In the 18th match of IPL2020, Kings Eleven Punjab(KXIP) and Chennai Super Kings(CSK) will take on each other on Sunday at Dubai Cricket Stadium. Currently, both the teams are sailing in the same boat as they lost three out of their first four games of IPl2020. KXIP looked great in all aspects of the game and very close to winning two more games, but their death bowling allowed an opponent team to take the game away from KXIP. Their opening duo of K L Rahul and M Agrawal has been the most successful opening pair of IPL 2020.
On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings, the second most successful franchise in IPL league, has had a very disappointing season of IPL 2020 so far. CSK team led by former Indian skipper MS Dhoni are usually very good in the business, however, in the ongoing season their batting looks very ordinary, they are missing the presence of Raina in their order of batting. Except for Faf Duplessis and A Rayudu, no other CSK batsmen looked comfortable while meeting the batting demand of the shorter format of the game.
Date: 4th October 2020
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, UAE
Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
Pitch and Conditions:
The weather forecast in Dubai on Sunday is mostly sunny and very warm. It is expected to be very humid. The track at Dubai stadium tends to be a good wicket for batting upfront. However, the spinners are known to play their part as the game progresses and can get it to grip off the surface.
From the last seven IPL T20 played at the same venue, five matches won by batting first team and two games ended in super overs. Records and batting conditions are strongly in favour of batting first team hence both the team will look to bat first after winning the toss.
KXIP Expected Playing XI:
Lokesh Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell /C Gayle, Karun Nair, James Neesham, Sarfaraz Khan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi
CSK Expected Playing XI:
Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Piyush Chawla, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar
Head to Head Stats:
Played- 22 | MI won- 13 | SRH won- 9
KXIP vs CSK Match Prediction:
We make our predictions after calculating each and every aspect of the match that is why we are the best tipper of IPL. A look at the current form of both the team, KXIP is way ahead of CSK and KXIP batting has been brilliant and their opener is in the best form of their life. KXIP pace bowler and spinners took plenty of wickets and were brilliant in patches. On the other hand, CSK’s batting woes continue; their key player has failed to provide a good start and in the middle-order, they lack firepower in their batting.
Hence, despite CSK holding a great head to head record, KXIP will have an advantage going into this game. Both KXIP and CSK won one out of four games and they are the bottom two teams on the point table.KXIP batsmen K L Rahul and M Agarwal are in great form, currently, they are the leading scorer in the tournament. We predict Kings XI Punjab will win this match.For more and assured free IPL betting tips keep visiting our website throughout the IPL 2020.