IPL 2019, Match 55 – KXIP vs CSK: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

IPL 2019, Match 55 – KXIP vs CSK: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Whom to pick between MS Dhoni and Nicholas Pooran in your fantasy team?

Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings.

The match 55 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) has nothing much to offer in terms of the playoffs qualification. Yes, the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) are still in contention mathematically but even they would know it is near impossible for them to recover with the kind of net run-rate they possess at the moment. Moreover, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are their opponents who are going strong and are at the top of the points table.

The KXIP have been making changes almost every match and Ravi Ashwin will be hoping to sign off from the tournament with a win. Andrew Tye is likely to make way for Hardus Viljoen while the youngster Arshdeep Singh could be dropped as well for Ankit Rajpoot. The Men in Yellow are unlikely to make any changes to their side unless one of the players needs rest or is injured.

Match Details:

The 55th game of the IPL between KXIP and CSK will be hosted by Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.

The match starts at 04:00 PM local time (10:30 GMT).

The game will be live on Star Sports in India. (Live streaming on Hotstar).

Weather Conditions

The 4 PM start to the game means it will be too hot in Mohali. The temperature is expected to hover in the 40s while there is no rain in the forecast. Having said that, it will get cloudy around 6 PM but even then the heavens won’t open up according to Accuweather. There won’t be much dew as well which can make things easy for both the teams.

Last five completed T20 matches: (Most recent- first)

Kings XI Punjab – L, L, L, L, W

Chennai Super Kings – W, L, W, L, L

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch for the game between KXIP and KKR was a belter. Another similar surface is expected to be dished out this time as well. But with the sun beating down, there might be a little bit of help to the spinners as well.

Average first-innings score: 148 – 5 D/N IPL matches in Mohali

Record of chasing teams: Won – 5, Lost – 0

Probable Playing XI:

Kings XI Punjab

KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Ravi Ashwin (C), Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh/Ankit Rajpoot, Andrew Tye/Hardus Viljoen

Bench: Karun Nair, Simran Singh, Varun Chakravarthy, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Darshan Nalkande, Agnivesh Ayachi, Andrew Tye/Hardus Viljoen, Moises Henriques, Harpreet Brar, Prabsimran Singh, David Miller, Arshdeep Singh/Ankit Rajpoot.

Chennai Super Kings

Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (C & wk), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir

Bench: Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay, Shardul Thakur, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Scott Kuggeleijn, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Mitchell Santner, Mohit Sharma, KM Asif, Monu Kumar, Karn Sharma, N Jagadeeshan.

Team News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Power Picks:

MS Dhoni vs KXIP:

Innings: 20

Runs: 585

Average: 58.50

Strike-Rate: 158.10

50s: 5

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, KL Rahul.

Vice-Captain Options: Sam Curran, MS Dhoni, Nicholas Pooran.

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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/ Small Leagues:

Keeper – MS Dhoni

Batsmen – Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (VC), Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis (C)

All-Rounders – Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja

Bowlers – Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar.

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Nicholas Pooran

Batsmen – Chris Gayle (C), Mayank Agarwal, Suresh Raina, Shane Watson

All-Rounders – Dwayne Bravo (VC), Ravi Ashwin, Sam Curran

Bowlers – Mohammed Shami, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir.


Expert Advice:

Nicholas Pooran is a good option to make the captain or vice-captain as he can make the difference with many picking MS Dhoni.

Chris Gayle is due a big knock and it won’t be a bad option to make him captain in one of your teams.

Probable Winners:

CSk are back in form with the return of their skipper MS Dhoni and they are expected to win.

*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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