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IPL 2018 Match 12: FPJ’s Dream XI for Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings


An inconsistent Kings XI Punjab will take on in-form Chennai Super Kings in Match 12 of the Indian Premier League at Mohali on Sunday. MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings have made an impressive comeback with two back-to-back victories. CSK, in the very first match of the tournament, beat defending champions Mumbai Indians at Wankhede.

In the first two matches, CSK weren’t at their very best. Bravo showed brilliance and he single-handedly took his team over the line with a stunning performance with bat in the first game. In the second match, Sam Billings did a Bravo. Here we see the probable dream XI for CSK for today’s match:

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni, Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, Shardul Thakur, Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, David Willey, Harbhajan Singh, Sam Billings, Deepak Chahar

The KXIP started the season on a resounding note, beating Delhi Daredevils by six wickets. KL Rahul, who fashioned the victory with the fastest-ever fifty in IPL. Rahul smashed a 30-ball 47 against RCB and, had Punjab not lost wickets in quick succession, they could have put up another big score. A major concern for KXIP is the form of their top batsman Yuvraj Singh, who has made 12 and 4 in the two games while in the bowling department, Mohit Sharma looked off-colour against RCB. Apart from Ashwin, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Axar Patel and Andrew Tye add depth to Punjab’s bowling attack. Check the following probable dream XI for Kings XI Punjab.

Kings XI Punjab: R Ashwin, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Aaron Finch, David Miller, Karun Nair, Yuvraj Singh, Axar Patel, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye