CSK vs KKR 5 key players: It is the battle of two World Cup-winning captains in the big final, as Chennai faces Kolkata in the summit clash! Here are the 5 key players to watch out for tonight!
IPL 2021 has finally come to an end, as we will witness the Final tonight. In the summit clash, it is MS Dhoni’s CSK who will do battle with Eoin Morgan’s KKR for the coveted IPL trophy!
Here are the 5 key players to watch out for in the all-important final:
Ruturaj Gaikwad (CSK)
CSK opener has been in terrific form in the UAE leg, scoring 407 runs in 8 innings at an average of 67.83 and a strike rate of 141.81. These are huge numbers for any batter!
He will look to continue his form for one final time tonight!
Venkatesh Iyer (KKR)
He is KKR’s answer to Gaikwad! The lanky southpaw has been one of the major reasons behind KKR’s turnaround in the UAE leg. He has scored 320 runs in 9 innings in this leg, at an average of 40 and a strike rate of 125.
He will again be looking to provide a good start to his team.
MS Dhoni (CSK)
The legend came back into form by finishing off the chase against Delhi in Qualifier 1. He has a great record in IPL finals. In 9 IPL finals that he has been a part of (8 with CSK and 1 with RPSG), he averages 35.57 and has a strike rate of 150!
KKR bowlers will be wary of Thala tonight!
Rahul Tripathi (KKR)
He has been around for quite some, has Tripathi. The man who is responsible for bringing KKR into the final with that six, will once again be very important for KKR’s chances tonight!
Shardul Thakur (CSK)
In between Qualifier 1 and the Final, Thakur received good news from the BCCI as he was promoted to the main Indian squad for the T20 World Cup.
He was in the travelling reserves earlier alongside Shreyas Iyer and Deepak Chahar, but swapped his place with Axar Patel in the revised squad.
He will look to celebrate this good news tonight with some fire performances with both bat and ball!
So these are the key players to watch out for tonight, in the final of the IPL in 2021!