KXIP vs CSK Dream11 Team: The Match 18 of the Dream 11 Indian Premier League 2020 will witness Kings XI Punjab lock horns against Chennai Super Kings. Both teams are positioned at the bottom of the points table, with KXIP having a better run rate. Although KXIP has been quite impressive but has faltered in clinching important moments of the match. The likes of KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are one of the top-three leading run-scorers of the ongoing season. Then coming down the order, Pooran and Maxwell have just started to gain momentum and will be looking to make full use of this opportunity to help the team to come back into winning ways. The bowling department’s economy has been on the higher side and gave away too many runs in the death overs which was a major cause for their loss in the last league match against Mumbai Indians.
On the other side, the experienced CSK squad has not displayed any significant progress in their performances after a one-off victory against MI in the IPL 2020 opener. The main positives for CSK has been, the performances of Faf du Plessis and Sam Curran who have scored runs for the team in crucial situations. But the other batsmen in the team have not shown confidence in pressure situations which have lead the team to lose 3 consecutive matches in a row. It will be interesting to see which team comes over the top in the KXIP vs CSK Dream 11 prediction.
18th Match- Indian Premier League
Kings XI Punjab v Chennai Super Kings
Date- Sunday, 4th October 2020
Time- 06:00PM (Local time)- 07:30 PM (IST)
Venue- Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Streaming- Live on Disney+Hotstar App & Star Sports channels on TV.
Pitch Report- The pitch is expected to stay good for both the bowling & batting department. The track at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium has been good for batting recently. The average run rate in T20I games here is 7.13, which is slightly higher than that at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. We can expect a 1st innings score of 170+ here, which is defendable.
Weather Report- There are no chances of rain at Dubai. It will be a full game as usual.
Kings XI Punjab lost their last game to MI, they have been very well at the start of the tournament, but have failed to convert into a win. KL would surely look to have Gayle in the team.
The bigger the stars, the higher are the hopes from them. CSK's top order has failed to perform in every game. The bowling has not been really good either, but batting is the department, they will have to improve on. CSK should look for a change in the team to bring Tahir.
KXIP vs CSK Who will Win Dream11 Prediction?
KXIP will win this match, if they perform the same way, they have done it in the first couple of games with both bat & ball. With Mayank and KL, being excellent with their batting, they can start with some good runs on the board. They both have to take the burden of scoring runs at the top but will have a slight relief of having someone like Pooran and Maxwell in the middle order, who can finish strongly in the end. CSK has a balanced team, but have totally failed to perform up to their standards, like what we saw in the last game, where the top order failed terribly and it all went up to Dhoni's shoulder who couldn't finish it off with a win. Jadeja did well with his performance. They also have a nice chance of winning this match, but it will only happen if the top order shows some intent to get a huge score in the powerplay and also a good bowling performance. Here is the probable XI for KXIP vs CSK Dream 11 Prediction
KXIP vs CSK Dream 11 Playing 11
KXIP Playing 11 (expected)
KL Rahul (c & wk)
James Neesham/ Chris Gayle
K Gowtham/ Murugan Ashwin
CSK Playing 11 (expected)
Faf du Plessis
MS Dhoni (c & wk)
L Rahul- One of the most talented batsmen in Indian cricket who has been terrific in the international cricket and the IPL. In 4 matches in IPL 2020, he has scored 239 runs and would like to maintain the same form to help the team come back to winning ways.
M Agarwal- The leading run-scorer in the ongoing season with 246 runs in 4 matches has been the driving force of the team. With amazing consistency in the domestic circuit, he has maintained the same form in the international circuit and the IPL over the years. He can be a good captain pick for KXIP vs CSK today match prediction.
F Plessis- The most consistent batsmen in the CSK batting unit with 195 runs in 4 matches and will be a key player for the team in the upcoming matches. He can be the perfect choice for the captaincy slot to increase your chances of winning in the Dream 11 prediction.
N Pooran- One of the most exciting batsmen of the West Indies team can sure be your vice-captain pick in tonight’s game. Although, he has scored only 86 runs in 4 matches and has lacked consistency, he is coming after a good CPL season. Looking at his track record, he can surprise you with his performance.
A Rayudu- The 34-year-old right-handed batsman is very crucial to CSK's triumph this year. Ambati has the burden of the middle order to get out runs smoothly and to set a stable platform for the death overs. He scored the match-winning knock of 71 in the 1st league match against MI. It would be an excellent choice to make him a vice-captain, as he has a role to play in the team, and will definitely put up a decent score on the board.
S Curran- A player who has impressed everyone by his batting skills in pressure situations, and can be a major contributor to the bowling department, will be a vice-captain pick for KXIP vs CSK Dream 11 prediction. Also, he is coming after a good performance against the recently concluded series against Australia. In the IPL 2019, he picked 10 wickets including a hat-trick for the Kings XI Punjab.