KXIP vs CSK Dream11 Team Predictions : Kings XI Punjab takes on Chennai Super Kings in do or die match for them. If they manage to defeat CSK by a bigger margin, they will move closer to qualifying for the playoffs.
For Chennai, this is the last match of IPL 2020 and it is nothing less than a face saver match for them.
The match will take place at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium. Here we share with you the Dream11 team recommendation for this match.
KXIP vs CSK Dream11 Team Predictions : Captaincy Recommendations
Captain : Shane Watson or Raturaj Gaikwad
Vice Captain : Chris Gayle or Chris Jordan
KXIP vs CSK Dream11 Predictions : 5 Team Recommendations
KXIP vs CSK Dream11 Team Predictions : Match Prediction
KXIP vs CSK Dream11 Match Predictions : Team Comparison
Top order: KXIP > CSK
There’s little doubt that the KXIP top order has carried the batting all the way until now. They have KL Rahul leading from the front who has more than 600 runs in 13 innings at a healthy strike rate. He has either Mayank Agarwal or Mandeep Singh for company who are excellent performers. Coming in at 3 would be Chris Gayle who has 276 runs in 6 innings at a strike rate of 144.50 and has been a main factor in Punjab’s turnover.
On the other hand, CSK’s top order failures was one of the main factors for their failure this season. The pair of Shane Watson and Faf du Plesis weren’t able to provide explosive starts that led to slow starts. This meant that MSD experimented with Ruturaj Gaikwad at the top and it worked beautifully as he scored two back to back match winning knocks for the side. Ambati Rayudu has been a little up and down this season but has scored 329 runs in 10 innings at 130.55.
Middle Order and All-rounders: CSK > KXIP
The weak link in the KXIP line up has always been the middle order. Despite having some top-class players, they have failed to deliver in crucial situations.
Nicholas Pooran has been the only one who stands out with 351 runs at a strike rate of 173.76. Apart from him, Glenn Maxwell has been dismal with 108 runs in 11 innings whereas Deepak Hooda has 39 runs in 6 innings with a strike rate less than 100. To add to this, the likes of Maxwell and Neesham haven’t pitched in with the ball.
Looking at CSK’s middle order, barring the captain himself, other individuals have done an impressive job for the side. Sam Curran has been an excellent find for them who acts as a floater and strikes at 131.91 along with 13 wickets in 13 games. Ravindra Jadeja has also contributed big time with 232 runs in 11 innings at a magnificent strike rate of 171.85 so far. N Jagadeesan also has the potential to give some quick runs in the middle overs but hasn’t got much opportunities.
Bowling department: KXIP > CSK
There were too many concerns for the KXIP bowling department after the first half. They worked hard and bounced back in that super over against MI along with a collective bowling effort to defend 126 against SRH. Mohammad Shami has led the pack with 20 wickets at an economy of 8.67 with the spin duo of Ravi Bishnoi and M Ashwin extremely effective in the middle overs with 19 wickets between the pair.
Chris Jordan has been effective for the side in the death whereas the youngster Arshdeep Singh has gone about his business with 9 scalps in 8 games. For CSK, their bowling has been all over the place except few individual brilliances.
Deepak Chahar has been extremely dangerous in the powerplay and has developed the slower ball at the death that has ensured 12 wickets in 13 games at 7.46 economy. The wrist spinners like Karn Sharma and Piyush Chawla have taken wickets occasionally but they have been on the expensive side. Mitchell Santner has done a great job in two games whereas Lungi Ngidi looked like a future prospect for the side with 6 wickets in 3 games but needs a little tweak in his tactics.
CSK vs KXIP predictions and betting : Schedule, Pitch report and Match Prediction
CSK and KXIP match will be played at Sheikh Zayed stadium, Abu Dhabi on 1st November at 3.30pm IST. The pitch here in Abu Dhabi has got better for the batting with little assist with the new ball for the bowlers.
The deck is flat with the ball skidding on in the second part which makes it that much easier to chase. The team batting 1st will have to score 180+ and have to take wickets in the powerplay to have a chance in the game.
Looking at the performance of both the teams in this seasons IPL, the predictions and betting platforms have predicted win for KXIP in this match.
KXIP vs CSK Dream11 Predictions : Dream11 team Suggestion
After analyzing the performance of each players from both the teams, the ideal Dream11 team combination for this match would be 2 WKs, 4 Batsman, 2 All Rounders and 3 Bowlers.