KOL vs CSK Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI: IPL 2021

KOL vs CSK Dream11 Prediction: 15th Match, IPL 2021

KOL vs CSK Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips of IPL 2021. Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings will play against each other in the 15th match of IPL 2021 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Except for the first match, Kolkata Knight Riders have not been able to perform up to the expectations as they have won only one out of the three games and are currently at the 5th position on the points table with two points. They lost the last match by a margin of 38 runs.

The openers Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill have performed well so far and provided a decent start in all of the matches. At No.3, Tripathi is also doing an excellent job maintaining the run rate provided by the openers.

Eoin Morgan has been struggling very much to score runs, and so has been the case with Shakib Al Hasan. Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell have played some big shots in one of the matches so far. But they have not been able to finish the matches for the team.

The bowling unit, which was in good rhythm, got thrashed entirely in the last match as they conceded a lot of runs. Pat Cummins and Prasidh Krishna have bowled well so far and picked up wickets consistentlyVarun Chakravarthy managed to pick up two wickets in the last match.

Kolkata Knight Riders need to perform better in the middle-order, or else the loss is inevitable for them.

Chennai Super Kings:

Chennai Super Kings are performing pretty well as they have won two back-to-back matches and are currently at the 2nd position on the points table with four points. The bowlers, especially the spinners, bowled brilliantly in the last game, and as a result, they won the match comfortably by 45 runs.

Faf du Plessis is in brilliant form as he is playing aggressively at the top, but he is not converting the excellent start into big ones. The youngster Ruturaj has not been able to score runs which are putting pressure on Faf, and he needs to work out a way very soon, or else it will be difficult for CSK.

Moeen Ali has been doing a fantastic job at No.3 by scoring runs quickly and also bowling some good overs in the middle. Raina, except for the fifty in the first match, hasn’t achieved much in this season. The other middle-order batsmen, Rayudu, are playing good cameos, but he also needs to stay a little longer at the crease. 

Sam Curran and Jadeja are in excellent form with the bat and play the finisher’s role very well. Dhoni and Bravo also batted well in the last match, scoring some crucial runs for the team. The bowlers complement the batting unit very well as one or the other bowlers have been picking up wickets in every match.

Moeen Ali and Jadeja bowled brilliantly and changed the course of the last match by picking up three and two wickets, respectively. Sam Curran and DJ Bravo have been bowling well by controlling the flow of runs and picking up wickets consistently. Shardul Thakur managed to pick up a wicket in the last match.

As they are playing at Wankhede, CSK needs one of their batsmen to anchor the innings to post a big total and try to defend it.

Match Details

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings, 15th Match, Indian Premier League, 2021

Date: 21st April 2021

Time: 07:30 PM IST

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

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KOL vs CSK Head-to-head

Total Matches Played: 25

KOL Won: 9

CSK Won: 15

Tied: 0

No Result: 1

Pitch Report

Average first innings score: 175

Average second innings score: 168

(The average score is based on six matches played here at this venue in this season)

The pitch here is a batting paradise. The fast bowlers get some help in the initial overs of the match, and batsmen need to be careful. Chasing here is considered to be easy because of the high dew factor. The last couple of games have been high-scoring matches.

(The chasing team at this venue has won four out of the six matches so far in this season)

Weather Forecast

The weather will be partly cloudy, but there is no chance of rain during the match.

KOL vs CSK Dream11 Team News


  • They might bring in Sunil Narine in place of Shakib Al Hasan.


  • They can include Robin Uthappa in place of R Gaikwad otherwise likely to play the same playing XI.

Probable Playing XI

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (C), Shakib Al Hasan/Sunil Narine, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Harbhajan Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy.

Chennai Super Kings:

Ruturaj Gaikwad/Robin Uthappa, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar.


Andre Russell:

(3 M, 45 R, 15 A + 7 O, 6 W)

Russell is an all-rounder who is known for his destructive batting and death bowling. In the last match, he scored 31 runs from 20 balls but was very expensive with the ball and went wicketless.

Nitish Rana:

(3 M, 155 R, 51.66 A)

He opens the innings for the team and is a left-handed batsman. Rana scored only 18 runs in the last match.

Shubman Gill:

(3 M, 69 R, 23 A)

Shubman Gill is a right-handed batsman and opens the innings with Rana. He batted aggressively in the last match scoring 21 runs from nine balls.

