PBKS vs CSK Team Prediction: Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings – 16 April 2021 (Mumbai). KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, and Suresh Raina will be the best fantasy picks for this game.
Punjab Kings will take on Chennai Super Kings in the league match of IPL 2021, aka Indian Premier League, which will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Punjab Kings earned a close win in their last game, and they would want to continue their momentum. KL Rahul proved his class in the last game, whereas Gayle & Hooda also played aggressive cameos with the bat. Shami and Arshdeep are bowling well, whereas Jhye Richardson needs to step up.
Chennai Super Kings struggled in the first game, and they need to step up. Suresh Raina is in brilliant form, whereas the all-rounders are doing their job pretty well with the bat. The bowling has to improve in this game to cater some result.
Pitch Report – This pitch has always been a brilliant batting wicket. The average 1st innings batting score in the IPL 2021 games played here is 205 runs.
Total IPL 2021 Games: 2; Batting 1st Won: 1; Batting 2nd Won: 1
Match Details :
Time:- 7.30 PM, Stadium:- Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai; Live on Star Sports Network
Probable XI for both sides:-
Punjab Kings – KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh.
Chennai Super Kings – Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, DJ Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar.
Clean-Hitters in the Team
Punjab Kings – KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, and Nicholas Pooran.
Chennai Super Kings – Faf du Plessis and Suresh Raina.
Death Overs Specialist Bowlers
Punjab Kings – Mohammed Shami
Chennai Super Kings – DJ Bravo
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Suresh Raina, and Faf du Plessis.
PBKS vs CSK Team Wicket-Keepers
KL Rahul (Price 10.5) will be the wicket-keeper of our squad. KL Rahul won the Orange Cap in IPL 2020, where he scored 670 runs at an average of 55.83. He played an amazing knock of 91 runs against the Rajasthan Royals.
PBKS vs CSK Team Batsmen
Chris Gayle (Price 9.5), Mayank Agarwal (Price 9), and Deepak Hooda (Price 8.5) will be our batsmen from the Punjab Kings. Agarwal scored 424 runs in IPL 2020 at an average of 38.54, whereas Gayle scored 288 runs at an average of 44.14. Hooda scored 101 runs in just five innings in IPL 2020, whereas he played a blinder of 64 runs against Rajasthan Royals in the last game. All three of them are genuine wicket-takers.
Faf du Plessis (Price 9.5) and Suresh Raina (Price 9.5) will be our batsmen from the Chennai Super Kings. Plessis scored 449 runs in IPL 2020 at an average of 40.81, whereas Raina has scored over 5000 IPL runs in his career. Raina scored a brilliant half-century in the last game, whereas Faf will enjoy batting on this track.
PBKS vs CSK Team All-Rounders
Sam Curran (Price 9) and Moeen Ali (Price 8.5) will be our all-rounders from the Chennai Super Kings. Curran scalped 13 wickets in IPL 2020, whereas he scored 186 runs with the bat. Moeen will bat at the number three slot, whereas he will bowl his overs of off-spin. Both of them batted brilliantly against the Delhi Capitals.
PBKS vs CSK Team Bowlers
Mohammed Shami (Price 9) and Jhye Richardson (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from the Punjab Kings. Shami scalped 20 wickets in IPL 2020, whereas Richardson was the highest wicket-taker of BBL10 with 29 wickets. Both of them are lethal pacers, and they are genuine wicket-takers.
Shardul Thakur (Price 8.5) will be our bowler from the Chennai Super Kings. Thakur scalped 10 wickets in IPL 2020, whereas he scalped a couple of wickets in the last game. He has the ability to contribute with the bat too.
Match Prediction: Punjab Kings will be the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
KL Rahul and Chris Gayle
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Suresh Raina and Faf du Plessis
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Fantasy Team Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.