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

Dhoni will be looking to get Chennai Super Kings back on track
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The first match of the double-header Saturday will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab at Chennai's home ground at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.

Chennai Super Kings were dethroned from the top of the points table after the defeat in their last match against Mumbai Indians. They had Mumbai pinned down for about the first 16 overs but Chennai's death bowlers Dwayne Bravo and Shardul Thakur did not have answers to the late blitz by Hardik Pandya Kieron Pollard.

Jason Behrendorff then knocked out both Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu, making it very difficult for Chennai to get going. Wickets kept getting toppled at regular intervals as Chennai lost the match by a huge margin.


Kings XI Punjab had contrasting fortunes in the last game against Delhi Capitals till around 37 out of the total 40 overs. Delhi Capitals were in control of the match but suddenly lost their way towards the end.

Some excellent death bowling from Sam Curran, which included a hat-trick, helped the team win the match by 14 runs. Curran was replacing the injured Chris Gayle and did his job brilliantly by winning the Man of the Match award.

While Chennai Super Kings played just three overseas players in the last match, Kings XI Punjab have also not been able to settle with a particular playing XI. Both teams would make a few changes in their final XI as they step out on the MA Chidambaram Stadium.

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

 

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

Kings XI Punjab- KL Rahul, Sam Curran, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen, Ravichandran Ashwin, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

 

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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