PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Prediction: The 8th match of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) will be played between Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Friday, April 16, 2021.
PBKS vs CSK Match Preview
Punjab Kings will lock horns with MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings in the 8th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Both sides have had a contrasting start to their IPL 2021 season. While Punjab Kings began their campaign by defeating Rajasthan Royals in a closely contested game. Chennai Super Kings, on the other hand, got thrashed by Delhi Capitals in their first match of the season.
In their first game, Chennai didn’t start off well and lost early wickets which have been their problem since 2020. They need a good start from their openers, Ruturaj and Faf du Plessis. Suresh Raina and Moeen have done a great job and will be aiming for the same kind of performance in their next match. Ravindra Jadeja and Sam Curran also looked in great form. However, their bowling attack lacks a genuine wicket-taker in the middle overs. The onus will be on Shardul Thakur to lead the pack, with the likes of Deepak Chahar and Ravindra Jadeja also being key to the cause.
Punjab Kings, on the other hand, survived a scare from Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson, who hit a century, in their first match as they held on to win the game by a slim margin of four runs even after having put up 221. Mohammed Shami made a good return to competitive cricket while young Arshdeep Singh showed nerves of steel in the final over against a raging Sanju Samson. They will be eager to build on this set of positives against an experienced Chennai side.
As long as their head to head record is concerned, these two sides have met 23 times over the seasons in the IPL. After these 23 games, CSK is ahead of PBKS in terms of the number of wins. While Chennai has managed 14 wins in these 23 games, Punjab has registered wins in 9 games including one super-over win.
PBKS vs CSK Match Details
- Match: Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings, Match 8
- Date: Friday, April 16, 2021
- Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
- Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
PBKS vs CSK Weather & Pitch Report
The pitch at the Wankhede Stadium has been an absolute belter for batting. Bowlers haven’t had much to cheer about while bowling on the batting paradise. The track isn’t expected to change in nature and batting second should be the way forward. Faster bowlers will struggle to find swing and will look to rely on their variations to stop the flow of runs.
The sky will be clear and there are least chances of rainfall. The average temperature will be around 30 degree Celsius with a humid climate during the course of the game.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai considering the last 5 matches played is 171 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai —
- Matches Won: 3
- Matches Lost: 2
- No Result: 0
PBKS vs CSK Head-to-Head
PBKS vs CSK Form
PBKS vs CSK Predicted Playing XI
KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Riley Meredith, Arshdeep Singh.
Bench: Mandeep Singh, Dawid Malan, Sarfaraz Khan, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Fabian Allen, Harpreet Brar, Saurabh Kumar, Prabhsimran Singh, Utkarsh Singh, Ishan Porel, Riley Meredith/Ravi Bishnoi, Darshan Nalkande.
Chennai Super Kings
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar.
Bench: Robin Uthappa, Imran Tahir, KM Asif, Bhagath Verma, C Hari Nishanth, Narayan Jagadeesan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Harishankar Reddy, Sai Kishore, Mitchell Santner, Karn Sharma.
Here is Our Match Predictions For Match 8 – PBKS vs CSK
If Punjab Kings Bat First
- PBKS Powerplay Score: 55-60
- PBKS Overall Score: 190-210
Chennai Super Kings win the match.
If Chennai Super Kings Bat First
- CSK Powerplay Score: 45-55
- CSK Overall Score: 185-200
Punjab Kings win the match.
Disclaimer: This Prediction is for entertainment purpose only. We don’t get involved in or promote betting or gambling. We strongly discourage behaviours of participating in illegal activities related to cricket. Also, while selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision. Our experts try to be as correct as possible, but we do not guarantee 100% correctness.