Sunil Narine

(120 M, 892 R, 16 A + 464 0, 127 W)

He is a right-arm-off spinner who has a lot of experience in the IPL. He will bowl in the middle overs and try to provide important breakthroughs for the team.

Pat Cummins:

(3 M, 12 O, 4 W)

Cummins has improved a lot from the last season and is bowling consistently well. He managed to pick up a wicket in the previous match.

Varun Chakravarthy:

(3 M, 12 O, 3 W)

Chakravarthy is a right-arm leg-break bowler and bowled decently in the last match, picking up two wickets.

Prasidh Krishna:

(3 M, 12 O, 4 W)

He is a right-arm fast bowler and troubles the batsmen with his extra pace. Krishna managed to pick up a wicket in the last match.

Shakib Al Hasan:

(3 M, 38 R, 12.66 A + 10 O, 1 W)

He is an all-rounder who is equally good with both bat and ball. Shakib scored 26 runs but went wicketless in the last match.

Rahul Tripathi:

(3 M, 83 R, 27.66 A)

Tripathi is a good striker of the ball and generally bats at No.3. He scored 25 runs from 20 balls in the last match.

Eoin Morgan:

(3 M, 38 R, 12.66 A)

He is the captain of the team and bats in the middle-order. Morgan batted decently, scoring 29 runs in the last match.

Dinesh Karthik:

(3 M, 32 R, 32 A)

He is the wicketkeeper-batsman of the team and does the role of finisher very well. Karthik scored only two runs in the last match.


Faf du Plessis:

(3 M, 69 R, 34.50 A)

Du Plessis is a right-handed batsman and opens the innings for CSK, and provides a quick start. In the last match, he scored 33 runs from just 17 balls.

Moeen Ali:

(3 M, 108 R, 36 A + 6 O, 4 W)

He is a left-handed batsman and can bowl a few overs of spin, and he has been playing at the No.3 position this season. Moeen scored 26 runs and bowled brilliantly, picking up three wickets for just seven runs in his three overs.

Suresh Raina:

(3 M, 80 R, 26.66 A)

Raina is the second-highest run-scorer in the history of IPL. He scored only 18 runs from 15 balls in the last match.

Sam Curran:

(3 M, 52 R, 26 A + 9 O, 3 W)

He is a young all-rounder who can perform with both bat and ball based on the team’s requirements. Curran scored 13 runs and picked up two wickets in the last match.

Ravindra Jadeja:

(3 M, 34 R, 34 A + 10 O, 2 W)

He is an all-rounder and is also a gun fielder. Jadeja scored only eight runs but bowled well, picking up two wickets.

Shardul Thakur:

(3 M, 10.4 O, 3 W)

Shardul Thakur bowls well in the middle and death overs by varying his pace. He bowled decently in the last match, picking up a wicket.

Dwayne Bravo:

(3 M, 20 R, 20 A + 9 O, 3 W)

He is a right-arm medium-fast bowler and can also be handy with the bat down the order. In the last match, Bravo scored 20* runs and also picked up a wicket.

Robin Uthappa:

(189 M, 4607 R, 27.92 A)

He is a Right Handed Bat and scored 4607 runs in IPL. Robin Uthappa is a opening batsman.

Deepak Chahar:

(3 M, 11 O, 4 W)

He is a right-arm medium-fast bowler and is known for his swing deliveries in the early overs. Deepak Chahar was expensive and went wicketless in the last match.

Ruturaj Gaikwad:

(3 M, 20 R, 6.66 A)

He is a young right-handed batsman and made his debut in the last season. Ruturaj scored only ten runs from 13 balls in the previous match.

Ambati Rayudu:

(3 M, 50 R, 16.66 A)

Rayudu is a middle-order batsman and scores runs consistently at a reasonable strike rate. He scored 27 runs from 17 balls in the last match.

KOL vs CSK Dream11 Prediction

Final Team:

D Karthik

F du Plessis, N Rana, S Gill

A Russell (C), M Ali (Vc), S Curran, S Narine

P Cummins, S Thakur, L Ngidi

  • You can pick R Jadeja in place of S Narine.
  • V Chakravarthy in place of S Thakur.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection

  • Andre Russell
  • Moeen Ali
  • Faf du Plessis
  • S Gill
  • Nitish Rana
  • Sam Curran
  • Pat Cummins

We will update the final Fantasy Team on Telegram Channel.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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