IPL 2020, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings Face-Off: Eoin Morgan vs Piyush Chawla
IPL 2020, KKR vs CSK: Eoin Morgan's whirlwind 44 against Delhi Capitals catapulted him as one of the main Kolkata Knight Riders batsmen and Chennai Super Kings Piyush Chawla may be facing the left-hander's assault when the two sides face off.
Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders will face off in Abu Dhabi
Eoin Morgan will be high on confidence after a whirlwind 44 against DC
Piyush Chawla has been CSK's most successful bowler this season
Eoin Morgan's furious assault of the Delhi Capitals bowlers, though in a losing cause, established two things - one, that he is now one of the fulcrums of the Kolkata Knight Riders batting in IPL 2020, and second, that he needs to bat way up the order. While he is the man of the moment for KKR, Chennai Super Kings would be hoping that the astute and experienced Piyush Chawla comes to the party when the two sides face off, and ensure that the England limited-overs skipper does not get off the ground and even guide KKR to a win.
These two will be crucial in the game at Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, and this is a duel to watch.
Morgan has played four IPL 2020 matches and scored 136 runs at 151.11, something that could well improve if he is given a longer time in the middle, by coming up the order.
Overall, the Irishman has played 56 IPL matches for 990 runs, at a strike rate of 124,52.
Chawla has become the point man for the CSK spin department, coming up with some important wickets. Not just slog-over wickets, Chawla has the names like Mayank Agarwal, David Warner, Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan under his belt, among the six wickets from five matches at 8.88 economy.
In his IPL career, Chawla has played 162 matches for 156 wickets at an economy of 7.85.
Note: All stats courtesy iplt20.com