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CSK vs KKR Dream 11 Predictions: Know about history, pitch report, best players before Final

In the final of IPL 14, Chennai Super Kings will be locking horns with Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday.

The Indian Premier League 14 Final will see Chennai Super Kings (CSK) turning against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Friday. The encounter will take place at Dubai International Cricket Stadium at 7:30 PM. The live-action will be broadcasted on Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar.

Chennai Super Kings had an amazing journey so far. In the first phase of this season that took place in India, Chennai Super Kings managed to win 5 games consecutively. In the UAE leg, they won the first 4 games and lost the last 3. They were placed in the second position next to Delhi Capitals. In Quarterfinal 1, they chased down Delhi Capitals in the last over and the audience witnessed an amazing closing performance by the captain, Dhoni.


On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders’ journey of his IPL has been more of an inspirational story. Kolkata Knight Riders have lost 5 matches out of 7 in the India leg. However, in the second half of this IPL, they hit an outstanding comeback by winning 5 games out of the next 7. They had the best Net Run Rate among all the teams. They played the Eliminator against Royal Challengers Bangalore and squashed them quite easily and stepped up to the Quarterfinal 2. They played against Delhi Capitals and it was a nail-biting match, wherewith 2 balls to spare, Rahul Tripathi hit a winning over the boundary. 

Besides, Chennai Super Kings is the three-time winning team in the history of IPL whereas the IPL trophy has been handed over to Kolkata Knight Riders twice.

Chennai Super Kings v/s Kolkata Knight Riders, Final

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Match Date & Time: October 15 at 7:30 PM (IST) and at 6:00 PM (Local Time)

Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar

Pitch Report

The Dubai International Cricket Stadium provides a batting-friendly surface. The pacers will get assistance in the latter half of the match while the spinners may prove their worth efficiently in the middle overs. The average expected score is 165.

Probable Playing XIs CSK v/s KKR:

Chennai Super Kings

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Josh Hazlewood, Deepak Chahar

Kolkata Knight Riders

Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Eoin Morgan (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy

CSK v/s KKR Top Picks for CSK v/s KKR Dream11 Match:

Top Picks – Batsmen

Ruturaj Gaikwad: A right-handed batsman who opens the game for Chennai Super Kings. He is the second leading run-scorer of the season and is just 24 runs away from becoming the top. He has scored 603 runs in 15 matches with an average of 46.38.


Shubnam Gill: A right-handed opening batsman from Kolkata Knight Riders. He is the leading run-scorer from the team in this IPL. He has scored 427 runs in 16 matches at an average of 26.68.

Top Picks – All-rounders

Ravindra Jadeja: An amazing bowler who hardly gives any space to batsmen to score runs. So far, he has grabbed 11 wickets at an economy of 6.86 and managed to score 227 runs at an average of 75.66.

Venkatesh Iyer: One of the most remarkable and emerging players IPL has this season. He has scored 320 runs at an average of 40 and also picked 3 wickets so far.

Top Picks – Bowlers

Shardul Thakur: A right-arm medium-fast bowler from Chennai Super Kings. He received recognition for excellent bowling performances in the 2nd leg of this season. In 15 matches, he has bagged 18 wickets at an economy of 8.75.

Varun Chakravarthy: A right-arm leg-break bowler from Kolkata Knight Riders. He has managed to scalp 18 wickets in 16 matches at an economy of 6.4.

Top Picks – Wicketkeeper

M.S. Dhoni: With his performance, he can casually change the toughest of situations. The most patient and dependable player who scored a match-winning 18 from 6 balls at the Quarterfinal 1 against Delhi Capitals. His average is 16.28.