The IPL tournament which can also be called a Vacation plan for everyone is going to see the Nothernites Kings XI Punjab compete the Southern Kings, Chennai Super Kings at the PCA Stadium (Punjab Cricket Association).
It will be a big clash between the Kings to watch out.
Toss Predictions :
The Pitch report for the Punjab cricket association stadium where earlier the wicket used to offer good carry and bounce to the pacers, nowadays it has slowed down and it has become more batsmen favourable pitch, where even 180 plus runs are being chased, so one winning the toss would like to field so that they can chase a specific target.
Today’s IPL match prediction is as followed:-
If KXIP bats first (predicted score 140-170 ):
The Kings would want to execute big shots with the big players in their basket, Gayle in the front is a bonus for them and having Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair and Pooran behind him would be another beneficial factor to score the big amount of runs, Rahul’s form will majorly dependent on how they come up. Also, the skipper Ashwin can bat and make 20-30 runs in the end.
If CSK bats first (predicted score 160-190):
The top order of Super Kings plays very slow and defensive kind of innings, apart from Ambati Rayudu no one is seen taking any risk. Even when the batting comes to MS Dhoni or Dwayne Bravo it becomes difficult for them as they play very slow and cannot clear many boundaries, it also depends on their form. CSK are cut out for defending small totals with their tricky bowling options. Our prediction for this IPL is that CSK will elect to bat first.
Kings XI Punjab:- The opening pair of Punjab comprising of Gayle and Rahul was outstanding last season and will be a challenge for any bowling side in this league. This year they will also have Henriques in their line-up who has played big Knocks for Sunrisers Hyderabad at No 3, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair will be there in the middle-order to keep the runs flowing on. There will be a choice made between David Miller and Nicholas Pooran. Bowling will see Mujeeb and Tye as their key bowlers. Ashwin may continue to lead the side.
KXIP Predicted Playing XI:-
Gayle, Rahul, Henriques, Nair, Agarwal, Mandeep, Miller, Ashwin, Tye, Rajpoot, Shami.
Top Predicted Players:
Miller: They have lost a very few matches at home and this will be their only chance to do so. They got this must win matches at home and they should make full use of it. Only most experienced player for Punjab and familiar with this pitch is David Miller. We have not seen the Killer miller this season but we are hoping that he will play a mach winning performance in the remaining two games at home.
Chennai Super Kings:- They would like to keep Rayudu as the opening choice alongside Shane Watson so Faf Du Plessis might sit on the bench. Dhoni will wish to play David Wiley ahead of Imran Tahir as the Punjab pitch would prefer a pacer more than a spinner and Wiley alongside Deepak Chahar would create some early blows for the opposition.
Csk predicted playing XI:-
Watson, Rayudu, Raina, Du plessis, Dhoni, Bravo, Jadeja, Tahir, Chahar, Harbhajan, Thakur.
Top Predicted Player:
Imran Tahir: CSK have secured their position in the playoffs and it is their time to relax. However this man wont stop running his laps after taking wickets. We will see him take wickets again in today’s match and take those laps. key wicket taker and we will hope to see him over take rabada in the Purple cap lead.
Key Player Battles:
Ashwin vs Harbhajan:
Both the Indian spinners who dominated an era will be the key players to control runs for their respective teams with their in-depth experience and familiarity with the conditions, Ashwin can produce his Carro, balls and get more wickets, even Bhaji had a time where he could use his doosra to trick the batsman to give away his wicket. It will be a close fight between these two and we predict Harbhajan to take more wickets than Ashwin.
Head to Head:-
Our Match Predictions:-
The match predictions will be with the Super Kings looking at their batting ability to score big, defend and chase. It will be a tough battle but our match predictions go with Chennai Super Kings.
So this was our IPL Match Predictions, what is your match prediction for KXIP vs CSK?
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