CSK vs KXIP Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match? Dream11 IPL 2020, Match 53

KXIP need a victory to stay alive in the competition.

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Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson
Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) made a stupendous comeback in the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL), winning five matches in a row after only a solitary victory from their first seven matches. However, despite their impressive run, KL Rahul and Co find themselves in a bit of a hole as far as making the playoffs are concerned.

They will next be facing Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Sunday, November 1. It’s a must-win game for them at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. If they lose their last league game, they stand a chance of being eliminated.

A result in Sunday’s second game between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) would throw KXIP out of the event. For the Super Kings, they will be looking to end their campaign on a high after winning their last two games.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch in Abu Dhabi has been an absolute belter for batting and the bowlers have had to strain in order to find success. From the last few games, not many wickets have gone down and teams, batting second have tasted quite a bit of success.

The conditions will be warm and sunny with the temperature around the 31 degrees Celsius mark. The humidity will mostly be in the 30s.

Playing Combinations for CSK vs KXIP

Chennai Super Kings

Probable XI

Shane Watson, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Narayan Jagadeesan, Mitchell Santner, Karn Sharma, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi

Kings XI Punjab

Probable XI

KL Rahul (C & WK), Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh

Probable Top Performers for CSK vs KXIP

Ruturaj Gaikwad– Chennai Super Kings

Ruturaj Gaikwad didn’t have a great start to the season. After recovering from COVID-19, he managed a couple of ducks to begin his IPL career and lost his place in the team as well.

But in the last two matches, the youngster put his best foot forward. He was on top of his game against KKR, scoring 72 runs before Pat Cummins dismissed him. He also got the Player of the Match award.

Chris Gayle– Kings XI Punjab

Chris Gayle has been on song ever since he made Punjab’s playing eleven from their eighth game onwards. He also became the first batsman to smash 1,000 sixes in his T20 career, showing his class and calibre.

In six games, he has 276 runs at an average and strike-rate of 46 and 144.50 respectively. In the last game against Royals, he scored 99 and then got out to pacer Jofra Archer.

CSK vs KXIP Head to Head


Played- 23 |CSK won- 14 | KXIP won- 9 | N/R- 0

At neutral venues (outside India)

Played- 4| CSK won- 3 | KXIP won- 1 | N/R- 0

Average first innings score: 166 (18 matches in IPL 2020)

Record of chasing teams: Won- 10 | Lost- 8

Broadcast Details

Match timings – 02:00 PM local time, 03:30 PM IST

TV – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Select, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Select HD, and Star Sports 1 HD Hindi.

Live Streaming – The match can be streamed online on Disney + Hotstar VIP.

The prediction is for the team, batting second to win the match.

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.

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