Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab
The eighteenth encounter of the IPL 2020 between CSK and KXIP is going to be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai on October 4th 2020.
CSK vs KXIP History:
The teams completed 22 meetings, till date. CSK won 13 times and KXIP won 9 times.
The teams met six times at the home ground of CSK. CSK won 4 matches. KXIP won just twice, one of them was tied and the team won in super over.
The teams met 6 times at the home ground of KXIP. The host won thrice, and lost the same number of times.
The teams played 10 times at the neutral venue. CSK won 6 times. KXIP won 4 times.
Victory brings points:
In the group stage, the winner will earn 2 points and the defeating team will earn 0 points.
The weather forecast for Dubai shows the weather would be pretty clear and hot during the match. The precipitation would be between 0% to 5% as of now, so there would be no chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be 32-33 Celsius. The wind would be around 8 to 19 km/h throughout the match. The speed of wind and temperature would decrease as the match progressed.
Toss and Pitch (Record of International Matches):
Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 38 times out of 62 matches. The selection favored the teams, and the teams won 21 times, while lost 16 times with one tie. On the other hand, the team chose to field first after winning the toss, won 11 times and lost 13 times. Overall, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches 32 times and lost 29 times.
The first batting team won the matches 34 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 27 times.
The lowest defended total was 118 at the venue. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 180 on the ground.
The first inning lowest total was 71, and the highest total was 211 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 73 runs (completed innings), whereas the highest was 187 runs.
The batting average of the first innings is 21.37 and 19.06 is for the second innings.
Toss and Pitch (Record of IPL 2020):
Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened 6 times in 7 games. The selection didn’t favor the teams, yet and all 6 times the toss winning team lost the match, though the teams lost the match in super over twice. On the other hand, the team chose to bat first after winning the toss, in the only game and the team won it. Overall, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches just once and lost 6 times, including that two super over defeats.
The first batting team won the matches 5 times with two ties. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, never won, yet.
The lowest defended total was 157 on the venue, though it was tied, and the lowest successful defended target was 163. No highest successful chase happened, yet.
The first inning lowest total was 157, and the highest total was 206 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 109 runs, whereas the highest was 201 runs.
The batting average of the first innings is 37.58 and 19.35 is for the second innings.
History Between the Teams:
Both the teams never faced each other at the venue. The upcoming encounter will be the first between the teams.
Teams History at Venue:
CSK got four opportunities to play at the place. The team won twice in 2014 and lost twice in the current tournament. KXIP got three opportunities to play at the venue. The team won twice and lost once, but the result of that match was tied and the team lost it in super over.
Tentative XI for both the Teams:
Chennai Super Kings:
The team would prefer to go with an unchanged eleven but may change the batting order.
Chennai Super Kings Eleven: S. Watson, F. du Plessis, DJ. Bravo, A. Rayudu, K. Jadhav, MS. Dhoni, S. Curran, R. Jadeja, P. Chawla, S. Thakur, D. Chahar
Kings XI Punjab:
The team may go with some changes and try M. Singh and / or D. Hooda in place of K. Nair and / S. Khan.
Kings XI Punjab Eleven: KL. Rahul, M. Agarwal, N. Pooran, G. Maxwell, D. Hooda / S. Khan, M. Singh, J. Neesham / C. Jordan, K. Gowtham / M. Ashwin, R. Bishnoi, M. Shami, S. Cottrell