IPL 2021: Manvinder Bisla predicts Kolkata Knight Riders to win against Chennai Super Kings
The Riders have won only a single game so far as compared to Super Kings, who have won two and are placed third.
Updated - Apr 21, 2021 8:37 pm
The fifteenth match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is and the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) currently in progress at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Winning the toss, the Knight Riders’ skipper Eoin Morgan opted to bat, recommending that chasing has been the way out at the venue, with dew making it difficult for the bowlers to defend.
On a Head-to-Head count in the history of IPL of these two sides, the Super Kings have been the superior side, winning 14 to Riders’ eight in total 23 encounters. Ever since the first season of the league IPL, CSK has never lost both league matches of the season against KKR. Last year too, CSK lost the first game by 10 runs but made a comeback, winning by 6 wickets in the second encounter.
Former KKR cricketer and the CricTracker expert Manvinder Bisla reckons that the Eoin Morgan-led side will be able to take an edge over MS Dhoni and his men tonight. Speaking at CricTracker’s live show ‘In The Air’, Bisla reckoned that KKR has the advantage as they have won the toss and it will be hard for CSK to stop them from chasing any target. He also mentioned that KKR must be delighted by the addition of Sunil Narine and he might be the trump card for the team tonight.
“I would like to go with Kolkata as they have won the toss, and at this venue, the presence of dew makes it hard to defend. And secondly, the return of Sunil Narine, who can be an important player for the Kolkata Knight Riders tonight.”, he said.
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CSK skipper MS Dhoni informed that they rested Dwayne Bravo for Lungi Ngidi, who was serving his mandatory quarantine so far. On the other hand, KKR brought in Narine and Kamlesh Nagarkoti at the expense of Harbhajan Singh and Sakib al Hasan.
The Riders have won only a single game out of three and sit at the sixth spot in the table as compared to Super Kings, who have won two games out of three and are placed third.