Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings IPL 2021 Match 15 Playing XI Prediction: KKR will be looking to make wholesale changes once again as they look to return to winning ways. Kuldeep Yadav could replace Harbhajan Singh while Shakib al Hasan could make way for Ben Cutting.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings IPL 2021 Match 15 Playing XI Prediction. (Courtesy by BCCI/PTI Photo)
MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will face Eoin Morgan’s Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the second match of the double-header Wednesday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. While Chennai are heading into this tie on the back of twin wins, Kolkata are in a spot of bother with two losses in two games and will be keen to rectify the record.
After their emphatic start against Sunrisers Hyderabad, KKR have slipped to the fifth spot with defeats to Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. And in both the defeats, the Morgan-led side had the upper hands but could not capitalize on their starts.
Morgan can persist with Shakib or bring in seaming Aussie all-rounder Ben Cutting in the less spin-friendly conditions. Morgan also has persisted with the veteran Harbhajan Singh and gave him the opening overs in all three matches.
Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav could be a better option. Head coach Brendon McCullum has already hinted at making some changes after their 38-run defeat to RCB. As for CSK, opener Ruturaj Gaikwad is enduring a terrible form with scores of 5, 5 and 10 and whether he is given a longer rope by Dhoni who is not known to tinker his XI much.
Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted XI: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Shakib Al Hasan/Sunil Narine, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Harbhajan Singh and Prasidh Krishna
Chennai Super Kings Predicted XI: Faf du Plessis, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c&wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo and Deepak Chahar