- KKR to face CSK today at Dubai International Cricket Stadium
- KKR defeated CSK by 10 runs when they previously met in IPL 2020
- See their head-to-head record
In the 39th match of the Indian Premier League 2020, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will face each other for the second and the last time at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) at 7:30 PM, today.
The last time these two teams met in IPL 2020, 7th October 2020 Match 21, KKR won the match by 10 runs at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in UAE on the back of Rahul Tripathi’s 81 runs inning coming from mere 51 balls.
Super Kings opener Shane Watson, too, scored a half-century, while all-rounder Dwayne Bravo claimed a three-wicket haul against the Knight Riders.
KKR Vs CSK Head To Head
The two franchise of the Indian Premier League have faced each other 21 times in the history of the competition, and the Chennai side is leading in the tally by claiming 13 victories while KKR managed to claim just 8 victories over CSK.
Let us take a closer look and look at their last 5 meetings
KKR Vs CSK Last 5 Meetings
7th October 2020: KKR won by 10 runs
14th April 2019: CSK won by 5 wickets
9th April 2019: CSK won by 7 wickets
3rd May 2018: KKR won by 6 wickets
10th April 2018: CSK won by 5 wickets
Current Points Table Position
CSK currently sits at the 8th position on the IPL 2020 points table with eight points from twelve matches, which include four wins and eight losses and out of the race for playoffs this year.
On the other hand, KKR sits at the 5th position on the IPL 2020 points table with 12 points, having won six games and lost six in this competition and have a chance of making it through to the playoffs.
Last 5 Matches In IPL 2020
Let us take a look at how KKR and CSK journey in their past 5 matches this season.
CSK – The M S Dhoni-led franchise has managed two wins from their last five games, and have lost 3 matches.
KKR – The Kolkata based franchise has a similar record in the last 5 matches with two victories and 3 losses.
Chennai has been one of the most successful sides in the history of IPL having won the IPL title thrice, while Kolkata has lifted the trophy two times. The sides faced off against each other in 2012 final, in which KKR won by five wickets after successfully chasing 191.
Top Performers From KKR And CSK In IPL 2020
1) Faf du Plessis (CSK) – 401
2) Shubman Gill (KKR) – 378
3) Eoin Morgan (KKR) – 335
4) Ambati Rayudu (CSK) – 291
5) Shane Watson (CSK) – 285
1) Sam Curran (CSK) – 13
2) Varun Chakravarthy (KKR) -13
3) Deepak Chahar (CSK) – 12
4) Shardul Thakur (CSK) – 9
5) Shivam Mavi (KKR) – 7
With such a good track record between the two IPL franchises, there is not much to differentiate making it harder to pick a winner as KKR would want to win to keep their playoffs dream alive while CSK would want to redeem themselves. With everything taken into consideration we believe CSK would win today’s match.