Kolkata vs Chennai Match Prediction

 

Kolkata and Chennai will feature in today Indian T20 League match at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. It will be the second game of the day. The match will start at 7:30 pm and the live streaming of the same will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

We have mentioned probable playing 11 today, live pitch report today match, today weather report, and match prediction today in this article.

Today's Indian T20 League match will be the fourth game for both teams in the tournament. Kolkata won the first game against Hyderabad and then went on to lose two games on the trot to Mumbai and Bangalore. All these three games were played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. Indian T20 League match today will be Kolkata’s first at the Wankhede this year. Kolkata has won just one game out of the nine games that it has played at the Wankhede in the Indian T20 League.  

Kolkata vs Chennai Head to Head

In the Indian T20 League, both teams have played a total of 23 matches. Apart from these, both Kolkata and Chennai have also played two games in the Champions League tournament.

Chennai has won 14 out of 23 games against Kolkata in the Indian T20 League. Kolkata has won 8 matches. One Kolkata vs Chennai game was abandoned because of rain in the 2009 season of the league.

Chennai has a superb record in Chennai vs Kolkata head to head matches.

Kolkata won the 2012 edition of the Indian T20 League by beating Chennai in the final. Kolkata again won the league in 2014.

After winning the 2014 edition of the league, Kolkata qualified for the Champions League. Kolkata won the group stage game against Chennai by three wickets.

Both the teams again met during the final of the tournament. Chennai won the toss and elected to field. Gambhir and Uthappa opened the innings for Kolkata and had a superb first-wicket stand of 90 runs. Pawan Negi dismissed Uthappa for 39 off 32 balls on the fifth delivery of the 11th over.

Negi then dismissed Jacques Kallis in his next over. Kallis could only make one run. All these dismissals could not affect Gambhir’s momentum. He kept on scoring runs off each over.

On the second ball of the 17th over, Jadeja dismissed Gambhir. He made 80 off 52 deliveries.

Negi came out to bowl the penultimate over of the match. He dismissed Manish Pandey, Ryan ten Doeschate, and Suryakumar Yadav in the over. He completed a fifer and became the first bowler to achieve this feat in the tournament. He is the only bowler who has taken a fifer in Kolkata vs Chennai games.

Kolkata finished its 20 overs with 180 runs on the board.

Pat Cummins took the wicket of Dwayne Smith on the fifth ball of the first over. He made eight runs off five balls. Suresh Raina came out to bat next, along with Brendon McCullum.

Both of them had ripped apart Kolkata’s bowling. Sunil Narine was not there at Kolkata’s rescue because he was suspended from bowling in the final game. He was reported for a suspected bowling action twice in the tournament.

Chennai made 60 runs off the first six overs. The next breakthrough for Kolkata came in the 14th over. Yusuf Pathan dismissed McCullum for a score of 39 off 30 balls. MS Dhoni came out to bat next.

Raina completed his century in the 18th over. Chennai required eight runs off the last two overs to win the game. Dhoni hit two sixes off Yusuf Pathan and sealed the game for Chennai in 18.3 overs.

Last year, both Kolkata and Chennai won one game each. Kolkata won the first league game by ten runs.

It was Kolkata’s first win against Chennai after batting first in the league's history.

Chennai has won five Kolkata vs Chennai games after batting first. Kolkata has an excellent record while chasing the target against Chennai.

Kolkata has won eight out of the 18 games while batting second in Kolkata vs Chennai games.

Chennai’s average score while batting first is 160.2 runs, while Kolkata has an average of 154.7 runs in the first innings of the Kolkata vs Chennai games.

Suresh Raina has scored 736 runs in 20 innings with an average of 43.29 and a strike rate of 137.57. Raina is the only player who has made a century in Kolkata vs Chennai games. His century came in the finals of the 2014 Champions League. No player has hit a century in the Kolkata vs Chennai game in Indian T20 League matches. 

Ravichandran Ashwin has taken 16 wickets in 14 matches with an average of 19.81 and an economy of 6.38. He is the highest wicket-taker in Kolkata vs Chennai games.

Sunil Narine is second on this list. He has taken 15 wickets in 14 games with an average of 21.53 and an economy of 5.84. His economy is the lowest among players who have played 5 or more matches. Narine is also one of the five bowlers who have bowled a maiden over in Chennai vs Kolkata games.

MS Dhoni has featured in the most number of Kolkata vs Chennai games. He has played 24 matches. Suresh Raina, who has played 22 games, is second on the list.

