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| On Apr 21, 2021 3:30 PM IST

KOL vs CSK Dream11 Tips for 15th Match IPL Today Match Prediction 21 April


Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings Dream11: Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings will square off for the first time in the Vivo IPL 2021 on Wednesday evening at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. This is a very interesting fixture as Chennai Super Kings will be looking to make a hat-trick of wins while Kolkata Knight Riders will be playing to avoid a hat-trick of losses.

After facing a defeat at the hands of Delhi Capitals in the opening fixture, the three-time champions Chennai Super Kings have announced themselves in style with back-to-back convincing wins over Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals respectively. However, there’s still some room for improvement, especially in batting as both wins have largely been secured with outstanding bowling performances. R Gaikwad is not in form, Ambati Rayudu hasn’t managed to reach a thirty in all three games while MS Dhoni’s batting number is still not fixed which means CSK is still far from best with the bat.

On the other hand, after playing the first three games in Chennai, Kolkata Knight Riders have landed in Mumbai and will be hoping for some change in fortune with the change in venue. After opening the campaign with 10 runs win over SRH, KKR seems to have found a new formula on how to lose games after being in the driver’s seat. Moreover, they are also struggling with the batting woes. Barring the opening game, S Gill and N Rana have failed to provide a good start, R Tripathi isn’t scoring runs at number 3 while D Karthik and E Morgan haven’t looked in good touch with the bat. And, Andre Russell hasn’t been to the kind of form KKR hopes him to be since IPL 2018.

Moreover, a cracker of a game is expected to take place at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai tonight. The clash will begin at 07:30 PM IST.

KKR vs CSK Today Match Prediction Details

Fixture name: 15th Match, Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals

Competition: Vivo IPL 2021

Date: 21 April

Time: 07:30 PM IST

Ground: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Pitch Report: A trend has been set in this edition of the IPL – bat first in Chennai and bowl first at Mumbai. While Chennai has been producing low-score thrillers, Mumbai has become the new six-hitting central. If you win the toss, opt to bowl first as no big total is safe at this venue.

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CSK vs KOL Playing 11

CSK Team News

Injury update, unavailability

  • There are no injury concerns

Expected team changes

  • Going by the past, CSK has been one of those franchises that don’t believe in tweaking their combinations much
  • They are unlikely to make any changes to their playing11, especially after winning two games in a row
  • The only concern for CSK is R Gaikwad who hasn’t looked good in all three games. So, let’s if the management sticks with him or gives R Uthappa a chance
  • L Ngidi is expected to see in the dug-out for some more time as DJ Bravo performed with both – bat and ball in the previous outing

CSK Playing 11 (likely)

  1. R Gaikwad/R Uthappa
  2. Faf Du Plessis
  3. Moeen Ali
  4. S Raina
  5. A Rayudu
  6. MS Dhoni (c&wk)
  7. R Jadeja
  8. Sam Curran
  9. D Bravo
  10. S Thakur
  11. D Chahar

KKR Team News

Injury update, unavailability

  • There are no reports of any injury in the squad

Expected team changes

  • Kolkata is definitely going to make a couple of changes in its playing11
  • Sunil Narine has been announced match fit and can replace Shakib Al Hasan who hasn’t clicked much in three games played so far
  • KKR might also turn towards Lockie Ferguson as Wankhede doesn’t assist spinner as Chennai does
  • Harbhajan Singh might also make way for K Nagarkotti or Shivam Mavi

KKR Playing 11 (likely)

  1. S Gill
  2. N Rana
  3. R Tripathi
  4. Eoin Morgan
  5. D Karthik
  6. A Russell
  7. S Al Hasan/S Narine/L Ferguson
  8. P Cummins
  9. H Singh/ S Mavi/K Nagarkotti
  10. P Krishna
  11. V Chakravorty

Who will win today IPL match

Chennai Super Kings look formidable and a bit more settled than Kolkata Knight Riders and are favorites to win this KOL vs CSK Dream 11 Today Match Prediction. Kolkata Knight Riders have lost eight out of nine games played at Wankhede. Also, KKR’s x-factor A Russell has never hit a six at Wankhede. So, while this looks like a one-sided affair, it is still advised to go with a 6-5 combination as anything and everything is possible in this incredible premier league.

READ: KKR vs CSK IPL 2021 Match 15: Possible Playing 11

KKR vs CSK Fantasy Picks

  • Sunil Narine can be the game-changer for KKR and your fantasy team if he features in the playing11. In T20s, du Plessis’ strike rate is 62, Gaikwad’s is 80, Rayudu’s is 83, Dhoni’s is 45, and Jadeja’s is 102 against Sunil Narine.
  • Shardul Thakur has bowled 16 deliveries to Shubman Gill in T20 and has dismissed him thrice in three T20 innings
  • Andre Russell averages 40+ against CSK and has scored 226 runs at an impressive strike rate of 161.43. He also bowls at death for KKR and can be a valuable pick in your fantasy team

KKR vs CSK Dream 11 Prediction

BATSMEN: A Rayudu, S Raina, F Du Plessis, N Rana E Morgan
BOWLERS: P Cummins, S Thakur, P Krishna

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Dheeraj Singh @Cric_kette

A 90's born who has witnessed Sachin becoming "The God", Dhoni becoming "The only Captain to have won all the ICC trophies" and Kohli turning into a "run-machine". Cricket is something I am crazy for and I try to deliver the best and true I can in my every writing.