Each, Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Tremendous Kings have struggled to get going on this season to this point. Whereas KXIP boasts of many particular person performances, they could not reciprocate them in outcomes. Each the edges have misplaced three of their opening 4 matches and can goal for a turnaround once they meet in Dubai.
CSK have misplaced three matches in a row and at the same time as they welcomed the likes of Ambati Rayudu and Dwayne Bravo of their final match in opposition to Sunrisers Hyderabad, the facet fell quick by seven runs. KXIP, in the meantime, will hope for the middle-order to shine because it has largely been a two-man present within the batting, courtesy Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul.
Let’s check out a few of the key stats forward of the sport:
Head-to-head tie: Chennai Tremendous Kings lead the head-to-head rivalry in opposition to Kings XI Punjab with 12 wins in 21 IPL conferences. Nonetheless, each groups have gained two apiece of their final 4 conferences. And of their solely earlier assembly within the UAE, Kings XI had defeated CSK by six wickets by efficiently chasing 206.
On the venue: Chennai performed 4 matches in Dubai in IPL historical past – two every in 2014 and this season. Whereas that they had gained each the matches in 2014, they misplaced each the video games this time round. Kings XI performed three matches at this venue – two on this season and one in 2014 – and have a 2-1 win-loss document.
– The final time Chennai had misplaced 4 in a row was in 2010 IPL between 21 and 28 April. Can Chennai keep away from the streak?
– KXIP have the most effective powerplay common of two.25 with the ball, selecting seven wickets in 4 video games. Nonetheless, their loss of life over financial system fee of 15.33 is the worst this season. This quantity would possibly rise additional given CSK’s prowess within the slog overs this season, scoring at 12.05 runs per over.
– All seven video games at Dubai Worldwide Stadium have been gained by the workforce batting first. Will groups now decide in opposition to chasing at this venue?
– CSK’s greatest concern this season has been their opening pair that averages solely 13. And Shane Watson has managed solely 52 runs off 48 balls this season, his common being the second-worst amongst openers this season.