IPL 2021, KKR vs CSK: Eoin Morgan elects to field
Kolkata Knight Riders are squaring-off with Chennai Super Kings in match number 15 of the Indian Premier League 2021. Eoin Morgan has won the toss and elected to field in the evening game. The Yellow Army are finally on a winning spree, while the Knight Riders need to fix their flaws in order to stage a comeback. Here is more.
A look at the head-to-head record
Chennai Super Kings have had the wood over the Knight Riders in the IPL. In 23 head-to-head meetings, CSK have managed to win 14 matches with a win percentage of 60.87. On the other hand, Kolkata have claimed eight victories over CSK (win percentage: 34.78). One match didn't have a result. Both the teams won a game against each other last season.
Will the spinners be in action today?
The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is hosting the match. Notably, the matches at the venue produced some high-scoring encounters before the pacers found their way. However, CSK showed how the spinners could prove lethal here. Dew will be a factor as the match progresses, thereby forcing the teams to chase. Four of the six matches have been won by teams chasing this season.
Here are the interesting stats
The Chennai leg of KKR is done and dusted as they move to Mumbai. Kolkata have won only one out of nine matches at Wankhede in the IPL history. Meanwhile, CSK have won eight matches and lost as many matches here. Interestingly, Dhoni has never hit a boundary off Sunil Narine in the IPL. He has scored 30 runs off 63 balls against Narine.