KIngs X11 Punjab and Chennai SuperKings go head to head against each other In Mumbai today to book a place in the finals of IPL7 and then face KKR for the title race. Match will start at 8pm Indian Standard Time. Both the team have faced each other twice this season and KIngs X11 has taken away the cake both times .
Both CSK and Kings X11 depend on their strong batting lineup to put up a formidable total on the board or chase it down. The likes of Maxwell , Miller , Sehwag and Vohra will clash with the likes of Smith, Raina , McCullum and Dhoni. With the pitch on the flatter , a run feast should be expected in this match.
Ashwin and Jadeja have not been very consistent in this tournament and the bowling unit has been belted for quite a number of times. With the CSK team going for a full fledge batting line up, the Indian led bowling attack will have to pull their socks for this match.
For Kings X11 Punjab , bowlers have struggled to defend scores after Sandeep Sharma lost his touch. Johnson has not been to his best . Top order batsman have not been converting the starts into big ones. But their biggest worry has been the slump in Maxwell’s form with leg spinners and leg cutters doing for him. But, CSK didnot have a leg spinner in their previous game and this may turn in Maxwell’s favour.
Kings X11 may well go with the same side but CSK might bring in Samuel Badree just to encounter Maxwell as he has struggled against leg spinners off late.
For CSK , the kay players are again going to be Suresh Raina , Dwayna Smith and Brendon McCullum. A good start by them may see the game getting out og the Kings X11’s hand.
For Kings X11 Punjab, Manan Vohra holds the key as he can go after the bowlers from word go. Miller will hold the key in the middle overs . Akshar Patel will hold thekey with the ball in the middle overs and lower down the order with the bat.