Kolkata Knight Riders land in Mumbai with a nagging feeling of ‘could have, would have and should have’. Head coach Brendon McCullum believes his side needs to “tidy up some areas”. If the loss against Mumbai Indians was down to a mental block and the lower order
having to deal with the worst conditions the track had to offer on the night, the loss against Royal Challengers Bangalore was down to some poor execution. KKR have had a pin put into their balloon but the party is far from over. The side will aim to shrug off the early tournament
lethargy in their next two matches in Mumbai.
There have been several questions on where MS Dhoni should bat, the batting strategies CSK should adopt and the form of Ruturaj Gaikwad. And despite all of that, CSK have two wins from three games. While the wins have largely been set up by the bowlers, CSK will have no
hesitation in admitting they haven’t been their best so far. And that can be a scary prospect for any opposition.
When: KKR vs CSK, April 21, 2021 at 19:30 IST
Where: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
What to expect: The matches at the venue produced two high-scoring contests in the first two games before
the bowlers found some support from the track. KKR batsmen will be relieved to have flown out of Chennai and should enjoy the conditions. Teams will continue to prefer to chase.
Head to Head: KKR 8-14 CSK. CSK won the last contest, in Dubai by six wickets.
Probable 11s :
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS: Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripath, Eoin Morgan (c), Shakib Al Hasan/Sunil Narine, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Harbhajan Singh, Prasidh Krishna/Kamlesh Nagarkoti/Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy. CHENNAI SUPER KINGS: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali,
Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c& wk), Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Dwayne Bravo/
Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar.