Having had a tough game against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, the Kings XI Punjab is back home as they gear up for their game against Chennai Super Kings and opener KL Rahul took the opportunity to chill in the pool after playing some really good knocks in the first two games of the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League for KXIP. Chennai Super Kings will look to continue their winning streak when they lock horns with Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Sunday. It will be the third game for both teams.
After opening their campaign with a stunning win over Mumbai Indians in the tournament opener, Chennai Super Kings pulled off yet another thrilling chase to beat Kolkata Knight Riders. The likes of Dwayne Bravo and Sam Billings are in red-hot form for the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team. CSK have enough depth in their batting line-up with the likes of Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Billings and Bravo. The spin trio of Harbhajan Singh, Jadeja and Imran Tahir can be a potent force as they are complemented by Deepak Chahar, Watson and Shardul Thakur.
On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab are coming into the match after yesterday's loss against Royal Challengers Bangalore. The KXIP started the season on a resounding note, beating Delhi Daredevils by six wickets. Local player KL Rahul, who fashioned the victory with the fastest-ever fifty in IPL, justified why the franchise spent Rs 11 crore for him. Rahul smashed a 30-ball 47 against RCB and had Punjab not lost wickets in quick succession, they could have notched up a bigger total than the 155 they managed while batting first.