IPL 2019, Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings: Here is the Probable Playing 11 of KXIP vs CSK and what to expect from the big clash on Sunday evening.
Having already booked their berth in the playoffs, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will want to strengthen their top spot in the points table when they take on Kings XI Punjab in their last group stage encounter of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) edition at the IS Bindra Stadium, here on Sunday.
Chennai thrashed Delhi Capitals by 80 runs in their last match at MA Chidambaram Stadium, thus sealing the top spot with 18 points.
Chennai would be buoyed by the fact that their skipper MS Dhoni is in tremendous form in the ongoing season and has scored valuable runs towards the end.
On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) dented Kings XI's chances of finishing in the top four after beating them by seven wickets in Mohali.
Kings XI openers KL Rahul and Chris Gayle failed to score against KKR, a reason why they couldn't reach the 200-run mark in Mohali. However, Sam Curran's form is something which will give a lot of confidence to the Punjab-based franchise.
With 10 points from 13 games, Kings XI must win against CSK to stay alive in the competition. However, it wouldn't be an easy task for R. Ashwin's men to secure victory against a formidable and consistent CSK.
What to expect?
It is going to be hot and the pitch might be a tad slow because of that but overall, it should be a decent track for the batsmen to bat on.
Probable Playing XI:
KXIP: Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh/Karun Nair/Sarfaraz Khan, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Sam Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin (C), Murugan Ashwin/Harpreet Brar, Ankit Rajpoot, Arshdeep Singh, Andrew Tye