CSK vs KXIP Dream11 Prediction: A couple of weeks earlier, Kings XI Punjab’s IPL campaign for this year looked done and dusted. But with the return of Chris Gayle, their fortunes have turned upside down. Now they are only a win away from almost confirming their play-offs spot. They will be up against Chennai Super Kings, who have already spoiled KKR’s party and will be looking to end this year’s season on a high. We will preview CSK vs KXIP Dream11 contest.
In the last match against Kolkata Knight Riders, CSK bowlers did a reasonable job to keep KKR to a total of 172 after a quick start by their top order. Making a comeback to XI, Lungi Ngidi picked a couple while spin trio of Mitch Santner, Ravindra Jadeja and Karn Sharma had a wicket each. In reply, Ruturaj Gaikwad showed his class once again as he anchored the chase with a brilliant innings of 72. Ambati Rayudu also contributed with 38 but Ravindra Jadeja was the game-changer in last couple overs with his 11-ball-31 as he took CSK home on the last ball.
Kings XI Punjab juggernaut was halted by Rajasthan Royals in their last match. Batting first, KL Rahul was again among the runs with a crucial partnership with Chris Gayle after Mandeep Singh was dismissed on a duck. Both added 120 runs for the second wicket as Chris Gayle looked at his six-hitting best. He hit 8 maximums in his 99 as KXIP posted 185 on the board thanks to some late blows from Nicholas Pooran. In reply, Rajasthan looked always in control after a blistering start by Ben Stokes. KXIP bowlers failed to pick up regular wickets as RR chased down the total in just 17.3 overs.
In head-to-head comparisons, Chennai Super Kings have been a superior team in matches between these two sides. CSK have won 14 matches while 9 games have gone KXIP’s way in 23 matches played between them. In last 5 matches, CSK are leading the proceedings by 3-2. In the first meeting this year, Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis chased down 178 without losing any wickets at Dubai.
Pitch and Conditions
Scores have remained comparatively lower in the afternoon matches at Abu Dhabi. Today also, a used pitch will be in play for this match. Longer boundaries compared to other venues will always keep spinners in the game. With no question of dew in afternoon, batting first after winning the toss should be an ideal way to go.
Fixture name: Chennai Super Kings Vs Kings XI Punjab, Match 53, IPL 2020
Competition: IPL 2020
Date: 1st November 2020
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Stadium: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Head to Head (Last 5 games)
Chennai Super Kings: 03, Kings XI Punjab: 02, NR: 00
Points Table Standings
Chennai Super Kings: Matches- 13, Win- 5, Loss- 8, Points- 10, Standing- 8th
Kings XI Punjab: Matches- 13, Win- 6, Loss- 7, Points- 12, Standing- 5th
Chennai Super Kings: WWLLL
Kings XI Punjab: LWWWW
Last Match at the Venue
Kings XI Punjab (185/4, 20 Overs) lost to Rajasthan Royals (186/3, 17.3 Overs) by 7 wickets, 30th October 2020.
Let’s take a look at the squad news and CSK Vs KXIP Dream11 predictions for today’s encounter.
Chennai Super Kings Team News
CSK Playing 11 (Probable)
Faf du Plessis
Kings XI Punjab Team News
KXIP Playing 11 (Probable)
CSK vs KXIP Dream 11 Prediction Today Cricket Match
WK: KL Rahul, Nicholas Pooran
Batsmen: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh
All-rounders: Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers: Lungi Ngidi, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi
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Who will win CSK vs KXIP Today Match Prediction?
As per our CSK vs KXIP Today Match Prediction, Kings XI Punjab are favourites to win this match against Chennai Super Kings. KXIP should be confident about their chances as they have done most things right in their recent charge for the play-offs qualification. KL Rahul, Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran will decide how far KXIP will go in bright Abu Dhabi sunshine. On the other hand, CSK have already harmed a couple of teams and will be looking to do the same to Kings XI Punjab today.