Mohali, May 05, Sunday at 04:00 PM IST
With an eye on retaining the top spot in the points table, Chennai Super Kings will lock horns with Kings XI Punjab at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali on Sunday noon. This will be the first fixture of Super Sunday as in the night Mumbai Indians will host Kolkata Knight Riders at Wankhede Stadium in the final group fixture of Vivo IPL 2019.
The visitors will be looking to fine-tune their batting combinations as from now on each game will be a knockout. The batting has looked spineless in the absence of MS Dhoni and the only aim will be to find the right rhythm ahead of the playoffs. The top order of CSK has been fragile and they will be looking to fix those woes.
On the opposite, KXIP's will wish to end the season on a high after being knocked out of the tournament by Kolkata Knight Riders in their last game.
Total – 20
KXIP – 08
CSK – 12
Read more: KXIP vs CSK Today Match Prediction
The IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali is a decent wicket to bat on. The surface is expected to be on the slower side due to heat in the first innings. The first innings score at this venue is
Avg 1st inn score: 184
Avg 2nd inn score: 175
Highest Total: 211/4 (19.1 Ov) by IND vs SL
Highest Chased: 211/4 (19.1 Ov) by IND vs SL
Lowest Defended: 180/5 (20 Ov) by NZ vs PAK
Read more: KXIP vs CSK Key Players
KXIP has won the toss and will bowl first
There is only one change in KXIP – H Brar replaces A Singh
CSK is playing with the same playing11
Kings XI Punjab:
Lokesh Rahul, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran(w), Sam Curran, Murugan Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Arshdeep Singh, Andrew Tye
Doubt: Mandeep Singh/Karun Nair/Sarfaraz Khan
Chennai Super Kings:
Shane Watson, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w/c), Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Suresh Raina, Imran Tahir
Doubt: Harbhajan Singh/Shardul Thakur
This KXIP vs CSK Dream11 prediction is high-risk but you may reap rewards if some assumptions come off. We advise you not to use these teams in small league contests.
Team 1 & 2: Pick the less chosen
In wicketkeeper, Nicholas Pooran has been selected by just 37% of fantasy teams.
KL Rahul, C Gayle and S Raina are the most picked batters. Shane Watson, Mayank Agarwal, and Ambati Rayudu can be the best pick
R Jadeja and R Ashwin are the most picked all-rounders
In bowlers, more than 82% of people have picked Imran Tahir while D Chahar and M Shami are the favourites
Team 3 & 4: Unorthodox combinations
THIS KXIP VS CSK DREAM11 PREDICTION IS HIGH-RISK BUT YOU MAY REAP REWARDS IF SOME ASSUMPTIONS COME OFF. WE ADVISE YOU NOT TO USE THESE TEAMS IN SMALL LEAGUE CONTESTS.
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