CSK vs KXIP Dream 11: Chennai team has been dismal in its performance this season and is the only team who does not have the chance of qualifying into the play-offs. In the last match, they registered a thrilling win against KKR. All through the season, the batting unit could not perform as per their expectation. The duo of Watson- Plessis showed promise in few matches, still faltered soon enough. While Rayudu who was unfit and missed a few games is in a good form now. The opening batsman Gaikwad has surely lifted the team's spirits in the last few matches. Although, Jadeja and Curran are in good form, still could not get some more wins for the team. In the bowling unit, all bowlers have been average.
On the other side, the momentum of Kings XI Punjab was stopped by Rajasthan Royals in their last fixture. The team is riding on the back of the sublime performance of Gayle and Rahul. Other batsmen have contributed their parts and been a helping hand for the team wins. In the bowling unit, Shami has been impressive, while the trio of Arshdeep-Bishnoi-Murugan has been economical and a regular wicket-taker.
53rd Match- Indian Premier League
Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab
Date- Sunday, 1st November, 2020
Time- 02:00PM (Local time)- 03:30 PM (IST)
Stadium- Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Last match at the ground– Rajasthan Royals won by 7 wickets against Kings XI Punjab
Standing at the Points Table–
Pitch Report– Apart from the spinners, the medium pacers have also achieved much success here. Anything above 150 here would be a good score. Also, there are no chances of rain at Abu Dhabi. The average score in the first innings here is 171.
Weather Report: The rain won't interrupt the game. There are 0% chances of rain.
CSK Team News
Being last in the points table and usually CSK does not finish like this, this is the first time in IPL history that they are not going to the playoffs. CSK is doing a couple of changes in recent games and try to play a different team with a winning combination, they are winning it eventually. MS will remain to be positive in this game and might try to win in the last league game. After officially being out of the race to the playoffs, they can try their best to stop Punjab from going through. CSK might play the same winning team as the last game, Gaikwad has been impressive in the past couple of games, Fleming would have thought to bring him in an earlier part of the season. Watson will play this game.
CSK Playing 11 (expected)
Faf du Plessis/ Shane Watson
MS Dhoni (c & wk)
Shardul Thakur/ Karn Sharma
KXIP Team News
The team was riding well in the first half but had been disappointing in the last overs of every match. KXIP has got all their positives back with bringing Gayle back in the squad. He smashed 99 in the last game, he, unfortunately, got out bowled off Jofra in the last game. Since the start of the second half, they have been impressive and won 5 games in a row. There are no injury concerns currently and the team will not go for any unnecessary change. The combination has been perfect and they just would hope to get back Mayank in this game. Rahul won't tend to change anyone in the bowling department. The boys will be eager to perform, after standing in the chance to make it to the playoffs. Gayle and Rahul are looking to be in good touch. They will have to win this game to make it to the playoffs and will hope for the best from their batting order. It would be interesting to see if they can register a win in the CSK vs KXIP Dream 11 team.
KXIP Playing 11 (expected)
KL Rahul (c & wk)
CSK vs KXIP Today Match Prediction
KXIP will have the most chances of winning this match. Though, KXIP will do everything to win this match and turn the favour of the points to their side. They need it badly, they surely do. KXIP are doing everything to qualify for the playoffs, last game despite Gayle scoring 99, they failed to perform with the ball. The batting performance has to be really well for Punjab to win this game. It wasn't really well in the bowling department in the last game, but the Batting and fielding were good. The winning mantra for them will be to get as many runs on the board by the batting department. Bowling will have to be the best by Shami & boys. The CSK team may play a spoil-sport in the CSK vs KXIP Today match prediction.
K Rahul- One of the most important players for the KXIP team, who has been leading from the front in crucial situations. Additionally, he has given confidence to the team to reach the play-offs.
Performance against CSK in last fixture: 63 off 52 balls
K Rahul in Last 5 Matches: 193 runs at an average of 38.60
A Rayudu- One of the most consistent players for the CSK team over the years, has shown good promise in the last 2 innings. He would like to convert his good starts to finish the match for the team.
Performance against KXIP in last fixture: Did not bat (Team won by 10 wickets)
A Rayudu in Last 5 Matches: 137 runs at an average of 27.4
C Gayle- The man who is unstoppable in this season, and has a terrific T20 record is a captain pick for the CSK vs KXIP Dream 11 prediction.
Performance against CSK in last fixture: Did not play
C Gayle in Last 5 Matches: 223 runs at an average of 44.60
R Gaikwad- In the initial games, he was not quite successful in contributing for the team. But, as he returned for the team in the second half, he has been impressive in his last 2 innings and can be the vice-captain pick for the match.
Performance against KXIP in last fixture: Did not play
R Gaikwad in Last 5 Matches: 142 runs at an average of 28.4
N Pooran- The powerful striker of the ball who has been impressive in the tournament can be a good vice-captain pick for the match. With an aggressive mindset, he can increase your fantasy points in a quick time.
Performance against CSK in last fixture: 33 off 17 balls
N Pooran in Last 5 Matches: 133 runs at an average of 26.60
R Jadeja- The star Indian player has been terrific with the bat and has provided a boost to the team in the death overs. Along with his batting, he can contribute with the ball by scalping key wickets and benefiting your team.
Performance against KXIP in last fixture: 1/31 off 4 overs
R Jadeja in Last 5 Matches: 137 at an average of 34.25
G Maxwell- The Aussie all-rounder who has all the experience of playing in the IPL over the years is a differential pick for your team. In his good day, he can demolish any team in the tournament.
Performance against CSK in last fixture: 11 off 7 balls
G Maxwell in Last 5 matches: 50 runs and 2 wickets
S Curran – The player who has been an impressive performer for the CSK team can surely be a good pick due to his form and abilities.
Performance against KXIP in last fixture: Did not bat
S Curran in Last 5 Matches: 87 runs and 4 wickets