KXIP vs CSK IPL 2020

CSK and KXIP haven’t really been in the best of forms. Both of them have lost their last matches rather convincingly. Both the teams do not have much momentum by their side heading into this clash. It will be interesting to see which team comes out on top in Match 18 of IPL 2020.

KXIP vs CSK IPL 2020

Match Details:

KXIP vs CSK IPL 2020

Date: 4th October 2020 (Sunday)

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Dubai International Stadium, Dubai

What To Expect:

Fans have witnessed multiple high-scoring matches at the Dubai International Stadium. The batsmen have struggled to get going in the first phase of the innings but after playing a few deliveries, they have dominated the bowlers here. Spin bowlers have done well in this venue in IPL 2020.

Kings XI Punjab

KXIP leaked runs while bowling at the death and hence would look to accommodate Chris Jordan, who might replace. Another change could be Mandeep coming in place of Karun Nair. James Neesham will likely face the axe after a below-par performance against the Mumbai Indians.

KXIP vs CSK IPL 2020

KXIP Predicted Playing XI:

KL Rahul (C and WK), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair/Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Glenn Maxwell, Krishanappa Gowtham, Mujeeb Ur Rahman/Chris Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell.

Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings fielded their best possible XI in the last IPL match. Imran Tahir deserves a place in the XI but Chennai will have to drop Shane Watson for his inclusion. Since MS Dhoni has backed Watson, it is unlikely that the Aussie all-rounder will be benched. CSK don’t believe in changing their team combination and hence might not make any changes to their XI.

KXIP vs CSK IPL 2020

CSK Predicted Playing XI:

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

By Arvind Krishnan

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