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Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab: Match Preview

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IPL Matchday 18 comes Kings derby, between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab.

Chennai Super Kings will be back at their home stadium after suffering a loss to Mumbai Indians in their last game by 37 runs. While on the other hand Kings XI Punjab will be coming back of a brilliant comeback win against Delhi Capitals. Punjab managed to win the game that looked like a lost cause to them.

Form

Chennai Super Kings – WWWL

Chennai will look to get back to winning ways after their winning streak was broken at the hands of Mumbai Indians. Dhoni’s men suffered their first defeat of this season’s IPL at Wankhede Stadium. Chennai was given a good target of 171, but their poor batting performance ensured their defeat. Only Kedhar Jadhav managed to score more than 16 runs as all other batsmen failed.

Kings XI Punjab – WLWW

Punjab managed to snatch a victory out of Delhi’s hands. Delhi Capitals had one of the most astonishing batting collapse ever. But no credit should be taken away from Punjab bowlers who bowled well. With special credits reserved for Sam Curran. Punjab has won one and lost one away from their Mohali ground.

Stadium

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Possible Line-ups

Chennai Super Kings

Watson, Rayudu, Raina, Jadhav, Dhoni(c)(wk), Billings/Kuggeleijn, Jadeja, Santner/Harbhajan, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Tahir.

Kings XI Punjab

KL Rahul, Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Miller, Sarfaraz Khan, Miller, Mandeep Singh, Curran/Tye, Ashwin, M Ashwin, Shami, Mujeeb.

Key Players

Suresh Raina (CSK)

Suresh Raina is due a big inning in this season’s IPL. He has managed to get a couple of good starts, but hasn’t managed to capitalise on them. This game might be the one where he finally goes big. Mr.IPL has been Chennai Super Kings most influential player in the IPL history.

Chris Gayle (KXIP)

Chris Gayle is reported to be fit for the game against Chennai Super Kings after missing out last game. The Carribean giant can change the whole game with his innings. Chennai spinners better watch out for his big swings.

Best Fantasy Team

Keeper – KL Rahul

Batsmen – Gayle, Miller, Raina, Rayudu, Watson

All rounders – Jadhav, Jadeja/Santner

Bowlers – Mujeeb, Shami, Tahir.

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