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IPL 2021 Final Preview, CSK vs KKR: Dhoni’s Super Kings to face Morgan’s Riders in final

MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings will be playing resurgent Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday evening. CSK have won IPL three times (2010, 2011 & 2018), while KKR have won it twice in 2012 and 2014. Before the match starts, let’s have a look on both teams and their predicted XI.



Aiming to win their 4th title, MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings will be playing resurgent Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday evening. CSK have won IPL three times (2010, 2011 & 2018), while KKR have won it twice in 2012 and 2014. Both teams have the experience of playing finals, but this time cSK will be looking for their revenge of 2012 IPL final, in which Kolkata knight Riders led by Gautam Gambhir had beaten Chennai Super Kings to lift their first title. Whereas Kolkata Knight Riders is full of confidence, as they have been the most successful team in the UAE leg of IPL 2021, winning 7 of 9 matches.

Before the match starts, let’s have a look on both teams and their predicted XI.

Chennai Super Kings

This is 9th occasion when CSK have reached in an IPL final, the second (6 times) in the list is five-times champion Mumbai Indians. But, even after making it to the finals, CSK have a bad habit to lose at the biggest stage, losing five times in final.

From Ruturaj Gaikwad to Ravindra Jadeja, everyone has played their part to help the team to reach in final, but the biggest concern CSK have, is the failure of their middle-order batting. Moeen Ali, Robin Uthappa, MS Dhoni needs to play thei best game if they want CSK to win title. The opening pair of Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis have been ruthless throughout the tournament, scoring 613 and 547 runs, respectively.

Predicted XI CSK: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c&wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood

Kolkata Knight Riders

The World Cup winning English captain has been lucky to KKR this season. He has the experience of leading the team into finals, but his failure with the bat is still something KKR need to figure out before the match. This team of KKR is very young and inexperienced compared to other IPL teams. With Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine, their spin attack has played massive role in their road to finals in this season. Failure of Morgan and Dinesh Karthik is worrying sign for KKR. However, with the likes of Venkatesh Iyer, Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana, their batting looks very strong.

Predicted XI KKR: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shakib Al Hasan/Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy

Head-to-head records

In their 24 meetings CSK have won 16 times while KKR only 8. Kolkata Knight Riders have won only 1 match in their previous 6 meetings.

Players to watch-out for

Venkatesh Iyer and Robin Uthappa

The match will take place at Dubai International Cricket Stadium at 7:30pm IST. Star Sports network will broadcast the live match.


Hardik Pandya pays tribute to MS Dhoni as Chennai Super Kings snatch IPL 2023 in thrilling tie

Hardik Pandya said that he was proud of the way his team played and if he had to lose, then he would lose the IPL title to CSK.



Hardik Pandya pays tribute to MS Dhoni as Chennai Super Kings snatch IPL 2023 in thrilling tie

Gujarat Titans skipper Hardik Pandya was at a loss for words as Chennai Super Kings snatched a thrilling victory by scoring 10 runs of the last two balls of the match and chasing down the mammoth total of 171 in 15 overs.

Later on, he said that he was proud of the way his team played and if he had to lose, then he would lose the IPL title to CSK. He said it was CSK destiny to win IPL 2023. He said that since good things happen to good people and Mahendra Singh Dhoni was one of the best people he knew. He also added that God had been kind to him but it was Dhoni’s night.

The whole CSK batting order chipped in as Ravindra Jadeja  smashed 15 not out off 6 balls, Devon Conway (47 off 25), Rituraj Gaikwad (26 off 16) and Shivam Dube (32*off 21). Ajinkya Rahane (27 off 13) and Ambati Rayudu (19 off 8) helped CSK chase 171 from 15 overs in the rain-shortened final.

For Gujarat Titans, Sai Sudarshan massacred the bowling attack by hitting 96 runs off 47 balls. He was supported by Wriddhiman Saha (54 off 39). Shubman Gill added (39 off 20) to contribute yo the gigantic total of 214 but the rain forced the match to be shortened to 15 overs.

Hardik Pandya said the Gujarat Titans played with a lot of heart and was proud of their fighting spirit. He said the CSK played better cricket to clinch the IPL 2023 title.

