Kolkata Knight Riders have blown hot and cold in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League and will face Chennai Super Kings in the match 21 of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League. Kolkata Knight Riders will look to get back on to the winning track with a victory against Chennai Super Kings at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
Kolkata Knight Riders have problems aplenty. Sunil Narine has failed with both bat and ball as batsmen have decoded his mystery spin. On the other hand, apart from Shubhman Gill, no player has a set batting position. The team is still struggling to find a combination that can deliver victory. Andre Russell has gone missing in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League.
With a strike rate of 1️⃣6⃣4️⃣ and average of 5⃣4️⃣ in his last 7 innings against CSK, Russell will be excited to face our opponents tonight! 💪🏼@Russell12A #KKRHaiTaiyaar #Dream11IPL #KKRvCSK pic.twitter.com/dNXWzL2eJc
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) October 7, 2020
If KKR loses here, it might put Dinesh Karthik‘s captaincy at stake once again. Eoin Morgan is waiting in the offing to claim the captaincy as he was the first England captain to lead them to ICC Cricket World Cup last year. Here are the top three picks for Kolkata Knight Riders and Dinesh Karthik against Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday:
#1) Eoin Morgan
The English left-handed batsmen and skipper of the same team is a vital cog in the Kolkata Knight Riders setup. However, the team hasn’t made the player feel like that. He is not given a proper batting position and is used as a floater. The team looks in shambles and Eoin Morgan can be the perfect solution for them.
In their previous game against Delhi Capitals, Kolkata Knight Riders were chasing a daunting target 229 and Eoin Morgan late into the crease. The required rate had climbed up too much when Eoin Morgan came to the pitch. However, the swashbuckling innings from Morgan got them closer to the target until he was dismissed by Anrich Nortje. He will be one of the top three picks for KKR when they face KKR at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
#2) Shubhman Gill
The Indian player is proving himself hot to handle in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League. He has piled up runs and has put up a great shift on the field too. Chennai Super Kings have a weak bowling line-up compared to a few teams and Gill will be looking to exploit those on Wednesday.
In four games, Shubman Gill has 152 runs to his name, averaging 50.56. Despite Sunil Narine failing at the top of the order, Gill has settled well in the opening and has laid the foundation for big scores. Despite his innings, Kolkata Knight Riders have failed to get going in the league. Shubman Gill will start as one of the top three picks for Kolkata Knight Riders against CSK.
#3) Rahul Tripathi
Against Delhi Capitals, when everyone had left the hopes on Kolkata Knight Riders, it was Rahul Tripathi and Eoin Morgan who kept them in the hunt. Kolkata Knight Riders were in the game until Rahul Tripathi was dismissed in the final over. Coming at No 8, Rahul Tripathi scored a brilliant 36 of 18 deliveries taking different bowlers to the task. Against CdSK, Rahul Tripathi will be one of the top three picks as he is a better player of spin and fast both.