IPL CSK vs KKR, Final: Possible Playing 11 of Kolkata Knight Riders

Updated on: Oct 14, 2021 11:36 pm IST


KKR Playing 11: The Kolkata Knight Riders will compete with the Chennai Super Kings in the Final of Indian Premier League 2021. They are coming into this game after registering four consecutive wins.

The Kolkata Knight Riders team won the Qualifier 2 in a thrilling fashion against Delhi Capitals. They bowled quite well to contain the opposition to a score of 135 runs, with the best performer being Varun Chakravarthy with 2 wickets. Then the openers, Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer yet again provided a great start to the team and stitched a partnership of 96 runs. Then Rahul Tripathi hit a six in the last over to take the team to the Finals.

Team News

  • They are expected to include Andre Russell in place of Shakib Al Hasan
  • They would look to keep their track record intact of winning the finals every time they have featured.

KKR Playing 11 (likely)

The Kolkata Knight Riders team have been terrific in the Phase 2, and have got performances from their youngsters, which have helped them to qualify for the finals of the tournament. The three players, Iyer, Shubman, and Rahul Tripathi have held the batting department and will be the biggest hopes for the team. While Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine will look to keep the opposition batters under pressure by their pitch perfect bowling.

Andre Russell IPL 2021 performance with KKR

The team is expected to make 1 change in the Playing 11 for the finals against Chennai Super Kings. The West Indies all rounder Andre Russell (if fit) can play the finals in place of Shakib Al Hasan.

KKR Playing 11 (likely)

1. Shubman Gill
2. Venkatesh Iyer
3. Nitish Rana
4. Rahul Tripathi
5. Eoin Morgan (c)
6. Andre Russell
7. Dinesh Karthik (wk)
8. Sunil Narine
9. Lockie Ferguson
10. Varun Chakravarthy
11. Shivam Mavi

Kolkata Knight Riders Squad

KKR Squad: Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Pawan Negi, Tim Seifert, Shakib al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer, Tim Southee

Where to Watch CSK vs KKR Live IPL 2021

WATCH CSK vs KKR Final LIVE on Star Sports TV Network in different languages like Star SportsĀ  1 English, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Kannada, and Star Sports Malayalam.The match can also be streamed live on the Disney+Hotstar app by taking their monthly or yearly membership plan. The telecom operators, Vodafone Idea, Airtel, and Jio are offering different plans for their customers bundled with Disney+ Hotstar app to WATCH CSK vs KKR Indian Premier League 2021 Final. All the cricketing nations including 100 countries will be able to view the Indian Premier League 2021 on their Television Sets.

4 Fantasy picks for Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders from KKR

1. Venkatesh Iyer

Venkatesh was a surprise performer in the first few league matches, but he maintained his form in a consistent manner to help the team in winning 5 out of 7 league matches in Phase 2. In the Qualifier 2, he scored a quickfire 55 to give the team a solid start to chase down the total of 136.

Name Matches Runs Average
Venkatesh Iyer 9 320 40

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2. Sunil Narine

Sunil will be one of the best picks for the final match of the IPL 2021. It will be a little difficult hit the spinners in a long boundary and Narine will certainly hold advantage due to his fine form and capabilities to take wickets and contain runs.

Name Matches Wickets Average
Sunil Narine 13 14 23.92

3. Rahul Tripathi

Rahul Tripathi can hold his nerves well and will be a crucial player for the team. In the last match, he hit a six to help KKR to reach the finals of the tournament. He can play according to the situations, which has been a main highlight of his career. In 16 matches, Rahul has scored 395 runs at an average of 30.38.

Name Matches Runs Average
Rahul Tripathi 16 395 30.38

4. Shubman Gill

Shubman has been the most consistent run scorer for the KKR in the IPL 2021 and is the only batsman from the team to score 400+ runs. With his fine composure and sound technique, he has been able to compete well against the top bowlers. In the last fixture, he scored 46 runs which proved to be vital in taking the team to the finals.

Name Matches Runs Average
Shubman Gill 16 427 26.68

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