Last Update on: October 31st, 2020 at 05:59 pm
Chennai Super Kings will host Kings XI Punjab in the IPL 2020 clash at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. CSK have noting to lose in the tournament and have clinched victories in their last two games. But an IPL 2020 playoffs berth is at stake for KXIP who have to win the match by big margin.
CSK have found a brilliant opener in form of Ruturaj Gaikwad. He will expected to fire for the side along with Shane Watson. Ambati Rayudu will be the key at the top order while Ravindra Jadeja will look to play the role of a finisher. The fast bowling department will largely depend on Deepak Chahar.
KXIP captain KL Rahul continues on his fine form but it has not helped his side. They lost the last match against Rajasthan Royals where Chris Gayle played a brilliant knock. The Punjab franchise will look to perform as an unit with Mohammed Shami leading the pack of bowlers to clinch victory.
IPL 2020 Match 53: Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab: Weather Forecast
The major concern playing in the UAE will be heat. A lot of foreign players are not habituated to playing in such conditions. However, local Indian players might tackle the heat as they have played under such conditions in the sub-continent.
The weather on the match day is predicted to remain around 33 to 26 degree celsius. As the day, progresses, the temperature might give slight relief to the players who are in for an evening start with the match.
Toss also becomes a major concern in the IPL 2020 due to this situation even though in the shortest format it doesn’t plays a big role. Humidity during the latter part of the match makes it difficult for the bowlers to grip the ball. The season has so far seen that the team’s batting first have won most number of matches.