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KXIP vs. CSK (Kings XI Punjab vs. Chennai Super Kings) Prediction

Zia Rana May 5, 2014 No Comment 56,899 views
IPL 2014
Kings XI Punjab
Kings XI Punjab
vs Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings
ScheduleWednesday, 7 May 2014 at 14:30 GMT / 15:30 UK / 20:00 IST
VenueBarabati Stadium, Cuttack

Kings XI Punjab tasted their first defeat vs. Mumbai Indians in a close encounter whereas Chennai Super Kings continued their dominance in the ongoing IPL 2014. The latter chased a mammoth target of 179 in their last encounter vs. Delhi Daredevils and won the game comprehensively by eight wickets. KXIP accumulated 10 points from six games including a victory against CSK who leads the table with 12 points from seven.

Dwayne Smith – Awesome form
Dwayne Smith – Awesome form

Players to watch

Glenn Maxwell still leads the batting of KXIP along with David Miller while Cheteshwar Pujara and Wriddhiman Saha are in great nick. The young quickie, Sandeep Sharma, is bowling excellently while the seasoned Lakshmipathy Balaji and Mitchell Johnson are assisting him nicely.

Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum are the second and third highest run getters of the event while Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni are backing them admirably. Mohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja are their lethal bowlers whereas Ravichandran Ashwin is equally important.

Time & Venue

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 @ 14:30 GMT, 20:00 local at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack

Weather

Partly cloudy with temperatures around 27-38ᵒC

Toss

The winner will field first

The Pitch

A perfect pitch for batting

Teams

Kings XI Punjab – George Bailey (C), Cheteshwar Pujara, Virender Sehwag, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Wriddhiman Saha, Mitchell Johnson, Akshar Patel, Rishi Dhawan, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Sandeep Sharma.

Chennai Super Kings – MS Dhoni (C), Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Ravindra Jadeja, Mithun Manhas, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ben Hilfenhaus, Mohit Sharma, Ishwar Pandey.

Prediction

KXIP can win again

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