MS Dhoni-led CSK has lost three consecutive games and is placed at the bottom of the IPL 2020
Points Table while KXIP is just above them after two back to back losses.
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Apart from Ambati Rayudu and Faf du Plessis, none of the CSK batsmen have oozed confidence, with
On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab
has different worries, the team has enough firepower in batting and quality bowling, but it seems to lose the plot somehwhere in the middle from which it doesn't recover.
Although death bowling has also been a concern for KXIP, they will fancy their chances against an out-of-form CSK on Sunday. KXIP wouldn't be too happy with their head-to-head record, which reads 13-9 in CSK's favour.
With both sides looking to climb up the points table as soon as possible, we should be in for a thrilling encounter in Dubai to close out what promises to be an entertaining double-header Sunday.
IPL 2020, Match 18: KXIP vs CSK Pitch report
The pitch at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium is decent for batting and bowling, with the average score hovering around 170 in the last few games we have seen. With dew factor, both KXIP and CSK would look to chase.
KL Rahul (C), Karun Nair, Mohammed Shami, Nicholas Pooran, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Hardus Viljoen, Darshan Nalkande, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin, K Gowtham, J Suchith, Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Deepak Hooda, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, James Neesham, Chris Jordan, Tajinder Dhillon, Prabhsimran Singh, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin
(C), Murali Vijay, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Mitchell Santner, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Piyush Chawla, Monu Kumar, N Jagadeesan, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, R Sai Kishore, Lungi Ngidi and Josh Hazlewood