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
MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings will take on KL Rahul-led Punjab Kings in the 8th match of the Indian Premier League 2021.
The Punjab Kings got off a good start in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League. They beat Rajasthan Royals narrowly by 4 runs in their first match of the tournament. Deepak Hooda and KL Rahul have already shown what they are capable of. Chris Gayle also looked in form. 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.
However, Richardson and Riley Meredith, both of whom made their IPL 2021 debuts against the Royals, will need to complement Mohammed Shami and Arshdeep Singh as Punjab Kings seek their second win in IPL 2021.
Chennai Super Kings, on the other hand have lost their first match against Delhi Capitals by 7 wickets. Their batsmen have done a fair job, with Raina (54 off 36) being the highest scorer. But they will require more runs from openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis and skipper MS Dhoni, who got out for a duck against Delhi Capitals.
The Chennai Super Kings beat Punjab Kings twice in the previous season, one of which cost the Punjab side a place in the playoffs. KL Rahul and boys will ideally look to exact revenge upon the Super Kings, although it won’t be easy. With two valuable points up for grabs, we are in for a cracking IPL 2021 fixture.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads and Dream11 fantasy team predictions for Match 8 of the 14th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) between Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings on Friday, April 16, 2021.
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
Wankhede Stadium has witnessed some high scores matches in the past couple of days. So it is safe to say that it will be a batting paradise and could be a high-scoring chase tonight. Even a 222-run target set by Punjab Kings felt less while Rajasthan Royals were chasing the score. Both Punjab and Chennai have enough batting firepower and we could have another 200+ runs chase tonight.
Dew will be a factor team will consider, due to which the toss will be very crucial.
As per AccuWeather, there are no signs of rainfall on Friday, so the weather is unlikely to play a spoilsport during the exciting contest. However, the venue will be hot and humid with a maximum temperature of 34 degree Celsius and a minimum temperature of 27 degree Celsius.
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
Punjab Kings & Chennai Super Kings Squads
Punjab Kings Squads
KL Rahul (c & wk), Prabhsimran Singh, Dawid Malan, Jalaj Saxena, Deepak Hooda, Mohammad Shami, Harpreet Brar, Mayank Agarwal, Darshan Nalkande, Mandeep Singh, Saurabh Kumar, Jhye Richardson, Sarfaraz Khan, Chris Jordan, Nicholas Pooran, Arshdeep Singh, Shahrukh Khan, Murugan Ashwin, Chris Gayle, Ravi Bishnoi, Fabian Allen, Utkarsh Singh, Riley Meredith, Ishan Porel, Moises Henriques.
Chennai Super Kings Squads
MS Dhoni (c & wk), Lungi Ngidi, N Jagadeesan, Bhagath Varma, KM Asif, Suresh Raina, Harishankar Reddy, Hari Nishanth, Karn Sharma, Mitchell Santner, Sam Curran, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo, Robin Uthappa, Deepak Chahar, Ambati Rayudu, Jason Behrendorff, Moeen Ali, Faf du Plessis, Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Cheteshwar Pujara, Imran Tahir.
PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Probable 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.
Chennai Super Kings
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar.
Top 5 Picks For PBKS vs CSK
1. Suresh Raina
He has already proved why he is very important for the Chennai Super Kings. His absence from the CSK squad was the main reason behind their downfall by playing a fantastic knock of 54 runs off 36 deliveries in his first game back in yellow.
2. KL Rahul
He played a blistering inning of 91 in the first match against Rajasthan. Another such knock from his blade can be expected in this match. He can be a good pick for Captaincy/Vice-Captaincy once again.
3. Arshdeep Singh
He is a talented bowler and showed what he is capable of in the first match where he bowled crucial overs and took the important wickets. He will be bowling in starting plus death overs and can take wickets in bunches.
4. Mohammad Shami
This experienced bowler had picked up 2 crucial wickets for KL Rahul’s team and will be aiming to have a similar performance in this game. He can be a great fantasy pick for your fantasy team.
5. Sam Curran
He played a match-turning knock of 34 runs from only 15 deliveries in the last game. In his last game before the IPL, he played a remarkable knock of 95 runs against India. He can be a best pick for your fantasy team.
Fantasy Points of Top 5 Picks in IPL 2021
PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
- Wicket-Keeper: KL Rahul
- Batsmen: Suresh Raina, Chris Gayle, Faf du Plessis, Deepak Hooda
- All-Rounders: Moeen Ali, Sam Curran
- Bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur, Jhye Richardson, Arshdeep Singh
- Captain: KL Rahul
- Vice-Captain: Sam Curran
PBKS vs CSK Streaming & Broadcasting Details:
- Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar
- Broadcasting: Star Sports Network
PBKS vs CSK Probable Winner
Punjab Kings is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.