New Delhi. Chennai Super Kings and two-time champion Kolkata Knight Riders, captained by legendary Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni), will clash for the title in the final of IPL-2021 on Friday. After 59 matches and 3 play-off matches in the 14th season of IPL, there are finally two teams which will play the much awaited final. CSK defeated Delhi Capitals in Qualifier-1, while KKR defeated RCB in Eliminator 1 and Delhi Capitals in Qualifier-2 to make it to the title match. The shocking thing is that Delhi, which is number-1 in the league stage points table, had to face consecutive defeats in the playoff matches.
It was a great season for Kolkata Knight Riders, who were at the bottom of the table before the start of the second phase of IPL-2021. The team, captained by Eoin Morgan, won only 2 of their initial 7 matches, but went on to win their next 7 matches. The credit for this goes entirely to the team management, how they prepared the players in the second phase. Chennai is a three-time champion while Kolkata will fight for their third title.
There is doubt about the fitness of Chennai star Suresh Raina and it is believed that Robin Uthappa will play in the final. Uthappa also performed well in Qualifier 1 and is expected to play at No. At the same time, there may be a change in the Kolkata team and Shakib Al Hasan can be replaced by Andre Russell. Russell can impress with both bat and ball.
Probable Playing XI for Chennai
Faf du Plessis, Rituraj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c/w), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood
Kolkata’s Probable Playing XI
Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (c), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy and Shivam Mavi
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