IPL 2020, KXIP vs CSK: Kings XI Punjab have lost three out of four matches so far.© BCCI / IPL
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) have only had one win out of their four matches in the IPL 2020 so far. KXIP was better from both sides but couldn’t close the matches mainly due to their poor death bowling -screen. Another thing that has come to haunt them is their over-reliance on their openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal, who have done most of the scoring for them. CSK, on the other hand, started the tournament well and recorded a victory over defending champion Mumbai Indians on the opening day of the season. Since then, MS Dhoni’s side have bottomed out, with three consecutive losses.
Although the two sides have the same number of points, they can be distinguished by the brand of cricket they played this season. KXIP openers are the tournament’s top two run scorers, while their two fast bowlers Mohammed Shami and West Indian recruit Sheldon Cottrell are among the top five leading wicket-takers this season. CSK, on the other hand, has only one batsman in the top 15, with Faf du Plessis in third place.
Despite a bad run, CSK will draw confidence in beating KXIP 13 times in 22 matches, with one Champions League T20 victory. Kings XI Punjab have won eight times, including a Super Over win.
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) v Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
Go to Head Match Stats
CSK won: 13
KXIP won: 9
The young side led by KL Rahul will try to make the most of the vulnerabilities of MS Dhoni’s team, while the Chennai-based franchise will try to put in a complete performance and make a strong statement with a win.
With games coming thick and fast, both teams will have to rack up their shocks and be at the top of their game if they want to get their campaign back on track.
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