CSK Playing XI vs KKR: Is there a place for Suresh Raina in MS Dhoni’s Playing XI in IPL 2021 final? Follow LIVE updates

CSK Playing XI vs KKR: Is there a place for Suresh Raina in MS Dhoni's Playing XI in IPL 2021 final? Follow LIVE updates
CSK Playing XI vs KKR: Is there a place for Suresh Raina in MS Dhoni's Playing XI in IPL 2021 final? Follow LIVE updates

CSK Playing XI vs KKR: Is there a place for Suresh Raina in IPL 2021 final? MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings is likely to play an unchanged side against KKR in IPL 2021 Final against KKR in Dubai on Friday. One of the main questions that arise ahead of CSK’s 9th IPL final is- Will out of form Suresh Raina get a go to feature in his 8th IPL Final? His replacement Robin Uthappa galloped the opportunity after his brilliant 63 runs in Qualifier 1. He shared a brilliant partnership with Ruturaj Gaikwad that laid the foundation for CSK’s victory. Now, Raina’s place is under scrutiny. Follow IPL 2021 Final live updates on insidesport.in

NOTE: MS Dhoni is known to stick to the winning combination in playoffs/ Finals.

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CSK Playing XI Openers- Faf du Plessis & Ruturaj Gaikwad

  • CSK openers have been consistent throughout IPL 2021.
  • They are both placed in the Top 5 list of the Orange Cap race.
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis will now look to overtake KL Rahul for the pinnacle of IPL 2021 Orange Cap.
POS PLAYER Mat Inns NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
1
KL Rahul
13 13 3 626 98* 62.60 451 138.80 0 6 48 30
2
Ruturaj Gaikwad
15 15 2 603 101* 46.38 439 137.35 1 4 61 22
3
Shikhar Dhawan
16 16 1 587 92 39.13 471 124.62 0 3 63 16
4
Faf du Plessis
15 15 2 547 95* 42.07 399 137.09 0 5 53 20

 

CSK Playing XI Middle-order

Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni

  • With Robin Uthappa coming back to form, CSK worries have eased ahead of the blockbuster final.
  • Moeen Ali has been impressive but failed to leave a mark in the last few matches, He can come good in the night of the finals. He has scored just 59 runs and taken 1 wicket in last 5 matches.
  • Unsung hero Ambati Rayudu has been the only positive when it comes to consistent performances for CSK in the middle-order. However, he too got out for single-digit scores in the last 2 matches.
  • MS Dhoni who rolled back the clock in Qualifier 1 against DC, is expected to continue his magic touch in IPL 2021 Final. He has smashed 6-ball 18 against Delhi Capitals to make his way into the 10th IPL Final.

CSK Playing XI Lower-middle order

All-rounders R Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Dwayne Bravo

  • R Jadeja is a batting prowess who can hit long-distance sixes at will in the last few overs.
  • Dwayne Bravo is an experienced gem known for his magical powers in the finals. He has played 500+ T20 matches worldwide.
  • Shardul Thakur is someone who can bat and add crucial runs, also chase some runs towards the end. His presence stretches CSK batting force till No.9.

CSK Playing XI Bowlers

Josh Hazlewood & Deepak Chahar

  • The duo hasn’t had the best of IPL seasons as they are unable to provide early breakthroughs in the powerplays or death overs.
  • While Hazlewood has taken 9 wickets, Chahar has returned with just 5 wickets in Phase 2. Both pacers need to come all guns loaded to overcome KKR in the final.

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