Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings – 07/10/2020

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October 07, 2020
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
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Kolkata v Chennai – IPL Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Team News, Predictions – 07/10/2020

Chennai have struggled at times but bagged a much-needed victory over KXIP in their previous outing. They will be keen to build on that.

Kolkata will hope to find more consistency having won two and lost two so far. However, they need to hit back following defeat to Delhi.

Discover our top IPL betting tips for this fixture.

Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings Betting Tips
Best Bet Shubman Gill to be the top batsman for KKR at 3.5 with bet365
Value Bet Piyush Chawla to be CSK’s top bowler at 4.32 with 22Bet
Next Best Bet Ravindra Jadeja to get over 28.5 player performance points at 1.83 with bet365

Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings – Match Preview

Both teams can push themselves closer to the top of the table with victory.

The recent head-to-head record favours CSK after they did the double over the Knight Riders in last year’s edition.

That aside, the general record between these two has been quite even over the years and another close encounter could be on the cards.

Where: Dubai International Cricket Stadium

When: Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Start time: 14:00 GMT (19:30 IST)

Pitch conditions: The pitch in Dubai was lively for the first few matches. It offered plenty for the bowlers but looks to be flattening out now.

Weather conditions: No rain is forecast and we can expect yet more hot conditions. Temperatures will remain above 35 degrees with dew beginning to play a part later in the innings.

Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings – Latest Odds

It is Chennai that are considered the narrow favourites for this. They can be backed at 1.83 with Rizk to get the win.

Kolkata Knight Riders are priced at 1.95 with the same firm.

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Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings – Team News

Sunil Narine has come under pressure in the role of opener after a few recent failures.

Calls are mounting for the team to find a genuine opener to partner Shubman Gill at the top of the order instead of the West Indian all-rounder. England’s Tom Banton could come in to fill that role.

That said, news from within the camp suggests they aren’t quite ready to give up on Narine as an opener just yet, with skipper Dinesh Karthik saying he hasn’t considered a change.

They may be tempted to push in-form England skipper Eoin Morgan up the order a little, though.

Nitish Rana did well in the last game and should continue at three.

Chennai still have South African quick Lungi Ngidi waiting for another opportunity. He took early wickets but was dropped after going for runs against the Royals.

They also have the option of Australian Josh Hazlewood should they want to switch up their bowling attack further.

There are unlikely to be many changes at the top of their order given how well Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis dominated KXIP last time out.

Kolkata v Chennai – Squads

Dinesh Karthik (captain) MS Dhoni (captain)
Shubman Gill Imran Tahir
Ali Khan Lungi Ngidi
Sandeep Warrier Ruturaj Gaikwad
Kamlesh Nagarkoti Shane Watson
Kuldeep Yadav Ambati Rayudu
Andre Russell Murali Vijay
Eoin Morgan Kedar Jadhav
Pat Cummins Ravindra Jadeja
Manimaran Siddharth Deepak Chahar
Tom Banton Piyush Chawla
Nikhil Naik Narayan Jagadeesan
Rinku Singh Mitchell Santner
Siddhesh Lad KM Asif
Prasidh Krishna Shardul Thakur
Shivam Mavi Sai Kishore
Lockie Ferguson Faf du Plessis
Nitish Rana Monu Kumar
Sunil Narine Karn Sharma
Rahul Tripathi Josh Hazlewood
Varun Chakravarthy Sam Curran
Pravin Tambe Dwayne Bravo
Chris Green

Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings – Betting Tips and Prediction

This looks like it could be another hard-fought IPL battle in Dubai. However, our preference for the win would go to CSK.

The Super Kings got back on track with a solid success over KXIP last time and their experience could get them through this one, though it is a much tougher test.

Given the dew factor at this ground, it might be worth seeing who wins the toss and looking to make a live bet on the outcome instead.

There are also plenty of other markets to be interested in.

Shubman Gill to be Kolkata’s Top Batsman

Youngster Shubman Gill has been in fine form with the bat for KKR.

With his opening partner Sunil Narine struggling for form so far, he could again be a good bet in the top batsman market.

The main dangers to this bet look to be Rana at three or Morgan in the middle-order. However, Gill has played well in the last two outings and might not be far off a big score.

He can be backed at 3.5 with bet365 to be his team’s top run-scorer.

Chawla is a Value Selection

Piyush Chawla has made a good start to IPL 2020 and has six wickets in the opening five matches.

He looks a value selection in the top CSK bowler market at 4.32 with 22Bet.

It is worth noting that one of his best showings this tournament came at this venue when he took two wickets against Delhi.

He looks an interesting bet considering he sits around fourth in the market to be CSK’s top wicket-taker.

Look to Jadeja in the Player Performance Market

Ravindra Jadeja bagged a wicket against KXIP and had previously underlined his ability with the bat when hitting a half-century against Hyderabad.

The left-handed all-rounder looks a solid choice in the player performance market. He is priced at 1.83 with bet365 to get over 28.5.

His economy and wicket against Punjab should see him handed more overs in this one. His batting prowess is another bonus.

He will get 20 points for every wicket, one for every run, and 10 for every catch in the field.

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