Hindustan Times – Chennai Super Kings will be aiming to finish on top of the table with a win over Kings XI Punjab but they will be facing a determined side led by Ravichandran Ashwin, who will be desperate to register a massive knock in order to qualify for the play-offs.

Summary

  • Chennai Super Kings will be aiming to finish on top of the table with a win over Kings XI Punjab but they will be facing a determined side led by Ravichandran Ashwin, who will be desperate to register a massive knock in order to qualify for the play-offs.
  • A loss for Chennai Super Kings will not hurt their chances much while a loss for Kings XI Punjab will eliminate them from the contest.
  • Follow live cricket score of Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2018 match here (LIVE SCORECARD | STREAMING INFO) (IPL 2018 FULL COVERAGE)19:38 hrs IST: Here are the playing XIs of both sidesChennai Super Kings: Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Sam Billings, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Lungi NgidiKings XI Punjab: Lokesh Rahul(w), Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, David Miller, Karun Nair, Manoj Tiwary, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma, Ankit Rajpoot19:34 hrs IST: Chennai Super Kings have won the toss and they will bowl against Kings XI Punjab, who will now be hoping to still be in with a chance to qualify for the play-offs, looking at the way how the Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils clash is panning out.
  • A few surprising decisions, such as sending Axar Patel ahead of Yuvraj Singh and Manoj Tiwary in a steep chase against Mumbai Indians in their previous game, or sending Ashwin at No 3, have backfired.
  • But the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium — Chennai Super Kings’ adopted home ground — has proven to be a lucky venue for the MS Dhoni-led team.


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