Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra has revealed his predictions for the final between CSK and KKR, and it will be interesting to see if they do happen. Chennai Super Kings beat Delhi Capitals in qualifier 1 with a quickfire innings from MS Dhoni turned the game towards the men in yellow side and they were the first to reach the finals of IPL 2021.
Qualifier 2 was thoroughly dominated by the KKR side until the final overs when Delhi almost made a comeback in the game. Their strategy of using three spinners in the conditions of UAE has worked well for them, and they have managed to win games without the inclusion of all-rounder Andre Russell which is a big moment.
Aakash Chopra Feels The Story Might End For KKR In Finals
Aakash Chopra has predicted Chennai Super Kings to win their fourth title in the all-important finals of IPL 2021 and reckoned that KKR will end up breaking their 100 percent record in finals. He also mentioned that Dinesh Karthik and MS Dhoni combinedly would be able to score less than 30 runs together.
“I am going with Chennai. I think the Chennai Super Kings are going to win their fourth title and Kolkata might end up losing a final for the first time. The story might just end.”
“Both keepers will together score less than 30 runs. Ya, Dinesh Karthik and MS Dhoni will both together score less than 30 runs,” Aakash Chopra told on his Youtube channel.
Aakash Chopra Predicts The Run Scorers For The Finals
Aakash Chopra mentioned that the CSK openers and the KKR openers will score more together than No.3 and No.4 position batters in the side. He also voted for Hazlewood and Ferguson ending up as the pick of the bowlers, having bowled some consistent lines.
“The four openers – which means Faf, Ruturaj, Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill – will together score more runs than whoever comes at the No.3 and No.4 positions in the two sides. It is straightforward, actually it should be like that.”
Hazlewood and Ferguson will concede less than 60 runs. That’s a tough one because dew also comes at times later and the Dubai pitch is favorable for batting. I am saying that they will concede less than 60 on a high-scoring ground. I have made it slightly difficult,” He added.
KKR have won two IPL finals so far in 2012 and 2014, and this will be their third finals in the tournament history.