The Chennai Super Kings will be taking on the Punjab Kings in match no. 11 of IPL 2022 at the Brabourne Stadium. Both sides will come into this game after having lost their previous games while failing to defend a total. The Punjab kings despite having a winning start to their campaign were derailed right in their second match when they lost to KKR by six wickets in their second match. 

Defending champions, CSK on the other hand have been a source of major surprise to most of the fans after having failed to win both their opening games so far. Thus the game today will be an important opportunity for both sides to find their rhythm back in this campaign thereby trying to strengthen their seemingly weak departments.

CSK vs PBKS: Match Details

  • Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings, Match 11, IPL 2022
  • Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
  • Date & Time: April 3rd, 7:30 PM IST

Chennai Super Kings: Analysis

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Chennai Super Kings

Gameplan: Chennai after having lost both their opening encounters so far in this season IPL will definitely be in a spot of bother and tensed state of mind. In spite of putting forth a much-improved batting display against the Lucknow super giants, they lost an unexpected match after being let down by their bowlers. They failed to put pressure on the opposition batsman as they chased a mammoth 200 + total without any sort of trouble. 

Pacers going for runs in the death overs has been a major concern for the side. Thus the team management will hope for a much more mature and all-around performance from all the departments in tomorrow’s match against Punjab so that they can find the solution to all the unanswered questions and open their account in terms of points in this season. 

Probable Playing XI:- Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja (c), Shivam Dube, Dwayne Bravo, Dwaine Pretorius, Chris Jordan, Rajvardhan Hangargekar.

Punjab Kings: Analysis

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Punjab Kings

Gameplan: Punjab who have a win and a loss each from their first two matches this season will be looking to take a step forward in the points table with a victory over Chennai tomorrow. Their performances so far have blown hot and cold as they failed to carry on their good rhythm after their win over RCB in the first match, and went on to lose a one-sided match against KKR. The various departments of the team are expected to refill themselves with fresh energy ahead of tomorrow’s game in order to get back to winning ways. 

The team management will have to pick the correct combination of players in order to achieve their purpose once again. The batters so far have been a little consistent, especially after their collapse against KKR, and will need to stabilise themselves once again to ensure a perfect platform for the side. The same goes for the bowling unit which needs to rediscover its old touch. 

Probable Playing XI:- Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk), Odean Smith, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar.

Probable Top performers

Probable best batsman of the match – Robin Uthappa

Based on the good looking starts provided by Robin Uthappa to his side so far in both the opening games to CSK we feel that he might be the best batsman in tomorrow’s match. After feeling to convert a good start into a big total against KKR, Uthappa rose up to the occasion in the second match against Lucknow and scored a fine 50 thereby providing the medal and lower-order batsman to go big in the latter half of the innings. 

A good amount of assistance from the other end for him would surely mean that CSK would be able to put up a good total batting first or even might perhaps be able to chase any target in case they bat second. Thus Uthappa in either case will be the key batsman for CSK in tomorrow’s game.

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Dwayne Bravo

Probable best bowler of today’s match – Dwayne Bravo

The right-arm medium pacer hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down with age and has been the key bowler in the Chennai team so far in this season’s IPL. Dwayne Bravo’s several crucial overs have been pretty impressive since they’ve helped uplift the team on various important phases of the match. In spite of his brilliance, the team has failed to finish on the winning end. 

Thus Dwayne Bravo will be eager to get his team their first win of the campaign and deliver another superb performance with the ball. His side also shall highly rely upon his brilliant death over bowling and wicket-taking abilities whenever needed. Thus we feel that he will be the best bowler in tomorrow’s match between CSK and PBKS.

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Dwayne Bravo

CSK vs PBKS: Head to Head stats

CSK have a clear edge over Punjab in the head to head record with 15 wins out of the total 25 matches played so far against them, whole Punjab has managed to win 10 matches. They’ve had several close and intense encounters against each other in the past including the playoff games in 2010 and 2014. We hope to see another interesting match when the two sides face off in tomorrow’s game.

  • Total Matches played – 25
  • Won by CSK – 15
  • Won by PBKS – 10

CSK vs PBKS: Winning Prediction

Probable winner of today’s match – Chennai Super Kings

After a lot of close analysis made on the basis of the batting, bowling strengths and several other aspects related to both the sides to face off tomorrow, we feel that the Chennai Super Kings will be the winner in their tomorrow’s match against Punjab. Their brilliant performance with the bat and ball combined will help them finally break their jinx and achieve their first points in this season of the IPL. 

Their brilliant batting and bowling have already been showcased by the players this season, unfortunately, none of which has been able to produce desirable results to them. Thus we strongly feel after considering the present potential of their squad that they find their vintage rhythm as a unit soon and defeat the Punjab Kings in tomorrow’s game comprehensively.

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