IPL 2021 Final, CSK vs KKR Live Score & Updates: Dhoni’s CSK takes on Morgan’s KKR in Dubai

IPL 2021 Final Live Score, CSK vs KKR Live Cricket Match Score Streaming Online Updates: Chennai Super Kings will face Kolkata Knight Riders to take home this year's IPL trophy.

IPL 2021 Final Live Score, CSK vs KKR Live Cricket Score Streaming Online: Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s astute captaincy in canary yellow will be Chennai Super Kings’ biggest weapon against a clinical Kolkata Knight Riders, whose troika of top-notch spinners promise to hold the aces in the high-octane Indian Premier League final on Friday.

If numbers are anything to go by, then CSK, in their astonishing ninth final appearance in 12 editions (they were suspended in two), are certain to start favourites against Kolkata Knight Riders on ‘Dussera’ day but in terms of trophies, there isn’t much of a difference. CSK have three titles with five final defeats while KKR have won both their finals under the mercurial Gautam Gambhir. No team has mastered the art of reaching finals like Dhoni’s CSK.

On Friday, CSK’s chances of winning a fourth title will depend on how well they handle the 12 overs from KKR’s spin trio of Varun Chakravarthy (economy rate 6.40), Shakib Al Hasan (ER:6.64) and Sunil Narine (ER:6.44), who have been outstanding in this tournament.

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CSK opener Ruturaj Gaikwad is in contention to win Orange Cap having scoring 603 runs in 15 matches. He has one century and four fifties this season. He scored his maiden IPL century off 60 balls against the Rajasthan Royals and became only the third CSK batsman after Murali Vijay and Shane Watson to do so.

The find of the season arguably, providing KKR with rollicking starts without fail. A breezy hitter of the cricket ball, with composure and brains to match, he has barely resembled a rookie. Spin or pace, yorker or googly, he could flay any ball beyond the boundary. His signing this year was a result of KKR’s thorough scouting in last season’s Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. 

Chennai Super Kings: 1 Ruturaj Gaikwad, 2 Faf du Plessis, 3 Moeen Ali, 4 Ambati Rayudu, 5 Robin Uthappa, 6 MS Dhoni (capt & wk), 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Dwayne Bravo, 9 Shardul Thakur, 10 Deepak Chahar, 11 Josh Hazlewood

Kolkata Knight Riders: 1 Shubman Gill, 2 Venkatesh Iyer, 3 Rahul Tripathi, 4 Nitish Rana, 5 Dinesh Karthik (wk), 6 Eoin Morgan (capt), 7 Shakib Al Hasan, 8 Sunil Narine, 9 Lockie Ferguson, 10 Varun Chakravarthy, 11 Shivam Mavi

Read more: CSK vs KKR IPL Final squad prediction

It is the Final of the IPL 2021 between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders. It’s taken quite a while to get here, given the tournament started on 9th April. But we have arrived at the final where CSK takes on KKR. This fixture has a lot of history around it.  It’s going to an absolute cracker. Match starts at 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT).

The IPL final in Dubai on Friday is a contest between Chennai’s batsmen and Kolkata’s spinners. (File)

Squads:

Kolkata Knight Riders: Eoin Morgan (Captain), Dinesh Karthik, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Karun Nair, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathy, Shubman Gill, Harbhajan Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Pawan Negi, M Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Dube, Tim Southee, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakravarthy, Andre Russel, Ben Cutting, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Sheldon Jackson, Tim Seifert

Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, N Jagadeesan, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shardul Thakur, R Sai Kishore, Moeen Ali, K Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, Harishankar Reddy, Bhagath Varma, C Hari Nishaanth.

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