Kolkata Knight Riders will go head on with Chennai Super Kings in match number 21 of the Indian Premier League 2020 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, in Abu Dhabi, on October 7, on Wednesday evening.
Kolkata Knight Riders are coming into this upcoming fixture on the back of a loss against Delhi Capitals. Chennai Super Kings, on the other hand, shattered quite a few records in their previous game against Kings XI Punjab, as they claimed a commanding 10-wicket victory. This encounter between two of the most successful franchises in the IPL is expected to be a mouth-watering one. It is going to be furthermore exciting for you guys as I have dug out three of the best player markets from this match to bet on.
If Chennai Super Kings wish to make it to that top half of the points table by the end of the group stage of IPL 2020, they would want Faf du Plessis to be in this kind of red-hot form that he is in right now! Faf du Plessis has already smashed 26 fours in five matches so far in the IPL 2020, which is an average of more than 5 fours per knock. The former South African skipper has featured in 76 matches in the Indian Premier League and has smashed 189 fours at an average of 2.48 fours per match. He has hit north of three fours on four out of five occasions so far in this season of the Indian Premier League. The last couple of times Du Plessis featured against Kolkata Knight Riders, he hit 8 boundaries and that is four per innings. The last time he played at this venue, Du Plessis hit six boundaries against Mumbai Indians. LeoVegas is offering odds of 1.72 for Faf du Plessis to score over 2.5 fours against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Wednesday evening.
Yes, we are going to continue discussion about the South African, who has been in imperious form in this season of the Indian Premier League. It has been quite some time that we have seen Faf du Plessis in such glorious touch and this is only for the benefit of Chennai Super Kings, who have struggled in their initial matches this season. Faf du Plessis is the second highest run scorer of the 13th edition of the IPL 2020 so far with 282 runs at an astounding average of 94.0. I should be safe when I am claiming that this is probably going to be the best ever IPL season with the bat for Du Plessis. In the previous season of the IPL, the stylish right-hander went on to score 396 runs at an average of 36.00. He has played 13 matches against Kolkata Knight Riders and has managed to score 200 runs at an average of 25.00. The last time he played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, Du Plessis played an unbeaten match-winning knock of 58 runs from 44 balls. LeoVegas is offering odds of 1.87 for this market and the kind of form Du Plessis is in right now, scoring 24 runs should be a piece of cake for him!
We will wind up this piece after throwing some light on yet another talented youngster, who has been quite brilliant for Kolkata Knight Riders in the 13th edition of the IPL - Shubman Gill. The 20-year-old right-hander is the highest run scorer for Kolkata Knight Riders in this current edition of the IPL with 152 runs against his name at an average of 50.66. In 41 matches in his T20 career, Gill has racked up 929 runs at an average of 35.73 including seven half centuries. He does not hold a great record against Chennai Super Kings as he could only score 24 runs in two matches but this is a different scenario, a different tournament and a different country altogether and moreover, Shubman is in very good shape and form at the moment. He has scored north of 25 runs three out of four matches so far in this edition of the Indian Premier League. The last time Shubman Gill played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, he played an unbeaten knock of 70 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad. LeoVegas is offering odds of 1.87 for Shubman Gill to score at least 25 runs against Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday.
Faf du Plessis to hit over 2.5 fours - @ 1.72 (LeoVegas)
Faf du Plessis to score at least 24 runs - @ 1.87 (LeoVegas)
Shubman Gill to score over 24.5 runs - @ 1.87 (LeoVegas)