KKR vs CSK Dream11 Prediction: Stakes couldn’t have been higher for Kolkata Knight Riders when they play Chennai Super Kings in the second match of the double-header on Wednesday evening (IST). All the hopes KKR gave to their fans from their opening game win are flushed after two straight defeats. Captain Eoin Morgan is not immune to the criticism. He took some head-scratching decisions against Royal Challengers Bangalore, like taking Varun Chakravarthy out of the bowling attack too soon and completing Pat Cummins and Prasidh Krishna’s bowling spells before the death overs. The team combination is far from perfect and there’s a need for a change if KKR are to remain relevant in the playoff race.
1. Pat Cummins vs Faf du Plessis: Amidst all the doom and gloom engulfing KKR early this season, Cummins is one of the few players who has held his own and look confident and in good form. He holds the key once again for KKR.
IPL 2021 Head To Head: Pat Cummins vs Faf du Plessis
Balls Faced by Du Plessis from Cummins: 15
Runs Scored: 19
No of times Shami dismissed Buttler in IPL: 00
Pat Cummins IPL Record:
Balls Bowled: 745
Runs Given: 996
Faf du Plessis IPL Record:
Not Outs: 08
High Score: 96
2. Ravindra Jadeja vs Dinesh Karthik: Jadeja was again Mr Perfecto in the field, but his bowling broke RR’s resistance with Jos Buttler and Shivam Dube both falling to him. Karthik is KKR’s lynchpin in the middle-order and his head-to-head battle with Jadeja could shape the game.
IPL 2021 Head To Head: Ravindra Jadeja vs Dinesh Karthik
Ravindra Jadeja IPL Record:
Balls Bowled: 2773
Runs Given: 3533
Dinesh Karthik IPL Record:
Not Outs: 32
High Score: 97*
3. Prasidh Krishna vs MS Dhoni: Morgan won’t be repeating the mistake he made in the last match and should keep Krishna for the death overs. That means, KKR’s young bowler could face MS Dhoni.
IPL 2021 Head To Head: Prasidh Krishna vs MS Dhoni
Prasidh Krishna IPL Record:
Balls Bowled: 587
Runs Given: 909
MS Dhoni IPL Record:
Not Outs: 69
High Score: 84*
The match against Chennai Super Kings is coming at the wrong time for Sunrisers Hyderabad. CSK have found their groove and are looking like a real deal at the moment. The bowling, the batting and fielding everything is working in tandem for MS Dhoni. And for KKR, it’s falling into many pieces already. We can’t see SRH winning this game. In our KKR vs CSK Today Match Prediction, we back CSK to win the match against Kolkata Knight Riders.
The next five fixtures of IPL 2021 are as follows, including PBKS vs SRH match:
IPL Live Match: The 15th match of the IPL 2021 will be played at the Wankhede Stadium, on April 21, at 07:30 PM (IST).
CSK Squad: Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Shardul Thakur, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Narayan Jagadeesabn, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, 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, Jason Behrendorff
KKR Squad: Dinesh Karthik, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Andre Russell, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Pawan Negi, Tim Seifert, Shakib al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer
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