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.
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
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
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
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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