Kings XI Punjab will be hosting the undefeated team of the IPL so far Chennai Super Kings at their home, PCA Stadium Mohali in the night game on Sunday, 15th April. Dhoni’s men in yellow have faced plenty of setbacks in the last week as their home venue has got shifted along with injuries to few key players. KXIP was defeated by RCB at Bangalore as their batting crashed in front of Umesh Yadav.
Here is how the Probable XI Fantasy of both the teams shapes up:
KL Rahul (WK), Karun Nair, Mayank Agarwal, Ambati Rayudu, Sam Billings (BAT), Dwayne Bravo, Marcus Stoinis, Shane Watson (AR), Mujeeb Zadran, Andrew Tye, R Ashwin (BWL)
Chennai Super Kings:
The team in yellow that has returned to the IPL after a two-year suspension. The return has been nothing but spectacular. They have a perfect record of two in two.Chasing the total in both the matches has proved profitable for them as both the chases have been converted into wins.
Sam Billings played a heroic innings to take Chennai home. Shane Watson started off with a blast, he scored 42 from 19 balls. Rayudu gave a great company with 39 off 26 balls. Billings then sealed off the victory with 56 runs from 23 balls.
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Injuries have plagued the Chennai team as even Raina is out of contention. Murali Vijay is fit and is expected to be slotted indirectly. For FAF Du Plessis to return they will have to replace Imran Tahir with Karn Sharma and make another change in the line-up.
Playing XI Probable
Harbhajan Singh, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, MS Dhoni (c & wk), FAF Du Plessis/Murali Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Ambati Rayudu, Imran Tahir/Karn Sharma, Deepak Chahar, Sam Billings, Shardul Thakur
Kings XI Punjab:
After picking up a win in their first win against Delhi Daredevils in a smashing manner, Punjab struggled to match up versus Royal Challengers Bangalore. Their batting started off well Agarwal and KL Rahul blasting their bats off again. Yadav’s spirited bowling stopped Punjab from getting a big total.
KL Rahul top-scored in the last match with 47. He was helped well by his state-player Karun Nair. Later, the captain R.Ashwin also chipped in with a crucial knock of 33. KXIP’s bowling was extremely disciplined except Mohit Sharma who leaked runs.
One worry for Punjab will be Yuvraj’s struggle. They can bring the experienced Manoj Tiwary in the team in his place. They can look at Barindar Sran or Ankit Rajpoot in place of Mohit Sharma if needed.
Playing XI Probable:
Yuvraj Singh/Manoj Tiwary, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Aaron Finch, Mayank Agarwal, Mohit Sharma/Ankit Rajpoot/Barinder Sran, Karun Nair, Lokesh Rahul (wk), Axar Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Mujeeb Ur Rahman