IPL 2020: KXIP Vs CSK DREAM11 PREDICTION | MATCH 18 | KXIP Vs CSK

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MATCH DETAILS:

On a double-header Sunday in the Indian Premier League ( IPL) 2020, the second match pits the Kings XI Punjab at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium against three-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings. The match is scheduled to start from 7:30pm onwards

PREVIEW FOR DREAM11 FANTASY:

From the very beginning of this season, it hasn’t been going according to the CSK plan. While in their first game against Mumbai Indians, they overcame the loss of Suresh Raina, they have since lost three consecutive games and are put near the bottom of the IPL points table.

None of the CSK batsmen have oozed confidence, apart from Ambati Rayudu and Faf du Plessis, with the form of Shane Watson being a huge cause for concern. As for the bowling unit, the spinners in this competition have not been up to the mark, with the absence of Imran Tahir being felt dearly in the middle overs.

Against a wounded Kings XI Punjab side, who were totally outplayed by Mumbai Indians earlier in the week, CSK will have it no easier. While they have only two points so far, if things had turned out in their favour, it could easily have been six.

With KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal running a riot at the top of the order, KXIP has a balanced unit in place. They’ll need the likes of Nicholas Pooran and Glenn Maxwell, though, to come up with the goods at the back end of the innings. While KXIP has also been concerned with death bowling, on Sunday they will fancy their chances against an out-of-form CSK.

With their head-to – head record, which reads 13-9 in CSK ‘s favour, KXIP wouldn’t be too pleased. But their stunning victory in the Mohali clash last year should give them much-needed confidence against MS Dhoni and co.

We should be in for an exciting meeting in Dubai to close out what promises to be an entertaining double-header Sunday, with both sides aiming to move up the points table as soon as possible.

WEATHER REPORT:

Over the course of the match, the temperature is predicted to be about 31 ° C. Humidity levels are likely to hover about 63 percent during the match. In addition, as per the weather forecast for King’s XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings, during the entire match there will be no cloud cover and one can expect the entire 40 overs of an action-packed evening at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

PITCH REPORT:

The Dubai International Cricket Stadium pitch has been a decent one to bat on, with scores over 170 in the past few games being scored. There is, however, plenty for the bowlers to deliver, and in the first half of the innings, this kept the batsmen on their toes.

With the shorter square borders, the spinners may find it a touch difficult, although at this spot, the likes of Washington Sundar and Rashid Khan have enjoyed some success.

The key for both sides would be wickets in hand, with there being value for proper cricketing shots as well. Both sides could be tempted into chasing with dew coming into play, although the record is heavily biassed against teams that have chased in IPL 2020.

INJURY AND AVAILABILITY NEWS:

There are no availability and injury issues regarding players from both sides.

PROBABLE PLAYING XIs OF KING’S XI PUNJAB:

KL Rahul (C&WK), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Glenn Maxwell, Nicholas Pooran, James Neesham, Sarfaraz Khan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami and Sheldon Cottrell.

PROBABLE PLAYING XIs OF CHENNAI SUPER KINGS:

Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C&WK), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla and Shardul Thakur.

CAPTAIN AND VICE CAPTAIN OPTIONS:

1. Captain Options– KL Rahul and Sam Curran.

2. Vice Captain Options– Nicholas Pooran.

DREAM 11 TEAM FOR KING’S XI PUNJAB Vs CHENNAI SUPER KINGS:

1. Wicket Keepers– KL Rahul, MS Dhoni and Nicholas Pooran.

2. Batsmen– Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu and Kedar Jadhav.

3. All-Rounders– Sam Curran and Glenn Maxwell.

4. Bowlers– Mohammed Shami, Deepak Chahar and Ravi Bishnoi.

*Disclaimer: A team here is picked based on the perception, analysis, and gut feeling of the author. When you select your team, analyze the points mentioned to arrive at your own decision.*

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