Today on Sunday, the 41st match of the IPL will be played between Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings. This match will be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in the home of Chennai Super Kings.
Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings XI
The journeys of both Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings have been entirely opposite to each other. On one side there is Chennai, which is performing very well because they are currently running at the fourth position. The journey of Punjab has not been that good. Punjab started very well and won both their opening matches but after that, they won only 2 out of the next 6 matches.
Today the first match of the day will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings XI. And since it will be the first encounter of the day, neither the teams need to worry about dew. Although Chennai likes to chase more, this time Chennai has lost two matches from 3 while chasing. So it will be interesting to see what Chennai do if they win the toss in this match.
Team Wise Overview: Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings squad: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Devon Conway, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w/c), Shivam Dube, Matheesha Pathirana, Maheesh Theekshana, Akash Singh, Tushar Deshpande, Ambati Rayudu, Dwaine Pretorius, Subhranshu Senapati, RS Hangargekar, Mitchell Santner, Shaik Rasheed, Ajay Jadav Mandal, Prashant Solanki, Bhagath Varma, Sisanda Magala, Nishant Sindhu, Simarjeet Singh
Chennai Super Kings Predicted Playing XI: Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (C&WK), Tushar Deshpande, Matheesha Pathirana, Maheesh Theekshana, Akash Singh
Chennai Super Kings are not going to change their team either because their two best players Ben Stokes and Deepak Chahar are still not fully recovered, so it is not possible to play them, rest of their batting has been very good this whole season. The opening batsmen Devon Conway, and Ruturaj Gaikwad have been in very good form followed by Ajinkya Rahane and Shivam Dube.
There is only one drawback in Chennai’s batting and that is Ambati Rayudu who plays as an impact player but till now he has not made any impact with his batting.
Chennai has never been so good in bowling, but this time there are definitely some good bowlers, especially Matheesha Pathirana, so no change is expected in bowling.
Punjab Kings XI: Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings
Punjab Kings XI Squad: Shikhar Dhawan(c), Atharva Taide, Sikandar Raza, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma(w), Shahrukh Khan, Sam Curran, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Prabhsimran Singh, Gurnoor Brar, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Baltej Singh, Matthew Short, Rishi Dhawan, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Harpreet Brar, Mohit Rathee, Shivam Singh, Nathan Ellis
Punjab Kings XI Predicted Playing XI: Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings
Shikhar Dhawan (C), Atharva Taide, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (WK), Sikandar Raza, Sam Curran, Shahrukh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar
Punjab Kings XI for whom this year has not been that great although the start was good. Punjab will once again try to get the same rhythm in today’s match. There is no hope of any change in the Punjab team either. Punjab batsmen Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma Sam Curran are in very good touch. Sikandar Raza can also be seen playing in this match, his bowling can be important for Punjab. Harpreet Brar, who was not a part of the team in the previous match, made a comeback in today’s match.
Punjab’s bowling has been very good, their bowlers have troubled the batsmen of the opposition team a lot. Especially the bowling of Arshdeep Singh.
Tactics that can be adopted: Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings
Both teams can resort to the next tactics to win this match. As Chennai can play Ambati Rayudu in today’s match, although his performance this year has not been anything special. But Rayudu is the only player whose performance has been good against Rahul Chahar, otherwise, the rest of the Chennai team has to face problems in front of Rahul Chahar.
Shikar Dhawan can be very important for Punjab because he plays very well against left-arm bowlers, so in today’s match, Dhawan can play an important role in stopping Jadeja. Dhawan has an SR of 140 against Jadeja.
Shikar Dhawan has so far scored more than 6000 runs in IPL, out of which 1029 runs have been scored only against Chennai.
Rahul Chahar has had a great run at Chepauk. He has played a total of 7 matches at this ground so far in which he has taken 11 wickets. With an economy of 14.