KXIP vs CSK Match Prediction: The Sportsrush presents before you the Match Prediction of 55th match of IPL 2019.
Everything about the Kings XI Punjab taking on the Chennai Super Kings looks so wrong. A side that has now suffered the hurt of four straight defeats facing off against this year’s table toppers points at only one possible result. It is likely to be an encounter where Punjab are once again wiped the floor with, comprehensively defeated to further extend their floundering form.
With the Kings out of the tournament, this inconsequential match should see them come out and play freely with no burden on their backs. This might be the only thing which can offer solace to the franchisee as its players look to for one time showcase their stupendous abilities against a side who have befittingly nailed their position at the top.
KXIP vs CSK – What numbers suggest?
If the overall record is anything to go by between the two sides as well, this is an encounter that should see CSK extend their heavy grip over the encounter. In the 21 matches the two have met in till date, CSK have 13 wins to their name while KXIP come in a fair and square second with only 8.
KXIP vs CSK – Key battles
Chris Gayle vs Imran Tahir
Bring a spinner on against Gayle and sit back and relax. 9 out of 10 times, he’ll end up throwing his wicket away to the slower bowler, a verity he’s completely flummoxed against. Persistently battered and rattled by any delivery that has pace taken off it and spins before it pitches into him, Gayle has been a disaster class to see against the spinners.
He showed that Sunil Narine when Punjab played KKR and he’s bound to expose this contentious weaknesses against Imran Tahir as well. With CSK always turning to their outstanding spin department to imbed early wickets for them, Tahir will be given a go on against Gayle in the opening exchanges itself.
Mohammed Shami vs Faf du Plessis
The one and only bowler who has on a persistent basis profoundly bowled wicket to wicket to mass wickets at regular intervals, Shami will yet again be given the new ball. With Faf du Plessis back after recovering from an injury, he’ll square up immediately against Shami as he comes out to open for CSK.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 4, 2019
This promises to be a tantalising battle, one that is bound to see supreme cricketing skills come to the fore for both the players. Shami will get the ball to deviate, enticing Faf ominously. If Shami had thwart CSK’s openers bid to put on a big score early on, Punjab will be able to breathe a massive sigh of relief.
KXIP vs CSK Match Prediction
No matter how much we try to stack the winning percentage in Punjab’s favour it’s an outcome that is highly unlikely. Their supporters have long back lost all yearnings from the side, one clearly evident from the empty concourses in their backyard.
While Punjab do have the ability to reach a big score, it’s their bowling unit that will yet again pummel them. We find it extremely tough to emanate a match winnings perfromance against a CSK side that bespoke massive depth in the batting unit. Expect CSK to win this encounter and with it assert themselves of playing the first qualifier in their own stadium.