CSK vs KKR Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Injury Update of Vivo IPL 2021 final match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders. They will play against each other for the third time in this season of the Vivo IPL 2021.
CSK vs KKR Vivo IPL 2021 Final Match Details:
The final match of the Vivo IPL 2021 will see Chennai Super Kings facing off against Kolkata Knight Riders on 15th October at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
This game is scheduled to start at 7:30 PM IST and the live-action can be viewed on Star Sports Network while the live scores can be tracked on the CricketAddictor website.
CSK vs KKR Vivo IPL 2021 Final Match Preview:
Right then! We are into the finals of the Indian Premier League 2021. 59 games, spread over 7 weeks of intense cricket, first half in India and second half in UAE, nail-biting finishes, 1 super over, 9 different venues and it all comes down to the two finalists, 3-times champion Chennai Super Kings and 2-times champion Kolkata Knight Riders, who will be taking on each other for the last time at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on 15th of October in pursuit of the trophy. That’s the brief story of this season’s IPL so far.
Chennai Super Kings started their journey with a defeat against Delhi Capitals in their first game, they then went on to win the next 5 games consecutively. They won 5 of their 7 games in India and were placed second to only the Delhi Capitals on the list.
They won their first 4 games in the UAE leg as well but ended up losing the last 3 matches, and ultimately ended at the second spot on the points table after the league stages, with a total of 9 wins in 14 games.
They met Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 1 and hunted them down to make their way directly through to the finals. The success of their opening pair has been the key for them once again in this season, Ruturaj Gaikwad is the second leading run-scorer of the season (603 runs in 15 innings) while Faf du Plessis is the fourth leading run-scorer (547 runs in 15 innings).
In the bowling section, Shardul Thakur has been instrumental with the ball by hunting a total of 18 scalps so far. As a result of his recent performance, he has also been added to the Indian side for the T20 World Cup.
Chennai Super Kings opted to bowl first against Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 1. Delhi Capitals stacked 172 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. Josh Hazelwood picked a couple of crucial wickets while Jadeja, Moeen Ali, and DJ Bravo picked a wicket each.
Chennai Super Kings chased down this total in the last over of the game, Ruturaj Gaikwad (70 off 50 balls) and Robin Uthappa (63 off 44 balls) played key roles for the side. Skipper MS Dhoni scored 18 off just 6 balls to finish things in style.
For Kolkata Knight Riders, it has been a fairy tale story so far. Their inspirational story of rising from the ashes like a phoenix is no less than a dream. They lost 5 of their first 7 games in India and were at the second-last spot on the points table before the UAE leg began. Then commenced the UAE leg, and also the dream run of the KKR. They went on to win the next 5 of their 7 games and ended up getting into the playoffs, with the best Net Run Rate among all teams.
They met the Royals Challengers Bangalore in the Eliminator, where they overthrew the Kohli-led side by 4 wickets to make their way into Qualifier 2. They then met the 1st ranked side, Delhi Capitals, in Qualifier 2 at Sharjah, and ended up beating them as well, by 3 wickets. Their turnaround has been a result of reimposing their faith on their young Indian raw talents, Venkatesh Iyer, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Shivam Mavi, and Varun Chakravarthy.
Their new find, Venkatesh Iyer, has proved to be an outstanding addition to the side. He made his debut for KKR in the second half of the tournament and there was no looking back for him after that. In 9 matches so far, he stacked 320 runs while opening for his side, and also picked up 3 wickets with the ball. Apart from Iyer, Shubman Gill has added 427 runs in 16 games and Rahul Tripathi stacked 395 runs in 15 innings so far. In the bowling section, their mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy has hunted a total of 18 scalps so far.
Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss at Sharjah against Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 2 and opted to bowl once again. They restricted the Delhi Capitals side on a mere 135, Varun Chakravarthy got a couple of wickets to his name while Lockie Ferguson and Shivam Mavi picked a wicket each.
Kolkata Knight Riders got off to a flying start, and added 96 runs for the opening partnership, Shubman Gill scored 46 runs while Venkatesh Iyer smashed 55 runs. However, there was a sudden collapse in the batting lineup, and they were down to 130-7 at one stage, with 6 to get off the last couple of deliveries. In-form Rahul Tripathi came to their rescue once again and finished the game with a spectacular six over long-off.
