Nitish Rana has adapted brilliantly to her role as opener.
Things looked great for Kolkata and horrific for Chennai after the first match of the two teams in the 2021 edition of the Indian T20 League. Chennai lost badly against Delhi in their first match, while Kolkata defeat Hyderabad. But since then, the boards have turned significantly.
Kolkata went on to lose two matches against Bangalore and Mumbai. On the contrary, Chennai got their act together and defeated Punjab and Rajasthan. They will again start this game as favorites, but Kolkata are likely to make some changes to their team to turn their fate around.
Kolkata vs Chennai
Location: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date and Time: 21st April 2021 at 7:30 PM IST
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network, Disney + Hotstar
Wankhede track always helps the batters. The first batting team should aim for 200 here, as the chasing team will find it easier.
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Likely Playing XIs for KOL vs CHE:
Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (C), Shakib Al Hasan / Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Harbhajan Singh / Shivam Mavi, Krishna Prayer.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C and WK), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar
Best Choices for a KOL vs CHE 11Wickets Game:
Faf du Plessis had looked good contact in the last two games, but was unable to play long innings. Today may also be his day.
Nitish Rit brilliantly adapted to his role as an opener. He scores runs at a brisk pace and gives Kolkata the kind of start they wanted.
Moeen Ali have been excellent with the bat and ball. As he came to the spot with his bowling in the last match, it was his innings that had previously been commended in the match.
Andre Russell he might not be as influential as he once was, but he is still a player with the ability to change the game on his own. That’s one good performance missing, which could set it up for the rest of the games.