Faf du Plessis got off to a good start in their last two matches.
Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings had exactly opposite starts in the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League. the Knights looked brilliant in their opener against the Sunrisers Hyderabad, but things have deteriorated for them since.
After a demoralizing loss to the Mumbai Indians, they simply failed to come forward, both with the stick and the ball, against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. They will desperately need to pull themselves together, but it won’t be easy against Chennai Super Kings, a team that started with a terrible loss but has never been so perfect since.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Chennai Super Kings
Location: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date and hour: April 21, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. IST
Live broadcast: Star Sports Network, Disney + Hotstar
9 out of 10 matches at Wankhede Stadium are bound to be high scoring matches. However, it looks like some batting units are struggling this season, which only goes to prove that there is something for bowlers too.
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Probable playing XIs for KKR vs CSK:
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 picks for KKR vs CSK Dream11 match:
Best Picks – Drummers
Faf du Plessis has got off to a good start in their last two games and at first glance we can expect a big blow to his blade soon. He has scored 96 points out of 50 deliveries in his last 2 games.
Nitish Rana is the only KKR batsman who has appeared in good contact in all three matches. Although he could only score 18 points in the last game, he has scored half centuries in the previous two games.
Best Choices – Versatile
There have been plenty of mega-money signings for this season, but it can be argued that Moeen Ali the performance was the best of the lot. He scored 26 points and picked up 3 wickets in the last game, while in the previous game he scored 46 points and took 1 wicket.
Andre Russell Certainly not looking for the right form of the right form at the moment either. But what we all know is that the versatile player is one of the most dangerous forwards on the cricket ball when he’s at his own pace.
Best Picks – Bowlers
There hasn’t been a lot of good bowling performance by a KKR bowler, but in terms of consistency, Pat Cummins is right up there. He picked up 5 wickets and only conceded more than 30 races once.
Deepak chahar didn’t get a wicket in the last game, but he showed his true caliber in the game against the Punjab Kings, where he picked up 4 wickets while conceding just 13 points.
Best Picks – Wicket Keepers
This is a game in particular where none of the teams’ wicket keepers have been in great shape. But since he did well against Hyderabad, you can go with it Dinesh Karthik.