Both, Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings will be looking for those invaluable 2 points when they clash in the 18th match of the Indian Premier League. The match is scheduled to take place at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium and will take place at 6:00 PM local time.
Chennai Super Kings are missing, they really are! They haven’t looked a side that we are used to seeing. Rarely do you see CSK struggling at the bottom of the points table but they’ve played the worst cricket among all, so they probably deserve it. Apart from Faf du Plessis and a little bit of Ambati Rayudu, none of the batsmen have looked good enough. Shane Watson has been a big failure so as Kedar Jadhav. Jadeja played a good knock in the last match but you need your top order to come good if you’re to win games consistently.
Kings XI Punjab too has not justified their potential in the tournament. They’re too much dependent on KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal, who have been terrific with the bat. For Kings, players like Nicolas Pooran and Glenn Maxwell need to join the party. Both, CSK and KXIP have a decent bowling attack but haven’t looked an attack that can rip through an opposition.
Date -04 oct 2020
Time –19:30:00, GMT +5:30
Venue –Dubai Cricket Stadium – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Winner –Kings XI Punjab
KXIP vs CSK Toss Prediction
Toss will be crucial for the teams as the pitch in Dubai is a bat first wicket. Teams chasing have lost all the r matches they’ve been played this IPL on this ground.
The weather in Dubai is expected to be warm with temperature going as high as 39 degrees.
The match will be played on the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. The pitch at the ground has been decent for batting but has offered enough assistance to the bowlers too. A score of 180 should be a good one for team batting first. No team has won a match chasing on this ground in IPL 2020
Kings XI Punjab Predicted Playing 11
Lokesh Rahul (c&wk). Mayank Agarwal, Nicolas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Murugan Ashwin/Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi
Chennai Super Kings Predicted Playing 11
Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c/wk), Kedar Jadhav/N Jagadeesan, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Piyush Chawla, Shardul Thakur/Monu Kumar, Deepak Chahar.