KKR vs CSK Dream11 Prediction: The 15th match of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.
KKR vs CSK Match Preview
The second match of the double-header on Wednesday will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK). The match is going to be crucial for both sides, considering the points table as 2 important points are at stake and both the teams will try to grab those points to their name.
Chennai Super Kings have 4 points and a win will take them to 6, joint highest with Royal Challengers Bangalore and either of Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians. Chennai Super Kings looked overall balanced side in their previous match. However, they would like to have more contribution from Ambati Rayudu and Ruturaj Gaikwad. We can also expect Robin Uthappa to replace Gaikwad in their next match.
Talking about Kolkata Knight Riders, they have looked like an unbalanced unit under Eoin Morgan and need some serious push to make a turn the tables against Chennai Super Kings. Eoin Morgan, himself looked out of form. Shakib Al Hasan has also failed to deliver good results with both bat and ball. Harbhajan Singh has been largely ineffective and failed to pick a wicket in three matches. At some point, the KKR will have to think about bringing Kuldeep Yadav to their playing XI.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads and Dream11 fantasy team predictions for Match 15 of the 14th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) between Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.
KKR vs CSK Match Details
- Match: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings, Match 15
- Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
- Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
- Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
KKR vs CSK Weather & Pitch Report
The pitch at Wankhede Stadium is a batting paradise, however, low scores in recent match show that the pitch can offer a lot to the bowlers as well. Both teams have enough variety in bowling as well as batting.
Clear skies in Mumbai and no signs of rainfall later this evening. However, the weather will be hot and humid with a maximum temperature of 34 degree Celsius and a minimum temperature of 27 degree Celsius.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai considering the last 5 matches of IPL 2021 played is 171 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai —
- Matches Won: 2
- Matches Lost: 3
- No Result: 0
KKR vs CSK Head-to-Head
Kolkata Knight Riders & Chennai Super Kings Form
Kolkata Knight Riders
Chennai Super Kings
Kolkata Knight Riders & Chennai Super Kings Squads
Kolkata Knight Riders Squads
Eoin Morgan (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Tim Seifert, Harbhajan Singh, Andre Russell, Nitish Rana, Vaibhav Arora, Sunil Narine, Karun Nair, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Pawan Negi, Pat Cummins, Shubman Gill, Sandeep Warrier, Sheldon Jackson, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Ben Cutting.
Chennai Super Kings Squads
MS Dhoni (c & wk), KM Asif, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Harishankar Reddy, Karn Sharma, Moeen Ali, Lungi Ngidi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Hari Nishanth, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Mitchell Santner, Jason Behrendorff, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo, Bhagath Varma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ruturaj Gaikwad, N Jagadeesan, Sam Curran, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu.
KKR vs CSK Dream11 Probable Playing XI
Kolkata Knight Riders
Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (C), Shakib Al Hasan/Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Harbhajan Singh/Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna
Chennai Super Kings
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C and WK), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar.
Top 5 Picks For KKR vs CSK
1. Andre Russell
Despite failing to perform with the bat, he is a good pick as he brings his crucial overs in death and can get multiple wickets. Also, he has the potential to perform with the bat on his days, thus is a must-pick in the team.
2. Nitish Rana
He is looking in a brilliant touch and has scored half-centuries in first two matches they played so far. His performances, as an opener, have been stunning and he will be eyeing to play another good knock for his team in this game.
3. Shubman Gill
He has played a brief but effective inning till now in the tournament and will be looking forward to piling up a big inning to his name in this match.
4. Moeen Ali
He gave consistent contributions from the bat in both games he has played so far and must be looking to carry on his momentum in this game as well. He can be considered as a multiplier pick.
5. Sam Curran
He is proving himself in every match he is playing for CSK. He has done wonders with both bat and ball and we can again expect the same performance from him in this match.
Fantasy Points of Top 5 Picks for KKR vs CSK
|Andre Russell||33, 161, 44|
|Nitish Rana||119, 79, 30|
|Shubman Gill||22, 66, 31|
|Moeen Ali||60, 102, 130|
|Sam Curran||60, 41, 71|
KKR vs CSK Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
- Wicket-Keeper: Jonny Bairstow, Lokesh Rahul
- Batsmen: Faf du Plessis, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill
- All-Rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Andre Russell, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran
- Bowlers: Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Pat Cummins
- Captain: Moeen Ali
- Vice-Captain: Nitish Rana
KKR vs CSK Streaming & Broadcasting Details:
- Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar
- Broadcasting: Star Sports Network
KKR vs CSK Probable Winner
Chennai Super Kings is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.