Today, both CSK and KKR are playing for the IPL trophy 2021. This is going to be the grandest final ever. MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings have won three IPL trophies. Ahead of mega auction in 2022, the CSK team is keen to lift the trophy for the fourth time to bid adieu to their skipper Dhoni. Probably, it is MS Dhoni’s last IPL as a player.
Today, CSK is playing its 9th IPL final out of 12. And it is known that CSK is out of IPL for two years. And it is MSD’ 10th final out of 14. He played 5 finals against MI, 1( RCB), 1(SRH), 1( RR) and tonight second against KKR.
KKR will be playing their 3rd IPL final tonight. As quoted by Cricket analyst Mufaddal Vohra, KKR has won both the finals and both the times they were chasing the target excess of above 190. In 2014 a similar situation happened where they needed to win consecutive games to reach the finals and they won.
CSK has won 5 matches in the last six matches against KKR.
KKR have won 7 out of 9 matches played in UAE but lost to CSK. Kolkata Knight Riders played their last 3 matches in Sharjah so within one day gap they need to adjust according to Dubai condition, that will be one of the challenges leading into the final for them.
Today, Jadeja will be playing the 200th IPL match and Faf Du Plessis will be playing the 100th IPL match. Both these two players have been the backbone of CSK for many years.
When compared to both teams head to head, CSK is ahead of KKR in domination. That too, KKR lost its last two matches against CSK. But KKR spinners Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy have been consistently taking away the game from the opposition at any point of time. But CSK has been struggling for the last few matches.
According to statistics, CSK is the favourite but as per the current form of Dhoni’s team, Kolkata Knight Riders are favourites.
If CSK wins tonight then they’ll become the first-ever T20 franchise to win a trophy in 3 different decades.
Everyone is excited about today’s final. Today, CSK v KKR will play their grand final from 7:30 PM onwards at Dubai International Stadium.