Revealed on: Apr 21, 2021
Brimming with confidence after a few spectacular wins, Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) will face a struggling Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) within the fifteenth match of IPL 2021 on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai tonight.
CSK didn’t start their marketing campaign on a formidable notice, happening to Delhi Capitals by seven wickets. The loss raised worries over whether or not CSK’s marketing campaign would go down the mistaken street like final season. They, nevertheless, recovered to submit spectacular wins over Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) of their subsequent matches.
It has been the reverse with KKR. They started their match by defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 10 runs in a formidable all-round effort. Since that recreation although, they’ve regarded out of kinds. KKR collapsed within the chase towards Mumbai Indians (MI), regardless of being within the ascendancy for many half. They choked in the long run. Of their most up-to-date encounter towards Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), they got here second finest by a distance, shedding by 38 runs. KKR must raise their recreation to the next degree to compete towards CSK.
MS Dhoni’s males have been sensible and suave within the latest wins. Pacer Deepak Chahar shone brightly with the ball towards PBKS, in situations which supplied help to him. Within the final recreation towards RR, their bowling was excellent. They gained the sport by 45 runs regardless of RR trying within the ascendancy on the midway stage within the chase. Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja will good with the ball, turning the sport round along with his unplayable supply to Jos Buttler after which including the wicket of Shivam Dube.
As CSK coach Stephen Fleming rightly identified, England all-rounder Moeen Ali has added a much-needed versatile dimension to the workforce that the franchise have been lacking final yr. Ali has been in line with the bat at quantity three, supply the 30s and 40s at a swift tempo. Sam Curran, the opposite England all-rounder, has additionally chipped in properly with each bat and ball. The one fear for CSK will clearly be the type of Ruturaj Gaikwad. It stays to be seen how lengthy the administration will again him.
KKR have to discover a technique to win. Within the first match, Nitish Rana and Rahul Tripathi arrange a pleasant complete for them and so they eased to victory. Their type augurs properly for KKR. As for Shubman Gill, he has made a concerted effort to be aggressive. He has succeeded in his endeavour, however the franchise will count on greater scores from him on the prime of the order. The center and lower-order is an enormous concern for KKR. Skipper Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell have all been struggling.
Within the bowling, they have been bludgeoned by Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers within the final match. Whereas Russell was butchered on the finish, Harbhajan Singh, Varun Chakravarthy and Shakib Al Hasan additionally went for lots. It stays to be seen how they combat again.
KKR: Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Harbhajan Singh and Prasidh Krishna
CSK: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C/WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, DJ Bravo, Shardul Thakur, and Deepak Chahar
–Renin Wilben Albert