The clever captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in Canary Yellow The clinical will be Chennai Super Kings’ biggest weapon against Kolkata Knight Riders, whose trio of top spinners promise to keep aces in the high-octane Indian Premier League final on Friday.
If the numbers are anything to go by, CSK, in their astonishing ninth final appearance in 12 editions (they were suspended in two), are sure to start favorites against Kolkata Knight Riders on ‘Dussehra’ day, but in terms of trophy , there is not much difference.
CSK have three titles with five final losses while KKR have won both their finals gautam gambhir. No team has mastered the art of reaching the finals like Dhoni’s CSK.
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But KKR will certainly be in the hunt as they won one of the most thrilling high-scoring summit clashes in 2012, chasing 190 with two balls to spare.
On Friday, CSK’s chances of winning a fourth title will depend on whether they bowl 12 overs of KKR’s spin trio of Varun Chakravarthy (Economy rate 6.40), Shakib Al Hasan (ER: 6.64) and Sunil Narine (ER: 6.44). How well do you handle? Who has performed brilliantly in this tournament.
In fact, Shakib’s all-rounder abilities have provided KKR more balance at the business end after Andre Russell’s hamstring injury.
However, the final match comes with its own set of pressures and how these three perform when put under the pump will be crucial against a team of battle-hardened pros that did the pros.
Dhoni’s captaincy mantra is simple – rely on experience as IPL is not a finishing school or a place to groom youngsters, no matter how talented they are.
He groomed Ruturaj Gaikwad when qualifying pressure got his back in 2020 and the Pune lad played independently.
He has scored three half-centuries and with his rise, Dhoni has laid the groundwork for not only the next year but many more to come into his franchise.
It should come as no surprise to anyone that Gaikwad becomes the next captain of CSK when Dhoni calls in the IPL, which could happen next year or so.
— Kolkata Knight Riders (@KKRiders) 14 October 2021
No one knows the ups and downs of IPL more than India’s most revered white-ball captain.
He understands that for continuity in the IPL, one or two talented youngsters along with experienced players are needed.
Therefore, the job Suresh Raina What used to be done during his early years, is now being done by the young Gaikwad, who has scored an astonishing 600-plus runs in the tournament with a single match.
There is ample experience in the CSK ranks. The captain himself is at the other end of 40, Dwayne Bravo at 38, Faf du Plessis at 37, Ambati Rayudu (36) Robin Uthappa together a few weeks before his 36th birthday Moeen Ali (34) and Ravindra Jadeja (32).
Also, three mid-level experienced international players like Josh Hazlewood, Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur, who understand pressure situations well and are immune from the pressure of a CSK big match
Dhoni is an expert in using resources. An example of this was his “right-hand man” in this IPL and the ouster of a true-blue IPL legend, Raina.
The former India player looked clearly overweight and completely out of touch and the ruthless operator replaced him with Uthappa, who had a big role in winning the game against Delhi Capitals, which made the chase brilliant. Started it.
On the other hand, the Knight Riders also have a captain who has won the World Cup and has a heart. England Change of team as captain of the white ball.
Many believe that Russell should replace the batsman as Morgan, who has had a terrible IPL with Willows.
But it is leadership that has stood the test of time as it has utilized its available resources well. He stayed with Shubman Gill as an opener and the youngster did well.
The faith shown on Venkatesh Iyer will also benefit The Indian white-ball team, while the Narine bowler found their mojo under control with consistent support after the revamped action.
Morgan is just as calm and unpredictable as Dhoni in testing times and it will be a contest of two tickling minds trying to make the next move in a mouth-watering three-hour fight.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Eoin Morgan (captain), Dinesh KarthikGurkeerat Singh Mann, Karun Nair, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Harbhajan SinghKamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Pawan Negi, m famous krishna, sandeep warrior, Shivam Dubey, Tim Southee, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakraborty, Andre Russell, Ben Cutting, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Sheldon Jackson, Tim Seifert.
Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, N Jagadeesan, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shardul Thakur, R Sai Kishore , Moeen Ali, K Gautam, Cheteshwar Pujara, Harishankar Reddy, Bhagat Verma, C Hari Nishant.
Match Start: 7:30 PM IST.