Chennai vs Kolkata
With the conclusion of the mega auction last month, Indian T20 League fanatics were thrilled as their wait to witness their favourite team’s performance this year is coming to an end. What has catapulted the excitement is the curtain-raiser, which will be a confrontation between two of the most successful teams – Chennai Vs Kolkata.
Won by Chennai
Won by Kolkata
Sat 26th Mar – 7:30 PM
Chennai vs Kolkata
Chennai vs Kolkata: Head-To-Head Record
With two of the most accomplished teams of the Indian T20 League playing against each other, the match is undoubtedly a day every cricket fan is looking forward to. Let us look at their head-to-head record.
Know More About Chennai and Kolkata Teams in Indian T20 Cricket League
The bowling and batting performances from both Chennai and Kolkata teams have been exceptional over the years. The Chennai team has been the most consistent in terms of playoff appearances. Their key strategy is to bank on experienced players like Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, and Dwayne Bravo while MS Dhoni’s captaincy continues to weave magic. Along with this, seasoned players like Robin Uthappa and Ambati Rayudu will keep the middle order steady. Star bowlers like Deepak Chahar, Dwaine Pretorious, and Adam Milne can restrict the opponent teams from scoring big.
On the other hand, with fourteen consecutive wins, the Kolkata team holds the record for the longest winning streak in the Indian T20 league. The change in captaincy will give a fresh boost and perspective to the team. Shreyas Iyer, known for his flamboyant playing style, will keep the spirits up for the team. The retained stylish knights like Andre Russell and Sunil Narine are in excellent form and are well-adept in keeping the opponents tense. Additionally, the team consists of a spinner like Varun Chakravarthy and a multi-faceted player like Venkatesh Iyer. Star players like Pat Cummins, Nitish Rana, and Ajinkya Rahane will add a good balance to the side.
Top Performers in Batting: Chennai VS Kolkata MatchesWhen it comes to Chennai vs Kolkata Indian T20 League matches, the following batters are the top performers and highest run-scorers:
Most Runs● Suresh Raina (Chennai) – 747 runs ● MS Dhoni (Chennai) – 500 runs ● Andre Russell (Kolkata) – 351 runs
Highest Scores● Suresh Raina (Chennai) – 109* ● Faf du Plessis (Chennai) – 95* ● Manvinder Bisla (Kolkata) – 92 ● Robin Uthappa (Kolkata) – 80
Top Performers in Bowling – Chennai VS Kolkata MatchesBowling performances from both teams have been outstanding. The bowlers who have taken the most wickets and have an excellent economy rate in Chennai vs Kolkata matches are:
Most Wickets● Sunil Narine (Kolkata) – 19 wickets ● Ravindra Jadeja (Chennai) – 17 wickets ● Ravichandran Ashwin (Chennai) – 16 wickets ● Dwayne Bravo (Chennai) – 11 wickets
Best Bowling Figures● Deepak Chahar (Chennai) – 4/29 ● Pawan Negi (Chennai) – 5/22 ● Prasidh Krishna (Kolkata) – 4/30 You can surely consider picking some of these names when preparing your fantasy cricket team.
Squad for Team ChennaiMS Dhoni (Captain), Ravindra Jadeja (Vice-Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Robin Uthappa, Dwayne Bravo, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Shivam Dube, Chris Jordan, MaheeshTheekshana, Rajvardhan Hangargekar Devon Conway, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Subhranshu Senapati, Mukesh Choudhary, Prashant Solanki, K. Bhagath Varma, C.Hari, Nishaanth, N. Jagadeesan, K.M. Asif, Tushar Deshpande, Simarjeet Singh
Squad for Team KolkataShreyas Iyer (Captain), Andre Russell (Vice-Captain), Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Nitish Rana, Shivam Mavi, Sheldon Jackson, Ajinkya Rahane, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Dar, Chamika Karunaratne, Baba Indrajit, Ashok Sharma, Pratham Singh, Abhijeet Tomar, Sam Billings, Alex Hales, Ramesh Kumar, Mohammed Nabi, Aman Khan, Umesh Yadav
Tips For Picking Your Fantasy TeamCreating a fantasy team by choosing from a pool of crickets can be tricky. The following tips can prove fruitful:
- Always read the performances of specific players. Analyse their past performances on the particular pitch on which the match will take place.
- Pick the top-performing players as your captain and vice-captain.
- Select those players who have a history of performing well under challenging circumstances.
- Put together a well-balanced team that includes a wicket-keeper, batters, bowlers, and all-rounders.
- Keep a watch on the latest news about the teams and their players (coach replacement, injury to the players, or change in their position in the squad).
- Prepare multiple teams to boost the probability of winning.
- Analyse the pitch report.