CSK vs KKR, IPL 2020: Kolkata Knight Riders look to do their 1st double over CSK in an IPL season

CSK vs KKR, IPL 2020: Kolkata Knight Riders look to do their 1st double over CSK in an IPL season

Indian Premier League 2020 is in its last week of the group stage clashes and it is still everything to play for for seven of the eight teams.

Nearly ever game now is a do-or-die match for some team or the other, and it is still a guessing game as to which four teams will make it to the all-important IPL playoffs.

Never before in an IPL have we entered the stage where going into Match No. 49 not even one of the playoff teams have been confirmed. That’s how tightly contested this season has been.

Kolkata Knight Riders take on the Chennai Super Kings in Dubai on Thursday in what will be a key clash for Eoin Morgan’s men.

With a win on Thursday, they can join Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals at 14 points, and put the pressure on the Kings XI Punjab, the only other team who can reach 16 points as well. Mumbai Indians are at the top of the table and almost assured of a spot in IPL plyoffs.

For Chennai Super Kings, there is nothing to fear, as they are the only team that is out of contention for the playoff spot, and they will just look to give something to their fans to cheer about with their performance.

CSK have a better record against the KKR

For the KKR on Thursday, there is also an opportunity to do a double over the CSK in an IPL season for the first time. Never before has the KKR won both their league matches against the Chennai Super Kings in any IPL season.

Whereas, the CSK has done a double over the KKR four times in the past 2008, 2010, 2013 and 2019. The three-time Champions, led by MS Dhoni also lead in the head-to-head against the KKR 13-8.

On Thursday, however, Eoin Morgan’s men will need to defeat the CSK, if they want to give their chances of reaching the all-important IPL playoff a real boost.

The team is currently in the fifth spot on the points table, tied with the Kings XI Punjab on points, but with a very poor net run rate.

With five teams, theoretically still capable of making it to 16 points, the team will also have to work on their net run rate if they want to have a shot at their third IPL title.


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