IPL 2021: KKR's probable playing XI against Chennai Super Kings
The Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders will be up against MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings in the final match of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League. The FInals will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday.
Adding to that, Kolkata Knight Riders didn't lose the IPL final till now and will look to dominate the opposition in the upcoming fixture. So, let's have a look at the probable playing xi of Kolkata Knight Riders against Chennai Super Kings.
Shubman Gill & Venkatesh Iyer
Shubman Gill will continue to open for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Final of IPL 2021. He played a runner-ball knock in the previous match against Delhi Capitals that helped his team to run over the victory line.
The left-handed batsman, Venkatesh Iyer will be another one to open with Shubman Gill in the upcoming fixture. He give the expected start in the previous match and 55 runs for his team.
Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik and Eoin Morgan
Nitish Rana will take the charge of KKR and might play a crucial inning if the top-order fails. However, he didn't look in good form and has to make a comeback as soon as possible.
The 30-year-old cricketer will handle the middle-order along with Dinesh Karthik and Eoin Morgan. He has played a key role on several occasions and his team will be counting on him.
The wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik is not in the form from the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League. He has to do something to tackle RCB in the upcoming game.
The skipper of the side, Eoin Morgan will do the late hitting for KKR in the slog overs. Like Dinesh Karthik, the English cricketer is yet to score a fifty for the Kolkata-based franchise in the ongoing season.
The power-hitter for Kolkata Knight Riders is likely to return in the upcoming match against Chennai Super Kings. His presence in the team will give high confidence for the skipper Eoin Morgan as he can chase mammoth targets at ease.
Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Lockie Ferguson and Varun Chakravarthy
Sunil Narine is expected to play a key role in the upcoming encounter against the Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings. Moreover, there is no doubt about his batting skills who can clear the fence during the crunch situations of the game.
Shivam Mavi has been good with the ball in the previous battle against Delhi Capitals as he conceded only 27 runs and chipped a wicket as well. He has to go with the same momentum in the next match as well.
The pacer from New Zealand has played a crucial role for Kolkata Knight Riders in the ongoing competition. Ferguson has the capability of fetching wickets for his skipper in the powerplay overs.
Varun Chakravarthy will handle the spin attack along with Sunil Narine from the other end. He is one of the consistent players for KKR and can contains in the middle overs for his team.