Sunil Narine has played the most number of matches for Kolkata against Chennai. He has played 14 games.

Lakshmipathy Balaji, Brendon McCullum, and Wriddhiman Saha are the three players who have played one or more matches for both Kolkata and Chennai. Harbhajan Singh is also a player who has featured for both teams, but he is yet to play a game for Kolkata against Chennai.

Both Lakshmipathy Balaji and Brendon McCullum went on to become the coach of the Kolkata team. Balaji was appointed the bowling coach and mentor for the team during the 2017 edition of the league. McCullum is the current coach of the Kolkata team.

Kolkata vs Chennai: Playing 11 Today Indian T20 League Match

Kolkata has failed to chase the target in the last two matches. But chances of Kolkata making any change to its today playing 11 is very less.

Kolkata playing 11 today match might look similar to this:

  1. Nitish Rana
  2. Shubman Gill
  3. Rahul Tripathi
  4. Eoin Morgan
  5. Dinesh Karthik
  6. Shakib Al Hasan
  7. Andre Russell
  8. Pat Cummins
  9. Harbhajan Singh
  10. Varun Chakravarthy
  11. Prasidh Krishna

Chennai is also not likely to make any changes to its today match playing 11.

Chennai playing 11 today might look like this: 

  1. Ruturaj Gaikwad
  2. Faf du Plessis
  3. Moeen Ali
  4. Suresh Raina
  5. Ambati Rayudu
  6. MS Dhoni
  7. Sam Curran
  8. Ravindra Jadeja
  9. Dwayne Bravo
  10. Shardul Thakur
  11. Deepak Chahar

Kolkata vs Chennai: Key Players in Today's Match

Moeen Ali

The off-spinner was purchased by the Chennai team for a price of 7 crores. Chennai has given him the important number three position in the batting order. He has delivered for Chennai in all the matches in this edition of the Indian T20 League.

He will be an important asset for the team in this match.

Sam Curran

Sam Curran was picked by the Punjab team in the 2019 edition of the league. He took four wickets in his debut match that also included a hattrick.

Punjab released him next year and he landed in the Chennai team. He picked 13 wickets and made runs with a strike rate of 148.83.

He made 34 off just 15 balls in the first match against Delhi, but his heroics couldn't help Chennai win the game. His ability to smoke the best bowlers of the game out of the ground makes him one of the most dangerous players in T20 cricket. He can also play the role of death overs specialist quite effortlessly.  

He will be a key player for Chennai in today’s game.

Harbhajan Singh

Kolkata picked Harbhajan in the auction for his base price in the second round. It was believed that he would be used as a backup option.

But Kolkata has included him in the playing 11 right from the first game. His experience at the Wankhede will be crucial for Kolkata in this match.

Andre Russell

Andre Rusell has been the trump card for the Kolkata team since the start of his stint. He proved his worth by picking up five wickets in the game against Mumbai.

Kolkata’s fate in this tournament will depend a lot upon Russell’s performance.

Kolkata vs Chennai: Today Match Fantasy Team Suggestion

  • Batsmen: Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis
  • Wicket-keepers: Dinesh Karthik
  • All-rounders: Moeen Ali, Andre Russell, Sam Curran
  • Bowlers: Harbhajan Singh, Varun Chakravarthy, Shardul Thakur

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Today Indian T20 League Match Pitch Report and Weather Report

Today T20 Match Pitch Report

Wankhede is going to host this Kolkata vs Chennai game. The cricket pitch at the Wankhede has produced both the highest score and the lowest score of this year.

The result of the India T20 League match today will depend upon the type of pitch on which the match will be played.

The chances of this match being played on the black soil pitch are pretty high. In that case, today’s pitch report does suggest that the match will be a high-scoring encounter.

What is the Weather Report for Today's Match?

Today’s weather report predicts that the temperature in Mumbai will remain between 27°C to 33°C. Also, the cloud cover will be up to 70%.

The Weather report in Mumbai also predicts that the probability of precipitation in today’s match is zero.

Tomorrow weather report predicts that the weather will remain the same in tomorrow’s game as well.

Punjab vs Hyderabad: Best Toss Prediction for Today's Match

Chasing a total on Wankhede’s pitch is a cakewalk for teams. Hence, the team that wins the toss should elect to field.

Who Will Win Today Cricket Match Prediction?

The history between both teams gives an edge to Chennai. Kolkata has the worst record at the Wankhede. Also, it would be Kolkata’s first match on this ground.

However, our today's match prediction is that Kolkata might overpower Chennai at the Wankhede pitch.

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