Match no. 15 of the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will see struggling Knight Riders face a rejuvenated Super Kings in the second match of Wednesday’s double-header.
The two teams will enter the match with completely different mindsets. While MS Dhoni-led Super Kings bounced back on their opening day loss with two comfortable wins, the Eoin Morgan-led Knights fell to two consecutive losses after their opening day victory.
Dhoni-led Chennai, who endured their worst season last year, are looking like their usual dominating self once again. Facing the CSK side will be a daunting task for the Morgan-led Knight Riders.
The Knights, will quickly need to regroup as a defeat on Wednesday, would see them lose three on the trot. Though the season is at its early stages, the Kolkata side will need to get their act back on the road with a win over Chennai.
While the Chennai side have played all their matches this season at the Wankhede, it will be the Knight Riders first match in Mumbai this season. With two former-champions clashing in Mumbai, the IPL encounter promises to be a thrilling one.
Here, mykhel brings you the live updates of the KKR vs CSK IPL match:
A quiet first over from Varun Chakravarthy as only four runs come off it
Ruturaj Gaikwad off the mark with a single
It’s game time. After SRH won their first match of the season earlier today, can the Knights stop their losing run?
Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI against CSK:
Match 15. Kolkata Knight Riders XI: S Gill, N Rana, R Tripathi, E Morgan, D Karthik, S Narine, A Russell, P Cummins, K Nagarkoti, V Chakaravarthy, P Krishna https://t.co/37BCFLnlqR #KKRvCSK #VIVOIPL #IPL2021
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 21, 2021
MS Dhoni after the toss: Again the pitch is a bit tacky, we have to be watchful in the first few overs. We’ve rested Bravo so Ngidi comes in
KKR Captain after winning the toss: Clashing on this ground seems the fashion and hopefully a change of ground brings a change of fortune. Couple of changes in the side. Harbhajan missed out, Nagarkoti is in. Narine is back in for Shakib
Toss Update: Heads is the call. Eoin Morgan wins the toss and opts to bowl first
10 minutes to go for the toss at the Wankhede. After losing two on the trot in Chennai, will the Knights be able to pull off a win on the new venue now. After playing their first three matches in Chennai, Kolkata are set to play their first game at the Wankhede this season
Here’s what captain Morgan has to say ahead of the match.
🎥 Watch @Eoin16 talk about his captaincy style in this KKR Films Extra! Go to https://t.co/Rjzz7hRyw4 to watch KKR Films’ Smooth Transition now!
Any guess who will be stamping their authority tonight?
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 21, 2021
The two sides will enter tonight’s match on the back of contrasting moods. While the Chennai camp is rejuvenated after registering two comfortable wins, the Kolkata team will head into tonight’s game on the back of two losses. Both sides have played three matches this season. While Chennai have lost one and won two, Kolkata have won one and lost two. The Eoin Morgan-led side will have their task cut out when they take on the MS Dhoni-led Super Kings.
Hello & welcome to mykhel’s coverage of match no. 15 of the ongoing season of the IPL. The season’s second double-header is underway. While Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad are fighting it out in Chennai, the Kolkata Knights Riders are gearing up for their clash against the Chennai Super Kings. Stay tuned for the toss, pitch and match updates. The Knights will take on the Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium. The match will get underway at 7:30pm IST
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