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Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings : MUMBAI TO WITNESS ANOTHER CENTURY? ||Indian Super League 2021 Match 8

Indian Super League 2021 Match 8

Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings – April 16th

Punjab Kings:

The Punjab Kings got off to a beautiful start in IPL 2021. A last ball close win against the Rajasthan Royals. Galloping on memorable knocks from Deepak Hooda and skipper KL Rahul, the Kings were able to surmount Sanju Samson’s extraordinary century. 

While their batting roster did come up with the goods previously in the week, the bowlers were a touch errant in their lengths and variations. Riley Meredith and Jhye Richardson, both of whom played their first IPL match against the Royals, will need to accompany Arshdeep Singh and Mohammed Shami as PBKS go for their second victory in IPL 2021.

Possible playing XI: KL Rahul (c&wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Jhye Richardson, Chris Jordan/Riley Meredith, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Murugan Ashwin/Ravi Bishnoi, Shahrukh Khan, Mohammed Shami and Arshdeep Singh. 

Chennai Super Kings:

However, Punjab will face a hurt Chennai Super Kings team that lost its opening IPL 2021 match to the Delhi Capitals last week. But Punjab Kings cannot take the Super Kings casually in any way. CSK has an earnest batting group filled with guns, and given how Suresh Raina has gone about things so far, they are a strength to be regarded within this format. 

But their bowling line-up lacks a legitimate wicket-taker in the middle overs. The burden will be on Shardul Thakur to lead the bunch, with Ravindra Jadeja and Deepak Chahar’s likes being key to the trigger.

Possible playing XI: Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, MS Dhoni (c&wk), Sam Curran, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Shardul Thakur, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo and Deepak Chahar.

The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:

The 8th game of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) will see three-time champions Chennai Super Kings play against Punjab Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on 16th Friday.

A high-counting game gestures at the Wankhede, with totals in surplus of 200 likely on Friday. There is not much to no support for the bowlers, with the ball sliding nicely onto the bat. In contrast, the fast bowlers will primarily get the ball to swing and move, with a shift of pace being crucial later on.

The ground’s short size also goes hostile to the bowlers, who will need to fluctuate their pace and stretch appropriately. Both sides will look to chase upon securing the toss, with dew expected to come into play in the second half.

Tops Value:

The Super Kings will have affectionate memoirs of playing against the Punjab Kings. They defeated them two times in the previous edition, costing KL Rahul and the team a place in the playoffs. Punjab Kings will preferably look to take vengeance upon the Super Kings, although it won’t be straightforward. With two valuable points up for grasps, we are in for an exciting IPL 2021 match.

The surprising part is that despite the contrasting results for both teams in their opening games, they have been rated equally. This might be unfair on Punjab’s side. However, Chennai is undoubtedly a force to consider with. And, thus, we reckon, it is a tough call for this game. Nevertheless, since the match is at Wankhede, toss could turn out to be a significant factor, calling for odds.