Today match prediction for PBKS vs CSK IPL 2021 Match, Dream11 Team who will win today

Today match prediction for PBKS vs CSK IPL 2021 Match, Dream11 Team who will win today

PBKS vs CSK

PBKS vs CSK IPL today match prediction: CSK lost the game after posting 188 runs on the board against DC and that shows two things. First is it is really difficult to defend in Mumbai and the second thing is the poor bowling attack of CSK. They hardly troubled DC batsmen and Prithvi Shaw in particular who is vulnerable against in-swinger wasn’t tested even with a good in-coming delivery. They would like to bring in more discipline with the ball.

PBKS vs CSK
PBKS vs CSK

PBKS vs CSK IPL today match prediction: CSK lost the game after posting 188 runs on the board against DC and that shows two things. First is it is really difficult to defend in Mumbai and the second thing is the poor bowling attack of CSK. They hardly troubled DC batsmen and Prithvi Shaw in particular who is vulnerable against in-swinger wasn’t tested even with a good in-coming delivery. They would like to bring in more discipline with the ball.

Punjab Kings were spot on with some of their tactics and luckily some of the gamble they took paid off. The move to demote Nicholas Pooran could hurt them really bad in the long term and it will be interesting to see how long they sustain with Deepak Hooda at #4.

PBKS vs CSK IPL today match prediction

Punjab Kings

+ KL Rahul played with the right intent post powerplay and took advantage of all the bad balls and punished the weaklink in the opposition.

+ They used Riley Meredith as an enforcer in the middle overs, though he was expensive, that was the right usage of the lanky fast bowler.

– They have Jhye Richardson at #7 in the batting order and it might hurt them if their top order fails.

– As mentioned earlier, they are not fully maximizing the resources as Nicholas Pooran at #5 is a bad move.

Chennai Super Kings

+ Suresh Raina provided the much needed impetus in the middle overs.

+ MS Dhoni demoted himself to maximize the resources.

– Their bowling as a whole looks pathetic at the moment.

– They should be scoring at a much quicker rate in the powerplay considering the batting depth they have.

PBKS vs CSK playing 11

PBKS playing 11 (Likely)

KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammad Shami, Riley Meredith, Arshdeep Singh

CSK playing 11 (Likely)

Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suresh Raina, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar

(Last 5 games)

PBKS- WLLWW

CSK- LWWWL

Records at Mumbai (T20 format)

PBKS- 4 wins and 8 defeats in 12 games

CSK- 7 wins and 8 defeats in 15 games

Who will win today IPL match? ( PBKS vs CSK )

Punjab Kings certainly look the superior side on paper and are also on the back of a win but CSK are a champion side led by a veteran wicket keeper who is known for comebacks. CSK would have done their homework big time and they can easily knock out Punjab in this game as MS Dhoni has the option of Lungi Ngidi as well for this match.

CSK batters looked in good form and they showed massive intent and if they can really play to their potential, Punjab Kings might lose their first game of the season.

Today PBKS vs CSK match score: No total is safe in this venue and team batting first will aim to score at least 200

Today match pitch report: The wicket will be an excellent batting surface. ( PBKS vs CSK )

With the dew playing a crucial role at Wankhede, the side winning the toss would want to bowl first.

In their first match in Mumbai, CSK posted a competitive 188 for seven, riding on fine contributions from Suresh Raina (54), Moeen Ali (36), Sam Curran (34), Ravindra Jadeja (26) and Ambati Rayudu (23).

Despite failures from the opening duo of Rituraj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis besides skipper Dhoni, CSK managed to put up a decent total on the board.

But the Chennai outfit’s bowling unit looked completely out of sorts and clueless against the DC opening duo of Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw, who were ominous from the word go and stitched a 138-run stand to take the game away from CSK.

The likes of Deepak Chahar, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Jadeja and Moeen Ali all went for big runs and looked rusty. And come Friday, the onus would be on master tactician Dhoni to inspire his teammates to lift their performance and give Punjab a run for their money.

But for that to happen, the CSK skipper himself needs to lead from the front after failing to score against DC.

Punjab Kings, on the other hand, had a narrow escape against RR the other despite posting a mammoth 221 for 6 on the board.

Opening the batting, KL Rahul played a captain’s knock of 91 off just 50 balls. He was ably supported by big-hitting Chris Gayle (40 off 28) and Deepak Hooda (64 off 28).

For Punjab Kings and Rahul, batting is not at all area of concern as they showed with their performance in the opener, but just like CSK, the bowling unit remains a major worry despite spending big money at the auction.

RR skipper Sanju Samson almost single-handedly took the game away from Punjab Kings with his whirlwind 63-ball 119-run knock in their opener, falling short just by four runs in the end.

And Rahul definitely won’t be a happy man with the performances of his bowlers. Young Arshdeep Singh (3/35) eventually emerged as Punjab’s saviour.

Needing 13 runs off the last over, the left-arm pacer gave away just eight runs to pull off a fine win for his team. Besides Arshdeep, veteran Mohammad Shami (2/33) too had a decent outting with the ball but the performance of Australian pace duo of Jhye Richardson (1/55) and Riley Meredith (1/49) should be a concern for Punjab, having shelled out Rs 22 crore for their services.

PBKS vs CSK Squad

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (capt/wk), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, N Jagadeesan, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shardul Thakur, Sam Curran, R Sai Kishore, Moeen Ali, K Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujra, Harishankar Reddy, Bhagath Varma, C Hari Nishaanth

Punjab Kings: KL Rahul (capt/wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Prabsimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel, Darshan Nalkande, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Riley Meredith, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar.

Match starts at 7:30 PM IST ( PBKS vs CSK )

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