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

KL Rahul's Kings XI Punjab will take on MS Dhoni and co. on October 4 at Dubai. CSK lead the head-to-head count before coming to this game by 13-9.

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KXIP vs CSK preview

The Dubai International Cricket Stadium of Dubai will host the second game of the second double-header of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. Kings XI Punjab will take on three-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings on October 4 from 7:30 PM (IST) onwards. As of now, the two teams occupy the last and the second-last spots of the Points Table respectively.

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)

Kings XI Punjab
Kings XI Punjab

KL Rahul-led Kings XI Punjab looked like one of the most promising sides of this year’s IPL. With a perfect balance of youngsters and experienced players, KXIP looked like the favourites to make it to the final four. But currently, they have lost three out of their four matches in the tournament.

KXIP’s top-order batsmen KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal have consistently performed for them, but their bowling unit looks weak. As a result, Rahul and co. may make a few changes in their side and bring back Chris Jordan and Murugan Ashwin in place of Jimmy Neesham and Krishnappa Gowtham.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

Chennai Super Kings

The performance of the ‘Men in Yellow’ has been miserable in this tournament so far. With just a single victory in four games, MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings are on the last position in the Points Table. 

They came a bit closer in their last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad, before falling short by just seven runs. But the good news was that Dhoni found his lost touch and would love to continue with it in this game too. They are most likely to play with the same playing XI in their clash against KXIP.

Match Details

Date: October 4, 2020

Time: 7:30 PM onwards (IST)

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Squads

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

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

Also Read | MS Dhoni taking a run-chase too deep: Time to change approach?

Ideal Playing XIs

Kings XI Punjab Playing XI

  • KL Rahul (C&WK)
  • Mayank Agarwal
  • Karun Nair
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Nicholas Pooran
  • Sarfaraz Khan
  • James Neesham/Chris Jordan
  • Krishnappa Gowtham/Murugan Ashwin
  • Ravi Bishnoi
  • Mohammed Shami
  • Sheldon Cottrell

Chennai Super Kings Playing XI

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

Head-to-Head

Total matches played: 22

KXIP won: 9

CSK won: 13

No Result: 0

Tie: 0

Fantasy XI

Wicket-keeper:

  • Nicholas Pooran
  • MS Dhoni
  • KL Rahul (C)

Batsmen:

  • Mayank Agarwal
  • Faf du Plessis (VC)
  • Shane Watson
  • Ambati Rayudu

All-rounders:

  • Sam Curran

Bowlers:

  • Ravi Bishnoi
  • Deepak Chahar
  • Mohammed Shami

Key Players

Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul, Nicholas Pooran, Ravi Bishnoi

Chennai Super Kings: Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni, Deepak Chahar

Also Read | IPL 2020: ‘Is this a question?’ – CSK head coach Fleming annoyed at Kedar Jadhav question

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