IPL 2021 Final: CSK vs KKR preview and statistical analysis

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IPL 2021 Final: CSK vs KKR preview and statistical analysis
IPL 2021 Final: CSK vs KKR preview and statistical analysis

Chennai Super Kings will face Kolkata Knight Riders in the final of the IPL 2021 on Friday, October 15 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The MS Dhoni-led side will be playing their 9th IPL final whereas KKR has managed to qualify for an IPL final after seven years.

Kolkata Knight Riders edged Delhi Capitals in a last-over thriller in the Eliminator at Sharjah to qualify for the finals. While M. S. Dhoni’s delightful match-winning unbeaten cameo against DC in Qualifier 1 helped them to qualify for the finals. Both the teams will be high on confidence, as they’ve played quality cricket throughout the tournament. Both the teams are full of match-winners and the players will be ready to take their team to the finish line on Friday. The final should be a mouth-watering clash.

Match Details

IPL 2021 final: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings
Date: 15th October 2021
Time: 19:30 IST | 14:00 GMT | 20:00 local
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium

Pitch Report

The pitch in Dubai has been excellent for batting so far in the second leg. But in the last few matches, the track is slowing down slightly as the game progresses. In the ongoing IPL, nine out of 11 matches have been won by the chasing teams. So, after winning the toss, both the captains will be looking to bowl first in the final.

Avg first innings score: 152 (11 matches in the IPL 2021 at Dubai)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 9, Lost – 2, Tied – 0

CSK vs KKR- Head-to-Head record

Head-to-Head record
Head-to-Head record

Overall

Matches played

27

CSK

17

KKR

9

In UAE

Matches Played

3

CSK

2

KKR

1

Team News

Good news for KKR fans as Andre Russell is available for the selection ahead of the summit clash. “He was bowling before the game (against DC), so he might be in the mix,” Hussey said at the PC

Predicted XIs

Chennai Super Kings

Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suresh Raina, Moeen Ali, MS Dhoni, Sam Curran, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur

Kolkata Knight Riders

Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (c), Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Shakib Al Hasan, Lokie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy

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