Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings: PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Team Predictions
Chennai Super Kings did not have a good start to their IPL 2021 campaign. They faced a crushing defeat at the hands of Delhi Capitals. This Friday they will be up against Punjab Kings at Wankhede stadium, Mumbai.
Punjab Kings got the start that they were hoping. Though the victory was hard fought, they will be going in for Friday’s match against CSK as favourites.
PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Team Predictions: About the Ground
Two games have been played at this venue int this IPL season. In the first game Delhi Capitals won by 7 wickets against Chennai Super Kings. In the second game Punjab Kings beat Rajasthan Royals by 4 runs. Both the games have been high scoring game with little help for the bowlers. The Friday night match between Chennai and Punjab is also expected to be a high scoring one.
CSK vs PBKS Dream11 Team Predictions: Head to Head
Prior to this game, Chennai Super Kings have clashed with Punjab Kings on 27 occasions. Chennai Super Kings has won 14 games while Punjab Kings has won 9 games.
Last time when the two teams met was in 2020 in UAE. CSK comfortably won the match by 10 wickets.
PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Team Predictions: Suggested Team
Wicket Keeper: KL Rahul (C)
Batsman: Suresh Raina, C Gayle, D Hooda, F du Plessis
All Rounder: R Jadeja(VC) and S Curran
Bowler: M Shami, A Singh, S Thakur and D Bravo
PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Team Predictions: Wicket keeper
KL Rahul will be first choice as Wicket Keeper for CSK vs PBKS Dream11 team. One of the best white ball player for India, KL Rahul put on an absolute impressive performance in first game against Rajasthan Royals. He scored 91 runs off 51 balls with 7 fours and 5 sixes.
MS Dhoni didn’t do much with the bat and chopped the ball onto his stumps. He was out for duck and he will be a risky choice for a Dream11 team
Nicholas Pooran too got out for a golden duck. He has had good knock playing for his national team this year. However, it is advisable to have just one player as wicket-keeper in Dream11 team for this match.
PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Team Predictions: Batsmen
The very first choice as batsman for Dream11 team would be CSK’s middle-order batsman Suresh Raina. Raina was unstoppable in first game, he made 54 from 36 ball but unfortunately he got out while stealing a run.
CSK’s opener Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis disappointed the fans. Both were back to pavilion with just 13 balls bowled and 7 runs added to CSK’s scoreboard. However, looking at past records, Faf du Plessis can be relied upon as a Dream11 batsman.
Ambati Rayudu started off well but failed to convert his good start to big inning. He made 23 runs from 16 balls and delivered 34 Dream11 points.
The Gayle Storm has arrived in the 2021 season in the first match itself. The universe boss did what he known for, hammering the ball out of stadium. He got out for 40 in 28 balls, smashed four fours and two sixes.
M Agarwal was looking good on the crease. The right-hander started with a couple of fours but then edged one. He scored a nine-ball 14 before getting out and delivering 20 Dream11 points.
Deepak Hooda made sure that PBKS didn’t lose any momentum in the middle overs. He got to his fifty off 20 balls and ended with a 28-ball 64. He smacked four fours and six massive hits over the ropes.
Shahrukh Khan, making his debut for PBKS, came to bat late in the innings, he will be looking for more opportunities in future.
CSK vs PBKS Dream11 Team Predictions: All Rounders
CSK had 3 all-rounders in their Playing XI in first match while Punjab did not have any all-rounder in Playing XI in first game. It is expected Moises Henriques may be given opportunity in Friday night match by Punjab selectors.
For Chennai Moeen Ali looked good in the middle and scored 36 runs with a strike rate of 150. He was quite expensive with ball.
Sam Curran smashed his elder brother Tom for two fours and two sixes scoring 34 runs in 15 balls. This young prodigy will be the very first preference as an all-rounder for Dream11 team.
R Jadeja had an average first match. He did well with the bat for CSK and bowled two economical overs. However, he failed to pick up any wicket.
PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Team Predictions: Bowlers
Dream11 players will have many bowler options to chose from for their team. The very first choice would be Mohammed Shami. Shami looked in good form in first game. He got the wickets of Ben Stokes and Riyan Parag. In four overs, he gave away only 33 runs at an economy rate of 8.25.
Jhye Richardson was the most expensive bowler for Punjab on the day. In his 4 overs, he gave away 55 runs and had just 1 wicket.
Murugan Ashwin went wicketless and added to it he gave 43 runs in his four overs.
Riley Meredith was also expensive in his four overs. He had economy rate of 12.25. However, he managed to get the wicket of Rahul Tewatia.
Arshdeep Singh was exceptional throughout. In four overs, he picked three wickets and conceded only 35 runs. Most importantly, he bowled excellent last over which helped Punjab defeat Rajasthan by 4 runs.
Talking about Chennai’s bowling attack, Deepak Chahar disappointed with the ball and didn’t pick any wicket. He gave away 36 runs in 4 overs.
Shardul Thakur proved to be quite expensive. In 4 overs he gave 53 runs, but he was able to pick up 2 wickets.
Dwayne Bravo who had to quit last season’s IPL after few matches due to injury was the most successful bowler for Chennai. He bowled 4 fours for 28 runs and took 1 wicket. He delivered 31 Dream11 points.
CSK vs PBKS Dream11 Team Predictions: Where to Watch?
The eight match of IPL 2021 season will be played between Chennai and Punjab. It will be the 2nd match for both the teams. The match will be played at Wankhede Stadium and it will be live streamed on Star sports network from 7.30pm IST.