PBKS vs CSK: The eighth match of IPL 2021 will be played between Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings from 7:30 pm today at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Punjab Kings started this season with a win. At the same time, Chennai Super Kings had to face defeat in their first match.
Chennai Super Kings will win this match and want to return. At the same time, the eyes of Punjab Kings will be on keeping their rhythm of victory. The biggest problem for Chennai is the presence of many aging players in its team, who have not played much cricket in the recent past. Chennai’s top-order batsmen will have to start well. In the last match, Sam Curran had scored 34 runs from 15 balls in the end and brought the team to a fighting position.
Deepak Hooda scored 64 runs from 28 balls in the last match for the Punjab Kings team. Apart from Hooda against Chennai, batsmen like KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Puran and Shah Rukh will have to perform well. At the same time, it is important for Chennai that its top order batsmen score runs. Apart from this, Dhoni Brigade will also have to concentrate on bowling.
The pitch at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium is suitable for batsmen. In such a situation, high scoring matches can be seen here once again. However, in the match against Rajasthan and Delhi, the ball was coming to a standstill in the beginning, which was helping the bowlers. But after the ball is old, it becomes easy to score on this pitch. Shabnam (dew) will also play a big role in this match. In such a situation, the team that wins the toss can decide to bowl first.
Our match prediction meter says that Punjab Kings will win in this match. Punjab’s team looks strong from Chennai in both bowling and batting departments. However, the match is expected to be exciting.
Possible playing XI of Punjab Kings KL Rahul (captain and wicketkeeper), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shah Rukh Khan, Jhay Richardson, Murugan Ashwin, Riley Meredith, Arshadip Singh and Mohammed Shami.
Possible playing XI of Chennai Super Kings- Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moin Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (captain and wicketkeeper), Sam Karran, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur and Deepak Chahar.