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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.

A somewhat stunned Delhi Capitals (DC) will face a resurgent Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Sharjah on Wednesday.