The Chennai Super Kings are sitting pretty at the top of the IPL 2019 leaderboard. They have also comfortably qualified for the IPL 2019 playoffs along with Delhi and Mumbai. Now, they will be playing their final league game before the playoffs begin, a CSK vs KXIP clash.
Meanwhile, the Kings XI Punjab are down in 7th and have a slim chance of qualifying. This is because, they only also, have one league match and there are 2 points up for grabs. So, in other words, this CSK vs KXIP match is merely for bragging rights.
There have been a total of 20 CSK vs KXIP clashing in IPL’s 12-year history. The Super Kings have laid claim to 12 wins compared to the Kings XI’s 8. The Chennai Super Kings also lead the high score statistic with a 240-run score compared to 231. In the lowest score department, CSK have 120 compared to KXIP’s 92. Coming to the IPL 2019 season, during the Chennai Super Kings home leg, the host won by 22 runs.
Predicted Playing 11
Weather and pitch report
Since the match is set to commence at 4PM, it will obviously be very hot in Mohali. However, some cloud cover is expected but no rain, so the dew factor will not come into play at any point in the match.
The pitch in Mohali offers some good bounce which can benefit the pace attack of either team. However, it has slowed down significantly over the years and has become a batsman’s hunting ground.
Prediction for match result
In all honesty, the edge goes to the Chennai Super Kings in this CSK vs KXIP tie. This is inspite of the fact that it is an away game. As it turns out, CSK have won their last game, so they have the momentum. Punjab on the other hand, have lost their last game and it will be difficult for them.
As mentioned before, CSK have nothing to lose and Punjab has a very very small chance. So, will Chennai romp to a 4th IPL crown, or will other qualifiers put a damper to their machinations?