CSK vs KKR Dream11 AFTER TOSS: The Finals of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season is scheduled to be played between the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on 15 October at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. The Chennai Super Kings have won the IPL title thrice in 2010, 2011 and 2018 while the Kolkata Knight Riders won the prestigious trophy back in 2012 and 2014.
Both these teams are very much high on confidence after having registered amazing wins in their previous outings. The Chennai Super Kings defeated the Delhi Capitals in an amazing nail-biting encounter to storm into the IPL 2021 finals. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders have reached the finals after registering two brilliant wins in back-to-back matches against Bangalore and Delhi.
In the 27 matches between these two teams in the history of the Indian Premier League, the Chennai Super Kings have had the upper hand in this head-to-head rivalry with a total of 17 victories while Kolkata Knight Riders have managed to emerge victorious on 9 occasions. However, earlier in the IPL 2021 season, Chennai Super Kings got the better of Kolkata Knight Riders in both the matches between these two sides.
Fixture Name: Final, Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Competition: VIVO IPL 2021
Date: 15 October
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
CSK (recent last): W L L L W
KKR (recent last): W W W W L
Ground: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Pitch Report: As seen throughout in the league stage, there was help for the fast bowlers and spinners at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The pitch has surely been challenging for the batters and they will have to bat really well to put up a big total while batting first. Thus, bowling first will be a safe decision after winning the toss on this wicket. The average first innings total will remain around 150-160 mark.
Toss Update: Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and opted to bowl first.
It will be a fantastic move to pick a mixed combination of both CSK and KKR players in your respective dream fantasy cricket teams. It will also be a good deal to pick a mixed combination of batters and bowlers from either of the sides to increase the chance of winning big amount of cash. The likes of Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Avesh Khan, Venkatesh Iyer and Varun Chakravarthy will be the must picks for this contest.
WICKET-KEEPERS: MS Dhoni
BATTERS: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Robin Uthappa
ALL-ROUNDERS: Venkatesh Iyer, Dwayne Bravo
BOWLERS: Shardul Thakur, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy
The Chennai Super Kings will surely start as the favourites due to the experience of their players and having defeated Delhi Capitals in the Qualifier 1 at the same venue. There are many players present in this Chennai Super Kings squad who won the title in 2018. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders have worked really hard to reach the IPL 2021 finals having performed incredibly well in this UAE leg and will be now determined to finish by winning the trophy.
The Chennai Super Kings have definitely performed as a collective unit in this ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League 2021 season. The likes of Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Moeen Ali looked in a terrific form to put up winning totals on the board on consistent basis. In the bowling department, Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo and Deepak Chahar have also performed really well to support the batters.
Chennai Super Kings’ opening batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad played a phenomenal unbeaten innings of 101 runs off just 60 balls that included 9 fours and 5 sixes in the game against Rajasthan Royals in the last match. He has been in a stunning form at the top for the Chennai side in this IPL 2021 Phase 2 having the best strike-rate so far. Gaikwad has already smashed four impressive fifties and one century this season. He scored an an amazing fifty in the Qualifier 1 against Delhi at the same venue.
For the Chennai Super Kings, Faf du Plessis has put up an impressive show with the bat in the last two editions of the IPL. After scoring more than 400 runs when the tournament was last held in the UAE conditions, the former South African captain has already racked up more than 500 runs this season in 15 matches. He has smashed a total of five half-centuries in the ongoing competition.
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CSK Playing 11 (Confirmed)
Faf du Plessis
For the Kolkata Knight Riders, things surely went in a superb manner throughout the entire IPL 2021 Phase 2. It was a complete and brilliant performance in the last two wins over Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad especially by Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson and Shivam Mavi in the bowling department. They also have some in-form batsmen like Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer and Nitish Rana will be the mainstays in the batting department.
In the IPL 2021 Phase 2 for the Kolkata Knight Riders, Varun Chakravarthy has been stunning performer with the ball. He picked up three vital wickets in the game against Bangalore and also knocked down the prized scalp of MS Dhoni in the last match against Chennai Super Kings. The most significant part of his bowling in the ongoing edition of the tournament has been his economy and delivering well in the pressure situations.
For the Kolkata Knight Riders, Venkatesh Iyer has played a significant role in changing the fortunes of his team in this IPL 2021 Phase 2. He is coming into this final match on the back of an amazing half-century innings in the Qualifier 2 against Delhi. Iyer has consistently provided starts at the top for KKR this season having smashed a total of 320 runs in just 9 matches that includes three fifties. He can also contribute well with the ball.
KKR Playing 11 (Confirmed)
Shakib Al Hasan
The IPL 2021 Live Score and Streaming will be available on the Star Sports Network and HotStar app. All the player information and live scores along with exciting live ball-to-ball commentary and exclusive analysis will be up on HotStar for the millions of users in an entertaining manners. While following the Covid-19 norms and regulations, crowd will be allowed for the IPL 2021 Final in Dubai.
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The first half of the IPL was telecast live on Sky Sports in the UK, with live streaming on Sky Go and Sky Mobile TV.
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