CSK vs KXIP
The Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab have spent most of their time in the IPL at opposite ends of the table, with Chennai fighting to win titles while the Kings XI Punjab team has been towards the bottom of the standings. CSK vs KXIP should still be a good game despite that, and the Kings XI Punjab are trying their best to get competitive and make their mark.
If we are talking about powerhouses of Indian cricket, then the Chennai Super Kings is one of those. They have won the IPL title three times so far, and it would be no surprise to see them win further titles in the future. They play their home games at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, and that has become somewhat of a fortress for them over the past few years.
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The Kings XI Punjab team has struggled to make their mark. Other than winning the league and finishing overall runners up back in 2014, the team has only made the playoffs on one other occasion; this is a team that needs success soon. They play their home games at the PCA Stadium, which is located in Mohali.
CSK vs KXIP 2018
The CSK vs KXIP 2018 clash resulted in a comfortable win for Chennai. They won the toss and put Punjab in to bat, bowling them out for 153 to give themselves a comfortable target to aim for. Karun Nadir top-scored for the Kings XI with 54 runs from 26 balls, but that was nowhere near enough for his team to repel Chennai.
The best bowler on the day, and also man of the match was Chennai’s Lungi Ngidi, who took four wickets for just ten runs. Shardul Thakur and Dwayne Bravo backed him up nicely too, with two wickets each. When it came to Chennai using the bat, they were led by Suresh Raina, who scored an unbeaten 61 from 48 balls to comfortably take his team over the line. This was a win by five wickets, with five balls to spare, but if needed Chennai had another gear, they could have used.
CSK vs KXIP 2019 Scorecard
The CSK vs KXIP 2019 scorecard shows much of the same as the 2018 meeting, dominance for Chennai without them needing to excel. In this one, they opted to bat first and saw Faf du Plessis lead them with 54 from 38 balls. As he has done on many other occasions, MS Dhoni saw them over the line, scoring 37 not out from 23 balls to round off the innings. The Kings XI Punjab took just three wickets in this innings, and it was Ravichandran Ashwin who took them all with his spin bowling.
When the Kings XI Punjab came out to bat, they struggled to keep up with the run rate required, falling further behind as the game went on. Chennai was very economical in this one, restricting the batsman to scoring at a lower rate than they would have liked. The Kings XI got to the end of their innings, but only managed to put 138/5 on the board.
Sarfaraz Khan top-scored for them with 67 from 59 balls, but K. L. Rahul was the only other player to hit double figures with his 55. Harbhajan Singh led the way with the ball for Chennai, taking two wickets and conceding just 17 runs in the process.
CSK vs KXIP Prediction
The previous meeting is one to note when trying to make a CSK vs KXIP prediction. This was a game that KXIP won, and they did so in quite comfortable fashion. They won by six wickets with two overs to spare, chasing down the 170 put on the board by Chennai with ease, can they repeat that performance next time these two meet?
CSK vs KXIP Live
While the Kings XI are doing all they can to improve as a team and compete with the likes of Chennai, this will be a game that Chennai fans are looking forward to more than Kings XI fans. Those looking to watch the game can do so thanks to the many TV deals that the IPL has in place around the world.
These also include deals for companies to live stream games online, so those who want to can watch live over the internet rather than on TV. The Super Kings have dominated in recent season, but the Kings XI are trying to make a comeback and show they can play with the best in this league, something that is going to make this game an incredibly intriguing one to way for fans.
If you want to know how to watch this game and others from the IPL, then take a look at your local listings to find out which TV company or internet streaming company has the rights for games in your area so you can tune in.
CSK vs KXIP Head to Head
The CSK vs KXIP head to head stats shows that while Chennai does have the upper hand here, the games between these two have not been as one-sided as you would expect.
Games played: 22
Chennai wins: 13
Kings XI Punjab wins: 9
The Kings XI Punjab seem to perform better than expected against Chennai when they meet based on the figures above. That is backed up by the stats from the games over the past two seasons, each team has won one of the two encounters.
One thing that does look important is home-field advantage, as the games over the last two years have all been won by the team playing at home. That gives Chennai the edge here, but as the stats show, this will not be a walk in the park for them.
If the Kings XI Punjab is to get up the table and succeed in the playoffs moving forward, then they need to keep up their record against this CSK team, and also improve it against others.
55th Match, (D/N) at Mohali, May 5 2019
Chennai Super Kings 170/5 vs Kings XI Punjab 173/4 (18/20 ov, target 171)
Kings XI won by 6 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
Apr 6, 2019 – 18th Match at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
Chennai Super Kings 160/3 (20 ov) vs Kings XI Punjab 138/5 (20 ov)
Chennai Super Kings won by 22 runs
Best Batsman: Sarfaraz Khan 67 (59) & Best Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin 3/23 (4)
56th match, (N) at Pune, May 20 2018
Kings XI Punjab 153 vs Chennai Super Kings 159/5 (19.1/20 ov, target 154)
Super Kings won by 5 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
12th match, (N) at Mohali, Apr 15 2018
Kings XI Punjab 197/7 vs Chennai Super Kings 193/5 (20 ov, target 198)
Kings XI won by 4 runs
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