KXIP left their UAE leg of the season with five wins in five outings. But in their very first match in India, the fierce men from Punjab were halted when the Mumbai Indians got the better of them at Wankhede Stadium. However, heading into this contest, KXIP still has an edge over CSK, having defeated them earlier in the season.
CSK, on the other hand, are on a firm ground after losing their opening match against KXIP. The two-time champions have steamrolled their next six opponents and in their most recent match, they clinically chased down 179 against the Delhi Daredevils at the Ferozeshah Kotla to win by eight wickets.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 8 pm IST
Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
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|13||New Zealand||Sky NZ|
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Kings XI Punjab have Glenn Maxwell and David Miller who can give the team the momentum in the early matches, while Virender Sehwag played useful knocks in the latter matches of the UAE leg. KXIP will need one of the three above-named players to play a big knock, while rest of the batsmen can contribute around them.
CSK have their new opening pairing of Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum, the team’s top two run-getters, followed by its successful bowlers.
The Chennai Super Kings have an 8-5 win-loss record in IPL matches against Kings XI Punjab.
The seesaw has swung to and fro between the two teams in the last couple of seasons. Kings XI Punjab won both their matches against CSK in the 2012 season, while CSK prevailed on both occasions in the 2013 season. KXIP.
will believe the pendulum has swung back towards them after they got the better of CSK in a big run-chase in their season opener.
KXIP-CSK clashes have produced some stellar performances in the past. Michael Hussey’s century set the ball rolling for CSK in the inaugural season in 2008. Thereafter, Paul Valthaty scored a century for KXIP in 2011, while Suresh Raina scored his maiden IPL hundred against KXIP in 2013. Most recently, Glenn Maxwell stormed CSK, scoring 95 off 43 balls in Match 3 of Pepsi IPL 2014.
The Barabati Stadium in Cuttack had previously hosted IPL matches in 2010 and 2012. It was then the adopted home venue of the erstwhile Hyderabad franchise, Deccan Chargers.
Prediction: Chennai Super Kings may have to show their strategic superiority to win the game against the Punjab kings who are determined to steal the show today.
Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c), Suresh Raina, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith, Ashish Nehra, Mohit Sharma, Samuel Badree, Ben Hilfenhaus, Matt Henry, B Aparajith, Mithun Manhas, Ishwar Pandey, Pawan Negi, Vijay Shankar, Ronit More, John Hastings.
Kings XI Punjab: George Bailey (C), David Miller, Manan Vohra, Virender Sehwag, Mitchell Johnson, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shaun Marsh, Wriddhaman Saha, Thisara Perera, Glenn Maxwell, Rishi Dhawan, Anureet Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Akshar Patel, Beuran Hendricks, Karanveer Singh, Murali Kartik, Shivam Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Laxmipathy Balaji, Parvinder Awana, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Mandeep Singh.