Indian Premier League, KXIP vs CSK Preview: KL Rahul, MS Dhoni Look to Reverse Fortune
IPL 2020: Chennai Super Kings have now lost three matches in a row.© Instagram
Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings have both suffered a poor start to their campaign of the Indian Premier League 2020. Both teams have won only one of their three matches, which will add to the clash on Sunday. KXIP failed to chase down a target of 192 runs in their last match against Mumbai Indians, in which their deaths were of particular concern. CSK, on the other hand, is battling injuries, but with MS Ambani Rayudu and Dwayne Bravo back in action, skipper MS Dhoni is hopeful that he can return to victory.
KXIP have so far relied on the opening pair of KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal, their middle-order is not yet tired. Only Nicholas Pooran has impressed, scoring 44 from 27 balls in his defeat to Mumbai Indians.
And when he gets off to a good start with the ball and even does it decently in the middle overs, the bowling has been quite poor at his death and captain Rahul and coach Anil Kumble have to sort it out. What would be their biggest problem.
For Chennai Super Kings, the batsmen need to start firing, with only Faf du Plessis performing consistently well so far.
However, Ambati Rayudu, who scored a half-century in CSK’s opening match against Mumbai Indians, is back after a setback and will help shore up his batting.
The last time CSK lost three matches in 2014, and the team sat firmly at the bottom of the table, MS Dhoni would be hoping to get in a hurry rather than the latter, and think that the weak middle-order and death of KXIP bowling They will get a chance to do so.