CSK vs KKR IPL 2021 Final Preview: The title match of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Dubai on Friday. Both the teams are in top form. Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led CSK defeated Delhi Capitals (DC) in Qualifier-1 to reach the final, while KKR defeated Delhi in Qualifier-2.
The final match between these two best teams of IPL-14 is expected to turn out a thriller. If CSK wins tonight they will clinch their 4th IPL final trophy while KKR will win their third IPL title.
Players to watch out for in CSK: Gaikwad and Du Plessis
Talking about CSK, their openers Rituraj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis have been immensly successful in helping their team get off to a great start. No matter how big the target, when these two batsmen are in form, they make batting look very easy. CSK will be hoping for a strong start from the duo in the final as well.
Apart from Gaikwad and Du Plessis, CSK have match winners like Robin Uthappa, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur. Captain Dhoni, who played a stormy innings of 6-ball 18 runs in last match, might get chance to play the ultimate finisher’s role tonight as well.
On the other hand, KKR too has an army of star players. They have a good mix of young and experienced players. Talking about Kolkata’s batting, Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi and Nitish Rana strengthen the top order of the team. After them, batsmen like Sunil Narine and Shakib Al Hasan come who have the ability to score quick runs.
Along with KKR’s batting, their bowling is also strong. Mystery spinners like Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine can anytime change the course of match with their wicket-taking ability on spin-friendly Dubai pitch.
Both the teams are quite balanced and it won’t be surprising if today’s match reaches the last over or even the last ball.
Probable playing 11 of both the teams-
Chennai Super Kings: Rituraj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar and Josh Heidelwood.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Venkatesh Iyer, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Sunil Narine, Shakib Al Hasan, Dinesh Karthik, Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie Ferguson and Shivam Mavi.
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