Chennai and Kolkata will be featuring in the first doubleheader of Sunday. It will be the 38th match of the season and will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. The game will be starting at 3:30 PM (IST), and the live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
Both the teams have had a great start in the UAE leg of this season. Chennai defeated the defending champions Mumbai in the season. Kolkata beat Bangalore in a one-sided manner. On 21st April 2021, the teams played the first game of the season against each other. Chennai made 220 runs for the loss of three wickets after losing the toss. Faf du Plessis was the highest scorer for the team as he made 95 not-out off 60 balls.
Kolkata lost the first five wickets for just 31 runs. Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, and Pat Cummins took the matter in hand. They tried their level best to take the team as close as possible towards the target. However, Kolkata lost the match by a mere margin of ten runs.
We have included all the minute details related to today T20 match, including today playing 11, today pitch report, today weather report, today cricket match prediction, and fantasy cricket team updates.
Chennai and Kolkata have played a total of 25 games against each other in the Indian T20 league. Chennai has dominated this Kolkata vs Chennai head to head battle with 16 wins across their name. Kolkata has managed to win nine games against Chennai. Chennai has won four of the last five games against the purple and gold team.
This section contains playing 11 today Indian T20 League match predictions.
Chennai Playing 11
Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood
Kolkata Playing 11
Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna
1. Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad played one of the best innings in Indian T20 League’s history in the game against Mumbai. He smacked all the Mumbai bowlers, even the likes of Bumrah and Boult. He played all kinds of shots that one can imagine. In the end, Gaikwad made 88 runs off 58 balls and remained not-out. His innings gave enough confidence to the bowlers, who won the game for Chennai by 20 runs.
2. Dwayne Bravo
Is there anything that is beyond Bravo’s reach on a cricket field? The superstar from Caribbean island played his 500th T20 game in the CPL final. He came in the tournament with a different mindset and showed why he is regarded as the best in the business during the match against Mumbai. Bravo made 23 runs off just eight balls while batting and picked three critical wickets too. He was involved in a run-out as well.
1. Venkatesh Iyer
Venkatesh Iyer made his debut in the game against Bangalore. He opened the innings for Kolkata and made 41 runs off 27 balls. Iyer hit seven fours and a single six during his innings.
He played the role of a floater for Kolkata. It was the only thing that was lacking in Kolkata’s batting lineup. The addition of Iyer in the top-order also allows the finishers to play efficiently.
2. Varun Chakravarthy
Varun Chakravarthy maintained his form in the game against Bangalore. He picked three wickets in the game and gave away just 13 runs in four overs. He picked the wickets of Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby, and Wanindu Hasaranga.
This section contains the fantasy premier league team for today's Indian T20 League match.
You can pick Ruturaj Gaikwad or Shubman Gill as the captain of the Indian T20 League match today. You can pick Ravindra Jadeja or Andre Russell as the vice-captain of the playing 11 today.
Pitch Report Today Match
The match will be played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. It will be the last game of the season on this ground. The ground has clearly provided support to both batters and bowlers. The batting in the first half is much difficult than in the second half. The team winning the toss should look for bowling.
Weather Report Today
The temperature during the game is likely to be over 30°C. The atmosphere is expected to remain clear, warm, and humid. The humidity during the match will be as high as 70%.
We will pick Chennai as our favourite in this game. The team has dominated Kolkata in the past, and the same might be the case in today’s match. It was our Chennai vs Kolkata match prediction article. We are one of the best cricket match prediction sites. For more fantasy cricket tips, do follow our social media handles.