Chennai Super Kings V Kings XI Punjab : All You Need To Know About The IPL Match 0

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Match Preview of the Battle Of The Kings At Pune

Chennai Super Kings host Kings XI Punjab hat Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, which is the last Match of the IPL League stage 2018. While Kings XI Punjab winning by a big margin will ensure them a play-off berth, depending upon other favourable results, CSK’s win must ensure them a top two position and much needed momentum heading to the play offs.

TEAM NEWS:

○ KINGS XI PUNJAB:

After starting the tournament on a high, they are now struggling at the bottom half of the points table, due to the lack of team effort. Although they have ever consistent and reliable Lokesh Rahul(Orange Cap Holder) and Andrew Tye (Purple cap holder),others needs to step up especially in the middle order as batting woes is a big headache for them and some decisions by their captain Ashwin on reshuffling their batting order on their last game were debatable as well. It will be an interesting one to see who Ashwin picks in the middle order in this must win encounter. Injured Mujeeb Ur Rahman if fit will replace Marcus Stoinis and his comeback will lift them. Bowling looks more or less settled but it’s their batting that needs to be some good If they have to beat CSK.

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○ CHENNAI SUPER KINGS:

Having already qualified for playoffs and suffered a shock defeat to Delhi at their last game, CSK must like to win this game and finish in top two position, thereby looking to gain much needed momentum heading into playoffs. Ambati Rayudu is in fine form and other batsmen like Watson, Dhoni and Raina too chipped in with useful contributions. The one major concern for CSK is their Death Bowling owes. Dwayne Bravo has a sub-standard IPL so far by his standards and he has also proved to be expensive. Captain MSD wants his go to man Dwayne Bravo to regain his form before going to the qualifiers. Rest of the bowlers like Chahar and Ngidi are looking in good rhythm and if their death bowling issues get sorted out, CSK is the team to beat in this IPL.

PROBABLE XI:

○ KINGS XI PUNJAB:

Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, Karun Nair/Manoj Tiwary, Yuvraj Singh/Mayank Agarwal, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman/Stoinis

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○ CHENNAI SUPER KINGS:

Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Sam Billings, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi

HEAD TO HEAD :

OVERALL:16
CSK : 10
KXIP:6

Match Details:

•DATE:
MATCH IS TO BE PLAYED ON 20TH MAY,2018.

•TIME:
MATCH WILL START FROM 8:00 IST.

•TV BROADCAST:

THE MATCH WILL BE TELECASTED LIVE BY STAR SPORTS 1,STAR SPORTS 1 HD,STAR SPORTS 1 HINDI
STAR SPORTS 1 HINDI HD,STAR SPORTS TAMIL.

•STREAMING LINK:
YOU CAN GET ACCESS OF THIS MATCH VIA HOTSTAR APP.

WRITERS VIEW:

Its a must win encounter for both teams. For Kings XI Punjab it’s for qualifying to the playoffs and for CSK it’s for ensuring a top two finish. Expect fireworks to spark at Pune!