This is not the first time that these two sides are taking on each other in an IPL final, they previously met in the famous final of 2012 IPL where Kolkata Knight Riders snatched a win from the jaws of defeat, to clinch their maiden title. The two teams have met on 27 occasions so far in the history of this tournament, where Chennai grabbed 17 wins while Kolkata fetched 9 wins.
Chennai Super Kings managed to defeat the Kolkata Knight Riders on both occasions in this year’s IPL. It would be interesting to see whether the fairytale story gets a fairytale ending or the lions of CSK manages to avenge the scars of the 2012 Final.
CSK vs KKR Vivo IPL 2021 Final Match Weather Report:
The temperature is expected to hover around 32°C on the matchday with 64 % humidity and 11 km/hr wind speed. There are no chances of precipitation during the game.
CSK vs KKR Vivo IPL 2021 Final Match Pitch Report:
The Dubai International Cricket Stadium is a batting-friendly surface, and is expected to assist the batters once again here. Pacers might get some assistance towards the latter half of the match while spinners may come in handy in the middle overs. The team winning the toss is likely to chase in this game.
Average 1st innings score:
The average first innings score on this wicket is 165.
Record of chasing teams:
The team batting second has great records here. They have maintained a winning percentage of 80 on this ground.
CSK vs KKR Vivo IPL 2021 Final Match Injury Update:
(Will be added when there is an update)
CSK vs KKR Vivo IPL 2021 Final Match Probable XIs:
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Robin Uthappa, MS Dhoni (C & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood
Bench: Imran Tahir, Suresh Raina, Mitchell Santner
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy
Bench: Ben Cutting, Tim Seifert, Pawan Negi
Top Picks For Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Faf du Plessis is a right-handed batsman from Chennai Super Kings who opens the innings for them. He is the fourth leading run-scorer of this season and has stacked 547 runs so far.
Ruturaj Gaikwad is a right-handed opening batsman from Chennai Super Kings. He is the second leading run-scorer of the season and has hammered 603 runs so far.
Moeen Ali is a left-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler from Chennai Super Kings. He has marked 310 runs and grabbed 6 wickets in this season so far. He has the potential to contribute to both departments.
Robin Uthappa is a right-handed batsman from Chennai Super Kings. He has knocked 84 runs in the last three matches that he played in this season so far.
Shubman Gill is a right-handed batsman from Kolkata Knight Riders who opens the innings for them. He has smashed 427 runs in this season so far and will be eyeing to continue his excellent form in this match as well.
Venkatesh Iyer is a left-handed batsman and right-arm medium pacer from Kolkata Knight Riders. He has smacked 330 runs and took 3 wickets in this season so far.
Nitish Rana is a left-handed batsman from Kolkata Knight Riders. He has piled 383 runs in this season so far. He can also deliver with the ball.
Sunil Narine is a left-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler from Kolkata Knight Riders. He has scored 60 runs and picked up 14 wickets in this season so far.
CSK vs KKR Vivo IPL 2021 Final Match Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:
Captain – Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis
Vice-Captain – Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for CSK vs KKR Dream11 Team:
Keeper – MS Dhoni
Batsmen – Ruturaj Gaikwad (C), Faf du Plessis, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi
All-rounders – Venkatesh Iyer (VC), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers – Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakravarthy, Deepak Chahar
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for CSK vs KKR Dream11 Team:
Keeper – Dinesh Karthik
Batsmen – Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis (C), Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana
All-rounders – Venkatesh Iyer, Dwayne Bravo, Sunil Narine (VC)
Bowlers – Deepak Chahar, Lockie Ferguson, Josh Hazlewood
CSK vs KKR Vivo IPL 2021 Final Match Expert Advice:
Ruturaj Gaikwad of CSK will be a safe multiplier choice for the small leagues considering his consistency. Faf du Plessis of CSK is another great choice for captaincy in the grand leagues. Dinesh Karthik and Nitish Rana are the punt-picks here. The best-suggested fantasy combination for this game is 1-4-3-3.
CSK vs KKR Vivo IPL 2021 Final Match Probable Winners:
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have a great head-to-head record against Kolkata Knight Riders, so they are expected to win this match as well.