Dream11 IPL 2020 CSK vs KXIP : Their play-off chances hanging in balance, Kings XI Punjab will leave no stone unturned as they take on Chennai Super Kings in a must-win Indian Premier League game here on Sunday. KXIP’s chances of a top four finish took a serious hit after Rajasthan Royals handed them a seven-wicket loss, snapping their impressive five match-winning streak.
The defeat means KXIP’s fate is not solely in their hands as even a win against CSK will not ensure them a play-off spot. The Punjab outfit will need other results to go their way.
Dream11 IPL 2020 CSK vs KXIP : Check what KXIP has to do to qualify ?
Kings XI Punjab: Played 13, Points 12, NRR -0.133 Remaining match: vs Super Kings
- First thing KXIP will have to do is to win the last match against CSK. Better the margin of win, better will be for KXIP.
- They are now in a good position after DC & RCB’s heavy defeats on Saturday. Their current run-rate is better than both. So whoever loses the match, KXIP can still qualify with better NRR.
- Beat CSK at any cost.
CSK vs KXIP : Will Chennai Super Kings be the spoilsport once again ?
On the other hand, CSK, already out of the reckoning for the first time ever, will aim to end their dismal campaign on a positive note. The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team, languishing at the bottom of the points table, head in to the clash after notching up back-to-back wins over RCB and Kolkata Knight Riders.
They have already spoiled the party for KKR and now they can do the same to KXIP. Playing without any pressure, CSK will try their best to end their campaign on winning note.
CSK vs KXIP : KXIP will hope, Gayle – Rahul fires, Mayank Agarwal still doubtful
With skipper Rahul, the leading run-scorer of the tournament, and the flamboyant Chris Gayle coming good and the marauding Nicholas Pooran to follow at No 4, KXIP will fancy their chances at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
It remains to be seen if Mayank Agarwal, who has missed three games, returns to the side.
KXIP’s bowling has been instrumental in their recent wins. However, against the Royals they leaked runs and were unable to pick wickets and skipper Rahul will hope his bowlers will be on top of their game against a CSK side, which cruised to a 10-wicket win in their previous meeting.
For CSK, 23-year-old Ruturaj Gaikwad has shown a lot of spark, notching up back-to-back fifties to set up the wins against RCB and KKR. Ravindra Jadeja has been in fantastic form, smashing boundaries and sixes towards the end of the innings.
The CSK bowling unit, boosted by the inclusion of New Zealand spinner Mitchell Santer, has done well in the previous two outings and will look to keep the momentum going.
Chennai Super Kings
Probable XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, N Jagadeesan, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Karn Sharma/Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi
Kings XI Punjab
Probable XI: KL Rahul, Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Match starts at 3:30pm on Sunday.