Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings Highlights today – 53rd Match, Indian Premier League 2020 from Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi Sunday, 11-01-2020.
Definitely not my last game in yellow, says Dhoni. Faf is fit, so he’s back. Watson is out. Tahir is in for Santner. Shardul is in for Karn. Maxi misses out, Neesham comes in. Arshdeep is out and Mayank comes in for KXIP.
MS Dhoni won the toss and KXIP will bat first.
Kings XI Punjab team: 1 Mayank Agarwal, 2 KL Rahul (capt, wk), 3 Chris Gayle, 4 Nicholas Pooran, 5 Mandeep Singh, 6 Deepak Hooda, 7 Jimmy Neesham, 8 Chris Jordan, 9 M Ashwin, 10 Mohammed Shami, 11 Ravi Bishnoi.
Chennai Super Kings team: 1 Ruturaj Gaikwad, 2 Faf du Plessis, 3 Ambati Rayudu, 4 MS Dhoni (capt & wk), 5 N Jagadeesan, 6 Ravindra Jadeja, 7 Sam Curran, 8 Shardul Thakur, 9 Deepak Chahar, 10 Imran Tahir, 11 Lungi Ngidi.
The heavy defeats for the Capitals and the Royal Challengers mean the Kings XI Punjab now have a higher net run rate (NRR) than both those teams. That means a win by any margin in their last game, against the Chennai Super Kings, will keep the Kings XI above the team that loses Monday’s Capitals-Royal Challengers game. (The winner of that game will qualify with 16 points.)
If the Sunrisers Hyderabad win their last match, they will go through for sure, which means the Kings XI will also have to ensure their NRR stays above that of the winner of the game between the Rajasthan Royals and the Kolkata Knight Riders. Here is how that situation pans out.
If the Kings XI score 180 and win by a run, the Royals will have to win by 65 runs (if they score 180) or in fewer than 13 overs (if chasing 160) to go past the Kings XI’s NRR. For the Knight Riders, the corresponding margins are 85 runs and 9.3 overs. Those look to be fairly difficult asks, so the Kings XI Punjab should be quite safe if they seal a victory on Sunday.
Match Timings: 10:00 GMT | 14:00 Local
Umpires – Virender Sharma, Pashchim Pathak
TV Umpires – Chris Gaffaney
Match Referee – Manu Nayyar
Reserve Umpire – Ulhas Gandhe
Match number – Dream 11 IPL 2020 Match 53