to the fifth spot.
KKR at the back of their inconsistent performance have lost their place to KXIP. Their top-order have flopped big time and will be a major concern to be addressed by the side. It will be important for Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill to fire in unison. The bowling department will largely rely on Pat Cummins and the brilliance of Varun Chakravarthy to get them early breakthroughs.
IPL 2020 Match 49: Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Weather Forecast
The major concern playing in the UAE will be heat. A lot of foreign players are not habituated to playing in such conditions. However, local Indian players might tackle the heat as they have played under such conditions in the sub-continent.
The weather on the match day is predicted to remain around 33 to 26 degree celsius. As the day, progresses, the temperature might give slight relief to the players who are in for an evening start with the match.
Toss also becomes a major concern in the IPL 2020 due to this situation even though in the shortest format it doesn’t plays a big role. Humidity during the latter part of the match makes it difficult for the bowlers to grip the ball. The season has so far seen that the team’s batting first have won most number of matches.