KKR vs CSK Playing 11: A confident Chennai Super Kings will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021 here at Mumbai. After winning the first game, KKR has suffered two losses which will raise their concerns. Meanwhile, CSK has been exactly opposite as they have come back strongly by winning their last two matches. In 23 matches played between these two sides, 14 have gone Chennai’s way while Kolkata have won 8 of them. In the last season though, both teams won a league fixture each which makes this match an interesting one.
KKR Team News
Changes are expected in the KKR eleven as they move on from spin-friendly Chennai to seamer-friendly Mumbai. Ben Cutting is likely to replace Shakib Al Hasan. Here is how their eleven could be shaped up for this match:
E Morgan (C)
D Karthik (wk)
Rana and Gill have scored runs at the top but Gill has been unable to play a big innings despite getting good starts. Middle order is KKR’s strength but they haven’t been able to fire as yet. Russell’s form is a big concern. They focus will also be on KKR’s death bowling as they have leaked plenty of runs at the death.
KKR Squad for IPL 2021
Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Pawan Negi, Tim Seifert, Shakib al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer.
CSK Team News
Lungi Ngidi is available for selection but Behrendorff remains unavailable. The Super Kings are likely to retain their winning combination. Here is how their eleven could be shaped up for this match:
F du Plessis
M Dhoni (C) (wk)
Chennai’s experience and batting depth has enabled them to bounce back after a loss in the first game. Gaikwad’s form at the top will be a concern but they have found match winners in their last two matches. The bowlers showed tremendous composure in defending a score under dewy conditions in Wankhede and that augurs well for the team.
CSK Squad for IPL 2021
MS Dhoni (C), Suresh Raina, Narayan Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Shardul Thakur, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Lungi Ngidi, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, K Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, M.Harisankar Reddy, K.Bhagath Varma, C Hari Nishaanth, R Sai Kishore, J Behrendorff.
You can watch the ball by ball and the Live score coverage of the Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings match on the Star Sports Network and Hotstar. The match will be played on 21 April and will start at 7:30 pm (IST).