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| On Mar 25, 2022 3:28 PM IST

CSK vs KKR: Possible Kolkata Knight Riders Playing 11 for Match 1, Players Stats for Today’s Dream11 Team Prediction


KKR playing 11: The trophy which eluded them by a whisker in the last season would be on Kolkata Knight Riders’ radar this season, and this time around they have a new leader in Shreyas Iyer.

The Shreyas Iyer-led Kolkata Knight Riders are fresh from the wounds they received from the triumphant Chennai Super Kings who lifted the title last year for the fourth time. How a fresh-looking Kolkata Knight Riders will shape up for the opening encounter? Let’s take a look.

Team news

  • Unavailable: Aaron Finch, Pat Cummins, Tim Southee
  • The Aussie duo of Aaron Finch and Pat Cummins is unavailable for selection as they will be busy in the white-ball leg on the tour of Pakistan.
  • Tim Southee is yet to arrive in India after his wedding. He will be missing this game.
  • In the absence of Aaron Finch, Ajinkya Rahane is expected to open the innings along with Venkatesh Iyer.
  • Skipper Shreyas Iyer will bat at No 3 and is expected to be followed by Nitish Rana, Sam Billings, Andre Russell, and Sunil Narine.
  • Mohammad Nabi or Chamika Karunaratne will be filling in for Southee in the bowling unit. Both Nabi and Karunaratne are handy with the bat as well.
  • Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, and Umesh Yadav will be the premier pick among bowlers.

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KKR Playing 11

Ajinkya Rahane
Venkatesh Iyer
Shreyas Iyer
Nitish Rana
Sam Billings
Andre Russell
Sunil Narine
Chamika Krunaratne/Mohammad Nabi
Varun Chakrvarthy
Umesh Yadav
Shivam Mavi


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Kolkata Knight Riders squad

Shreyas Iyer (C), Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Nitish Rana, Shivam Mavi, Aman Khan, Ashok Sharma, Pratham Singh, Mohammed Nabi, Umesh Yadav, Sheldon Jackson, Ajinkya Rahane, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Dar, Chamika Karunaratne, Baba Indrajith, Abhijeet Tomar, Sam Billings, Aron Finch, Ramesh Kumar.

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Shreyas Iyer Stats in IPL

Shreyas Iyer is in scintillating form. The KKR captain will be looking to bring his good form into the IPL and score huge runs for his side.


Runs Strike Rate vs CSK In IPL 2021

Last 5 IPL innings


2375 123.95 236 runs from 11 innings 175 runs from 8 matches

30, 1, 18, 2, 33

Venkatesh Iyer Stats in IPL

Venky Iyer will be a punt pick and is expected to play a vital role in this match. He will be opening the innings and will come handy with the ball as well.


Runs Average vs CSK In IPL 2021

Last 5 IPL innings


370 41.11 68 runs from 2 innings 370 runs from 10 innings & 3 wickets

50, 55, 26, 38, 8

Andre Russell Stats in IPL

Dre-Russ loves toying with CSK. He blasted their bowlers all around the park in his first encounter against the Yellow army. Another powerful knock is expected from the muscle man here.


Runs Strike Rate vs CSK In IPL 2021

Last 3 IPL innings


1700 178.57 300 runs from 11 marches 183 runs from 10 matches & 11 wickets

20, DNP, 0

Sunil Narine Stats in IPL

Narine will be another crucial pick with both bat and ball. He won’t be opening the innings but will be handy while bowling his overs in the Powerplay.


Runs Strike Rate vs CSK In IPL 2021

Last 5 IPL innings


954 161.69 96 runs from 16 matches & 20 wickets 62 runs from 14 matches & 16 wickets

2 & 2/26, 0 & 0/27, 26 & 4/21, 0/30, 0/12


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