Kings xi punjab
Kings XI Punjab are one of the strongest teams of the Indian Premier League this season, but they almost failed to give their best performance so far in this tournament. He played a total of four matches in which he had just one win to his name. They had lost three matches and were second from the bottom in the points table. He suffered a massive defeat by Mumbai Indians by a big margin of 48 runs in his recent match.
This decision did not work well for him as his bowling unit failed to deliver its best. He scored 191 runs in his innings of 20 overs. Remember that he leaked 104 runs in the last six overs of his innings. Sheldon Cottrell was the most economical bowler for him, taking one wicket despite conceding 20 runs from his four overs. Mohammad Shami also took one wicket for 36 runs in his four overs. Krishnappa Gautham was the second bowler from his side who took a wicket but he got a lot of runs. He was charged with giving 45 runs in four overs. Ravi Bishnoi and James Neesham were bowlers who failed to take any wicket. James Neesham took 52 runs in four overs.
The batting order of Kings XI Punjab almost failed to give a great performance in the last match. He was able to score just 143 runs chasing a target of 192 runs on the board. No batsman from his side could score some big runs on the board. Nicholas Pooran was the only successful and highest run-scorer for his side, scoring 44 runs off 27 balls with the help of three fours and two sixes.
Mayank Agarwal scored 25 (18) and hit three fours. Krishnappa Gautham did well with the bat. He scored 22 runs while he faced 13 balls and hit two fours and a six. Captain Lokesh Rahul was able to score 17 runs, while Karun Nair failed to open his account on the scoreboard as he was dismissed on the Golden Duck. James Neesham and Sarfaraz Khan scored seven each.
Chennai Super Kings
There is no doubt that Chennai Super Kings are a strong side of this tournament, but they are still underperforming. He is severely lacking his leading batsmen Suresh Raina and others. He had played a total of four matches with three defeats. He had won just one match and was at the bottom of the points table. They lost their most recent match against Sunrisers Hyderabad by a margin of just seven runs.
There were many things behind his loss. One of the major reasons was that their top order almost failed to give a good start and the other was that they dropped two catches back to back. The Indian Premier League is still in the early stage and CSK will have to cross their gaps to end the tournament well.
The performance of his bowling unit was average. He scored 162 runs in his 20-over innings. The highest wicket taker for them was Deepak Chahar, who took two wickets for 31 runs in four overs. Piyush Chawla and Shardul Thakur took one wicket each, while Sam Karran, DJ Bravo, and Ravindra Jadeja were the bowlers who failed to take any wickets.
The Chennai Super Kings batting order failed to chase the target of 163 runs and could only manage 157 runs in their 20 overs. His top batting order almost collapsed in that match. He lost his top four batsmen for a total of just 42 runs. Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu and Kedar Jadhav failed to deliver as expected. The highest run scorer for him was Ravindra Jadeja who scored 50 runs off 35 balls with the help of five fours and two sixes. Captain MS Dhoni also performed brilliantly with the bat. He scored 47 off 36 balls and hit four fours and a six during his innings. He did not stay out until the end of the innings. Sam Curren was also dismissed for 15 runs off just five balls with the help of two sixes. Faf du Plessis scored 22 runs but was run out.
Our today’s match prediction
Today Match PredictionCSK Will Win
Kings XI Punjab is a stronger team than Chennai Super Kings, at least on paper. As per our IPL T20 prediction, Kings XI Punjab is the favorite team that will win this match.