| On Apr 21, 2021 4:30 PM IST

KKR vs CSK Dream11 IPL Today Match Prediction 21 April [STATS for GRAND LEAGUE – Batting, Bowling, Team, Pitch]


KKR vs CSK IPL 2021: In the second game of the exciting IPL 2021 doubleheader day, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will be taking on the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 21. This will be Kolkata’s first game of the season in Mumbai after having suffered two losses and one win during their Chennai-leg of games. On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings are coming into this match after two superb back-to-back wins on the same venue. In the 25 matches between these two teams, CSK have won 15 games while KKR have emerged victorious on 9 occasions and one match ended as a no-result fixture. However, it will be really important for both these teams to focus on playing with their highest of abilities in this starting phase of IPL 2021.

KKR vs CSK Today Match Prediction Details

Fixture Name: VIVO IPL, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings

Competition: VIVO IPL

Date: 21 April

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Ground: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Team Form Guide:
KKR (recent last): L L W W L
CSK (recent last): W W L W W

Brief score of the last result at the venue: Chennai Super Kings 188/9 beat Rajasthan Royals 143/9 by 45 runs in the 12th match of IPL 2021.

Pitch Report: The Wankhede Stadium is once again back at offering batting-friendly pitches as seen in the previous two games. A belter of a wicket is expected for this game as well and things will be difficult for the bowlers. The dew factor will come into play as the game progresses and thus, chasing will be easier.

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KKR vs CSK Playing 11

KKR Team News

Injury Update, Unavailability

  • There are no injury issues in the Kolkata Knight Riders camp.

Expected Team Changes

  • Sunil Narine is likely to replace Shakib Al Hasan.
  • Eoin Morgan will captain the side.
  • Dinesh Karthik will be the wicket-keeper.
  • Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana will be the openers.
  • Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell will form part of the middle-order.
  • Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna, Sunil Narine and Andre Russell will be their crucial bowlers.

KKR Playing 11 (likely)
Shubman Gill
Nitish Rana
Rahul Tripathi
Eoin Morgan
Andre Russell
Dinesh Karthik
Sunil Narine
Pat Cummins
Harbhajan Singh
Varun Chakravarthy
Prasidh Krishna

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CSK Team News

Injury Update, Unavailability

  • Jason Behrendorff will not be available as he is yet to complete his mandatory quarantine.

Expected Team Line-up

  • They are expected to play the same team.
  • MS Dhoni will captain the side and also take care of the wicket-keeping duties.
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad will open the batting with Faf du Plessis.
  • Suresh Raina, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja will bat in the middle-order.
  • Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Sam Curran, Moeen Ali and Dwayne Bravo will be their main bowlers.

CSK Playing 11 (likely)
Ruturaj Gaikwad
Faf du Plessis
Suresh Raina
Ambati Rayudu
MS Dhoni
Ravindra Jadeja
Moeen Ali
Sam Curran
Dwayne Bravo
Shardul Thakur
Deepak Chahar

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Who will win today match

The Kolkata Knight Riders will once bank upon the likes of Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan and Andre Russell to deliver in the batting department. Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna, Russell and Narine will be their main bowlers. On the other hand, the Chennai Super Kings will want that Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni come good with the bat while Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Jadeja, Moeen and Bravo will be their key bowlers. Chennai Super Kings will definitely be the favourites in this match as they have already won 2 games on this venue. In our Dream 11 Today Match Prediction we back Chennai Super Kings to win this match.

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Fantasy Cricket Tips, Captain & Differential Pick

Captain Options:

Andre Russell: Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Andre Russell has already picked up a stunning five-wicket haul against MI in this tournament. Russell has a brilliant record with the bat against CSK since IPL 2019 having smashed 150 runs in 4 matches at a strike-rate of 170.5.

Moeen Ali: Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Moeen Ali has been brilliant so far this season both with the bat and ball. Moeen smashed a vital knock of 46 runs against Punjab and then also picked up figures of 3 for 7 against Rajasthan in the previous game. He has scored 108 runs in 3 matches at a strike-rate of more than 140.

Stats King Tips:

Best Picks:

KKR vs CSK Dream11 Prediction

Grand League Team 1

We are picking Moeen Ali as the Captain of this team due to his brilliant performance in the last match where took figures of 3 for 7 with the ball and also scored 46 runs with the bat against Punjab.

WICKET-KEEPERS: Dinesh Karthik
BATSMEN: Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan
ALL-ROUNDERS: Andre Russell, Sam Curran (VC), Moeen Ali (C)
BOWLERS: Deepak Chahar, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy

Grand League Team 2

We are making Nitish Rana as the Captain in this team as he has smashed two wonderful fifties in the last 3 games.

BATSMEN: Suresh Raina (VC), Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana (C), Faf du Plessis
ALL-ROUNDERS: Andre Russell, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja
BOWLERS: Pat Cummins, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar

Grand League Team 3

We are choosing Faf du Plessis as the Captain of this team because of his excellent performance with the bat in the last 2 games on the same venue.

WICKET-KEEPERS: Dinesh Karthik
BATSMEN: Faf du Plessis (C), Suresh Raina, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill
ALL-ROUNDERS: Andre Russell, Ravindra Jadeja (VC), Sam Curran
BOWLERS: Prasidh Krishna, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur

Grand League Team 4

We are picking Andre Russell as the Captain of this team as he took a brilliant five-wicket haul against MI and will also be effective with the bat in these conditions.

WICKET-KEEPERS: Dinesh Karthik
BATSMEN: Faf du Plessis (VC), Suresh Raina, Shubman Gill, Ambati Rayudu
ALL-ROUNDERS: Andre Russell (C), Moeen Ali, Sunil Narine
BOWLERS: Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Varun Chakravarthy

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