CSK vs KKR Dream11: The Vivo Indian Premier League (IPL) season fourteen has reached its final stage where the two top teams will fight to get both their hands on the elusive IPL 2021 title. MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will square off against Eoin Morgan led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the final of the IPL 2021 on 15th October in Dubai International Stadium.
As promised at the end of last IPL season, MS Dhoni and Co gave a befitting reply to its critics who mocked the team for its ageing players. The yellow brigade made a complete turnaround as they emerged as the top side at the end of the league stage. The franchise defeated Delhi Capitals (DC) in qualifier 1 to seal its final seat.
CSK have done immensely well during the entire IPL 2021 season. They outperformed all the teams and gained a healthy lead right from the start. Their players have shown responsibility and are coming all guns blazing.
On the other side, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) endured a poor outing during IPL 2021’s India leg, however, they changed their fortunes with the change in the venue. The second leg turned out to be fruitful for the franchise as they managed to confirm their playoff seat with a back to back wins and are now in the final of the tournament.
Though the franchise underwent an unpardonable debacle in its last match, the players will be raring to go against CSK in the final. They have won four matches on the trot and are looking to make it five.
If Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeat Kolkata in the final tonight, the franchise will fetch its fourth IPL title while if KKR manages to topple CSK, it will equal CSK’s tally of three IPL titles.
Defending Champions Mumbai Indians (MI) have the highest number of IPL titles. The franchise has as many as five IPL titles with its back to back tournament wins in 2019 and 2020.
Match: Indian Premier League 2021, Final.
Teams: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Date/Day: October 15, Friday
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Time: 7:30 PM IST
CSK vs KKR, Dubai International Stadium Pitch Report:
We are a little fortunate that the final is not scheduled in Sharjah Cricket Stadium which owes everything to the bowlers. The Dubai International Stadium, though, aids bowlers, it has a little bit for the batters as well. The last two matches in this very ground went around 160-170 runs which shows that there could be a good run chase.
Given the intensity of the final, the teams would love to capitalise on the aid provided by the surface. The surface, to some extent, may turn down the fans, who will be looking to have a cracker of a night, however, there will be a good contest on offer. Fans can still expect some fireworks from the batters from both sides.
CSK vs KKR Dream11 Predicted Playing11 and Full Squad:
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Probable Playing11: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c&wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Full Squad: MS Dhoni (c & wk), Shardul Thakur, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Narayan Jagadeesan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Robin Uthappa, K Bhagath Varma, Ruturaj Gaikwad, R Sai Kishore, Dwayne Bravo, Imran Tahir, Ravindra Jadeja, Ambati Rayudu, Mitchell Santner, Lungi Ngidi, Sam Curran, C Hari Nishaanth, Cheteshwar Pujara, Moeen Ali, Josh Hazlewood, Suresh Raina, M Harisankar Reddy.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Probable Playing11: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shakib Al Hasan/Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Full Squad: Eoin Morgan(c), Tim Seifert, Dinesh Karthik(w), Andre Russell, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Varun Chakravarthy, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Lockie Ferguson, Sandeep Warrier, Rahul Tripathi, Prasidh Krishna, Tim Southee, Ben Cutting, Sheldon Jackson, Shubman Gill, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Harbhajan Singh, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Vaibhav Arora.
CSK vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Tips:
Ruturaj Gaikwad (vc), Venkatesh Iyer (c), Faf du Plessis, Rahul Tripathi, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Josh Hazlewood.