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Chennai Super Kings, captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, have not made it to the play-offs for the first time in IPL history. (File photo)
The 49th match of the 13th season of IPL will be played between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Dubai shortly. Kolkata will have to beat Chennai to stay in the play-off race. If the team loses, it will have to wait for the results of other teams for the play-offs. Chennai is already out of the tournament. In such a situation, she would like to improve her position in the points table by winning her remaining matches.
Kolkata had defeated Chennai in the last match
The last time the two teams met face-to-face in the season, Kolkata beat Chennai by 10 runs. In the 11th match of the season played in Abu Dhabi, Kolkata gave Chennai a target of 168 runs. In reply, Chennai were able to score 167 runs for 5 wickets.
Kolkata 5th and Chennai 8th
Kolkata is at 5th position with 12 points in the points table. Kolkata has won 6 out of 12 matches in the season and lost the same. At the same time, Chennai is at 8th position with 8 points. He has won only 4 out of 12 matches in the season and has lost 8.
Kolkata lost in last match, Chennai won
In their previous match, Punjab had defeated themselves by 8 wickets in Kolkata to advance themselves to the play-off race. At the same time, Chennai had defeated Bengaluru by 8 wickets in their previous match.
Gil-Morgan Kolkata’s top scorer
Shubman Gill and Eoin Morgan have scored the most runs in the season for Kolkata. Gill has scored 378 runs so far and Morgan has scored 335 runs. This is followed by Nitish Rana, who has scored 265 runs so far in the season.
Du Plessis-Rayudu scored the most runs for Chennai
Faf du Plessis is the highest run-scorer for Chennai. He has scored 401 runs so far in the season. Ambati Rayudu is second with 291 runs. At the same time, Shane Watson is at number three with 285 runs.
13 wickets for Varun Chakraborty
Kolkata’s mystery spinner Varun Chakraborty has taken 13 wickets so far in the season, of which he took 5 wickets against Delhi Capitals in a single match. Due to this performance, Varun was also selected in the Indian T20 team for the tour of Australia.
Karan-Chahar Chennai’s top wicket taker
Sam Karan is the first and Deepak Chahar in second place in terms of maximum wickets in the season for Chennai. Karan has 13 wickets so far and Chahar has 12 wickets. Apart from these, Shardul Thakur has taken 9 wickets so far in the season.
The pitch in Dubai may help the batsmen. Being a slow wicket here will also help the spinners a lot. The team that wins the toss will like to bat first. Prior to this IPL, the success rate of the first batting team in the last 61 T20s was 55.74%.
Chennai won 3 titles and Kolkata 2 times
Chennai, captained by Dhoni, won the title twice in 2010 and 2011 in a row. The last time this team became champions in 2018. At the same time, Chennai has also been the IPL runner-up five times (2008, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2019). At the same time, Kolkata has played the final twice (2014, 2012) so far and was the champion both times.
Success rate of Chennai is higher than Kolkata
Chennai has a success rate of 59.37% in IPL. Chennai have played a total of 177 matches in the league so far, in which they have won 104 and lost 72. One match was inconclusive. At the same time, the success rate of Kolkata is 52.10%. Kolkata has played a total of 190 matches so far, in which it has won 98 and lost 92.