The Indian Premier League is moving ahead to its 41st match. The four-time title winners Chennai Super Kings will lock horns with Shikar Dhawan’s Punjab Kings. The compelling clash between the team will be happening at MA Chidambaram Stadium. The men in yellow are currently occupying the fourth position in the points table with five wins out of eight matches. Punjab Kings are lagging behind Chennai by just two points, they have four wins out of eight matches.
This IPL is going ahead while maintaining its unpredictable nature. Chennai Super Kings is marching their way ahead. They had a spectacular winning in the match against Kolkata Knight Riders. CSK as always is roaring ahead and making their way to the finals whereas Punjab Kings is trying to make their debut IPL title.
The pitch is supportive for both batters and spinners. Initially, the pitch used to be assistive for batters but it tends to wear out as the match progress. We will most probably witness a spinners-centric match today. The team that utilises their spinners to the best has a high chance of success.
Chennai Super Kings played their last match against Rajasthan Royals and lost by 32 runs. The team has been performing phenomenally well this season. The match before RR, they played against Kolkata Knight Riders and won by 49 runs. Ajinkya Rahane hit an explosive 71 runs in just 29 balls. CSK won against KKR in their own backyard.
Shikar Dhawan’s men lost their last match against Lucknow Super Giants by 56 runs. The match before that was against Mumbai Indians and Punjab had an amusing victory. Punjab Kings took 214 runs in their batting and the bowlers were successful in defending that score.
Chennai Super Kings Team Squad
M S Dhoni(c, wk), Devon Conway(wk), Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shaik Rasheed, Varma, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Moeen Ali, Nishant Sindhu, Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, Akash Singh, Deepak Chahar, Mahesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Prashant Solanki, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Simarjeet Singh, Tushar Deshpande, Subhranshu Senapati, Ajay Mandal, Ben stokes, Kanumuri Bhagath.
Punjab Kings Team Squad
Shikhar Dhawan(c), Jithesh Sharma(wk), Prabhsimaran Singh(wk), Atharva Taide, , Shivam Singh, Gurnoor Brar, Liam Livingstone, Matt Short, Mohit Rathee, Rishi Dhawan, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Bhanuka Rajapaksha, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Shahrukh Khan.