Friday, 5 April 2019

Dream11 Pick - KXIP V CSK - 6th April


As the weekend is down the line, the twelfth season of Vivo IPL is back with two double headers. The first clash of Saturday’s double header is a high-tension battle between the two of the most successful teams of this edition – Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab. Placed in the first half of the table, both the sides have managed three wins and one loss in four outings so far.

After three wins on the trot,  Chennai Super Kings faced their first defeat in the last encounter against Mumbai Indians on Wednesday while Kings Xi Punjab registered a dramatic win over Delhi Capitals in their last encounter, courtesy Sam Curran’s hat trick.

The match will be played at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai and Super Kings will be the first favourites to win the contest. The defending champions have secured two wins in as many home encounters and it will be interesting to watch if they manage three wins in a row at thier den.

Pitch Report & Venue Stats:

While it was a turner in the tournament opener, the wicket looked far better in the previous game between RR and CSK. A total of 360+ runs were scored in both innings while 13 wickets fell in total. Spinners will be difficult to play here as the wicket will remain on the slower side. Patience will be the key in batting.
Matches won batting first – 30.
Matches won bowling first – 19.

CSK vs KXIP IPL 2019 is going to be played at the MS Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. There is no chance of rain on match day according to the weather department. Humidity is going to be high but since this is a day match, that should not be too much of a factor either.
The pitch in Chennai is slow and offers help to the spinners. It played better than expected for the batsmen in the previous match here but we definitely expect some more help to the slower bowlers this time around.
A score of 160 is going to be very hard to chase down.

KXIP vs CSK Team News:

-Dwayne Bravo is ruled out for two weeks

-Scott Kuggleiejn was seen practising in the nets

-Harbhajan Singh can return for this game

-C Gayle is expected to return for tomorrow’s clash

-H Viljoen can make way for him.

- Defending champions Chennai Super Kings lost for the first time in the 2019 Indian Premier League when they suffered defeat to Mumbai last time out.

- It leaves them level with Kings XI Punjab on three wins from four matches so far.

- English all-rounder Sam Curran was Kings XI's hero last time out, taking a hat-trick and recording figures of 4-11 as Delhi Capitals collapsed from 144/3 to 152 all out in a 14-run Kings XI win.


The team winning the toss is likely to want to bat first. This is a day match and so dew is not going to be a factor. The pitch could take more turn in the second half of the inning and make run-scoring more difficult.

My dream 11 pick : 

MS Dhoni
Suresh Raina (vc)
Mayank Aggarwal
David Miller
Kedar Jadhav
Dwayne Bravo
Ravindra Jadeja
Ravi Ashwin
Imran Tahir (C)
Mujeeb ur Rahman
Murugan Ashwin

My Money is on CSK..

1 comment: