IPL 2020, CSK vs KXIP Match 53: MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings vs KL Rahul's Kings XI Punjab Predicted Playing 11 Today Match, Head-to-Head Record, Playoffs race, Points Table, Orange Cap and Purple Cap Latest Table

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Kings XI Punjab batsman Mandeep Singh in action against Chennai Super Kings in the first-leg.   -  BCCI/IPL

Hello and welcome to Match 53 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 in UAE. Chennai Super Kings takes on Kings XI Punjab in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

Chennai Super Kings has won the toss and has opted to field.

Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), N Jagadeesan, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir

Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, James Neesham, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami

CSK vs KXIP, IPL 2020 Live Score Updates: Rahul's Punjab vs Dhoni's Chennai in Abu Dhabi  

The question on everyone's mind: will Mayank Agarwal play today vs MS Dhoni's Chennai? Is Mayank fit? Will he be available for the knockouts should Punjab qualify? Speaking of knockouts, Mumbai became the first team to qualify for the last four after Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders earlier this week.

Rohit Sharma's men then sealed a top-two finish with an emphatic nine-wicket win over Delhi Capitals on Saturday. Chennai, meanwhile, are out of the playoff race but can play party spoiler if they beat Punjab today. Kings XI, on the other hand, needs to beat Chennai to remain in contention.

Head-to-head: (22 matches - CSK 13 | KXIP 9)

The two teams have faced each other 22 times in the IPL so far, with CSK holding a 13-9 head-to-head win/loss record over KXIP.

PLAYOFF SCENARIOS FOR KL Rahul's Kings XI Punjab

If the Sunrisers Hyderabad win their last match against Mumbai on Tuesday, they will go through on account of their superior Net Run Rate. Hence, not only do Punjab need to beat CSK today but they also have to ensure that their NRR is better than the winner of the evening encounter between the Rajasthan Royals and the Kolkata Knight Riders.  It helps that the Kings's NRR is better than Royal Challengers Bangalore's. Virat Kohli's men lost to Sunrisers on Saturday, making the Monday clash between RCB and DC a shoot-out for the second spot. With four games left in the group stage, six teams are still in the fray for the three other spots. Mumbai has already qualified and has guaranteed itself a top-two finish.

 

- Kings XI was on a high winning five games on the bounce before it lost to Rajasthan on Friday. Out of the playoffs race, the Super Kings will play for pride. Here's our preview - READ

IPL 2020 Points Table & Team Standings

TEAMSPWLPointsNRR
Mumbai Indians (Q)139418+1.296
Royal Challengers Bangalore137614-0.145
Delhi Capitals137614-0.159
Sunrisers Hyderabad136712+0.555
Kings XI Punjab136712-0.133
Rajasthan Royals136712-0.377
Kolkata Knight Riders136712-0.467
Chennai Super Kings (X)135810-0.532

READ | IPL 2020: All-round Mumbai seals top-two finish with nine-wicket win over Delhi

Last meeting in IPL 2020:

KXIP (178/4 in 20 overs) lost to CSK (181/0 in 17.4 overs) by 10 wickets.

Earlier this season, the sides had squared off in Dubai on October 4, Sunday. Chennai beat Punjab by 10 wickets at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in UAE on the back of unbeaten 80-plus scores from openers Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson. Kings XI skipper K. L. Rahul scored a half-century against the Super Kings as well.

- Sunil Gavaskar, in his column for Sportstar, analyses CSK’s poor show in the ongoing Indian Premier League and attributes it to the team's poor batting - READ

- Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming took solace from finding the “right player” in Ruturaj Gaikwad as he dealt with the mixed emotions of notching up victories after being knocked out of playoffs contention in the IPL - READ

- MS Dhoni heaped praise on young Maharashtra batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad after Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by six wickets in Match 49 of IPL 2020 at the Dubai International Stadium on Thursday - READ

-LISTEN IN| In E07 of our IPL podcast, our correspondents discuss the biggest talking points surrounding the Indian squads that will tour Australia later this year, a tight competition for the knockouts in IPL 2020 and what Chennai Super Kings' exit from the tournament this season means for the side.

 

IPL 2020 Form guide: (last 5 matches | win:loss)

CSK - The franchise has two wins from its last five games (2:3)

KXIP - The team has four victories in its last five matches (4:1)

Overall, CSK has won the IPL thrice, while KXIP has made only one final (2014 vs Kolkata Knight Riders) in the tournament thus far.

Cricket Australia (CA) has confirmed dates and venues for India tour. Virat Kohli's India will play the limited-overs leg in Sydney and Canberra ahead of four-match Test series starting with a day-night Test in Adelaide. India will also play two warm-up matches against an Australia A squad - a three-day red-ball game at Drummoyne Oval between December 6-8, followed by a three-day, day-night match at the SCG from December 11-13.

You can find the Indian cricket team list for the Australia series here - India squad for Australia series: Rohit Sharma not part of India squads for tour Down Under

 

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THE BEST PERFORMERS THIS SEASON (From Chennai Super Kings & Kings XI Punjab)

Most runs

1) K. L. Rahul (KXIP) - 641

2) Faf du Plessis (CSK) - 401

3) Mayank Agarwal (KXIP) - 398

4) Nicholas Pooran (KXIP) - 351

5) Ambati Rayudu (CSK) - 329

Most Wickets

1) Mohammed Shami (KXIP) - 20

2) Sam Curran (CSK) - 13

3) Ravi Bishnoi (KXIP) -12

4) Deepak Chahar (CSK) - 12

5) Murugan Ashwin (KXIP) - 10

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Predicted Playing XI OF CSK AND KXIP

Chennai Super Kings Predicted XI

1. Shane Watson (Overseas)

2. Faf du Plessis (Overseas)

3. Ambati Rayudu

4. Ruturaj Gaikwad

5. N Jagadeesan

6. M. S. Dhoni (C & Wk)

7. Ravindra Jadeja

8. Dwayne Bravo (Overseas)

9. Piyush Chawla

10. Deepak Chahar

11. Josh Hazlewood (Overseas)

Kings XI Punjab Predicted XI

1. K. L. Rahul (C & Wk)

2. Chris Gayle (Overseas)

3. Mayank Agarwal

4. Glenn Maxwell (Overseas)

5. Mandeep Singh

6. Sarfaraz Khan

7. Krishnappa Gowtham

8. Chris Jordan (Overseas)

9. Murugan Ashwin

10. Mohammed Shami

11. Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Overseas)

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PURPLE AND ORANGE CAP HOLDERS

Kings XI Punjab KL Rahul: 641 runs

Mumbai Indians Jasprit Bumrah: 23 wickets

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CSK and KXIP Full Squads

Chennai Super Kings: Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (Captain & Wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Kedar Jadhav, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Lungi Ngidi, Karn Sharma, Josh Hazlewood, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, R. Sai Kishore, N Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif

Kings XI Punjab: K. L. Rahul (Capt.), Glenn Maxwell, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Sheldon Cottrell, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Arshdeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen, M. Ashwin, J. Suchith, Harpreet Brar, Darshan Nalkande, James Neesham, Chris Jordan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Tajinder Singh Dhillon, Nicholas Pooran, Prabhsimran Singh.

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Time: 3.30 pm (IST)