KKR vs CSK IPL 2021: In the second game of the IPL 2021 blockbuster doubleheader day, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will play their first match of the season at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on April 21. After having won their opening game against Hyderabad, KKR have now two back-to-back games against Mumbai and Bangalore. On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings are coming after two superb wins against Punjab and Rajasthan. However, there will be many exciting players in action in this cracking KKR vs CSK encounter.
1. Nitish Rana
Kolkata Knight Riders’ opener Nitish Rana has been in a stunning form in the ongoing IPL season having smashed two remarkable fifties in the first two games. Rana smashed a match-winning knock of 80 runs off 56 balls against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The left-hander also scored a fine fifty against the Mumbai Indians but couldn’t manage to take his team over the line. He is currently the fourth highest run-getter in the competition and will be aiming to play another impactful knock in this match as well.
Nitish Rana in IPL 2021
2. Moeen Ali
England all-rounder Moeen Ali has been a sensational pick for the Chennai Super Kings in this edition of the IPL due to his fabulous contributions both with the bat and ball. Moeen smashed 26 runs off 20 balls and also took fantastic figures of 3 for 7 in his match-defining performance against Rajasthan Royals. He also smashed a vital knock of 46 runs against Punjab Kings in the second game for CSK. Moeen will certainly be a key player to watch out for in this match due to his amazing abilities both with the bat and ball.
Moeen Ali in IPL 2021
3. Faf du Plessis
Chennai Super Kings’ veteran opener Faf du Plessis has done really well for his team in the last two editions of the IPL and has also started this season in an amazing form. Faf du Plessis smashed a wonderful cameo of 33 runs off only 17 balls that included 4 fours and 2 sixes in the last game against Rajasthan Royals. He scored an unbeaten 36 runs in the win against Punjab Kings. The South African right-hander was the leading run-getter for the Chennai Super Kings in the previous season having scored 449 runs in 13 matches.
Faf du Plessis in IPL 2021
4. Andre Russell
Kolkata Knight Riders’ big-hitting all-rounder Andre Russell has delivered some impressive performances both with the bat and ball in this season of IPL. Although, he hasn’t fired on full throttles with the bat but barring the last match against RCB, Russell has bowled really well at the death. He picked up stunning figures of 5 for 15 against Mumbai Indians which was his career best IPL performance. Russell also smashed a cameo of 31 runs off 20 balls against RCB in the previous match.
Andre Russell vs CSK since IPL 2019
5. Ravindra Jadeja
For the Chennai Super Kings, Ravindra Jadeja has been absolutely phenomenal in the field this season. He took 4 remarkable catches and also picked up two crucial wickets in the last match against Rajasthan Royals. In his last IPL games, Jadeja has scored 107 runs and has also scalped a total of 4 wickets. He also affected a brilliant run out in the match against Punjab Kings. With his staggering all-round abilities, Ravindra Jadeja will certainly be a key player for the Chennai Super Kings to do well in this game.
Ravindra Jadeja in IPL 2021
This will be the first match of IPL 2021 season for the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai after having won against Hyderabad and suffered two losses against Mumbai and Bangalore during their Chennai-leg of matches. On the other hand, MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings have registered two brilliant back-to-back wins against Punjab and Rajasthan after having lost their opening game to Delhi Capitals.
IPL Live Score
The 15th match of the IPL 2021 season between Kolkata Knight Riders and the Chennai Super Kings will take place at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 21. The first ball of the match will be bowled at 7:30 PM IST. The mouth-watering KKR vs CSK clash will be streaming live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar app.
KKR Player List
Eoin Morgan (Captain), Rahul Tripathi (Batsman) Karun Nair, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Shakib Al Hasan, Ben Cutting, Andre Russell, Pawan Negi, Venkatesh Iyer, Shivam Mavi, Dinesh Karthik, Sheldon Jackson, Tim Seifert, Harbhajan Singh, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Vaibhav Arora, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Gurkeerat Singh Mann.
CSK Player List
Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, N. Jagadeesan (wk), Robin Uthappa, MS Dhoni (c/wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, R. Sai Kishore, Mitchell Santner, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, KM Asif, Moeen Ali, K Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, M Harisankar Reddy, K. Bhagath Varma, C Hari Nishanth and Jason Behrendorff.
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