MS Dhoni and Eoin Morgan
MS Dhoni and Eoin Morgan (Credits: Twitter)

CSK vs KKR- Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between Chennai Super Kings And Kolkata Knight Riders? IPL 2021 Final. The climax is IPL 2021 has arrived and it is Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders who will lock horns in the ultimate battle of the tournament. Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2021 final, will take place on October 15 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

CSK defeated Delhi Capitals in the Qualifier 1 match by 4 wickets to seal a berth in the final. On the other hand, KKR defeated Delhi Capitals in the Qualifier 2 encounter to become the 2nd finalist of the tournament. Now, one team between CSK and KKR will clinch the IPL 2021 trophy.

Shikhar Dhawan. Photo-IPL
Shikhar Dhawan. Photo-IPL

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During the KKR vs DC clash in Qualifier 2, KKR won the toss and opted to bowl first. With a slow start, DC opener Shikhar Dhawan scored 36 runs off 39 balls. Later, Shimron Hetmyer scored 117 runs off 10 balls before getting out. Shreyas Iyer also played a crucial knock of unbeaten 30 runs. DC could manage 135-5 on the scoreboard.

Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer
Shubman Gill (r) and Venkatesh Iyer. Credits: IPL

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With a 136-run target, KKR openers Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer gave a fabulous start to the batting. Both of them posted an opening stand of 96 runs. Iyer smacked 55 while Gill scored 46. Towards the end, KKR only needed 23 runs off 30 balls and the match looked totally one-sided.

However, KKR lost some quick wickets in the last 3 overs. In the final over, KKR needed 7 runs for victory after losing 5 wickets. They lost 2 more wickets in the final over. When the team needed 6 runs off 2 balls, Rahul Tripathi slammed a six to bag victory for KKR by 3 wickets.

Rahul Tripathi
Rahul Tripathi (Image Credit: Twitter)

Chennai Super Kings also defeated Delhi Capitals in the Qualifier 1 match. In the match, DC batted first and posted a good total of 172-5. DC opener Prithvi Shaw played an astonishing knock of 60 off 34 balls. After losing few quick wickets in the middle, DC skipper Rishabh Pant smacked unbeaten 51 runs while Shimron Hetmyer slammed quickfire 37.

Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw (Image Credit: Twitter)

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Later, CSK opener Ruturaj Gaikwad scored 70 runs off 50 balls. One-down Robin Uthappa also smacked 63 runs and both of them gave a quick start to CSK. Towards the end, CSK needed 13 runs off the final over. MS Dhoni hit 3 boundaries to win the match for the team by 4 wickets.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. Credits: IPL

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CSK vs KKR- Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between Chennai Super Kings And Kolkata Knight Riders? IPL 2021 Final

CSK vs KKR Head-to-Head Records

Stats Matches CSK Won KKR Won No Result
Overall 26 17 9 0
At Dubai International Cricket Stadium 1 1 0 0
In the last 5 matches 5 4 1 0
IPL 2021 2 2 0 0

Recent Venue Records (Dubai International Cricket Stadium)

Stats- T20

Total Matches- 61

Matches won batting first- 34

Matches won bowling first- 26

Average 1st innings score- 144

Average 2nd innings score- 122

Highest total recorded- 211/3 (20 Ov) by SL vs PAK

Lowest total recorded- 71/10 (19 Ov) by KEN vs IRE

Highest score chased- 183/5 (19.4 Ov) by AFG vs UAE

Lowest score defended- 134/7 (20 Ov) by OMAN vs HK

Toss Prediction for Final of IPL 2021

The team winning the toss will opt to bat first. In IPL 2021, the strategy of many teams is to bowl first and then chase the target. In the playoffs matches too, every team has won while defending so far. Dubai International Stadium is a high-scoring ground which he also seen teams chasing big totals.

Predicted Scores for Final of IPL 2021

Team 1st batting 2nd batting
CSK 160-180  160-180
KKR  160-180  160-180
IPL Trophy
IPL Trophy (Image Credit: Twitter)

IPL 2021 Form

Latest standings in the IPL 2021 points table

Team Matches Won Lost Points Net Run Rate
Delhi Capitals (Q) 14 10 4 20 +0.481
Chennai Super Kings (Q) 14 9 5 18 +0.455
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Q) 14 9 5 18 -0.140
Kolkata Knight Riders (Q) 14 7 7 14 +0.587
Mumbai Indians 14 7 7 14 +0.116
Punjab Kings 14 6 8 12 -0.001
Rajasthan Royals 14 5 9 10 -0.993
Sunrisers Hyderabad 14 3 11 6 -0.545

(Teams’ forms) – Oldest to Latest

Chennai Super Kings- LLLWW

Kolkata Knight Riders- WWLWL

Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings (Image Credit: Twitter)

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Players’ Form- Chennai Super Kings- Batting

Players Matches  Runs  Average 
Ruturaj Gaikwad 15 603 46.38
Faf du Plessis 15 547 42.07
Moeen Ali 14 320 22.85
Ambati Rayudu 15 257 28.55
Ravindra Jadeja 15 227 75.66
Suresh Raina 12 160 17.77

Who will score the most runs for Chennai Super Kings in the match: Ruturaj Gaikwad or Faf du Plessis

Shardul Thakur
Shardul Thakur. (Photo: IPL)

Players’ Form-Chennai Super Kings- Bowling

Players Matches  Wickets  Average 
Shardul Thakur 15 18 27.16
Dwayne Bravo 10 13 18.00
Deepak Chahar 14 13 32.23
Ravindra Jadeja 15 11 28.09
Josh Hazlewood 8 9 29.33
Sam Curran 9 9 36.44

Who will pick most wickets for Chennai Super Kings in the match: Shardul Thakur or Josh Hazlewood

Shakib Al Hasan
Kolkata Knight Riders. Credits: IPL

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Players’ Form- Kolkata Knight Riders- Batting

Players Matches  Runs  Average 
Shubman Gill 16 427 26.68
Rahul Tripathi 16 395 30.38
Nitish Rana 16 383 31.91
Venkatesh Iyer 9 320 40.00
Dinesh Karthik 16 214 23.77
Andre Russell 10 183 26.14

Who will score the most runs for Kolkata Knight Riders in the match: Shubman Gill or Venkatesh Iyer

Varun Chakravarthy, KKR
Varun Chakravarthy (Image: KKR)

Players’ Form-Kolkata Knight Riders- Bowling

Players Matches  Wickets Average 
Varun Chakravarthy 16 18 22.77
Sunil Narine 13 14 23.92
Lockie Ferguson 7 13 12.92
Prasidh Krishna 10 12 29.25
Andre Russell 10 11 17.09
Shivam Mavi 8 10 20.10

Who will the pick most wickets for Kolkata Knight Riders in the match: Varun Chakravarthy or Sunil Narine