The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) were on the receiving end of a defeat versus Delhi Capitals (DC) and will be eager to bounce back with a win. The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on the other hand bagged their second win of the campaign in grand manner and with 10 wickets in hand against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). The Knight Riders and Chennai have quite a few quality players who can make a difference.
Morgan’s presence in the KKR middle order has been of serious good value. The English skipper has scored 136 runs from the last four appearances, while having an average of 68.00, and a strike rate of 151.11. Eoin Morgan is known for his ability to execute the big sixes through his use of the bottom hand and is indeed turning out to be a quality addition.
Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis has been the clear cut standout for Chennai Super Kings with the bat. The South African international has scored 282 runs from the last five appearances, which includes three fifties, an average of 94.00, and a strike rate of 150.00. Other than that Faf du Plessis is one of the finest fielders in the game and could chip in there as well.
The 20-year-old has impressed this season while opening the innings for the Knight Riders and will be a pivotal figure in the long run. Shubman Gill has scored 152 runs from the last four appearances, which includes a fifty and a strike rate of 117.82. Gill is a thorough timer of the ball and is known to have shots in his locker.
Shane Watson got back to his brilliant best in the last game versus Kings XI Punjab as struck and unbeaten 83 of 53. Watson and Faf du Plessis chased down the target of 179 without losing a wicket and led to an emphatic win. The former Australian international was awarded ‘Player of the Match’ and will be keen on carrying on his run in the game ahead.
Varun Chakravarthy has been an unconventional yet effective addition to the Kolkata Knight Riders unit. The mystery spinner has scalped four wickets from the last three appearances while having an economy of 8. Chakravarthy could once again chime in with a few wickets considering the nature of the wicket and the big boundaries.
Sam Curran has impressed with the ball in hand for the Yellow Army and is one of the brightest prospects in the IPL. Curran has picked up five wickets from the last five games and can also score quick fire runs late down the order with the bat.
It might not have been a promising start for the Jamaican, but we all know what Russell is capable of on his day. Surprisingly, it's the bowling department where he's done well by picking up four wickets from the last four games. However, he has scored 1448 runs from 68 IPL appearances, with a strike rate of 184.69 and eight fifties to his name.
KKR vs CSK Dream11 Expected Playing 11
Kolkata Knight Riders
Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (C&WK), Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Rahul Tripathi, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti
Chennai Super Kings
Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (C&WK), Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla and Shardul Thakur
KKR vs CSK Dream11 Match Details
Teams: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings
Match Number: 21
Date: 7th October
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium