KXIP vs CSK Dream11 Prediction: Kings XI Punjab will lock horns with Chennai Super Kings today as both the teams are in serious need of some inspiration. Both teams are lingering at bottom of the points table currently after losing 3 of the first 4 matches in their campaign. The match will be played at Dubai under the lights. We will preview KXIP vs CSK Dream11 contest.
Kings XI Punjab had to face a convincing defeat at the hands of Mumbai Indians in the last match at Abu Dhabi. Bowling first, all the bowlers turned out to be very expansive against the powerful MI batting lineup. A bad day at the office for the bowlers was combined with some poor tactical decisions from KL Rahul as Krishnappa Gowtham had to bowl the last over against the likes of Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya. MI posted 191 on the board and the score looked above par for that surface. KXIP had a reasonable start with KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal but they lost wickets in cluster in the middle. Only Nicholas Pooran resisted with an innings of 44 as KXIP lost the match by 48 runs.
Almost similar pattern followed Chennai Super Kings when they took on Sunrisers Hyderabad in their last match. After strangling SRH to 69 for 4, they let young duo of Priyam Garg and Abhishek Sharma find their timing with a dazzling partnership of 77 runs. As a result of that, SRH put 164 on the board. In reply, CSK were always behind the eight ball after losing their 4 top order wickets for just 42 runs. MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja did very well in the end to take CSK close but fell short by 7 runs.
In head-to-head comparisons, Chennai Super Kings have enjoyed an upper hand against Kings XI Punjab over the history. CSK have won 13 matches compared to 9 of KXIP in 22 matches played between them. In last 5 matches as well, CSK do have a lead of 3-2. Kings XI Punjab chased down 205 when both teams met in UAE last time thanks to a Maxwell special.
The match will played on a fresh strip at Dubai. Pitches here have offered an equal competition between bat and ball in the matches played so far. Boundaries are also of reasonable sizes, so spinners will come into play here without a doubt. Dew is likely to change things significantly in the second innings due to a major difference in temperatures.
Fixture name: Kings XI Punjab Vs Chennai Super Kings, Match 18, IPL 2020
Competition: IPL 2020
Date: 4th October 2020
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Stadium: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Kings XI Punjab: Matches- 4, Win- 1, Loss- 3, Points- 2, Standing- 7th
Chennai Super Kings: Matches-4, Win-1, Loss- 3, Points- 2, Standing- 8th
Kings XI Punjab: 02, Chennai Super Kings: 03, Tie: 00
Kings XI Punjab: LLWLW
Chennai Super Kings: LLLWL
Sunrisers Hyderabad (164/5, 20 Overs) beat Chennai Super Kings (157/5, 20 Overs) by 7 runs, 2nd October 2020.
Let’s take a look at the squad news and KXIP Vs CSK Dream11 predictions for today’s encounter.
Faf du Plessis
WK: KL Rahul, Nicholas Pooran, MS Dhoni
Batsmen: Mayank Agarwal, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu
All-rounders: Sam Curran, Glenn Maxwell
Bowlers: Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi
As per our Today Match Predictions, Kings XI Punjab are slight favourites to win against Chennai Super Kings. CSK are struggling in almost every department while KXIP top order can take attack to the opposition if they survive an opening burst of Deepak Chahar. All in all, KXIP should gather two points this evening if they play to their potential.