Kings XI Punjab will be playing on their home ground on 15th April 2018 when they take on Chennai Super Kings. This is expected to be another exciting game with a former CSK player now captaining the Kings XI.
|Match||Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings, 12th Match|
|Date||Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ( 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL )|
|Venue||Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali|
The Mohali pitch is a great batting wicket. Fast bowlers should not expect too much help in the beginning unless the batsmen play dangerous and irresponsible shots. Expect scores in the vicinity of 170 to 190.
So, if Kings XI Punjab wins the toss, you can expect it to bat first, considering it has a great top order batting line up with Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul and Karun Nair. The same players will be expected to perform with the bat if Kings XI is chasing a target.
Kings XI Punjab have been one of the most inconsistent teams from the inception of the IPL. Somehow, they have not been able to get the right mix of batsmen and bowlers and this lets them down.
With Dhoni leading Chennai Super Kings, you can expect the team to perform well, as usual. This said, chances are high that Chennai Super Kings will win the match against Kings XI Punjab. Here are the reasons:
MS Dhoni is one of the best captains in the limited over format. He is also a run scorer.
Kings XI Punjab does not have a wicket-taking bowler besides Andrew Tye and this will end up haunting them.
R. Ashwin has no experience in captaining a team in T20 cricket.
Chennai has a balanced batting lineup with Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav and Sam Billings.
Chennai Super Kings have penetrative pace bowling, and the only department they lack in is spin, as they are too dependent on Harbhajan Singh.