In the 8th Match of Vivo IPL 2021, Punjab Kings will face yellow army Chennai Super Kings on 16th April 2021 Friday. This match will play at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, at 7.30 PM IST.
No doubt, the 8th game of the 14th season of Vivo IPL 2021 will be played between Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings. Chennai failed to win their first match of this season against Delhi Capitals. On the other hand, Punjab Kings started their IPL campaign by winning a close match against Rajasthan Royals.
CSK team looks rusty! Early wicket falls have been their main problem since the last season of IPL. Hopefully, they will resolve their issues soon and come back on the winning track very soon. The best thing for CSK is Suresh Raina, also known as Mr. IPL, is in great form. Though Dhoni looks in bad form, this veteran cricketer has a great record at Wankhede.
Both teams are looking very powerful on the paper and power pack of young and experienced players. When it comes to Punjab Kings, captain KL Rahul is in great form. Sixer King Chris Gayle and Deepak Hooda were two key players who can change Punjab’s game any time, whether they are batting first or chasing.
Punjab’s blowing lineup seems a little bit inexperienced, but CSK players need to plan properly against Mohammad Shami and Arshdeep Singh. These are two key bowlers for Punjab kings who can trouble the batsmen of CSK. Hopefully, we will witness a magnificent match this Friday night.
IPL 2021 PBKS vs. CSK Dream 11 Prediction, Venue. Squad Match Details
Match in Between: Punjab Kings vs. Chennai Super Kings
Date: 16th April, 7.30 PM IST
Ground: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
IPL 2021: Where to watch the live streaming of PBKS vs. CSK
The 8th match between PBKS and CSK will live stream on Star Sports Network and the Disney+ Hotstar platform.
When it comes to the Wankhede pitch, it will behave as it usually does. This pitch is known as the heaven for batters and hell for bowlers. No score is safe on this pitch, but the team who will bat first should aim for a big score like 200 plus runs on the board. The chasing team always has it easier because of the dew factor. Do the toss-winning captain must love to bowl first on this pitch.
Average 1st Innings score on this venue
The average first innings score in Vivo IPL at Wankhede is 176 Runs.
Record of Chasing teams
The chasing team has won almost 57.7% of IPL matches at Wankhede. This season in the first match of CSK, DC chased 189 easily. The chasing team record stats are like this:
Won-5 Lost-3 and Tied-1(last 9 IPL matches on Wankhede)
Probable Playing XIs:
Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (C and WK), Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, Murugan Ashwin/Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami
Chennai Super Kings
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C and WK), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar
Head to Head
CSK and PBKS have played 24 IPL games in which CSK won in 15 games, and PBKS managed to win only 8 matches. The head-to-head match stats say that CSK has an excellent record against PBKS.
PBKS vs. CSK Must Picks for Dream 11 Fantasy Cricket:
KL Rahul (C), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Suresh Raina (VC), Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Mohammad Shami, Shardul Thakur, Jhye Richardson