The yellow brigade Chennai Super King will host Kings XI Punjab on daylight in the 18th match of IPL 2019. Both the team has 6 points on the point table, and a win can boost a team to have 8 points on the table. Chennai has lost its last match whereas Punjab has won its last match against Delhi. Let’s see if Punjab can beat the home team or Dhoni’s are will bounce back from Mumbai’s shock.
CSK vs KXIP Head to Head Stats
CSK and KXIP have played 19 matches so far in IPL. CSK has a little edge over Punjab by 11-8. Last season both teams had 1-1 winning. Let’s see who will the first clash between them in 2019.
You can see an exciting clash between the two skippers decision making. It will be a joy to watch calm decision of Dhoni vs. out of the box decision by Ashwin. Both teams will eye to boost their team to reach 8 points.
CSK’s Performances till now
The defending champion Chennai had suffered their first defeat against their bitter rival Mumbai Indians. It was seen whole Chennai team were struggling against Hardik Pandya. Except for Kedar Jadhav, no batsman of Chennai was in great touch. Skipper Dhoni was good against Rajasthan, but he failed miserably against Mumbai. The form of Raydu is a real pain for CSK. He is still struggling for his form.
CSK’s death over specialist DJ Bravo had spared 49/1 against MI. The last over of Bravo was very expensive to spare 29 runs. Shardul Thakur was also not on the right track. Only Tahir is maintaining his form in the bowling attack.
But if we neglect the match against MI, the whole team is in superb form and is fully balanced. They have a different variation of spin attack and the depth of batting.
KXIP’s Performances till now
Under the captaincy of Ashwin, Punjab is really in right touch. Currently, they are same in point with Chennai and Hyderabad, but they are above Chennai and Below Hyderabad on the second spot of the point table due to NRR. Till now they have lost their only match against Kolkata Knight Riders. KXIP is also packed with the batting depth.
Chris Gayle is in the superb form; he was injured and couldn’t make his way to the last clash against DC. Till now there is no official statement on him. Sam Curran is one of their costlier buy, who is showing his worth from the clash with MI, which also continued to DC. He was the man of the match against DC. Mayank Agrawal is leading their middle order batting attack with a good touch.
KIXP is featured with a mixture of pace and spin bowling attack. Shami is their leading space attack. Skipper Ashwin is not in good with his spin attack, but he was in right form against DC by taking two wickets.
Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (capt), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Murali Vijay, Kedar Jadhav, Sam Billings, Ravindra Jadeja, Dhruv Shorey, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Rituraj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Mohit Sharma, K M Asif, Deepak Chahar, N Jagadeesan, Scott Kuggeleign.
Kings XI Punjab: Ravichandran Ashwin (capt), Chris Gayle, Lokesh Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Mayank Agrawal, Karun Nair, Mujeeb ur Rahman, David Miller, Sam Curran, Varun Chakaravarthy, Nicholas Pooran, Moises Henriques, Hardus Viljoen, Darshan Nalkande, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin, Andrew Tye, Ankit Rajpoot, Mandeep Singh, Simran Singh.
VIVO IPL 2019 17th MATCH
Venue: M.A. Chidambaram Stadium
Time: 4:00 PM IST
Broadcasting Partner: Star Sports
Live Online Streaming: Hotstar