Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction IPL 2019- Kings XI Punjab v Chennai Super Kings

Shane Watson - Chennai Super Kings
Shane Watson - Chennai Super Kings
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The match between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali is excepted to be inconsequential.


Punjab have made things very difficult for themselves after losing the last match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. They are with 10 points after five wins and eight losses from 13 matches. Punjab's net run rate is also negative which further affects their chances of making the final cut.

There is only one condition under which KXIP can qualify to the playoffs i.e if each of Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders lose their last match and Punjab win their last game by an insane margin, which appears to be highly unlikely.

 
KL Rahul and Chris Gayle will open the batting for the team. Nicholas Pooran and Sam Curran showed in the last match that they have the ability to clear the fence at will. Punjab will have three spinners in Ravichandran Ashwin, Murugan Ashwin and Mujeeb Ur Rahman, while Mohammed Shami will be their lead pacer.

With nine wins and four losses from 13 matches, Chennai Super Kings are most likely to finish in the top two and move to Qualifier 1. They will be led by the fit-again MS Dhoni who had an instant impact in the last match with an unbeaten 44 and two lightning-quick stumpings.

Chennai do have a few loopholes in their side but they are a momentum team and are capable of covering those weaknesses on their day.

 

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.

 

Kings XI Punjab - Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Nicholas Pooran, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh

Chennai Super Kings- Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Chennai Super Kings

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Lokesh Rahul (Kings XI Punjab), Shane Watson (Chennai Super Kings)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Kings XI Punjab), Imran Tahir (Chennai Super Kings)

Most boundaries – Lokesh Rahul (Kings XI Punjab), Shane Watson (Chennai Super Kings)

Team Scores Batting First – Kings XI Punjab 160+, Chennai Super Kings 170+

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.

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