IPL 2021 : PBKS vs CSK match preview and predicted playing XI , Punjab Kings Eyeing Two Straight Wins .
Punjab kings would be looking for two consecutive victories to start this season with a bang. kings will be full of confidence as their batting unit looks quite dangerous. KL Rahul himself is in Epic touch. With Company of Mayank , Gayle , Pooran , and Deepak Hooda Punjab kings looks like a batting powerhouse. Although their main area of concern would be their death bowling. Punjab kings struggled in the death overs against Rajashthan Royals. They would also want their spinners to perform well. However, except these concerns , Punjab kings looks a solid team in paper and will start as favorites to win this match.
Many Areas To Improve For CSK
Chennai super kings had a forgettable stay to the season The the time champion were defeated by Delhi Capitals comprehensively. Delhi Capitals chased the target of 189 quite comfortably. Chennai super kings bowlers struggled against them. The biggest worry for CSK Would be lack of a good pacer. Josh Hazlewood pulled out of IPL Diye to personal issues and his replacement Jason Behrendoff is yet to join the squad. CSK would also want runs from their openers. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du plessis would need to give a good start to Chennai super kings. They would also want their skipper to fire in the end. MS Dhoni was dismissed on a duck in the first match.
Head To Head
Chennai super kings have always dominated Punjab kings. Even in the last IPL season, which was worst for the CSK , Punjab kings suffered defeat in both the matches that played. Since 2015 PKBS have only won 2 out of their 8 encounters. Punjab kings would look to better their records against the yellow army.
IPL 2021 : PBKS vs CSK match preview and predicted playing XI
Punjab kings : Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (C and WK), Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith/Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami.
Chennai super kings : Ruturaj Gaikwad , Faf Du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C and WK), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar.
Pitch Report :
In the match between RR & DC , Pace bowlers dominated and made life difficult for the batsmen with swing and seam. However, Except this match , the Wankhede pitch has a reputation to provide high scoring encounter with batsmen dominating. It would also be easy to chase the target due to the dew coming in later on.
Match Details :
Match : Punjab kings vs Chennai super kings
Venue : Wankhede stadium , Mumbai
Time : 7:30 pm IST
Broadcast : Star sports network , Hotstar+ VIP