The Orange Cap was awarded to Shubman Gill (Highest  Runscorer) and the Purple Cap was awarded to Mohammed Shami (Highest Wicket-taker). Shami and Gill were at their absolute best throughout the tournament.

Yashasvi Jaiswal was awarded the Emerging Player Of The Season. He has also been rewarded with a backup role in the India squad for the World Test championship final.

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IPL 2022: Gujarat Titans script history by lifting the IPL trophy in their debut season

Gujarat Titans win IPL 2022 and defeated Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets.





Hardik Pandya and company have scripted history by winning IPL title in their debut season. Gujarat Titans have defeated the inaugural champions, Rajasthan Royals with seven wickets.

However, another interesting fact about both the teams is that in the qualifier 1 also Gujarat Titans had defeated Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets and made their way into the IPL 2022 finals.

Another interesting fact about today’s match is that Rajasthan Royals and now Gujarat Titans are the only two teams in the history of Indian Premiere League who have won the IPL title in their debut seasons. However, Rajasthan did come this long and tried to recreate history.

But today the newest team of Indian Premiere League 2022 has won the match and lifted the IPL trophy in their debut season. The new captain Hardik Pandya had led his team on a winning streak and also ended their campaign on a winning note.

Rajasthan Royals won the toss and choose to bowl first. Being totally restricted by Gujarat bowler, Sanju Samson’s team only managed to give a below-average target of 131 runs for GT to chase.

Gujarat Titans played a rather smooth innings and won their maiden IPL title in their home ground. Home Minister Amit Shah, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and BCCI secretary Jay Shah were also present during the IPL 2022 finals.

The IPL 2022 final was being played at the biggest cricket ground in the world. And Bollywood celebrities like Ranveer Singh, Akshay Kumar, Manushi Chillar had graced the Narendra Modi stadium of Ahmedabad.

None of the teams were able to score a half-century and Rajasthan Royals who came to bat first had the highest score of just 39 runs made by the orange cap holder Jos Butler.

On the other hand, Gujarat Titans may have won the IPL title but both the orange and purple cap is still with Rajasthan Royals. Today during the last post-match presentation of IPL 2022, Joss Butler and Yuzvendra Chahal will be felicitated for making the most runs and taking the most wickets, respectively.

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Laal Singh Chaddha Trailer: Aamir Khan finally unveils the trailer of his much awaited movie | Watch

Laal Singh Chaddha featuring Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan will release in theatres on August 11, this year.




Laal Singh Chaddha poster

Aamir Khan has finally released the trailer of his much-awaited movie, Laal Singh Chaddha at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium. Currently, actor Aamir Khan is present at the IPL 2022 finals between Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat Titans.

Laal Singh Chaddha has Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Mona Singh and Naga Chaitanya in lead roles. Chai will mark his Bollywood with Laal Singh Chaddha. Chaitanya has also shared the trailer on his official social media profiles. The movie will release in theatres on August 11, this year.

Laal Singh Chaddha is the Hindi adaptation of by the 1994 Hollywood film, Forest Gump. The film directed by Advait Chandan traces the exemplary events of Laal Singh Chaddha’s life. Be it his career or love life, every aspect of the movie is worth witnessing.

In the almost three-minute-long trailer, audience gets a glimpse at Laal Singh Chadha simple, but eventful life. Chaddha seems like an unassuming man who is raised by a doting mother played by Mona Singh. Young Laal Singh seems to have a disability that forces him to have leg braces.

However, calling it a miracle not does only Laal Singh Chaddha breaks free his disability but also joins the Indian Army. The trailer also give a glimpse of Naga Chaitanya’s character, who will fight along Chaddha shoulder-to-shoulder.

The only drawback about the trailer seemed to be Aamir’s attempt at a Punjabi accent. Moreover, fans are also calling out Aamir’s look as too much. However, they do seem interested by the movie and keen about watching the movie in theatres.

Previously, the makers of Laal Singh Chaddha had released the first song from the comedy-drama, titled Kahani. The song is composed by Pritam and the lyrics are penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya. Mohan Kannan’s melodious voice has made this song everyone’s latest favorite track.

Laal Singh Chadha is backed by the Viacom 18 Studios and is co-produced by Aamir Khan productions. The Amir-Kareena starrer will finally get a theatrical release after being postponed twice.  

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