2020 is a year that every Chennai Super Kings’ fan would like to forget. Nothing has gone their way. Apart from struggling due to the pandemic, Chennai Super Kings fans have seen their team at their worst in 2020. The team which used to qualify for playoffs in every season has become the first team to get knocked out in IPL 2020. With nothing to fight for, Chennai Super Kings are up against Kolkata Knight Riders at Dubai International Stadium on Thursday.
Chennai Super Kings have looked like a shadow of their former self in the ongoing edition of the cash-rich league. The team has struggled to get going in the league as they couldn’t find their batting line-up right. In few games, the bowlers have let the team down. Barring Sam Curran and Ravindra Jadeja, no player has put their hearts out for the team in 2020.
In their previous game, Chennai Super Kings defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore in a comprehensive manner. After restricting Royal Challengers Bangalore to a below-par total, Chennai Super Kings chased down the target with ease. Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis and Ambati Rayudu made great contributions while chasing the target.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) October 29, 2020
With two matches left in IPL 2020, Chennai Super Kings will look to finish their season on a high. Here are the top three picks for Chennai Super Kings against Kolkata Knight Riders.
#1) Ruturaj Gaikwad
The captain of the Chennai outfit, Mahendra Singh Dhoni stated that the youngsters in the camp don’t have the spark required to feature in the playing XI. Though the youngsters failed to get going in the game after they were given the chance, Ruturaj Gaikwad scored a half-century against Royal Challengers Bangalore and proved the point.
Playing with zero errors against the decent bowling line-up of Royal Challengers Bangalore, Ruturaj Gaikwad will look to continue his fine performance against Kolkata Knight Riders too. He will be one of the top three picks for Chennai Super Kings at the top of the order.
#2) Faf du Plessis
The player has 401 runs to his name in 12 games at a strike rate of 140.70. He has four half-centuries in the current edition of the tournament and will look to end his and his team’s season on a high with some fine display.
#3) Sam Curran
The 22-year-old left-arm allrounder is one of the few players from the Chennai Super Kings setup who has impressed the fans of Chennai. The player has played some fine cameos and some display with the ball has got him the name and fame in the ongoing season. Though he will be disappointed with his team’s disqualification, Sam Curran will look to play his heart out against Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday.