Chennai Super Kings brings in Lungi Ngidi for Dwayne Bravo
Kolkata Knight Riders choose bowling vs Chennai Super Kings
Eoin Morgan won the first throw and bowling selection at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, a venue where persecution teams have had far more success than they have in Chennai, where the Knight Riders played their first three games.
Both teams made changes in line with the ground being relatively more conducive to accelerators. The Knight Riders drafted Sunil Narine and Kamlesh Nagarkoti, both for their first matches of IPL 2021. They will replace Shakib Al Hasan and Harbhajan Singh. The Super Kings brought in Lungi Ngidi for Dwayne Bravo.
After a couple of games in the middle where Wankhede’s face offered something to the bowlers, he seems to have returned to typing and become more conducive to batters. There has also been a lot of dew around, especially in the second innings, which has made life more difficult for the bowlers, which was considered in Morgan’s decision to bow.
“On the ground, this [chasing] seems out of fashion and hopefully a land change will bring a change of fortune, “Morgan said.” He is usually a very good wicketkeeper and Chennai is clearly a strong team. Hopefully, search for tonight’s performance and search for a fresh mindset. In retrospect, the pursuit of Chennai has not suited us. In this land, persecution has been productive. We hope to build on the start of our campaign. “
MS Dhoni said that his batsmen would measure the pitch of the starting pitchers before deciding on a target.
“Looks similar, a little neat,” Dhoni said of the pitch. “We have to be vigilant for the first few headlines, see how the wicket behaves and accordingly give something up. We’ll have to keep our eyes open as to how much dew there is and If you get too much dew, then the length is different, if it turns with a wet ball, it means the chances of a drier ball turn more. “
Both teams have played three games each. The Super Kings are currently third on the board with two wins, the same as Mumbai Indians but with a higher net run rate. The Knights Knights are sixth, with just one win.
Kolkata Knight Riders 1 Nitish Rana, 2 Shubman Gill, 3 Rahul Tripathi, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Dinesh Karthik (wk), 6 Andre Russell, 7 Sunil Narine, 8 Pat Cummins, 9 Kamlesh Nagarkoti, 10 Varun Chakravarthy, 11 Krishna Prayer
Chennai Super Kings 1 Ruturaj Gaikwad, 2 Faf du Plessis, 3 Moeen Ali, 4 Suresh Raina, 5 Ambati Rayudu, 6 Ravindra Jadeja, 7 MS Dhoni (capt, wk), 8 Sam Curran, 9 Shardul Thakur, 10 Deepak Chahar, 11 Lungi Ngidi
Saurabh Somani is assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo