The outcome of the game between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has little bearing on the future of the two sides in VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019, but Punjab will be eager to end the tournament on a high with a win. It has been yet another disappointing season for the Men in Red with failure to move to the next round of the competition. They started off well, but it failed to get points in the crucial middle phase of the league. For Chennai, everything has gone according to plan, and a win will make sure they finish top of the points table. The two teams have played 21 games with Chennai enjoying the upper hand with 13 wins while Punjab have eight victories to their credit. KXIP vs CSK, IPL 2019 Match 55 Preview: Chennai Super Kings Aim to Cement Top Spot Against Kings XI Punjab.
CSK vs KXIP – April 6 2019 – M Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai – CSK won by 22 runs
Fifty from Faf Du Plessis and a fine knock in the end from skipper MS Dhoni helped Chennai Super Kings reach 160/3 on a slow Chepauk wicket. The Punjab chase was going well as long as K L Rahul and Sarfaraz Khan were on the crease, but once they departed, it went downhill very quickly. The visitors eventually ended at 138/5, losing the game by 22 runs
CSK vs KXIP – May 20 2018 – Sahara Stadium, Pune – CSK won by five wickets
South African pacer Lungi Ngidi picked up four wickets to put the breaks on Punjab’s scoring who were guilty of not timing their innings well. They set Chennai a target of 154 which was always going to be a below par total. Chennai got home with five wickets to spare riding on vice-captain Suresh Raina’s fifty.
KXIP vs CSK – April 15 2018 – PCA Stadium Mohali, Chandigarh – KXIP won by four runs
A thrilling game which Kings 11 Punjab won by four runs, a situation they thought would never arise when they put on a massive 197/5 on board. Chris Gayle top scored for Punjab with a 33 ball 63 that included four towering sixes. Chennai response was led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni who hammered 79 runs but kept running out of partners. Eventually, his team could manage only 193/5 at the end of twenty overs.
KXIP vs CSK – May 16 2015 – PCA Stadium Mohali, Chandigarh – CSK won by seven wickets
Chennai’s discipline with bowl had Punjab on the ropes as they could only manage 130/7 batting first on a flat track in Mohali. It was thanks to some composure shown by Akshar Patel that the hosts could even manage this total. In reply, Chennai needed less than 17 overs to reach 134/3 with Faf Du Plessis showing his class.
CSK vs KXIP – April 25 2015 – MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai – CSK won by 97 runs
Kings 11 Punjab lost to Chennai Super Kings in a one-sided game dominated by the hosts from start to finish. Brendon McCullum with the bat and Ravindra Jadeja with his pacey spin were the men who ran the show. Punjab in pursuit of 193 could only manage 95/9 on a slow turner of Chepauk.
Punjab do not have the quality to face defending champions Chennai and may not provide a parting gift to the home supporters.