Chennai Super Kings are three-time champions and KKR have won the IPL twice. Both teams did not make the knockouts in IPL 2020.
Earlier, Varun had been subject to last-minute omissions twice -- before the Australia tour (shoulder problem) and home series against England (knee).
KKR are currently placed fourth with 12 points from 13 games and a win in their last game would help them with the final IPL 2021 playoffs spot.
Coincidentally, both CSK and KKR have registered wins against Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2021 UAE leg.
Every match from now on will be a final, said Kolkata knight Riders all-rounder Andre Russell after big win vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in Abu Dhabi on Monday.
The result will not just boost their morale immensely but also improve KKR's net run rate going ahead.
Having lost a game in the ODI series, Shikhar Dhawan's men would look to go one better against Sri Lanka with a team that is ahead in almost all departments
Both Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier did not show any major symptoms for the COVID-19 infection
Kolkata Knight Riders' Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of their teams' match against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Ahmedabad on Monday
Here's the complete list of players and support staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021
Be it the opening combination, middle-order or finding a finisher, KKR struggled for stability in the last edition in the UAE
Chakravarthy has repeatedly failed to clear the fitness test at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru
From sixes to catches, from wickets to fours, this IPL was all about individual players both established and greenhorns making a name for themselves
Sublime knocks, stunning catches, sensational bowling displays, heartbreaks and more... IPL in UAE had it all. Watch all the top moments here
Varun Chakravarthy to miss series due to injury, T. Natarajan included for T20s; Wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha doubtful too
Kolkata Knight Riders mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy, named in India's T20 squad, has not been rattled despite bowling most of the times in pressure situations
A win kept Kolkata Knight Riders in hunt for the playoff berth, Delhi Capitals have suffered their second straight loss
Kolkata Knight Riders stay in hunt for a playoff berth after a 59-run win against high-flying Delhi Capitals
Fishermen fishing from Kumari dam as it overflowing following heavy rain in Kanyakumari district.PTI Photo
Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is greeted by the officials on his arrival in Israel.PTI Photo
Commuters wade through amid heavy rain in Gurugram.PTI Photo
People play instruments during Kullu Dussehra, in Kullu.PTI Photo
BJP Yuva Morcha workers protest against the alleged attack on the ISKCON temple at Bangladesh, in front of Vivekananda House in Kolkata.PTI Photo
The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.
The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.
Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.
Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader
With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.
It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.
One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates