The IPL 2021 title match between Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings and Eoin Morgan’s Kolkata Knight Riders is to be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on October 15. Chennai’s team has managed to make it to the final for the record 9th time, while Kolkata will fight the title battle for the third time. Today we are going to tell you some such statistics which can disturb Chennai fans.
Chennai Super Kings are counted among the most successful teams of IPL. CSK (3) is the team with the most titles after Mumbai Indians (5). CSK (apart from the 2 year ban) has managed to reach the final 9 times in 14 seasons, but they have managed to win the title only thrice, while they have been disappointed 5 times. CSK is the team with the most number of chokes 5 times in the final, while the second in this list is the team of Royal Challengers Bangalore which has lost the finals thrice in 2009, 2011 and 2016.
On the other hand, if we talk about Kolkata Knight Riders, before this, KKR has played the final twice in 2012 and 2014 and both times this team was successful in winning the title. This means that KKR have a 100% final record. This record of KKR can break the hearts of CSK fans.
The UAE leg has been excellent for KKR. Kolkata’s team reached UAE after winning two out of 7 matches in the first leg. No one expected Kolkata to qualify for the playoffs but KKR did not qualify for the playoffs to everyone’s surprise but defeated RCB in the Eliminator and DC in Qualifier 2 to make it to the finals. KKR are now just one step away from winning the title.
Chennai Super Kings Squad: Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Robin Uthappa, N Jagadeesan, MS Dhoni (c/wk), Cheteshwar Pujara, Hari Nishant, Dwayne Bravo, Bhagat Verma, Krishnappa Gautam, Mitchell Santner, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Harishankar Reddy, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, KM Asif, Lungi Ngidi, Ravi Srinivasan, Sai Kishore, Shardul Thakur, Jason Behrendorff, Josh Hazlewood, Dominic Drakes
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Karun Nair, Nitish Rana, Sheldon Jackson, Tim Seifert, Andre Russell, Ben Cutting, Pawan Negi, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine , Venkatesh Iyer, Harbhajan Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Famous Krishna, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakraborty, Rinku Singh, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Tim Southee