Dream XI Team KXIP vs CSK IPL 2019 – Cricket Predictions Tips For Todays IPL Match Punjab vs Chennai at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali: The match 55 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) is going to be the last day of the league matches and what a day it promises to be. Kings XI Punjab will want to give a respectable closure in this season as Chennai already booked their spot in the playoffs. Chennai is in the right mood in the entire season. Dhoni & Co. thrashed Delhi Capitals by 80 runs in their last match at MA Chidambaram Stadium, thus sealing the top spot with 18 points. MS Dhoni has been showing his great form in every match and thus he has been a great support for the team. The trio spinners of Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, and Ravindra Jadeja has been so impactful in the whole season. KXIP win the toss and opt to bowl. One change for Punjab, Harpreet Brar replaces Arshdeep Singh.
On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab is struggling in the powerplay in the last few matches. Openers Gayle and KL has been failed in giving a great and strong start in many games. Punjab often does experiments in the playing squad in the past and this time Sam Curran’s performance is something which boosts the team. Andrew Tye is likely to make way for Hardus Viljoen while the youngster Arshdeep Singh could be dropped as well for Ankit Rajpoot. With 10 points from 13 games, Kings XI must win against CSK to stay alive in the competition.
TOSS – Kings XI Punjab win the toss, elect to bowl against Chennai Super Kings.
LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES KXIP vs CSK, MATCH 55 of IPL 2019
Punjab – 85/0 in 7 overs vs Chennai (170/5)
Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Lokesh Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran(w), Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Harpreet Brar, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Andrew Tye, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir
Mohali’s Weather Report –The temperature is expected to hover in the 40s while there is no rain in the forecast. There will be less dew which helps in scoring high.
Time: 4 PM IST
Venue: Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
Last five completed T20 matches: (Most recent- first)
Kings XI Punjab – L, L, L, L, W
Chennai Super Kings – W, L, W, L, L
Wicketkeeping: It will not be a tricky choice to pick between the two wicketkeepers – Nicholas Pooran or MS Dhoni. But in-form Dhoni is any day a big threat to the opposition than Pooran. Also, Dhoni’s batting form and his ability to read the situation better make him a valuable asset for the side.
Batting: Both Punjab and Chennai boast of some of the biggest names of world cricket ranging from – Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Shane Watson, MS Dhoni, du Plessis or Raina. As the Mohali track is known to assist the slow ball bowlers a little more – it would be ideal to pick batsmen who can rotate the strike in the middle and keep the scoreboard ticking.
Bowling: Keeping the nature of Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali track in mind, the role of Deepak Chahar, Sam Curran, Mohammed Shami become very crucial for their respective sides. Imran Tahir and Harbhajan Singh can be picked as the spinner in the side.
All-Rounder: It’s a no-brainer keeping in mind the smashing all-round abilities of Dwayne Bravo and Ravindra Jadeja, no individual will even dare to drop them from his/her fantasy XI.
My Dream XI Team
MS Dhoni (C & wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, R Ashwin, Deepak Chahar, Sam Curran, and Mohammed Shami.
Kings XI Punjab (Probable Playing XI): KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Ravi Ashwin (C), Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh/Ankit Rajpoot, Andrew Tye/Hardus Viljoen
Chennai Super Kings (Probable Playing XI): Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (C & wk), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir
Kings XI Punjab: Chris Gayle, Moises Henriques, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, David Miller, Mohammed Shami, Karun Nair, Lokesh Rahul (wk), Murugan Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Hardus Viljoen, Andrew Tye, Sam Curran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Agnivesh Ayachi, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh, Simran Singh, Harpreet Brar
Chennai Super Kings: Harbhajan Singh, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, MS Dhoni (c), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Murali Vijay, Karn Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis, Deepak Chahar, Mohit Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Dhruv Shorey, Scott Kuggeleijn, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Chaitanya Bishnoi, N Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif.
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