Chennai Super Kings will be squaring up against Kolkata Knight Riders in the final of IPL 2021 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. The match will commence on Sunday, October 15 at 07:30 PM IST. Here are our CSK vs KKR Dream11 predictions, preview, squad, and predicted XI.
CSK vs KKR Dream11 Predictions: Preview
Consistent Super Kings:
The Chennai Super Kings became the first team to qualify for the playoffs 11 times in 12 seasons. They staged a stunning recovery from last year when they finished 7th in the points table. CSK didn’t just stop there, they stormed into the finals for the record 9th time. The yellow brigade seized crucial moments in qualifier 1 against Delhi to book a place in the finals. Nobody had given CSK a chance at the start of the season to even qualify for the playoffs. But here they are standing tall in the quest for a 4th IPL title.
Chennai will have to be wary of the fact that they will be up against a side who have steamrolled opponents into submission. It won’t be easy for 3-time champions, CSK against 2-time winners, KKR in the battle Royale.
KKR gunning for glory:
Kolkata Knight Riders have set the UAE leg on fire with a string of impressive performances. They have now won 7 out of their 9 games here in the UAE. Their strong net run-rate helped them edge over Mumbai Indians to qualify for the playoffs. They put a clinical performance in the eliminator against Royal Challengers Bangalore to march head in the playoffs.
KKR continued their scintillating display with a clinical win over table-toppers, Delhi Capitals. KKR have marched into their 3rd IPL final. They are the only team in the IPL to have a 100% win record in the finals. KKR will be eager to maintain that slate when they face 9-time finalists, CSK in the winner takes it all contest.
This is where it gets tricky for the Kolkata Knight Riders. The only team they haven’t defeated even once this season is CSK. KKR will need to get more from their middle-order if they are to stretch the Super Kings deep. It promises to be an enthralling contest.
CSK vs KKR Dream11 Predictions: Team
Dinesh Karthik: He will be tasked with finishing duties for KKR. Karthik is one of the most underrated finishers in the IPL.
Faf du Plessis: Faf has a fine record against KKR. He will look for a big one against them.
Ambati Rayudu: He has been in sensational touch this season.
Shubman Gill: Shubman Gill looks in red hot form. Gill will look to make it count.
Moeen Ali: He is yet to put in a complete performance in the UAE leg. This might just be the match.
Dwayne Bravo: He looks in sizzling form in UAE. Bravo will be crucial to CSK’s chances.
Sunil Narine: Sunil Narine has a wood over MS Dhoni. He will be key to KKR’s chances against CSK.
Venkatesh Iyer: The start from Iyer will be crucial to KKR’s chances in this big game.
Deepak Chahar: He has a good record against KKR.
Varun Chakravarthy: He is India’s only mystery spinner. He looked unplayable against RCB and MI. KKR will want him to dominate CSK too.
Lockie Ferguson: Not everyone can manage his fiery pace. He is a good asset to have in the team.
CSK vs KKR Dream11 Predictions: Playing XI
Chennai Super Kings predicted XI:
Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazelwood
Kolkata Knight Riders predicted XI:
Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy
CSK vs KKR | TV and live streaming details in India
1. TV: Star Sports Network
2. Live streaming: Hotstar
CSK vs KKR Dream11 Predictions
Our CSK vs KKR Dream11 prediction is that KKR might need more than just aggression to stop CSK.
Please note that our Dream11 predictions are based on our analysis and they do not guarantee positive results.