After three continuous wins, Chennai Super Kings are in a winning spree and would be looking to go back to the top of the table after this match. Kings XI Punjab, who are back in the bottom half of the table, would be looking to climb back to the top four. So it would be interesting to see how the last year semifinalists fare against each other. I am sure Yuvraj would be still looking to revenge the defeat in the last year's semifinal.
CSK Playing XI: No Changes Expected. But Parthiv Patel might be brought in for Vijay to prevent Dhoni's injury from worsening. Also Ntini might given in a chance to test the bench strength.
KXIP XI: I don't expect any changes from the squad that played the last match
Most Dangerous Players:
- Yuvraj Singh: Has not really fired this season. But given a platform by the openers, he can change the match on its head
- Team Synergy: Though the team might not possess other dangerous players, the team as a group combine beautifully and can be very dangerous.
- Sangakkara & Jayawardane Vs Murali: I am sure the battle between the Srilankan players would determine the outcome of this match too.
Favorites: With the form Chennai Super Kings are in, they are the favorites. But Rain might play a spoil sport. So I am keeping my fingers crossed.