Indian batter Shreyas Iyer has admitted that he did not know he would be making his Test debut when the team arrived in Kanpur. Iyer said that it was a challenge as well as an opportunity for him to make his Test debut in the 1st Test against New Zealand. The 26-year-old sizzled with 105 off 171 balls as India posted 345 runs in their first innings. The Kiwis made a brilliant start in response, reaching 129 for no loss by stumps.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni lauded Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for putting up a stellar performance in the second half of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Dhoni went to the extent of stating that KKR deserved to win the title.
So it will be Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 in Dubai on Friday. Both CSK and KKR have been here before. In fact, Chennai will be playing in their ninth IPL final. They have won the championship thrice before, the last of their wins coming in 2018. It has been a while since KKR won the IPL. After capturing the crown in 2012, they lifted the title for the second time in 2014. Thus, they will be keen to make an impression in the final.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Eoin Morgan admitted that the franchise should not have lost their way like they did in Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 against Delhi Capitals (DC) in Sharjah on Wednesday. Set to chase 136, KKR were cruising in the chase at 123 for 1. However, a sensational collapse saw them crumble to 130 for 7 in no time. With six needed off two, Rahul Tripathi slammed Ravichandran Ashwin for a six down the ground to lift KKR to a nervous three-wicket win and put them in the final.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli stated that he has given his 120 percent for the franchise on every occasion. RCB were knocked out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 following the loss in the Eliminator to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Sharjah on Monday.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will face Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Eliminator of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Monday. Unlike Qualifier 1, this will be a must-win clash as the loser will be knocked out of the tournament.
Delhi Capitals (DC) will take on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the first qualifier of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. DC finished first in the points table with 20 points, winning 10 of their 14 games. CSK were second best with 18 points - nine wins in 14 attempts.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will take on Delhi Capitals (DC) in match number 56 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at the Dubai International Stadium on Friday. This will be the second of the two matches that will be played simultaneously as the league stage of IPL 2021 comes to an end.