IPL 2021 Final LIVE, CSK vs KKR: It’s all down to one final clash between three-time champion MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings vs two-time champion side Kolkata Knight Riders in Dubai on October 15, Friday. While MS Dhoni & Co will be eying to lift their 4th IPL trophy, Eoin Morgan led side will be looking to end the 7 year-long title drought. Kolkata Knight Riders stormed into the final after 3 wickets win over Delhi Capitals in the Qualifier 2 on Wednesday to enter IPL final after 7 long years. And, to add to it, KKR has a 100 percent record in an IPL final. For more IPL 2021 Live Updates, follow us at InsideSport.in
IPL 2021 Final LIVE, CSK vs KKR: Will MS Dhoni & Co lift the 4th IPL trophy or Eoin Morgan end KKR’s 7-year-long title drought? Follow LIVE updates
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And then there were two… 👀
Two World-Cup winning captains face off in the #IPL2021 final 🔥🔥
Who will come out on top? pic.twitter.com/jwHGtqbUZS
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) October 13, 2021
KKR enters IPL final after 7 long years: Chasing 136 against DC in Qualifier 2, KKR got off to a solid start as openers Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill put on 51 runs inside the first six overs. Both batters kept on scoring runs steadily and at the halfway mark, KKR’s score read 76/0. However, Rishabh Pant led side came back strongly and picked 6 wickets for just 7 runs, almost giving KKR a last over scare defeat but the two-time champions managed to survive it and entered the IPL 2021 with the help of a Six from Rahul Tripathi.
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) October 13, 2021
KKR reached the IPL 2021 final after seven years since becoming the Champions in IPL 2014 season. Only Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have managed to reach the finals after playing eliminator. And, KKR will be facing one of them on Friday in Dubai.
Also, KKR has a 100 percent record in an IPL final, i.e., they have featured in 2 IPL finals and have won on both occasions – IPL 2012 and IPL 2014. Interestingly, it was MS Dhoni’s CSK against whom the Knight Riders lifted their first IPL trophy in 2012.
KKR have never lost an IPL final yet 😌 pic.twitter.com/mn4x2FIarR
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) October 13, 2021
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MS Dhoni & Co eye 4th IPL trophy: MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings finished second in the league stage and advanced straight into IPL 2021 final after registering a convincing 4 wickets win over Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 1. Featuring into their 9th IPL final, MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings will be eying their fourth title win when they will take the field in Dubai on October 15, Friday.
CSK’s win percentage in an IPL final is 37.5. The Super Kings were the first team to win back-to-back titles when they clinched wins over Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2010 and 2011. They won their third title after returning from a two-year suspension in 2018, beating the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
While they had a forgetful campaign last season, the WhistlePodu Army bounced back strongly in the ongoing season becoming the first team to reach the final. Can they continue the momentum and lay their hands on the trophy for the fourth time?
— Chennai Super Kings – Mask P😷du Whistle P🥳du! (@ChennaiIPL) October 13, 2021
CSK vs KKR live streaming: How to watch CSK vs KKR live scores?
Fans can watch and enjoy IPL 2021 Live on the Star India Network channels in 8 languages. Other than English & Hindi, the league will be broadcasted in 6 regional languages.
All the action of IPL 2021 will also be simulcasted and LIVE STREAMED on Star’s video on demand platform Disney+Hotstar. But for that either, IPL FANS will have to take an annual or monthly subscription to the platform.
IPL 2021 Final: CSK vs KKR Squads
Chennai Super Kings CSK Squad: MS Dhoni (C), Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ambati Rayudu, Imran Tahir, Josh Hazlewood, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Lungi Ngidi, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, K Gowtam, Sam Curran, Robin Uthappa, Mitchell Santner, Jagadeesan N, KM Asif, R Sai Kishore, C Hari Nishaanth, M Harisankar Reddy, K Bhagath Verma
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Eoin Morgan (C), Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Sandeep Warrier, Rinku Singh, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Tim Seifert, Varun Chakravarthy, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Pawan Negi, Venkatesh Iyer
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