KOL vs CSK Team Prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings – 21 April 2021 (Mumbai). KL Rahul and Moeen Ali will be the best fantasy picks for this game.
Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Chennai Super Kings in the league match of IPL 2021, aka Indian Premier League, which will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Kolkata Knight Riders have now lost two games on the trot, and they would want to make a comeback. Nitish Rana has been batting well for the side, whereas Gill and Tripathi have played some handy cameos with the bat. The bowling looks strong with the likes of Pat Cummins, Andre Russel, and Varun Chakravarthy, but the middle-order of the side needs to step up.
Chennai Super Kings struggled in the first game, and they have now won two games in a row. The all-round performance of Moeen Ali is a big boost for the side, whereas Jadeja, Faf, and Curran have also been brilliant. However, the likes of Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni need to step up.
Pitch Report – This pitch has always been a brilliant batting wicket, but the pacers are getting help on it lately. The average 1st innings batting score in the IPL 2021 games played here is 175 runs.
Total IPL 2021 Games: 6; Batting 1st Won: 2; Batting 2nd Won: 4
Match Details :
Time:- 7.30 PM, Stadium:- Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai; Live on Star Sports Network
Probable XI for both sides:-
Kolkata Knight Riders – Nitish Rana, Shubhman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russel, Shakib al Hasan, Pat Cummins, Harbhajan Singh, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna.
Chennai Super Kings – Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, DJ Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar.
Clean-Hitters in the Team
Kolkata Knight Riders – Shubhman Gill, Nitish Rana, and Andre Russel.
Chennai Super Kings – Faf du Plessis and Suresh Raina.
Death Overs Specialist Bowlers
Kolkata Knight Riders – Andre Russel
Chennai Super Kings – DJ Bravo
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Nitish Rana, Sam Curran, and Andre Russel.
KOL vs CSK Team Wicket-Keepers
Dinesh Karthik (Price 8.5) will be the wicket-keeper of our squad. Both keepers are not going to make an impact in the game, but Karthik is looking better than Dhoni.
KOL vs CSK Team Batsmen
Nitish Rana (Price 9) and Rahul Tripathi (Price 8) will be our batsmen from the Kolkata Knight Riders. Rana has scored 155 runs this season at an average of 51.66, whereas Tripathi has scored 83 runs at a strike rate of 153.70. Both of them are aggressive players at the top order.
Faf du Plessis (Price 10) and Suresh Raina (Price 9.5) will be our batsmen from the Chennai Super Kings. Plessis scored 449 runs in IPL 2020 at an average of 40.81, whereas Raina has scored over 5000 IPL runs in his career. Raina scored a brilliant half-century against Delhi Capitals, whereas Faf is also looking in good touch.
KOL vs CSK Team All-Rounders
Moeen Ali (Price 9.5) and Sam Curran (Price 9) will be our all-rounders from the Chennai Super Kings. Ali has scored 108 runs this season at an average of 36.00, whereas he has scalped four wickets in bowling. Curran has scored 52 runs with the bat, whereas he has three wickets under his belt. Both of them have been brilliant in the tournament.
Andre Russel (Price 10) will be our all-rounder from the Kolkata Knight Riders. Russel has been brilliant at the death overs, and he has scalped six wickets in three games. He has to improve his batting performances, but he is a match-winner.
KOL vs CSK Team Bowlers
Pat Cummins (Price 9) and Varun Chakravarthy (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from the Kolkata Knight Riders. Cummins scalped 12 wickets last season, whereas Varun scalped 17 wickets at an economy of 6.84. Cummins has scalped four wickets this season, whereas Varun has scalped three.
DJ Bravo (Price 8.5) will be our bowler from the Chennai Super Kings. Bravo has scalped three wickets this season, whereas he will bowl at the death.
Alternative Changes: Cummins & Tripathi Out; Prasidh & Shubhman In.
Match Prediction: Chennai Super Kings will be the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Moeen Ali and Nitish Rana
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Faf du Plessis and Andre Russel
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Fantasy Team Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.