Chennai would be buoyed by the fact that their skipper MS Dhoni is in tremendous form in the ongoing season and has scored valuable runs towards the end. Their bowling mainly relies on the spin trio of Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh and Ravindra Jadeja who have been amongst the wickets throughout this IPL.
On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) dented Kings XI’s chances of finishing in the top four after beating them by seven wickets in Mohali.
Kings XI openers KL Rahul and Chris Gayle failed to score against KKR, a reason why they couldn’t reach the 200-run mark in Mohali. However, Sam Curran’s form is something which will give a lot of confidence to the Punjab-based franchise.
- The IPL 2019, match 55- KXIP vs CSK will take place at 04:00 PM IST on Sunday, May 5.
- The match will be played at the IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali.
- The game can be streamed live on Star Sports Networks and Hotstar.
Pitch and Weather Condition/Report:
KXIP vs CSK is going to be played at the IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali. The temperature will be hovering around 32 degrees Celsius at the start of the game and will gradually go down as the game progresses. There is no forecast of rain at all although there will be significant cloud cover over the stadium. The humidity level will be around 15 percent with no dew at all.
Mohali has provided high-scoring wickets with some assistance to the fast bowlers with the new ball. It is likely to be the same in the last league match of this edition of the IPL.
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP):
KXIP are expected to play with the same squad as they featured in their last game.
KXIP Team (From): 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.
Possible XI: Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, David Miller, Ravichandran Ashwin, Prabhsimran Singh, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sam Curran.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK):
MS Dhoni has regained 100 percent fitness ahead of the business end of the tournament.
CSK Team (from): 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.
Possible XI: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir.
Fantasy Tips and suggestions:
Wicketkeeper: In wicketkeeping, KXIP’s Kl Rahul is in tremendous form and we will use him as a batsman instead of a wicket-keeper, for which CSK’s MS Dhoni is more capable.
Batsmen: For KXIP, Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran are the top picks while for CSK Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina are expected to do the destruction.
All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo will be featuring as all-rounders from CSK while KXIP will feature Sam Curran, Ravi Ashwin as their prime all-rounders.
Bowlers: For KXIP, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Mujeeb Ur Rahman are the top bowlers while for CSK, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir will lead the bowling unit.
Captain and Vice Captain: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni are the top picks for captain and vice captain.
Dream 11 pick #1:
KL Rahul (vc), Shane Watson (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Chris Gayle, Faf du Plessis, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravi Ashwin, Mohammad Shami, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir.
- Captain: Shane Watson
- Vice Captain: KL Rahul
Dream 11 pick #2:
KL Rahul, Shane Watson, Nicholas Pooran (vc), Suresh Raina (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravi Ashwin, Mohammad Shami, Deepak Chahar.
- Captain: Suresh Raina
- Vice Captain: Nicholas Pooran