IPL 2021 Final, CSK vs KKR: Zest & excitement levels have reached another level as the ongoing season of the IPL 2021 is nearing its end. The CSK will come into a face-off with KKR in the final clash of the IPL 2021 on Friday, 15th October at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. While CSK entered the finals directly by squashing DC in Qualifier 1, KKR beat RCB in Qualifier 2 to enter into the finals as the second finalist.
The CSK squad has kept up with the expectations of their fans after having a disappointing campaign in 2020. Their bowling attack has been quite effective as usual but this time it is their batting attack that has helped them to achieve laurels in this season of IPL. Their attacking batting style has helped them to win clashes with massive margins. CSK has utilized their depth in the batting line-up to the fullest with their batters using an attacking approach right from ball one. Their opening partnership has been very successful in the IPL this season.
While Faf Du Plessis has been a consistent performer throughout the IPL 2021, young opener Ruturaj Gaikwad has proved his worth by registering match-winning knocks in every clash. The stellar opening stand between Ruturaj-Plessis has helped CSK to clinch crucial matches in the league stages. Ruturaj Gaikwad is also the leading contender of the Orange Cap as he requires just 23 runs to surpass KL Rahul’s total which he can easily surpass in the final of the IPL 2021.
CSK’s star players list doesn’t end here; Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, and Shardul Thakur are the other players who’ve had solid IPL campaigns for CSK. After finishing in the top two teams, CSK now wants to close the IPL 2021 by clinching their fourth title.
Meanwhile, KKR has made a blistering comeback in the history of the IPL by qualifying for the finals. After displaying a string of poor performances in the first half of the IPL 2021, they bounced back in the UAE leg by winning five out of seven matches to march into the top four with pride. Sealing a nervy win in Qualifier 2, ‘the Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo squad has marched into the finals with their head held high.
The newbie Venkatesh Iyer has been the ‘trump car’ of KKR as Iyer’s services helped KKR to turn the game in their favor during crunch situations. Venkatesh’s heroics with the ball & bat has helped the Kolkata-based franchise to taste success after a long time. Venkatesh Iyer and Rahul Tripathi’s attacking batting has helped them to keep the opponent’s bowlers at bay.
Meanwhile, the consistent contribution with the ball by Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie Ferguson, and Sunil Narine has proved to be the foundation of KKR’s success. West Indies star all-rounder Sunil Narine has stepped up & performed well with both the bat & the ball. His consistency throughout the league stage has proved vital in KKR’s success.
KKR has almost reached halfway after winning Qualifier 2 & will now look forward to going one step further by winning their third IPL title. CSK will look ahead to add the fourth IPL title to their kitty by winning the final of IPL 2021. With two top teams eyeing a win in the final of the IPL 2021 expect a nerve triggering contest at the grounds of Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Match: IPL 2021 Final, CSK vs KKR
Date: October 15, 2021 (Friday).
Time: 7:30 PM IST.
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.
Clear skies and warm weather will greet the players for this enthralling clash in Dubai. The average temperature should be around 33 degrees Celsius.
The last few matches at Dubai Cricket Stadium have been low-scoring affairs except Qualifier 1. The wicket was good for batting in Qualifier 1 & you could expect the same in the IPL 2021 final.
A high-scoring contest could be witnessed in the finals of the IPL 2021. A score of around 175-180 could make for a thrilling contest.
Chennai Super Kings
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali, Robin Uthappa, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (C/WK), DJ Bravo, Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, and Deepak Chahar.
Kolkata Knight Riders
It’s quite difficult to predict the winner of an IPL final considering the ups & downs witnessed during the finals of the IPL. Both the finalists have quality line-ups & there isn’t much to separate between CSK & KKR.
Both the teams enjoy consistent performances & winning momentum which make both the teams even & leveled in the contest. KKR squad will move one step ahead & make their hard work fruitful by winning the final of the IPL 2021 whereas CSK will try to add the fourth IPL title to their kitty by winning tomorrow’s final. However, a strong & experienced squad with MS Dhoni at the helm has increased CSK’s chances to lift the IPL title for the fourth time.
Prediction: CSK to win.
TV and Live-streaming Details
TV: Star Sports Network.
Live Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar VIP.
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