IPL 2018, Match 12: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) predicted XI to face Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
The perennial under-performers of the IPL, KXIP, have tried to plug the holes that have derailed their journey in the past, and have managed to assemble a potent squad with a strong Indian core. The franchise got off to a rollicking start to the Vivo IPL 2018 as Ashwin's side thumped the Delhi Daredevils by six wickets.
They were going pretty well against the RCB as well before a rampaging Umesh Yadav scalped three wickets in an over to derail the momentum of their innings, from which they could never recover.
On Sunday night, the Kings return to Mohali where they host the Chennai Super Kings, and it is expected to be a high voltage clash.
Here's a look at the Probable XI that KXIP can field against CSK at Mohali:
#1 Mayank Agarwal
The wonder boy of the 2017/18 Indian domestic season, Mayank Agarwal, will open the batting with KL Rahul. With 1160 runs in the Ranji Trophy, 723 runs in the Vijay Hazare Trophy and over 250 runs in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament at a strike rate of 144.94, it's fair to say that Agarwal is in the form of his life.
While Mayank has still not set the stage on fire in the IPL, he'd be looking to convert his brisk cameos into a substantial innings against CSK on Sunday night.
#2 KL Rahul (Wicket-Keeper)
At No. 2 will be Indian and now former RCB batsman Lokesh Rahul. One of the few batsmen to hit a century in all three formats of the game, Rahul, when in form, is a delight to watch.
Rahul lit up the tournament with the fastest IPL fifty (50 off 13 balls) and helped set up a comfortable 6 wicket win for KXIP. Rahul was at it again against the RCB as he stroked a sublime 47 off just 30 balls, and KXIP would be hoping the opener continues his rich vein of form.