CSK vs KXIP Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – IPL 2020, Match 53

Chris Gayle is a brilliant option to make captain in Fantasy for CSK vs KXIP game.

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Toss Update

CSK won the toss and opted to field

Playing XIs

CSK

Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), N Jagadeesan, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir

KXIP

KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, James Neesham, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami

Match Details:

The 53rd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

This game is scheduled to start at 03:30 PM IST (02:00 PM local time) (10:00 AM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will play the last match of their IPL 2020 campaign against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on Sunday afternoon in Abu Dhabi. Though this is only a dead rubber for the MS Dhoni-led side, a lot is riding for KL Rahul and his men. A loss against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) has put their campaign in jeopardy and will have to win this game and then hope for other results to go their way to make it to the playoffs.

CSK, on the other hand, have won two games on the trot playing the role of spoilsport in other teams’ campaign, especially Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Dhoni looked quite pleased with the way the team has played in the last couple of games and will be keen on finishing the season on a high.

CSK vs KXIP Weather Report for Match 53

It will be sunny and bright in Abu Dhabi when the two teams will take the field on Sunday afternoon. The temperature will hover in the early 30s while there is absolutely no chance of rain.


Pitch Condition/Report

The surface in Abu Dhabi has been brilliant for batting over the last few matches. The Royals chased down 185 without much fuss against KXIP on Friday. However, the pitch might be a little bit on the slower side with sun beating down hard.

Average first innings score

164 (IPL 2020 matches played at the venue)

Record of chasing teams

Won – 11; Lost – 6; Tie – 1

Injury & Availability News

No update on Mayank Agarwal‘s injury yet.


CSK vs KXIP Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Chennai Super Kings

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

Bench

Kedar Jadhav, Piyush Chawla, Murali Vijay, R Sai Kishore, KM Asif, Shardul Thakur, Josh Hazlewood, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, Monu Kumar.

Kings XI Punjab

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

Bench

Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Krishnappa Gowtham, James Neesham, Sheldon Cottrell, Sarfaraz Khan, Hardus Viljoen, Jagadeesha Suchith, Ishan Porel, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Tajinder Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Simran Singh, Harpreet Brar.

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CSK vs KXIP Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:

KL Rahul has been in top form this season and has proudly owned the orange cap having scored 641 runs in 13 innings at an average of 58.27. His strike-rate of 130.54 is also brilliant but he would love to score some quick runs in this crucial game.

Chris Gayle has batted superbly ever since he has come into the team. He has amassed 276 runs in only six matches at a strike-rate of 144.50 and an average of 46.

Chris Jordan has been a tad expensive but his bowling at the death has been superb. He can pick wickets in the last few overs and has so far scalped 8 wickets in as many matches.

Ruturaj Gaikwad has won the Man of the Match award in the last two matches. He has looked in very good form scoring two half-centuries and will be keen on continuing in the same vein.

Ambati Rayudu has batted with intent at three in the last few matches. He has mustered 329 runs in 10 innings so far and would love to finish off with a match-winning knock for CSK.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection

Captain Options: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Ambati Rayudu

Vice-Captain Options: Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Nicholas Pooran, Ruturaj Gaikwad

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for CSK vs KXIP Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – KL Rahul (C)

Batsmen – Chris Gayle, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu (VC), Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal

All-Rounders – Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja

Bowlers – Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Lungi Ngidi

 

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for CSK vs KXIP Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – KL Rahul

Batsmen – Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle (C), Ruturaj Gaikwad (VC), Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis

All-Rounders – Ravindra Jadeja

Bowlers – Ravi Bishnoi, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar

 


Expert Advice

CSK have made a few changes in every game and are likely to give chances to the likes of KM Asif and R Sai Kishore. Keep an eye on their playing XI.

MS Dhoni has had a very poor season so far. But the man will be looking to finish off on a high. He can be made captain of Grand League team. However, this move could be very risky too.

Today’s CSK vs KXIP Probable Winners:

KXIP are expected to win this match.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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