IPL 2021, KKR vs CSK: Narine returns to Kolkata's XI
Kolkata Knight Riders are locking horns with Chennai Super Kings in the evening game of double-header Wednesday. The Eoin Morgan-led side has roped in Sunil Narine for the all-important encounter at Wankhede. The Caribbean all-rounder replaces Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan in the KKR XI. Meanwhile, fast bowler Lungi Ngidi has been drafted by the CSK. Here is the complete team news.
A look at the Playing XI of KKR
KKR Playing XI: Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (captain), Sunil Narine, Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy.
Here is the Playing XI of CSK
CSK Playing XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (captain and wicket-keeper), Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar.
Kamlesh Nagarkoti enters the KKR XI
The inclusion of Narine in place of Shakib Al Hasan will be a huge boost for KKR. He has a terrific record against CSK skipper MS Dhoni. Meanwhile, Harbhajan Singh makes way for Kamlesh Nagarkoti. The fast bowler played 10 games and took five wickets for KKR last season. For CSK, Ngidi replaces Dwayne Bravo, who has been rested for the game.