Mohali, May 05, Sunday at 04:00 PM IST
The first fixture of the Sunday’s doubleheader will be played at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali between Kings XI Punjab and table toppers Chennai Super Kings.
When both the teams met first in Chennai, the defending champions turned out to be the winners by 22 runs. They will be looking to make it double over the hosts and retain the top spot in the points table.
With 9 wins from 13 matches, CSK is comfortably sitting at the top spot of the points table and will be looking to retain it with one more win. Assured of the spot in playoffs, CSK can look to fine-tune their batting combination, especially the top order, ahead of the knockout stage. The side has looked much weaker in the absence of skipper MS Dhoni.
Kings XI Punjab will be looking for a consolation win to finish off their campaign. They got knocked out of the tournament after facing 7 wicket defeats at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders in the last game and have nothing much to lose. In the last game, skipper R Ashwin pointed out the consistently poor show in the power-play as the main reason for being knocked out of the tournament.
Total – 20
KXIP – 08
CSK – 12
KXIP won the toss and will bowl first
Harpreet Brar comes in for Arshdeep Singh
CSK have made no changes to their side
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
Here’s how the two sides may lineup –
CSK Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – MS Dhoni (C)
Batsmen – Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav
All-rounder –Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers -Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir
KXIP Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – N Pooran
Batsmen – Mayank Agarwal, Lokesh Rahul, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, C Gayle
All-rounder – Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Sam Curran
Bowlers – Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Andrew Tye, H Brar
Read more: CSK vs KXIP Key Players
Chennai Super Kings –
David Willey, N Jagadeesan, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Murali Vijay, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Monu Kumar, Faf du Plessis, Deepak Chahar, Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina, Dhruv Shorey, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, KM Asif, Sam Billings, MS Dhoni(w/c), Kedar Jadhav, Mohit Sharma
Kings XI Punjab-
Sarfaraz Khan, Varun Chakravarthy, Simran Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Chris Gayle, Arshdeep Singh, Moises Henriques, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Mohammed Shami, Karun Nair, Ankit Rajpoot, Nicholas Pooran, Hardus Viljoen, Andrew Tye, Sam Curran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Agnivesh Ayachi, Darshan Nalkande, David Miller, Lokesh Rahul, Murugan Ashwin, Harpreet Brar
Read more: KXIP vs CSKToday Match Prediction
In the last eight outings against KXIP, MS Dhoni has remained not out on six occasions. His last three outings against KXIP – 37*, 16*, 79*. So, he will be the best pick in wicketkeeper.
S Watson has an average outing against KXIP
S Raina loves batting against KXIP. In last eight innings, he has crossed 30 runs marks four times
Faf du Plessis last four innings against KXIP – 54, 14, 67, 55
C Gayle last four innings against CSK – 41, 63, 0, 5
KL Rahul has a good outing against CSK – 55, 7, 37, 5
Imran Tahir is the leading wicket-taker for CSK and is also in the race for Purple Cap
D Chahar has also performed well with the new ball for CSK
M Shami and M Ashwin are the most successful bowlers for KXIP this season
Harpreet Brar comes in for Arsdep SIngh in KXIP is the only change for KXIP
No changes in CSK
KXIP Playing 11 – Chris Gayle, Lokesh Rahul, Andrew Tye, Murugan Ashwin, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran(w), Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Harpreet Brar, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Mohammed Shami
CSK Playing11 –Faf du Plessis, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Kedar Jadhav, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir
The final update will be provided at the time of toss. Don’t forget to check!
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