MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings will face Shikhar Dhawan’s Punjab Kings in Match 41 of Indian Premier League 2023 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Sunday, 30 April 2023. Keep reading to find out IPL 2023 41 CSK vs PBKS Match Preview.
Chennai Super Kings have been excellent this tournament. They have lost only 3 out of their 8 matches in the tournament. They lost their last match against Rajasthan Royals chasing 203 runs. CSK lost by 32 runs which hampered their net run rate.
Pubjab Kings were humiliated in their last match against the Lucknow Super Giants. They conceded 257 runs in the match and lost it by 56 runs. They have won 4 matches and lost 4 in this TATA IPL.
CSK vs PBKS Head to Head
Let’s have a look at the head-to-head record for CSK vs PBKS today match prediction. Know who has higher chances of winning between Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings?
Total Matches Played: 27
Chennai Super Kings Won: 15
Punjab Kings Won: 12
No Result: 0
Players to watch out for
Chennai Super Kings
At this venue, Ravindra Jadeja has an outstanding record and was named player of the match against SRH a few years ago at the same venue. He has taken 11 wickets this year and will be useful down the order with the bat as well.
Given that the opposition has a lot of left-handed batsmen, Mooen Ali, who has seven wickets, will bowl a few overs. He can contribute with his batting as well, which makes him valuable.
In this edition, Shikhar Dhawan leads the Punjab Kings in runs scored. The southpaw is very experienced and has scored 234 runs in 5 games at an average of 78.
For Punjab Kings, the bowling attack will be led by Arshdeep Singh, a left-arm pacer who has taken 14 wickets in 8 games at an average of 18.42 with a BBI of 4/29. Support him as he continues to collect scalps.
Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings Predicted Playing XIs:
Chennai Super Kings are a franchise that don’t believe in chopping and changing a lot. They stuck to the same side in the last game and once again, they could do the same.
There were several changes in the Punjab Kings line-up for their previous game including the return of Shikhar Dhawan as the captain. For this game though, they would look to add strength to their spin department.
Here are the predicted playing XI’s of Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings for the IPL 2023 Match 41
Chennai Super Kings Predicted Playing XI:
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana, Akash Singh <> Ambati Rayudu
Punjab Kings Predicted Playing XI:
Atharva Taide, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Sikandar Raza, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar <> Prabhsimran Singh, Arshdeep Singh
* <> indicates Impact Player replacement
Batting first after winning the toss could be the popular choice as the pitch is expected to slow down in the second half.
Probable Best Batter
Ruturaj Gaikwad scored a decent 47 in his last inning. He would once more be the main guy at the top of the order as the conditions would be the best in the powerplay for batting.
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