Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Fantasy Team, Pitch Report, Dream11 Team, Injury Update of VIVO IPL 2021. MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will be getting on the field on Wednesday to strike a hat-trick of wins in the tournament.
KKR vs CSK VIVO IPL 2021 Match 15 Details:
The fifteenth league match of VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 is set to be played on 21st April between Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
The game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST and the live streaming can be seen on Star Sports network as well as Hotstar while the live scores and updates can be tracked on the Cricknewz.com website.
KKR vs CSK VIVO IPL 2021 Match 15 Preview:
The fifteenth match of VIVO IPL 2021 and the second match of the double-header on Wednesday will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK). The match is going to be crucial concerning the points table as 2 important points are at stake and both the teams will try to get those points to their name.
Kolkata Knight Riders have played three games so far out of which they have won only one while lost the other two games, including two back-to-back losses and must be eyeing to return on the winning track. In their last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Kolkata Knight Riders were called to bowl after losing the toss.
Spinner Varun Chakravarthy struck early and picked 2 wickets, including the important wicket of skipper Virat Kohli. As soon as Glenn Maxwell came on the pitch, the bowlers surrendered and were unable to pick his wicket and also proved to be expensive. The star player and Mr. 360, AB de Villiers also joined the party and thrashed the bowlers and helped the team to a massive total of 204 runs.
Apart from Varun Chakravarthy, Pat Cummins and Prasidh Krishna got one wicket each to their name. While chasing this mammoth total, none of the batsmen stayed on the crease for long and kept throwing their wickets in the pressure of the ever-increasing required run-rate which resulted in a defeat by 38 runs for them.
The squad of Kolkata Knight Riders has all the weapons to win the game but the major concern for them is their out of form players. The team management will try to figure out things and get them sorted as the crucial phase of the tournament is passing by.
Talking about Chennai Super Kings, they have made a pretty good comeback after the loss in the first game and are positioned at second place in the points table with two wins out of three games they have played so far. After losing the toss in their last game against Rajasthan Royals, they were invited to bat first.
With the help of small but effective innings from its batters, Chennai Super Kings reached a good total of 188 runs. The notable batting performances were 33 runs off 17 deliveries from Faf du Plessis, 27 runs off 17 deliveries from Ambati Rayudu and a cameo inning of 20 runs off 8 deliveries from Dwayne Bravo.
While defending this total, the bowlers did an outstanding job and restricted the opponents to 143 runs, and registered a convincing victory by 45 runs. The spinner Moeen Ali weaved the web for batsmen and pick 3 wickets to become the Player of the Match. Ravindra Jadeja and Sam Curran picked 2 wickets each while Shardul Thakur and Dwayne Bravo also got one wicket each to their names. Chennai Super Kings must be looking for another victory to complete the hat-trick of wins.
Out of the total of 23 encounters in VIVO IPL between the two teams, Chennai won 14 of them and Kolkata won 8 games while one game went resultless.
KKR vs CSK VIVO IPL 2021 Match 15 Weather Report:
The temperature will lie between 27-33 degree Celsius with low chances of precipitation. The humidity will be around 63%.
KKR vs CSK VIVO IPL 2021 Match 15 Pitch Report:
The dew factor comes into play at night time at Wankhede thus batsmen will be a benefit during the latter half of the game. The pitch is overall good for batting and a decent amount of runs are expected to be scored in this game.
Average first innings score:
The average first innings score in VIVO IPL at Wankhede is 176 runs.
Record of chasing teams:
The chasing team has won 51.3% of the matches at Wankhede.
KKR vs CSK VIVO IPL 2021 Match 15 Injury Updates and Availability News:
There are no injury issues in the Kolkata Knight Riders camp. Pacer Lungi Ngidi has started training for the tournament and is likely to be available for selection.
KKR vs CSK VIVO IPL 2021 Match 15 Probable XIs:
Kolkata Knight Riders: Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Harbhajan Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
Bench: Sunil Narine, Ben Cutting, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Kuldeep Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sheldon Jackson, Sandeep Warrier, Tim Seifert, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Vaibhav Arora
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c), Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar
Bench: Robin Uthappa, Cheteshwar Pujara, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Krishnappa Gowtham, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Harishankar Reddy, Bhagath Varma, Jason Behrendorff
KKR vs CSK VIVO IPL 2021 Top Picks for Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Nitish Rana is in good form with the bat and is consistently scoring runs in this season of VIVO IPL. He has scored 155 runs in 3 innings till now at an average of 51.66. He is a safe multiplier pick for this game.
Rahul Tripathi is also looking in decent touch with the bat and has scored 83 runs in the 3 innings he played by far, including a half-century. He can be a trump pick in the team.
Andre Russell is a crucial pick as he contributes with both bat and ball. He has scored 45 runs and picked 6 wickets by far in this season of VIVO IPL.
Sam Curran is in positive touch with both bat and ball. He has scored 52 runs and picked 3 wickets in the three games he has played so far.
Suresh Raina has scored 80 runs in the 3 innings he has played by far and can be destructive on his days. He also holds a great record against Kolkata wherein he has scored 818 runs at an average of 45.44.
Moeen Ali is also enjoying his great form with both bat and ball and has scored 108 runs as well as picked 4 wickets in this tournament by far.
KKR vs CSK VIVO IPL 2021 Match 15 Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:
Captain – Moeen Ali, Andre Russell
Vice-Captain – Nitish Rana, Sam Curran
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for KKR vs CSK VIVO IPL 2021 Dream11 Team:
Keeper – Dinesh Karthik
Batsmen – Nitish Rana (VC), Suresh Raina, Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill
All-rounder – Moeen Ali (C), Sam Curran, Andre Russell
Bowlers – Deepak Chahar, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for KKR vs CSK VIVO IPL 2021 Dream11 Team:
Keepers – MS Dhoni
Batsmen – Eoin Morgan, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Nitish Rana
All-rounder – Andre Russell (C), Sam Curran (VC)
Bowlers – Deepak Chahar, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Dwayne Bravo
KKR vs CSK VIVO IPL 2021 Match 15 Expert Advice:
The recommended team combination is 1-4-2-4. Faf du Plessis can be picked in the first team by replacing one of the all-rounders. Rahul Tripathi can be considered for vice-captaincy pick in this game.
KKR vs CSK VIVO IPL 2021 Match 15 Probable Winners:
Kolkata Knight Riders are the expected winners.