Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will face each other in the 18th match of IPL on Sunday. The three-time champion CSK’s debut in the 13th season of IPL is quite disappointing.
Chennai started their campaign this season with a win over Mumbai but after this, they faced defeat in three consecutive matches. Irked by the hat-trick of defeats, CSK will be desperate to make a win against Kings XI Punjab.
The team, accustomed to being on top in their game in the previous seasons, is now at the bottom of the points table after three consecutive defeats in the four matches and this is a completely different situation for the CSK fans. Despite having good players, CSK is not able to mark their position in the top 4 in the points table.
Chennai will need one of its top-order batsmen to post runs on the board and also take care of the middle-overs run rate. It will eventually help Dhoni to get a grip as he has batted under a lot of pressure in the opening matches and his and his team’s failure is looking very bad due to immense expectations. If the team gets enough runs in the middle overs, then it will help Dhoni and the other lower-order batsmen. But this task will not be so easy as they will be against the team who is batting brilliantly, although the result did not favour them.
Talking about Kings XI Punjab, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are in excellent form. They have batted brilliantly in the last few matches.
The Punjab team, despite scoring more than 200 runs twice, has lost it due to the limited bowlers. Apart from Mohammed Shami, no other bowler was successful in stopping the batsmen of the opposition team. Chennai Super Kings should try to take advantage of this and they should cover the Punjab top order quickly.
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Match Details
Match Toss Time: The toss between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for the 18th match of IPL 2020 will take place at 7:00 PM (IST).
Match Start Time: 7:30 PM IST
Match Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.
KXIP vs CSK head-to-head
- Total matches: 22
- KXIP won: 9
- CSK won: 13
- No result: 0
The pitch at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium is sporting one and decent for batting and bowling, with the average score hovering around 170 in the last few games we have witnessed. Due to the dew factor, both the teams would look to the chase.
Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings – IPL 2020–Dream11 Prediction
Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings: My Dream11 Team
Wicketkeeper: KL Rahul
Batsmen: MS Dhoni, Mayank Agarwal, Ambati Rayudu, Nicholas Pooran, Faf du Plessis,
All-rounders: Kedar Jadhav, Sam Curran
Bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Deepak Chahar and Ravi Bishnoi
KXIP vs CSK My Dream11 Team
KL Rahul, MS Dhoni, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Sam Curran, Mohammed Shami, Deepak Chahar and Ravi Bishnoi
Probable Playing 11
Kings XI Punjab
KL Rahul (C &WK), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Glenn Maxwell, Nicholas Pooran, James Neesham, Sarfaraz Khan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami and Sheldon Cottrell
Chennai Super Kings
Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C &WK), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla and Shardul Thakur
Kings XI Punjab
KL Rahul (C), Karun Nair, Mohammed Shami, Nicholas Pooran, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Hardus Viljoen, Darshan Nalkande, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin, K Gowtham, J Suchith, Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Deepak Hooda, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, James Neesham, Chris Jordan, Tajinder Dhillon, Prabhsimran Singh, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin.
Chennai Super Kings
MS Dhoni (C), Murali Vijay, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Mitchell Santner, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Piyush Chawla, Monu Kumar, N Jagadeesan, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, R Sai Kishore, Lungi Ngidi and Josh Hazlewood.