IPL 2021: Match 15, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings Preview & Prediction

IPL Match 15

Time     :  7:30 PM IST

Date     :  21 April 2021

Venue    :  Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

The team that shocked its fans last year with a near bottom of the table finish is back in business this year. Arguably one of the most followed teams in the tournament and a comeback for them has certainly sparked some excitement in this edition of the Indian Premier League. Chennai Super Kings have been the most consistent team in IPL and they’ll be looking to keep their winning juggernaut intact.

Up next in the tournament, CSK are set to take on KKR in what is going to be an all-important match for the two sides. After a brilliant start, Kolkata Knight Riders are staring down the barrel. They’ll be desperate to get back to winning ways in this upcoming match.

Ever since they registered their first win of the tournament, things haven’t been bright and sunny for them. After a couple of consecutive losses, the Knight Riders are now placed at the fifth spot and will need to find their feet quickly. The concerning factor for the KKR will be that they do have the star-power available, but none of those stars appears to be in a firing mood at the moment, be it with the ball or with the bat.

Clearly, the Knight Riders are missing someone like Sunil Narine, someone who can provide impetus at the top. Although the Knight Riders bat deep with the presence of Shakib Al Hasan and Pat Cummins coming in late, they’ll need their top-order batsmen to do a better job. All in all, KKR have a terrific team on paper. However, their lack of execution has truly been apparent in their last two matches. Barring Nitish Rana, none of their batsmen have looked good. If the likes of Eoin Morgan, Shubhman Gill, and Andre Russell can join the party going forward, beating Kolkata Knight Riders could be a colossal task.

Right from the onset, it was apparent that the Super Kings are going to bank on their depth this season and it hasn’t proved to be any different. Their batting has so far adopted the slam, bang, and wallop approach in all three matches and that seems to be paying off for them.

Another major change for CSK as compared to last year is that they are looking more fit and athletic this year. They got several dismissals on the back of superb fielding in the last couple of matches and that is something that KKR will have to deal with in this upcoming match. On the flip side, the form of Rituraj Gaikwad will be the concerning factor for the men in yellow.

KKR vs CSK Head to Head

Total Matches: 23 ,  KKR Won: 8,  CSK Won:14, TIE:1

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. The Mumbai pitch is regularly seeing scores around the 180-190 mark. We expect a similar total to be par in this game.

Possible Playing XI

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Harbhajan Singh, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna

Chennai Super Kings:

Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad / Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar

KKR vs CSK Match 15 IPL 2021 Prediction

If we talk about batting line-ups, both teams look dangerous as both sides have a plethora of classic and fearsome strikers. Both teams are balanced with Indian and overseas players. While batting is a concern for Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings eventually come up as the favorite team in this match as they have quality all-rounders around. Chennai Super Kings are likely to emerge as winners over Kolkata Knight Riders.

For thorough understanding of every aspect that can win you real money throughout the IPL, keep visiting our website for calculated and best match predictions and free IPL betting tips. Studying all the facts and conditions for today’s match, we have reached the conclusion that Chennai Super Kings will win this match but still there will be a tough fight from both the teams and a thrilling, high score match is expected to entertain fans across the world.

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