CSK vs KXIP Dream11 Prediction: With two valuable points up for grabs, KL Rahul Kings XI Punjab(KXIP) will have to face a thought challenge of MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings(CSK) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in today's IPL match 53 of a double-header Sunday. MS Dhoni and Co aiming for a third consecutive win to close out a disappointing IPL 2020 season. Check Captain and Vice-captain for Sunday's double-header - CSK vs KXIP Dream11 prediction and playing 11 updates are given below.
MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings have found some late momentum with two stunning wins over RCB and KKR and now the team take some positives from the tournament in the likes of the young talents such as Sam Curran and Ruturaj Gaikwad, CSK has a new-found balance to rely upon although it has come too late for them to rescue their campaign.
Kings XI Punjab, on the other hand, who occupied the bottom spot in the points table for a long time in IPL 2020, are still in contention to seal a playoff spot. However, Kings XI Punjab(KXIP) were under pumped by Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets on Friday and dents their hopes to go further and KL Rahul and Co still await that moment to go through.
In the last met earlier in the tournament, CSK pulled off Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets on the back of Shane Watson magnificent inning. However, Chennai Super Kings have faced a tough challenge from KL Rahul and Co, for whom this is a do or die game.
Total Match - 22, CSK have won - 13 and KXIP have won - 9
The Abu Dhabi's pitch has been excellent for bowlers from past few matches and chasing team find difficulties at the back nd of their inning. Both the teams were full of exciting player, so we might see some exciting cricket, makes it an epic thriller of today's IPL double-header. The average score on this venue will be around 170-175 runs.
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Chris Gayle(Captain), KL Rahul(Vice-captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Nicholas Pooran, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Arshdeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Mohammad Shami and Lungi Ngidi
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(C/Wk), N Jagadeesan, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Karn Sharma, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul(C/Wk), Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
CSK - Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), N Jagadeesan, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, Monu Kumar, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Piyush Chawla, Murali Vijay, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, KM Asif, Shardul Thakur, Josh Hazlewood
KXIP - KL Rahul(w/c), Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Krishnappa Gowtham, James Neesham, Sheldon Cottrell, Sarfaraz Khan, Hardus Viljoen, Jagadeesha Suchith, Ishan Porel, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Tajinder Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Simran Singh, Harpreet Brar
MS Dhoni's Super Kings, who had already out of the tournament and really struggling to gets going this season. However, Dhoni and Co learned from their mistakes that prove costly throughout the season and now they finish well by winning two straight wins. Meanwhile, RR ends KXIP's five-match winning streak on Friday but still, KL Rahul's Kings XI are the hot favourite for this upcoming Sunday's double-header while CSK may spoilsport Kings XI qualifying hopes.