KKR vs CSK, Dream 11 prediction, Preview, Predicted XIs, Injury Updates, Pitch and Weather report – IPL 2021, Match 15, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings

Match preview- KKR vs CSK

KKR vs CSK Dream 11 Prediction IPL 2021: The 15th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 will be played between the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST on 21.04.2021. The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Bengali. The game will be streamed live on Disney+Hotstar.

Preview:

There have been contrasting fortunes for both teams. Kolkata who had won their opening game, come into this game with back-to-back losses against the Mumbai Indians and the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Chennai, on the other hand, have found their groove after a disappointing opening outing against the Delhi Capitals.

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Kolkata needs to figure out their batting order quickly if they are to challenge for the title this year while Chennai is expected to go with the same XI that has helped them register consecutive wins.

KKR vs CSK Weather Report for Match 15:

There is a very little chance of rain on Match Day and the temperature is expected to remain in the high 20s during the game. So, nothing to fear for the fans as a full game is on the cards.

Pitch Conditions/Report:

Mumbai has generally been a high-scoring track with scores in excess of 180 a regular occurrence. The pitch did seem to slow down in some of the matches but has returned to its former self with two high-scoring encounters taking place in the last two games.

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Average first innings score:

The average first innings score is expected to be more than 170 and we are likely to witness a high scoring encounter as both these teams bat deep.

Record of chasing teams:

Won – 40, Lost – 38, Tied – 0

Injury and Availability News:

Both the teams do not have any injury concerns and have a full squad at their disposal to select the playing XI.

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KKR vs CSK Dream 11 Prediction Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Kolkata’s big guns have failed to fire so far. Captain Eoin Morgan, Shakib Al Hasan, and Andre Russell have failed to get going with the bat. Harbhajan Singh has largely been ineffective and we may see a Shivam Mavi or Kuldeep Yadav take his spot in the playing XI. Sunil Narine may be drafted in place of Shakib for his batting prowess.

Playing XI:

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Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna

Chennai Super Kings:

Chennai are expected to go in with the same line up as last game. Ruturaj Gaikwad has struggled for timing and CSK have an in-form Robin Uthappa waiting in the wings. However, M.S Dhoni is known to back his players. Hence, Gaikwad is expected to feature against KKR.

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Playing XI:

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

KKR vs CSK Top Picks for Dream 11 Prediction in 15th Match

Moeen Ali has been wonderful for CSK so far this season. His ability to tonk the ball, as well as pick crucial wickets in the middle overs, makes him a sureshot pick.  

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Andre Russell has been trusted with the death overs by Kolkata and is likely to pick some wickets at the fag end of Chennai’s innings.

Faf du Plessis has got starts in his previous two games and may continue his good form in the game against Kolkata.

Pat Cummins has been the go-to man for Morgan when he is going for wickets.  Cummins can also strike some crucial blows with the bat.

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Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Fantasy Captain Options – Moeen Ali, Andre Russell

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for KKR vs CSK Dream11 Prediction Fantasy Cricket:

Keepers – Dinesh Karthik

Batters – Faf du Plessis, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi

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All-Rounders – Moeen Ali (c), Andre Russell (vc), Ravindra Jadeja

Bowlers – Deepak Chahar, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Dwayne Bravo

KKR vs CSK Dream 11 Prediction Fantasy Tips:

Both these teams have quality all-rounders in their repertoire. So, build your team around these. Picking up 4 all-rounders in your XI is likely to pay you dividends.

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KKR vs CSK Dream 11 Prediction – Who will win?

The Knight Riders are expected to bounce back and look to cause an upset by beating the inform Chennai Super Kings.

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