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KXIP vs CSK Prediction: Toss, Pitch, Cricket Betting Tips for Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings IPL 2020 Match 18

Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings

Indian Premier League 2020, Match 18

Date & Time: 04 October, 2020 at 7:30PM IST

Dubai, UAE

KXIP vs CSK: Who will win?

Two teams who are languishing down at the bottom of the points table, KXIP and CSK will face off against each other in Dubai. Both teams have lost easy games that they should’ve won. And rightly so both teams have a lot of problems to address. But KXIP who have performed better than CSK till now, have a slighter edge over MS Dhoni’s team in this encounter. So if you are in for IPL betting, place your money on KXIP.

Strength

Chennai Super Kings:

  • The current form of Sam Curran is a huge plus for CSK. He has proved himself to be a genuine T20 all-rounder.
  • Faf du Plessis is in terrific form with the bat. He is one of the top leading run-getter of the IPL 2020 so far.
  • With Ambati Rayudu and Dwayne Bravo back in the side, CSK has found their right balance and hence have strengthened their eleven.

Kings XI Punjab:

  • In form top order. Both KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are in splendid form.
  • In-form bowling unit. Mohammad Shami and young Bishnoi are almost unplayable in this tournament so far.

Weakness

Chennai Super Kings:

  • Apart from Faf du Plessis and Ambati Rayudu, none of their batsmen have stepped up to the occasion.
  • CSK has the worst opening stats in the tournament. Watson’s form is a huge worry.
  • CSK’s strong force, the spin department has been pretty ordinary this season. Both Jadeja and Chawla are expensive and are inconsistent.
  • Kedar Jadhav has been a disaster so far. He is not scoring enough runs and is even wasting balls even when the required rate goes over 10.

Kings XI Punjab:

  • Weak middle order. If either of Mayank or Rahul don’t fire, they are in very serious trouble. They would need timely support from Maxwell and Sarfaraz.
  • KXIP’s death bowling is pretty ordinary. They haven’t been able to find the right man for the death overs.

Win Prediction

  • KXIP-55%
  • CSK-45%

Betting Odds

Bet365: KXIP- 2.00, CSK- 1.80
Betway: KXIP- 2.00, CSK- 1.80

Kings XI Punjab to win the match

Photo: Kings XI Punjab
  1. Even though both teams are struggling pretty badly, KXIP who has had a better tournament so far than CSK is expected to edge over the MS Dhoni-led team, as per today match prediction.
  2. Apart from the death overs misery and few blunder decisions from Rahul, KXIP has had a great tournament so far. But unfortunately, they were on the right side of the results only once. With a weak CSK at the opposition, the chances of them turning their fortunes around are quite high.

Head to Head (overall)

  • Matches Played- 22
  • CSK – 13
  • KXIP- 09

Head to Head (in UAE)

  • Matches Played- 1
  • CSK – 0
  • KXIP- 1

KXIP VS CSK MATCH PREDICTION

Photo: BCCI

Even after coming off a 6 days break, MS Dhoni’s CSK didn’t seem to be in good shape whatsoever in the last match. They once again failed miserably in the power play and that slow start affected their chances in the last phase of the innings. If still no changes or improvements are made in that front, they stand no chance against KXIP. CSK has also been guilty of not using the batting strength of Sam Curran to full effect. The likes of Kedar Jadhav and Ravindra Jadeja batting ahead of him in a run chase with more than 10rpo required makes no sense whatsoever. Despite all these, CSK is not expected to make any big changes to their eleven.

KXIP on the other hand had been guilty of throwing away matches from winning positions. Despite performing well with the bat, they have won only just one game. This is mainly due to their terrible bowling at the death and lack of contribution from the rest of the batsmen except, Mayank and Rahul. This may prompt them to bring in the Universe Boss for either Glenn Maxwell or James Neesham. Other than that no big changes are expected from their side.

CSK Playing 11: Shane Watson, Faf Du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla

KXIP Playing 11: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal,  Karun Nair, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Jimmy Neesham, Krishnappa Gautam/Murugan Ashwin, Mohammad Shami, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi

Expert free tip for fantasy cricket and IPL betting tips

Photo: Chennai Super Kings
  • Faf du Plessis and Ambati Rayudu are the only trustable batsmen in the CSK line-up. As for cricket betting tips, they are the sure-shot players to invest your money in.
  • Sam Curran is a value for money player as far as fantasy cricket is concerned. He is expected to contribute with both the bat and ball. It’s better not to take a risk by leaving him out of your fantasy eleven.
  • KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal is in fine form with the bat. Trust them to deliver as always.
  • Mohammad Shami and young Ravi Bishnoi are trustable options as far as KXIP bowlers are concerned.

KXIP vs CSK Toss Prediction and Pitch Report

The UAE conditions still haven’t given any clue to the captains on what to expect from each surface. Despite having large boundaries, Dubai has seen 200+ scores and has also seen close games, which even went down to the super over. Dew is a major factor of concern that’ll prompt teams to field first. But the point to be noted is that most matches, even more than 70% of them were won by teams batting first. Considering the line-ups of both the teams anything above 160 seems to be a good enough score.

If Kings XI Punjab bats first: 170-180

If Chennai Super Kings bats first: 150-160

KXIP vs CSK cricket betting tips

Photo: BCCI

Players who are expected to perform well as per Dream11 Prediction.

Top Batsmen

KXIP- KL Rahul/ Mayank Agarwal

These two are in splendid form. With the rest of the batting unit not stepping up to the mark, the pressure is high on them to deliver consistently. They are expected to do justice to those expectations in this match as well.  If you are in for IPL betting, bet on either of these two to score the maximum runs in this match.

CSK- Faf du Plessis

In the absence of Ambati Rayudu, he was the only batsmen who took the responsibility of the entire batting order. His ability to play the anchoring role along with his power-hitting abilities makes him an ideal choice to score more runs in this match.  If you are in for IPL betting, place your bet on him, and if you are in for fantasy cricket, make him your captain or vice-captain. He won't disappoint.

Other Prominent Options: Ambati Rayudu, Nicholas Pooran

Top Bowler

KXIP- Mohammad Shami

He has been almost unplayable in the powerplay. If he can replicate that in the death overs as well, then he should be a sure shot candidate to topple Yuzi Chahal for the coveted Purple Cap.

CSK- Deepak Chahar
The bowl he used to dismiss Jonny Bairstow in the last match is more than enough to understand his abilities. If he can replicate that form in this match, then CSK does stand a chance.
Other Prominent options: Dwayne Bravo, Ravi Bishnoi
Most Sixes
KXIP- KL Rahul
CSK- Faf du Plessis

Player of the Match

KXIP- KL Rahul/ Mayank Agarwal

Considering the current form of these two, it is quite impossible to look beyond them for a possible player of the match prediction.  Bet on either of these two to grab this prestigious award.

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Midhun M Menon @Mid_On_

An engineer who watches, plays, and writes cricket. Out here to tell you interesting stories from 22 yards from the perspective of a 22-year-old guy.