Both, Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings will be looking for those invaluable 2 points when they clash in the 18th match of the Indian Premier League. The match is scheduled to take place at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium and will take place at 6:00 PM local time.
Chennai Super Kings are missing, they really are! They haven’t looked a side that we are used to seeing. Rarely do you see CSK struggling at the bottom of the points table but they’ve played the worst cricket among all, so they probably deserve it. Apart from Faf du Plessis and a little bit of Ambati Rayudu, none of the batsmen have looked good enough. Shane Watson has been a big failure so as Kedar Jadhav. Jadeja played a good knock in the last match but you need your top order to come good if you’re to win games consistently.
Kings XI Punjab too has not justified their potential in the tournament. They’re too much dependent on KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal, who have been terrific with the bat. For Kings, players like Nicolas Pooran and Glenn Maxwell need to join the party. Both, CSK and KXIP have a decent bowling attack but haven’t looked an attack that can rip through an opposition.
Date -04 oct 2020
Time –19:30:00, GMT +5:30
Venue –Dubai Cricket Stadium – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Winner –Kings XI Punjab
KXIP vs CSK Toss Prediction
Toss will be crucial for the teams as the pitch in Dubai is a bat first wicket. Teams chasing have lost all the r matches they’ve been played this IPL on this ground.
The weather in Dubai is expected to be warm with temperature going as high as 39 degrees.
The match will be played on the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. The pitch at the ground has been decent for batting but has offered enough assistance to the bowlers too. A score of 180 should be a good one for team batting first. No team has won a match chasing on this ground in IPL 2020
Kings XI Punjab Predicted Playing 11
Lokesh Rahul (c&wk). Mayank Agarwal, Nicolas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Murugan Ashwin/Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi
Chennai Super Kings Predicted Playing 11
Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c/wk), Kedar Jadhav/N Jagadeesan, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Piyush Chawla, Shardul Thakur/Monu Kumar, Deepak Chahar.
The match will be played on the Sharjah Cricket Ground and is scheduled to begin at 2:00 PM local time.
Among all, Mumbai Indians so far has been the best team of the IPL 2020. They started the tournament on a usual note i.e with a loss in their first game but bounced back nicely to beat KKR and Punjab comprehensively, capturing the top spot in the points table. A super over loss against RCB will be hurting Mumbai Indians but nevertheless, they showed that they’re never out of the game. Against RCB, they scored 80 in the last 4 overs to tie the match and repeated their heroics against Punjab, smashing 89 off the last 5. Rohit Sharma is in terrific touch so does Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan and Keiron Pollard. In the bowling department Jasprit Bumrah is back to his deadly best along with Trent Boult and James Pattinson who’re spitting venom with the ball.
Sunrisers, on the other hand started their tournament with two losses but have recovered well to get two wins under their belt in the last two games. However, they’ll be worried about their top ordered who hasn’t looked at their very best. Bairstow,Warner has not been able to score at brisk pace. Manish Pandey too have failed to deliver match winnings knock. They’ll be satisfied with the performance of Priyam Garg and Abhishek Sharma in the last game but willl need their top order to come good against Mumbai Indians, else, they’ll find it very hard to stop the blue brigade.
Date-04 oct 2020
Time –15:30:00, GMT +5:30
Venue –Sharjah Cricket Stadium – Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Winner –Mumbai Indians
MI vs SRH Toss Prediction
Toss will be crucial for the teams Sharjah is a very difficult ground to defend.
The weather in Sharjah is expected to be warm and dry on match day.
Sharjah is known to producing flat batting tracks. Bowlers will have a hard time bowling on this pitch.
Mumbai Indians Predicted Playing 11
Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Sunrisers Hyderabad Predicted Playing 11
David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/ Basil Thampi, K Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan