CSK vs. KKRIPL score: MS Dhoni and Eoin Morgan during a match 38 toss in Abu Dhabi.© BCCI / IPL
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will face Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 final at Dubai International Stadium in Dubai on Friday to win their fourth title. MS Dhoni-led outfits have been in great shape this year after a poor campaign last season. After finishing second in the IPL 2021 point table, Chennai defeated Delhi Capitals (DC) in qualifying 1 with four wickets to advance to the summit clash. Meanwhile, KKR revived in the UAE and finished in 4th place. The Eoin Morgan-led franchise defeated the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) with four wickets as an eliminator and then won three wickets against Delhi in qualifying 2. CSK relies heavily on young opener Ruturaj Gaikwad. Currently the second in the orange cap race. The 24-year-old has scored 603 in 15 games, 23 runs ahead of leader KL Rahul. Meanwhile, all eyes also look at Venkatesh Iyer. The KKR All-Rounder is a revelation at the UAE this season and will be a key player for the two IPL champions in the summit clash. (Live scorecard)
IPL2021 live score update between Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Dubai International Stadium, directly from Dubai
Key Battle: Varun Chakaravarthy (KKR) vs Faf du Plessis / Ruturaj Gaikwad (CSK)
Chakaravarthy is KKR’s best wicket taker this season, with 18 exits in 16 games. He is tasked with breaking the opening partnership between Dupresis and Guy Quad. Guy Quad has been the winner of CSK many times. Gaikwad is currently second in the orange cap race and Du Plessis is fourth.
Face to face
Both sides have played 24 times, with CSK leading 16 times. Meanwhile, KKR has won eight times.
Hello everyone. good evening!
Hello everyone. good evening! Welcome to the live coverage of the IPL2021 final between CSK and KKR at Dubai International Stadium in Dubai. CSK finished in 2nd place and defeated DC in Qualifying 1 to reserve a seat for this final. Meanwhile, KKR finished fourth on the point table, beating the RCB on the eliminator. After that, they will win DC in qualifying 2 and both sides will aim for tonight’s glory! Stay tuned for exciting cricket people!
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