CSK vs KKR Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: IPL 2021 - Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders - Final: 15th Oct
The Final of the Indian Premier League 2021 will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai in the UAE.
After Kolkata Knight Riders beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 4 wickets in the Eliminator, they stunned Delhi Capitals in a last-over thriller in Sharjah to storm into the final.
Kolkata Knight Riders ended up at the 4th spot in the Indian Premier League 2021 points table with 7 wins and 7 losses from their 14 matches of the league.
Shubman Gill is the top run-scorer for Kolkata Knight Riders with 427 runs at a strike rate of 118. He has struck 44 fours and 12 sixes. Rahul Tripathi and Venkatesh Iyer have also made 395 and 320 runs respectively.
Varun Chakravarthy has been the best bowler for Kolkata Knight Riders and has picked up 18 wickets while bowling at an average of 22 and an economy rate of 6.40. Sunil Narine has 14 wickets with the best of 4/21.
Chennai beat Delhi Capitals by 4 wickets in Qualifier 1 courtesy of Josh Hazlewood, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa and a MSD cameo.
Chennai Super Kings ended up at the 2nd spot in the Indian Premier League 2021 points table with 9 wins and 5 losses from their 14 matches of the league.
Ruturaj Gaikwad is the top run-scorer for Chennai Super Kings with 603 runs at a strike rate of 137. He has struck 61 fours and 22 sixes. Faf du Plessis has also made 547 runs at a strike rate of 137.
Shardul Thakur has been the best bowler for Chennai Super Kings and has picked up 18 wickets while bowling at an average of 27 and an economy rate of 8.75. Dwayne Bravo has also taken 13 wickets with the best of 3/24.
Chennai Super Kings - Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood
Kolkata Knight Riders - Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell/Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Kolkata Knight Riders
Who will win? – Kolkata Knight Riders
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Shubman Gill (Kolkata Knight Riders), Ambati Rayudu (Chennai Super Kings)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Varun Chakravarthy (Kolkata Knight Riders), Josh Hazlewood (Chennai Super Kings)
Most Sixes – Venkatesh Iyer (Kolkata Knight Riders), Faf du Plessis (Chennai Super Kings)
Man of the Match – Varun Chakravarthy
Team Scores Batting first – Kolkata Knight Riders 170+, Chennai Super Kings 165+
Match Handicap Kolkata Knight Riders
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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