The penultimate game of the regular season of the Indian Premier League will see Kings XI Punjab host Chennai Super Kings on Sunday.
Kings XI Punjab are the second last spot in the league table and will be looking to end their season with a win. The team has been a shadow of its former self as they were dominating the opposition at the start of the campaign. They have two of the best batsman in KL Rahul and Chris Gayle in the lineup, but it has been the bowling department which has been a letdown. The management will be looking to make some changes in that department before the start of the new season.
On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings are the defending champions and once again have proven their superiority over the others. They are the leaders of the league as well, and even though they are looking really strong, there are still some questions over their relative age in terms of physical ability. This could easily be the best season MS Dhoni has had as the man has been incredible, and he will be looking to emulate a similar level of passion from this point forth and even carry it in the ICC World Cup 2019
Venue – Punjab National Cricket Stadium, Chandigarh, India
Date & Time – 5th May | 4:00 PM IST
KXIP vs CSK Dotball Team News
This pitch is arguably the fastest track in India and is a really good wicket to bat on at any given time of the day.
The Squads –
Kings XI Punjab –
Lokesh Rahul, Sarfaraz Khan, Nicholas Pooran, Varun Chakravarthy, Hardus Viljoen, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Chris Gayle, Moises Henriques, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, David Miller, Simran Singh, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Andrew Tye, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Agnivesh Ayachi, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh, Karun Nair, Sam Curran, Harpreet Brar
Chennai Super Kings –
M.S. Dhoni (c), Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Dhruv Shorey, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, Mitchell Santner, David Willey, Sam Billings, Mohit Sharma, Faf du Plessis, Chaitanya Bishnoi, N Jagadeesan, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Murali Vijay
Kings XI Punjab –Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Andrew Tye, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh
Chennai Super Kings –Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (c, wk) Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir
Key Players –
Kings XI Punjab – Chris Gayle | KL Rahul | Mohammed Shami
Chennai Super Kings – Suresh Raina | MS Dhoni | Imran Tahir
KXIP vs CSK Dream11 Team:
Wicketkeeper: MS Dhoni (CSK)
Batsman: C Gayle (KXIP), M Agarwal (KXIP), L Rahul (KXIP), S Raina (CSK)
All Rounders: R Ashwin (KXIP), D Bravo (CSK)
Bowlers: M Shami (KXIP), M Ashwin (KXIP), A Singh (KXIP), D Chahar (CSK)
Captain: MS Dhoni (CSK)
V-Captain: C Gayle (KXIP)