KXIP vs CSK 05 May 2019 Match Analysis: Who’ll Win?

KXIP vs CSK 05 May 2019 Match Analysis: Who’ll Win?

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The VIVO IPL 2019 is coming to its grand finale. With just two matches to go and one spot still up for grabs, KXIP take on CSK. Chennai, already qualified are looking to seal the top spot with a win. Punjab on the other side is on 10 points and are more or less out of the competition. So, join us for the latest team news, starting XIs, key players, and of course our prediction.

Kings XI Punjab

Kings XI is sitting on 10 points after playing 13 matches. After their loss in the last match against KKR, Punjab are merely bystanders in the 2019 IPL season. Overly reliant on the openers Rahul and Gayle, the middle order of KXIP failed in the big matches. KXIP take on Chennai to salvage some pride in their last match. The likes of Sam Curran and Dave Miller are sure to trouble the CSK bowlers. Ashwin will be sure to add as much firepower in the batting as he can to unsettle the Chennai side. It will also be a bitter sweet meeting for the former CSK star Ashwin returning to his former home ground.

Kings XI Punjab has a good bowling attack with the likes of Ravi Ashwin, Mohammad Shami and Sam Curran. Youngsters Arshdeep Singh and Murugan Ashwin will have to do their best to leave a good impression before the season ends.

Rahul, Sam Curran and and Nicholas Pooran are vital for batting. Shami and Ashwin will look to stop the best of CSK.

Predicted XI

KL Rahul, Sam Curran, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, David Miller, Ravichandran Ashwin, Arshdeep SIngh, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Andrew Tye.

Chennai Super Kings

Chennai have qualified and are looking to solidify that top spot for them. Chennai have been one of the strongest and consistent teams in IPL and will be looking to lift their third trophy. After defeating Delhi in the last match, CSK are in prime position for another final. The likes of Watson and Raina will need to step up to provide some assist to Dhoni and Jadhav. However, coach Stephen Flemming revealed he might make some rotations today in order to give the key players a much needed rest. Against the bowling of KXIP, Chennai will need to score runs and not keep a low scoring total, which they seem to prefer.

Chennai’s bowling unit seems to have improved over the matches.. Bravo proved costly in the last match and will look to restrict his fellow countryman Gayle. The duo of Jadeja and Imran Tahir will also need to step up against the huge hitters in the Punjab line up. Tahir is the stand out bowler for CSK and looks to overtake Rabada for the purple cap. The pitch is known to be erratic and Dhoni will be looking to chase down a doable total.

Predicted XI

Shane Watson, Dhruv Shorey, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Ambati Rayudu , Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Kedar Jhadav.

Prediction: Who’ll Win Today?

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    This will be a test of captaincy between the aggressive Ashwin and the calm Dhoni. Both have different approaches to the game and it will be interesting to see who wins the toss on such an unpredictable pitch. Expect a mouth watering clash between two really good sides with Chennai edging out a win.

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