CSK vs KXIP, IPL 2020 Live Score: Chennai Super Kings will face Kings XI Punjab in the 53rd match of the Indian Premier League 2020 in Abu Dhabhi. Already ousted from the playoff race, MS Dhoni & Co will be playing their last game this season and hope to end the journey on a positive note. For the first time in the IPL history, they will finish the tournament at the bottom of the points table. While CSK play for pride, it’s a must-win situation for Rahul’s Kings XI. A 7-wicket loss to Rajasthan Royals has already made their way to playoffs tougher. Even if they win this game, their chances will be hanging by a thread until the other match results go in their favour.
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Milestones awaiting for KXIP players
* 4: Number of sixes required by Chris Gayle to become the leading six hitter for KXIP in the IPL
* 2: Catches required by Maxwell to complete 27 catches for KXIP in the IPL. It will be the 2nd most catches taken by a player for KXIP in the IPL
* 23: Runs required by Nicholas Pooran to reach 3000 T20 runs
* 107: Runs required by KL Rahul to 2000 runs for KXIP, will be the first Indian and 2nd overall to reach this milestone
KL Rahul speaks before CSK face-off
“It’s very clear for us that we need to win that game. So we need to focus on what our strengths are and what our positives are. We’ll take the learnings from the game we played today but the next game is going to be completely different because we’re playing a day game. So it’s important that we assess the conditions really quickly and not forget how hard we’ve had to work to even give ourselves a chance to come in the top-four,” said KXIP skipper KL Rahul after losing to RR.
KXIP predicted XI vs CSK
KXIP Predicted XI against CSK: KL Rahul (Captain/Wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Mandeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
CSK predicted XI vs KXIP
CSK predicted XI vs KXIP: Shane Watson, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, N Jagadeesan, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Mitchell Santner, Karn Sharma, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi
KXIP vs CSK since 2018
April 15, 2018 – Kings XI Punjab won by 4 runs
May 20, 2018 – Chennai Super Kings won by 5 wickets
April 6, 2019 – Chennai Super Kings won by 22 runs
May 5, 2019 – Kings XI Punjab won by 6 wickets
October 4, 2020 – Chennai Super Kings won by 10 wickets
CSK vs KXIP Live Updates | MS Dhoni speaks ahead of last game
“It is very important to be relevant in the tournament. It was very important for us to give it our best. We are not in a position to qualify for the next stage but we have had a glimpse of people who can play for us in the coming seasons,” CSK Skipper MS Dhoni on KXIP face-off.
Sam Curran – Big positive for CSK
Sam Curran has been most impressive all-rounder for CSK this season. He has scored 186 runs off 141 balls faced at SR of 131.91 for CSK this season. Curran has batted at various batting positions for CSK this season as per the requirement of the team.
* With 13 wickets scalped this season he is the leading wicket taker for CSK in IPL. He has bowled most of his overs in powerplay and has been economical but has picked only 3 wickets in powerplay.
