CSK need a miracle to redeem season
Chennai Super Kings have everything going against them as they clash against the most unlucky side in the season so far, Kings XI Punjab. They appear short of ideas and form and have looked listless in the four games so far, winning just one of them. However, their superior record against Kings XI and the Rahul-led side’s own problems give CSK odds of 1.80 to win this game.
Kings XI Punjab have a solid batting line-up and have assembled a team banking on that strength. However, three games into the season, they seem imbalanced and all over the place. Their weak bowling attack gives them odds of just 2.00 in beating Chennai Super Kings.
Overall record favour Super Kings
Kings XI Punjab have managed to level wins with Chennai Super Kings in the last two years but overall, CSK still hold the edge with a 13-9 win-loss record over Kings XI Punjab. They have had a rough start to the season, but CSK have an experienced group of players known to turn things around in adversity.
RECOMMENDED BET: CSK showed they can bring matches close against SRH and against Punjab whom they have dominated in the past, CSK have better odds of 1.80 to notch up a win.
This season, both teams are at the bottom of the points table with two points after four games. Both have won once and lost thrice.
Keep an eye on…
MS Dhoni: MS Dhoni appeared short of breath in the game against Sunrisers after batting long and might have an exhaustion issue heading into this game. His batting position will be keenly watched after a less-than-ideal innings coming up the order last game.
Mayank Agarwal: Strong against pace and spin, Mayank Agarwal is a technically sound player and capable of taking the attack to Chennai’s bowling. Mayank has started the innings off with a bang this season and will be expected to do a similar job against Chennai.