Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings will square off against each other on Sunday in Indian Premier League (IPL). Both teams will want to secure a win and take back the two points from this fixture. They will want to focus on lifting the IPL 2020 crown.
Kings XI Punjab
Kings XI Punjab are ranked at second last position in the points table. Despite remarkable batting performances from skipper Lokesh Rahul and Mayank Agarwal, Punjab lost three of their four games in this season. Mayank and Rahul are two highest run-scorers in this season.
Leader of their pace attack Mohammed Shami bowled well this season. He is highest wicket-taker in this season with eight wickets in four games. Skipper Rahul and head coach Anil Kumble be will contemplating on how to convert close games to win. Death bowling has been their biggest concern until now. Sheldon Cottrell and Jimmy Neesham failed massively in death overs. They need to plan death overs neatly in upcoming games. Spinner Ravi Bishnoi performed well in this season. They will want to defeat fragile Chennai Super Kings in the next game to get some important points.
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai are ranked at the last position in the points table. They lost three games after win in the first game. Chennai look fragile team in this season in the absence of veteran batsman Suresh Raina and spinner Harbhajan Singh. Skipper MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja couldn’t make any impact in the first four games. English allrounder Sam Curran and Proteas batsman Faf du Plessis played exceptionally well this season. Chennai will hope that Ambati Rayudu and Caribbean allrounder Dwayne Bravo will perform well in upcoming games. Chennai is going to struggle in this season if Faf du Plessis or Ambati Rayudu failed in upcoming games. Chennai can opt Proteas spinner Imran Tahir in upcoming games. Right-arm spinner Shardul Thakur failed to make any impact. Another pacer Deepak Chahar bowled well in this season. Chennai will hope their revival in the upcoming games. They will wish to win over Kings XI Punjab in this game to leave the last position in the position in the points table.
These two teams played each other 10 times in last 5 years where Chennai Super King won 5 of them and Kings XI Punjab won remaining 5 games
Kings XI Punjab is more likely to win this match as they will try to bounce back against weak Chennai Super Kings.
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Date and Time:
Sunday, October 4, 2020, 7.30 PM IST
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
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