In the Final of the Indian Premier League, the Chennai Super Kings will compete with the Kolkata Knight Riders team. The Chennai Super Kings will need the performances of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Josh Hazlewood, while Venkatesh Iyer and Sunil Narine will hold the key for the Kolkata Knight Riders team. The KKR team is captained by middle order batter Eoin Morgan, while wicket keeper MS Dhoni leads the CSK team.
The Kolkata Knight Riders came at 4th position in the points table to qualify for the playoffs. In their last fixture, they beat Delhi Capitals in Eliminator by 3 wickets. While the Chennai Super Kings secured 9 wins in the league stage to finish second. They won the Qualifier 1 against Delhi Capitals by 4 wickets, and would look to replicate the same performances.
Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders are arch rivals, and they will have a excellent encounter between them. Both are coming off a win in close last over chases, and both against Delhi Capitals. Dubai won’t be same for the Kolkata’s team, who had some good time at Sharjah. Chennai are looking to be in a solid touch, and will go all-in with their performance in this game.
Fixture Name: Final
Competition: Indian Premier League 2021
Date: 15 October
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
CSK(recent last): W L L
KKR(recent last): W W W
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Pitch Report: The match between CSK and KKR will be played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. The pitch on this venue supports the batters in scoring runs in an efficient manner. It has been observed that the team chasing down the score has higher probability of winning the fixture, due to the due present in the ground and the par total will be 170.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Chennai Super Kings 173/6 won by 4 wickets against Delhi Capitals 172/5 in Indian Premier League 2021
The 5 players from Chennai Super Kings, and 6 from Kolkata Knight Riders are chosen for the Final match of IPL 2021. The captain pick will be Venkatesh Iyer, who has displayed terrific consistency in the Phase 2 and is in fine form. While, the vice captain can be Ruturaj Gaikwad, the player who has been one of the best batters in the tournament.
WICKET-KEEPERS: MS Dhoni
BATSMEN: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Robin Uthappa
ALL-ROUNDERS: Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer
BOWLERS: Shardul Thakur, Josh Hazlewood, Varun Chakravarthy
The Kolkata Knight Riders are expected to secure their 3rd title of the Indian Premier League. The team surely has all their bases covered, and have a fine combination of youngsters and experienced players. While, the Chennai Super Kings team do have established performers, but they lack that winning momentum for the past few matches.
Chennai Super Kings saw their captain in some vintage form at the end to finish the things off, when the team needed him the most. They defeated the Delhi Capitals team, chasing not such a big total. Ruturaj Gaikwad was excellent as always, and did his best for the team. Bowling was good and had everyone performing. MS did what he does the best, which won them the game in almost a nail-biter.
The top order batter will look to continue his terrific performances in the Final of the IPL 2021. Gaikwad has been impressive to stabilize the team at the top order, and has shown resilience to bat till 15-16 overs and provide a platform for the finishers. In 9 matches, Ruturaj Gaikwad has smashed 603 runs at an average of 46.38.
One of the most talented players in the CSK lineup has not been at his best in the Phase 2, but with a player of his calibre and track record, nothing short of brilliance is expected in the Final match. Moeen Ali has the capability to contribute in both departments, and can be a vital player for CSK. In 14 matches, Moeen has scored 320 runs and has scalped 6 wickets.
Captain: MS Dhoni
Wicket-keeper: MS Dhoni
Possible Top Four: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu
Opening Bowlers: Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood
Spin Bowlers: Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja
Overseas Players: Moeen Ali, Josh Hazlewood, Faf Du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo
Player to Watch: Ambati Rayudu has not fired enough in the Phase 2, but has enough capability and experience to perform in the finals.
CSK Playing 11 (likely)
Kolkata Knight Riders are coming off a suspenseful win in the Qualifier 2, where they looked to be winning it easily, but then half of the team tumbled in a couple of overs, which made things get very hard for them, but Rahul Tripathi, is a pretty dependable batsman, and he hit a six to seal the things off the last second ball and got his team to the final.
The best pick for this game has been excellent at the top order to provide a confidence boosting start to the KKR team, and has been one of the reasons, the team qualifying for the finals. In the last league match, he scored a match winning 55, which made it possible for KKR to chase down the score. In this season, Iyer has amassed 320 runs in 9 matches at an average of 40.
The bowling all rounder will look to count on his experience and form to secure the 3rd title for the team in the IPL. He has been impressive in the last few matches, and showed his worth in both the departments. In 13 matches, Sunil Narine has scalped 14 wickets and also has been scoring crucial runs, which have helped to seal the games.
Captain: Eoin Morgan
Wicket-keeper: Dinesh Karthik
Possible Top Four: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana
Pace Bowlers: Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Andre Russell
Spin Bowlers: Sunil Narine, Varun Chakrvarthy
Overseas Players: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Eoin Morgan, Lockie Ferguson
Player to Watch: Lockie Ferguson has been bowling really well, and is expected to be a good support in the middle as well as death overs.
KKR Playing 11 (likely)
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The CSK vs KKR match will be broadcasted on the Star Sports TV Network in different languages like Star Sports 1 English, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Kannada, and Star Sports Malayalam. The Star India has won the broadcasting rights for the Indian Premier League Phase 2. to All the cricketing nations including 100 countries will be able to view the Indian Premier League 2021 Final on their Television Sets.