CSK vs KKR LIVE: 3 Dream battles tonight that can decide the winner of IPL 2021 Finals, check out

CSK vs KKR LIVE: 3 Dream battles tonight that can decide the winner of IPL 2021 Finals, check out
CSK vs KKR LIVE: 3 Dream battles tonight that can decide the winner of IPL 2021 Finals, check out

CSK vs KKR LIVE – IPL Finals LIVE: 3 Dream battles that can decide IPL 2021 Final winner: The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the summit clash of IPL 2021, nine years after they first clashed in a similar setting in Chennai. On that occasion, a Gautam Gambhir led KKR won their first league title and followed it up with another two years later. The margins for error are thin for both the teams – few mini-battles in this clash can decide the winner of IPL 2021. Here, Insidesport.in looks at 3 Dream battles that could decide the winner of the IPL 2021 Final – Follow CSK vs KKR LIVE Updates

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CSK vs KKR LIVE: 3 Dream battles tonight that can decide the winner of IPL 2021 Finals, check out

1) KKR spinners vs CSK 

A lot of Kolkata Knight Riders success has been built on their stellar spin trio, and Eoin Morgan would hope for their form to continue against a long CSK batting lineup. Varun Chakravarthy (economy rate 6.40), Shakib Al Hasan (ER:6.64) and Sunil Narine (ER:6.44) have not only kept the flow of runs in check but have chipped in with wickets consistently to peg back the opposition. If CSK have to win, a lot of pressure will need to be exerted back on bowlers, to force a win.
KKR’s spin trio in IPL 2021
Mat Balls Runs WKTS BBM Ave Econ SR 4W 5W
Shakib Al Hasan 7 138 154 4 1/1 39 7 35 0 0
Sunil Narine 13 312 335 14 4/21 23.92 6.44 22.28 1 0
Varun Chakravarthy 16 384 410 18 3/13 22.77 6.4 21.33 0 0

KKR spinners vs CSK

M Inn O M R W Ec
Shakib Al Hasan 8 8 26 215 3 8
Sunil Narine 18 18 71.2 1 418 22 5.86
Varun Chakravarthy 4 4 16 97 5 6.06
CSK vs KKR LIVE: 3 Dream battles tonight that can decide the winner of IPL 2021 Finals, check out
2) Can KKR tame CSK Opening pair of Ruturaj Gaikwad / Faf Du Plessis?
CSK have relied heavily on the opening combination of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis, and the duo could very well end up as the partnership with most runs in T20 games this year. Gaikwad is 23 runs short of taking the Orange Cap, while Du Plessis is amongst the top five run-getters of IPL 2021, making them the bedrock of the batting order. It will be a challenge for the new ball bowlers to break the partnership and KKR would hope that in-form Lockie Ferguson or Shivam Mavi can inflict the damage.
Mat Runs HS Ave SR 100 50 30 4s 6s
Ruturaj Gaikwad 15 603 101 46.38 137.36 1 4 4 61 22
Faf du Plessis 15 547 95 42.08 137.09 0 5 5 53 20
3) MS Dhoni’s magic or Eoin Morgan’s shrewdness? 
In MS Dhoni and Eoin Morgan, the IPL 2021 Final will feature two World Cup-winning captains looking to add yet another feather in their cap. Dhoni is perhaps one of the greatest leaders to have ever played the sport and Chennai have made nine finals under his stewardship over the past 12 seasons. While the 40-year’s reflexes are on the wane, he still leads the side effectively and his magic behind the stumps with the gloves and in marshalling his troops is his CSK’s biggest asset.
Matches Wins Losses Tied NR Win % Titles
MS Dhoni 203 120 82 0 1 59.4 3
Eoin Morgan 23 11 11 1 0 50 0
While Morgan hasn’t hit the ground running with the bat, he has inspired a sensational turnaround in fortunes this season. KKR resumed Phase 2 at seventh in the table, but the England skipper’s shrewdness helped the two-time champions close games and eventually make the final. Going up against Dhoni will be an ultimate test of Morgan’s skills, and KKR would hope that their skipper can take a page out of Gautam Gambhir’s book and outclass CSK in a final.
CSK vs KKR LIVE: 3 Dream battles tonight that can decide the winner of IPL 2021 Finals, check out