IPL 2020: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Preview, Probable XI, Head-to-Head and Fantasy 11

KL Rahul's men will face Chennai Super Kings in a must-win clash against Chennai Super Kings during their last league game of the season.

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CSK vs KXIP Preview

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on KL Rahul-led Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in match 53 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. The two sides will lock horns at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on November 1 (Sunday) from 3:30 PM (IST) onwards. This game will be a day encounter of the last double-header of the 13th edition of IPL.

Last time when these two sides met, MS Dhoni and co thrashed KXIP by ten wickets at Dubai. CSK openers Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson slammed 87* and 83* respectively to clinch the game for their side.  

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

CSK Players

With just five wins in 13 matches, Chennai Super Kings occupy the last spot in the Points Table. With this, they have also become the only team thus far to be eliminated from the race of playoffs. But CSK registered comprehensive victories against Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders in their previous clashes. 

The MS Dhoni-led side will play for pride in today’s game but they can hamper KXIP’s chances of qualification. CSK made several changes in their playing XI in the previous clash, and they might continue with that combination against KXIP too.

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)

KXIP Players

Kings XI Punjab will face CSK in a must-win encounter to stay alive in the race of qualification for the playoffs. KXIP suffered a one-sided defeat against Rajasthan Royals, putting an end to their five-match win streak.  

KXIP batsmen played well in that game but their bowing unit looked flat. A win in this game will help them reach 14 points to hold the fourth spot in the charts. Even if they win this game, KL Rahul’s men want a few other teams’ results to go in their favour.

Match Details

  • Date: November 1, 2020
  • Time: 3:30 PM onwards (IST)
  • Venue: Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Also Read | IPL 2020: Qualification Scenarios for each team

Squads

Chennai Super Kings Full Squad

MS Dhoni (C), Murali Vijay, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Mitchell Santner, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Piyush Chawla, Monu Kumar, N Jagadeesan, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, R Sai Kishore, Lungi Ngidi and Josh Hazlewood

Kings XI Punjab Full Squad

KL Rahul (C), Karun Nair, Mohammed Shami, Nicholas Pooran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Hardus Viljoen, Darshan Nalkande, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin, K Gowtham, J Suchith, Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Deepak Hooda, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, James Neesham, Chris Jordan, Tajinder Dhillon, Prabhsimran Singh, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin

Ideal Playing XIs

Chennai Super Kings Playing XI

  • Shane Watson/Faf du Plessis
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • Ambati Rayudu
  • MS Dhoni (C&WK)
  • N Jagadeesan
  • Sam Curran
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Mitchell Santner
  • Deepak Chahar
  • Piyush Chawla/Karn Sharma
  • Lungi Ngidi

Kings XI Punjab Playing XI

  • KL Rahul (C&WK)
  • Mayank Agarwal/Deepak Hooda
  • Chris Gayle
  • Nicholas Pooran
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Mandeep Singh
  • Chris Jordan
  • Murugan Ashwin
  • Ravi Bishnoi
  • Mohammed Shami
  • Arshdeep Singh

Head-to-Head

  • Total matches played: 23
  • CSK won: 14
  • KXIP won: 9
  • No Result: 0
  • Tie: 0

Fantasy XI

Wicket-keeper:

  • Nicholas Pooran
  • KL Rahul (C)

Batsmen:

  • Chris Gayle
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • Ambati Rayudu (VC)

All-rounders:

  • Sam Curran
  • Ravindra Jadeja

Bowlers:

  • Ravi Bishnoi
  • Deepak Chahar
  • Arshdeep Singh
  • Mohammed Shami

Key Players

  • Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Sam Curran
  • Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul, Nicholas Pooran, Mohammed Shami

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