IPL 2019

IPL 2019: Match 18 – CSK Look to Outcome Injury Woes Against KXIP

IPL 2019: Match 18 - CSK Look to Outcome Injury Woes Against KXIP


After suffering their first loss and an injury to one of their best all-rounders, MS Dhoni’s team will look to get back to winning ways at their home ground. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will take place in the day time today at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai.

Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings are at the 3rd and 4th spot respectively and both teams will be eager to inch further up the ladder. A win for either side will take them to the top of the table. Once again, CSK will be a challenging side to beat, however, KXIP also have a fair number of match-winners to down the hosts.

Team News

CSK have another injury worry as DJ Bravo will no longer be available for at least two weeks due to injury. After Lungi Ngidi and David Willey, Bravo’s exclusion adds insult to the injury. They will be looking for his replacement and Kiwi all-wounder Scot Kuglegisn is the most likely to slot into the playing XI today.

For Kings XI Punjab, Chris Gayle is fit and he will most likely be the first-choice opener. If he comes in, either Hardus Viljoen or Muneeb ur Rahman will have to sit out the game.

Playing XI

Chennai Super Kings

  1. Shane Watson
  2. Ambati Rayudu
  3. Suresh Raina
  4. Faf du Plessis
  5. MS Dhoni (c) (wk)
  6. Ravindra Jadeja
  7. Kedar Jadhav
  8. Deepak Chahar
  9. Harbhajan Singh
  10. Scott Kuggeleijn
  11. Imran Tahir


Kings XI Punjab

  1.  KL Rahul (wk)
  2. Chris Gayle
  3. Mayank Agarwal
  4. Sarfaraz Khan
  5. David Miller
  6. Mandeep Singh
  7. Sam Curran
  8. R Ashwin (c)
  9. M Ashwin
  10. Mohammed Shami
  11. Andrew Tye

Match Time, Venue, Weather Conditions and Toss

Match Time: The match will start at 3:00 PM (India), 3:30 PM (Pakistan).

Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

Weather Conditions: Rain will play no part in the CSK vs KXIP match.

Toss: CSK won the toss and elected batting first.

What’s on Twitter?

The clash of the Kings.

It’s matchday and the fans are super excited.

CSK hinting at giving Scot a go.

Who will win Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab match today? Let us know your pick.

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