Chennai, April 06, Saturday at 04:00 PM IST
After facing first defeat of IPL 2019, MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings are back in the den – MA Chidambaram to host Kings XI Punjab on Saturday evening. This will be the first fixture of Saturday’s doubleheader as in the night Sunrisers Hyderabad will be seen locking horns with Mumbai Indians at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. The match will begin at 04:00 PM IST.
Both the teams have won three out of four encounters and are placed in the first half of the points table, Kings XI Punjab – second and Chennai Super Kings – third spot. While CSK faced 37 runs defeat against MI at Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday night, Kings XI Punjab secured 14 runs win over Delhi Capitals in Mohali on Monday, courtesy Sam Curran’s hat-trick. And, now both the sides will be eyeing to regain the top spot when they square off at MA Chidambaram Stadium tomorrow.
Although a lot of will depend on the nature of the pitch, tomorrow’s encounter can be a nail-biting clash as Kings XI Punjab have managed two wins out of five encounters at Chennai’s fortress. Also, Kings Xi Punjab skipper R Ashwin is a local boy and it will be interesting to watch how the crowd reacts. Will he get an equal share of support or will the crowd cheer only for their Thala- MS Dhoni. Till then, let’s have a look at how both the teams might line up for tomorrow’s clash.
In another clash of Saturday’s doubleheader, table-topper Sunrisers Hyderabad will be seen hosting Mumbai Indians at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in the night.
Total – 19
Chennai Super Kings – 11
Kings XI Punjab – 08
While it was a turner in the tournament opener, the wicket looked far better in the previous game between RR and CSK. A total of 360+ runs were scored in both innings while 13 wickets fell in total. Spinners will be difficult to play here as the wicket will remain on the slower side. Pateince will be the key in batting.
Matches won batting first – 30
Matches won bowling first – 19
Average 1st Inns scores – 164
Average 2nd Inns scores – 151
Highest total recorded – 246/5 (20 Ov) by CSK vs RR
Lowest total recorded – 70/10 (17.1 Ov) by RCB vs CSK
Highest score chased – 208/5 (20 Ov) by CSK vs RCB
Lowest score defended – 134/6 (20 Ov) by CSK vs KKR
Chennai Super Kings – 03
Kings XI Punjab – 02
Here’s how the two sides may lineup –
CSK Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – MS Dhoni (C)
Batsmen – Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav
All-rounder – Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers -S Kuggeleijn, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir
KXIP Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Lokesh Rahul
Batsmen – Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, C Gayle
All-rounder – Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Sam Curran
Bowlers – Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Mujeeb Ur Rahman (D: H Viljoen)
Chennai Super Kings –
David Willey, Murali Vijay, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Monu Kumar, Faf du Plessis, Deepak Chahar, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w/c), Kedar Jadhav, Suresh Raina, Dhruv Shorey, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, N Jagadeesan, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, KM Asif, Sam Billings, Mohit Sharma
Kings XI Punjab-
Murugan Ashwin, Sarfaraz Khan, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Chris Gayle, Arshdeep Singh, Moises Henriques, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Mohammed Shami, Karun Nair, Lokesh Rahul, Ankit Rajpoot, Nicholas Pooran, Hardus Viljoen, Andrew Tye, Sam Curran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Agnivesh Ayachi, Darshan Nalkande, Varun Chakravarthy, Simran Singh, David Miller, Harpreet Brar
Fantasy tip: Rather than choosing power hitters, pick batsmen who play spin comfortably
Fantasy picks from CSK –
Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav will be the key in batting
Shane Watson and A Rayudu haven’t looked that comfortable, especially with the spin coming early on
D Chahar will be a better pick than Shardul Thakur as he is way more economical than Shardul and also provides the early breakthrough.
Spinners will have a say at this wicket, so Imran Tahir and R Jadeja are musts.
Harbhajan Singh is expected to get a game and he can be the game changer for CSK
Fantasy picks from KXIP –
C Gayle missed the last encounter. He might return.
Mayank Agarwal, D Miller, and Mandeep Singh will be right picks in batting
R Ashwin is a local boy. He knows the wicket well and can play an instrumental role
M Shami and Sam Curran will be the right picks in seamers
CSK wins the toss and will bat first
Kings XI Punjab: Lokesh Rahul(w), Sam Curran, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Andrew Tye, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami
Chennai Super Kings: Harbhajan Singh, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w/c), Deepak Chahar, Scott Kuggeleijn, Imran Tahir
The final update on C Gayle, D Bravo and Harbhajan Singh will be provided at the time of toss. Don’t forget to check!
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