Indian T20 League: Chennai vs Kolkata Fantasy Tips– Key Players, Probable XI, and More

While Chennai have been their usual self, Kolkata have been phenomenal, especially in batting.

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Updated - 26 September 2021 3:00 pm

Match Details

Date: 26 September 2021

Time: 3:30 PM IST

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

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Preview

Chennai and Kolkata will be up against each other in the 38th match of the Indian T20 League 2021. Both the teams are on a winning streak and are looking good. While Chennai have been their usual self, Kolkata have been phenomenal, especially in batting. The Abu Dhabi pitch has been a bit on the slower side and the boundaries are big too. There is nothing to worry about the weather as it’s UAE.

Weather Report

Pitch Report

Key Players

Analysis

Dhoni has led CSK to two comprehensive victories against Mumbai and Bangalore. Their openers have been in great form, especially Gaikwad. He has consistently scored runs at the top and he also enjoys playing in the UAE. Chennai has a strong middle-order with Raina, Rayudu, and Ali. Apart from that, they have Bravo, Dhoni, Thakur, and Chahar lower down the order. Thus, they will fancy their chances against Kolkata.

Meanwhile, Kolkata have announced themselves in the second leg. They registered thumping victories over Bangalore and Mumbai. The opening pair of Iyer and Gill has shown the shades of Brendon McCullum with their fearless batting. While in bowling, the spin duo of Chakravarthy and Narine will pose some serious problems for Chennai batters on a slow pitch.

Probable Playing XI

Chennai: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (C & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran/Josh Hazelwood, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur

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

Team 1

Team 2

People’s pick for Fantasy

Best 14

Wicketkeepers: Dinesh Karthik

Batsmen: Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, V Iyer

All-rounders: Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Sunil Narine

Bowlers: Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakravarthy, Deepak Chahar, Lockie Ferguson

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