Chennai vs Delhi (Final) Preview: Dream Prediction, Playing 11, Pitch Report, Top Fantasy Picks

Two captains that are cool and collective will face off in the final of the Indian T20 League, with Chennai clinching a direct entry after their win over Delhi in Qualifier 1. Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa & MS Dhoni delivered a 4-wicket win in Qualifier 1 and will look to seal their 4th title.

Kolkata has had an amazing run of form despite poor batting performances by their captain Eoin Morgan. Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill set up a 96-run opening stand in Qualifier 2, and despite a late collapse, Kolkata saw it through.

Key Highlights:

Series

Indian T20 League

Match No.

60

Venue

Dubai International Cricket Stadium

Telecast Time

7:30 PM IST

Expected Weather Conditions

36°C, humid weather with some wind

Pitch Conditions

Swing & Spin conditions, dew factor comes into play

Key Players

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Venkatesh Iyer, Faf Du Plessis, Lockie Ferguson, Shubman Gill

Chennai vs Kolkata - Match 60: Venue Details

The match between Chennai vs Kolkata will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai & telecasted live at 7:30 pm IST.

  • Average 1st Innings score on this ground: 170 (Par score here)

Chennai vs Kolkata: Pitch Report & Weather Conditions

Batting has been decent on this track, but the opening few overs could be a test with the ball swinging and seaming. The Pitch slows down in the middle order and becomes flatter in the second half. Teams should look to chase in this track.

Top Picks for Your Dream Fantasy Team 11:

Following should be top picks for playing fantasy cricket in Chennai vs Kolkata match:

  • Ruturaj Gaikwad needs just 24 runs to become the orange cap holder- with 603 runs in 15 matches with an economy rate of 137.35
  • Venkatesh Iyer will be the man to watch out for having scored 320 runs in just 9 matches with a strike rate of 125.00
  • Shardul Thakur has picked up 18 wickets in 15 games at an economy rate of 8.75 and a best of 3 for 28.
  • Varun Chakravarthy could be dangerous on this track and has been phenomenal for Kolkata this year with 18 wickets in 16 matches at an economy rate of 6.40

Expert Opinion on Chennai vs Kolkata match

Difficult match to predict the winner as both Chennai and Kolkata have been putting down excellent team performances. Openers from both teams are a must-have in your fantasy teams and can be good captaincy picks too. 

Captain & Vice-Captain choices for your fantasy XI team

  • Captain choices: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Venkatesh Iyer, Faf du Plessis
  • Vice-Captain choices: Shubman Gill, Ravi Jadeja, Varun Chakravarthy
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