KL Rahul’s Strike Rate comparison
PowerPlay strike rate -123.56
Middle Overs strike rate – 122.33
Death-overs strike rate – 188.67
IPL 2020 Live Score | Most wickets for CSK in IPL 2020
Sam Curran – 13 Matches, 13 Wickets
Deepak Chahar – 13 Matches, 12 Wickets
Shardul Thakur – 8 Matches, 9 Wickets
Lungi Ngidi – 3 Matches, 6 Wickets
Sheikh Zayed Stadium – Venue Insights
Highest Team Total: 206/4 By Kings XI Punjab Against Chennai Super Kings in 2014
Lowest Team Total: 70/10 By Royal Challengers Bangalore Against Rajasthan Royals in 2014
Highest Individual Score: 107 By Ben Stokes (Rajasthan Royals) Against Mumbai Indians in 2020
Best Bowling Figures: 5/20 By Varun Chakravarthy (Kolkata Knight Riders) Against Delhi Capitals in 2020
Highest Partnership: 152 By Sanju Samson And Ben Stokes (Rajasthan Royals) For 3rd Wicket Against Mumbai Indians in 2020
Win Rate Batting First: 20% (2 Won; 8 Lost)
Milestones for CSK players
* 15: Runs needed by Ruturaj Gaikwad to complete 1000 T20 runs
* 6: Wickets required by Josh Hazlewood to reach 50 T20 wickets
* 5: Wickets needed by Mitchell Santner to complete 100 T20 wickets
CSK vs KXIP Live Updates | Chris Gayle vs CSK bowlers
vs Karn Sharma – 2 innings, 1 run, 2 dismissal
vs Piyush Chawla – 10 innings, 116 runs, 1 dismissal
vs Ravindra Jadeja – 3 innings, 42 runs, 1 dismissal
vs Imran tahir – 3 innings, 39 runs, 0 dismissal
KXIP’s worry – Ravi Bishnoi losing steam
Ravi Bishnoi have been a revelation this season picking up 12 wickets for KXIP, 2nd most by a bowler this season. But he has been a bit under par in the last 6 matches going wicketless in 3 matches. He has picked up 4 wickets at an economy of 6.25.
In Abu Dhabi, His average of 89 is his worst among all the venues.
CSK at different venues in UAE
Abu Dhabi – Played 3 | Won 1 | Lost 2
Dubai – Played 7 | Won 4 | Lost 3
Sharjah – Played 3 | Won 0 | Lost 3
* The next clash against KXIP is scheduled at Abu Dhabi where they have just 33% win record this IPL season. Out of the 5 wins for CSK, 4 have come while chasing a target in IPL 2020.
IPL 2020 Live Score | MS Dhoni’s worst season
Fewest Runs – 200
Lowest Average – 25
Second-lowest Strike Rate – 116.27
Fewest Sixes – 7
Man of the match awards – 0
KXIP in last 5 matches
vs RR – lost by 7 wickets
vs KKR – won by 8 wickets
vs SRH – won by 12 runs
vs DC – won by 5 wickets
vs MI – match tied; won in 2nd Super Over
CSK in last 5 matches
vs KKR – Won by 6 wickets
vs RCB – Won by 8 wickets
vs MI - Lost by 10 wickets
vs RR – Lost by 7 wickets
vs DC – Lost by 5 wickets
CSK vs KXIP – head to head
Matches – 22
CSK Win – 13
KXIP Win – 8
Kings XI Punjab squad
Kings XI Punjab Squad: KL Rahul(w/c), Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, James Neesham, Karun Nair, Krishnappa Gowtham, Sheldon Cottrell, Sarfaraz Khan, Hardus Viljoen, Jagadeesha Suchith, Ishan Porel, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Tajinder Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Simran Singh, Harpreet Brar
CSK vs KXIP Live Score: KXIP in IPL 2020
The journey of Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2020 is no less than a Bollywood movie script. They languished at the bottom and then jumped up after 4 victories on the trot. A loss against RR has created a suspense over their qualification to playoffs. Currently they have 12 points from 13 games and desperately win the CSK clash.
Chennai Super Kings Squad
Chennai Super Kings Squad: Shane Watson, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), N Jagadeesan, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Faf du Plessis, Shardul Thakur, Josh Hazlewood, Kedar Jadhav, Imran Tahir, Piyush Chawla, Murali Vijay, Monu Kumar, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, KM Asif
CSK’s journey in IPL 2020
Honestly, it was heart-breaking. No CSK in playoffs for the first time in the IPL history is enough to explain their rough season. 10 points from 13 games, placed at the 8th spot – that has been the story of 3-time title winners in IPL 2020 and today they play the last match against KXIP.
IPL 2020 Live Score, CSK vs KXIP
Hello and welcome to the live blog of 53rd IPL 2020 match between Chennai Super Kings and Kings Xi Punjab in Abu Dhabi. The contest will pit KL Rahul and MS Dhoni against each other. For CSK, it’s just the last game before returning home. But pressure is on KXIP as their chances to playoffs are at stake. Win is the only option for Rahul & Co.