Match Details for KXIP vs CSK GoodGamer Fantasy Contest
Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020
Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Date: October 4, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Preview – KXIP vs CSK GoodGamer Fantasy Contest
Both Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings have lost three games so far in the IPL 2020. Except for the match against Mumbai Indians, KXIP were in contention against Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals but were left to rue missed opportunities. CSK, on the other hand, have lost three matches in a row. The last time CSK lost three successive games was way back in 2014. While they managed to reach the playoff stages that year, it could be difficult this season unless there’s a quick turnaround.
Injury and Availability News
No major injury concerns for CSK. However, spinner Imran Tahir, IPL 2019’s leading wicket-taker, could get a game with Piyush Chawla and Ravindra Jadeja proving to be expensive. If Tahir plays, either Sam Curran or Dwayne Bravo will most likely sit out. For KXIP, this game could see the return of Chris Gayle and Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Glenn Maxwell and Jimmy Neesham haven’t lived up to their potential and could face the axe. On the injury side, there seems to be no worry for KXIP.
Probable Playing XIs
KXIP – KL Rahul (c/wk), Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell/Chris Gayle, Karun Nair, Jimmy Neesham, Sarfaraz Khan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi
CSK – Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (c/wk), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar
Top Captaincy Picks for KXIP vs CSK GoodGamer Fantasy Contest
Kings XI Punjab
Mayank Agarwal – With a century and a fifty each so far in the four games, Agarwal will be aiming to continue his blistering form against CSK. He has smashed 246 runs with 24 fours and 11 sixes at an awe-inspiring strike rate of 166.21.
Mohammed Shami – He has been among the wickets (eight scalps in four matches) but has failed to deliver in the death overs. Focusing more on yorkers towards the end overs is something Shami will have to work on.
Chennai Super Kings
Ambati Rayudu – The 35-year-old Rayudu, who scored a match-winning 71 in the tournament-opener before missing the next two games due to an injury, couldn’t manage a healthy score on his comeback against SRH. But there’s no doubting his ability and CSK will be hoping that a big score from Rayudu is just around the corner.
Sam Curran – The Englishman has bowled his heart out and also been promoted up the batting order. The CSK management has shown a lot of faith in Curran and he’ll be looking to justify it by delivering a match-winning performance.
Budget Picks for KXIP vs CSK GoodGamer Fantasy Contest
Ravi Bishnoi – The 20-year-old legspinner has been KXIP’s most economical (7.81) bowler so far this season. As the tournament progresses, Bishnoi will be important to KXIP’s chances of securing a spot in the playoffs.
Nicholas Pooran – After getting out cheaply in the first couple of games, Pooran scored a brisk 44 against Mumbai Indians but couldn’t guide his side to a victory. Against CSK, he would be itching to write a different story.
Deepak Chahar – He has bowled well with the new ball—five wickets in four games—and would be aiming to replicate his good form.
KXIP vs CSK GoodGamer Fantasy Team
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