CSK vs KOL (Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders), Final - Match Information
Match: Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Final
Date: 15th October 2021
Time: 07:30 PM IST
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
CSK vs KOL (Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders), Final Preview
Final of the Indian T20 League, 2021 has Chennai Super Kings taking on Kolkata Knight Riders at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.
Chennai Super Kings have played 15 matches in the series and they are currently ranked second on the points table, while Kolkata Knight Riders have played 16 matches in the series and they are currently ranked fourth on the points table.
In their previous encounter in this series, Ravindra Jadeja was the Man of the Match and Shardul Thakur scored the highest fantasy points for Chennai Super Kings with 81 match fantasy points while Sunil Narine topped the fantasy points leaderboard for Kolkata Knight Riders with 97 match fantasy points.
In the last match played by Chennai Super Kings against Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings beat Delhi Capitals by 4 wickets. The top fantasy player for Chennai Super Kings was Ruturaj Gaikwad who scored 101 fantasy points.
In their last match in this series against Delhi Capitals, Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Capitals by 3 wickets. The top fantasy player for Kolkata Knight Riders was Venkatesh Iyer who scored 89 fantasy points.
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CSK vs KOL, Pitch Report and Conditions
The pitch at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai is a balanced pitch. The average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 59 matches is 159 runs. The team winning the toss should look to bowl first as the majority of the games played on this ground have been won by the chasing side.
Pacers have been very successful at this venue. They have earned 68% of the total bowling fantasy points at this venue. We would suggest that you pick as many pace bowlers as possible in your team.
CSK vs KOL, Head to Head
In the 27 matches played between these 2 teams, Kolkata Knight Riders have won 9 matches and Chennai Super Kings have won 17 matches. Batsmen of both teams have earned the most fantasy points for their respective teams so far.
CSK vs KOL Dream11 Prediction: Batters and Wicket-Keepers
With 603 runs, he is 2nd highest in the list of Orange Cap holders. This season he is averaging 60 fantasy points per match and has been part of the Fantasy Dream team in most of his matches which makes him a prime candidate for C/vc. He has played thrice against Kolkata in the Indian T20 league and in these 3 matches he scored 72, 64 & 40 runs respectively.
Faf du Plessis
He has scored 547 runs this season which is the 4th highest and has given consistent fantasy points in almost every match. In only 5 out of his 15 matches this season, has Faf du Plessis scored less than 45 fantasy points. This season in his 2 matches against Kolkata he had scored 43 & 95* respectively and thus he can be a great pick for this fixture.
With scores of 46, 29, 56 & 57 in the last 4 matches, Gill is looking in great form. He also has a great record at Dubai having scored 173 runs in his 5 matches here which has only 1 single digit score.
CSK vs KOL Dream11 Prediction: Bowlers
He has taken 2 wickets 3 times in his last 5 matches and thus is looking in good rhythm. With 18 wickets, he is the leading wicket taker for Kolkata. In his 5 matches here at Dubai, he has taken a total of 10 wickets which includes 2-fers in each match.
He was wicketless in the last match but before that he had taken 3, 2, 2, 1, 2, 2 & 1 wickets respectively here in the U.A.E. leg and has given consistent fantasy points. Against Kolkata, he has taken three 2-fers in his last 4 matches which means that he must be feeling confident. In his last 2 IPL finals, Thakur had taken 2/37 & 1/31 respectively and thus has performed well on big stages.
Lockie Ferguson has 13 wickets to his name in 7 matches with never being wicketless in a match this season and has given fantasy points in every match. He has scored 31, 76, 97, 74, 37, 62 & 64 fantasy points respectively in these 7 matches.
CSK vs KOL Dream11 Prediction: All-Rounders
He has scored 320 runs in his 9 matches this season and has been giving consistent returns in terms of fantasy points. He has scored at least 40 fantasy points in 7 out of his 9 matches and such has been his consistency. He can also come in handy with the ball as he has taken 3 wickets as well.
With a total of 227 runs, 11 wickets and 11 catches, Jadeja has been the best performing all-rounder this season. With a total of 825 fantasy points, Jadeja is averaging 55 fantasy points per match this season which is very good. He has had a good outing against Kolkata as in his last 5 matches against them he has scored 111 runs and taken 2 wickets.
He was ineffective in the last match, however against Bengaluru in the eliminator he took 4 wickets and also scored 26 with the bat. He has a great record against Chennai having taken 18 wickets in 15 matches with being wicketless in only 3 matches. Moreover, he bowls with a great economy and thus there is a chance of getting bonus points apart from wickets.
CSK vs KOL Dream11 Prediction: Top Players of the Last Match
The Top Point Getters for Chennai Super Kings are Ruturaj Gaikwad with 101 match fantasy points. Robin Uthappa with 88 match fantasy points and Josh Hazlewood with 54 match fantasy points.
The Top Point Getters for Kolkata Knight Riders are Venkatesh Iyer with 89 match fantasy points. Varun Chakravarthy with 64 match fantasy points and Shubman Gill with 57 match fantasy points.
CSK vs KOL Dream11 Prediction: Captain and Vice-Captain
Ruturaj Gaikwad has an average of 71 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 9.7 and a medium XFactor.
Venkatesh Iyer has an average of 62 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 9.5 and a low XFactor.
Ravindra Jadeja has an average of 39 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 9 and a high XFactor.
Varun Chakravarthy has an average of 40 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.7 and a medium XFactor.
Faf du Plessis has an average of 50 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.7 and a high XFactor.
CSK vs KOL Dream11 Fantasy Team Suggestion
Wicket-Keeper: D. Karthik
Batters: F. Du Plessis, R. Gaikwad and S. Gill
All-Rounders: R. Jadeja, S. Narine and V. Iyer
Bowlers: L. Ferguson, S. Thakur, S. Mavi and V. Chakravarthy
Captain: R. Gaikwad
Vice-Captain: V. Iyer