IPL 2021 Match 15: (KKR vs CSK): 3 Player Battles To Watch Out For
By CricShots - Apr 21, 2021 1:53 am
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In the 15th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)  will be locking horns with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday. After a tough start to their campaign, CSK is back on track with two wins in a row owing to some brilliant bowling performances. They will now be eyeing a top-four finish. While there are some concerns in their batting unit, especially Ruturaj Gaikwad’s form at the top of the order, CSK bats deep which make up more than makes up for the flaws.

Deepak Chahar
Deepak Chahar bowled a brilliant spell against PBKS

Although CSK’s bowling attack has a lot of variety, they will be expecting Shardul Thakur to get his form back. On the other hand, KKR has won just one of their three IPL 2021 games. The likes of Nitish Rana and Varun Chakravarthy have excelled in IPL 2021 so far, but a change of venue can be morale-boosting for the team. Although a couple of changes can be expected, given the nature of the surface, the onus will be on Shubman Gill and captain Eoin Morgan.

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The Super Kings are the clear favorites ahead of the game as they are having a better understanding of the pitch in Mumbai, coupled with their momentum, CSK will be fancying their third consecutive win of the season. However, the Knight Riders will be keen to return to winning ways, and given their propensity to go hard, a change of base from Chennai to Mumbai could work wonders for them. With two valuable points up for grabs, here are 3 player battles to watch out for:

#3 Eoin Morgan vs Shardul Thakur

Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan

KKR’s captain, Eoin Morgan is the biggest wicket for any team playing against the Kolkata Knight Riders. He is their main threat, despite teh fact that he is yet to make an impact. Despite the fact that he was dismissed cheaply in teh last game, he has the games for his team from any situation.

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With Morgan expected to bat at no.4, he is likely to face Shardul Thakur, who can be the real mitigator. Fans call him “Lord Shardul Thakur” for some reason and during the recent T20I and England series, Shardul has developed a knack of taking crucial wickets for his team.

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