Today’s and 8th match of the IPL 2021 will be played between CSK (Chennai Super Kings) and PBKS (Punjab Kings) previously known as KXIP (Kings XI Punjab). The game will be starting at 7:30 PM April 16 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
PBKS has won their 1st match by defeating RR but CSK lost his 1st match against DC (Delhi Capitals). So, one side Punjab will try to secure for playoffs by winning the game today Otherside Chennai (CSK) will fight for his 1st Victory.
CSK Vs PBKS Match Prediction: Dream 11 Team Prediction Complete Information
After a disappointing 2020 season, they had made a good addition to their squad in the form of Moeen Ali, their beloved Chinna Thala Suresh Raina was back, while Ravindra Jadeja also recovered from his injury.
But given how they played against Delhi Capitals in their first match of the season, it will be safe to say that the ghosts of 2020 haven’t left them. With the hopes of getting their first points on the board, they will now take on Punjab Kings, a team that has already opened their account. The game against Rajasthan Royals went to the last ball, but the Kings eventually managed to hold on to their nerves and get the job done.
CSK Vs PBKS (KXIP) Match Details:
Venue: Wankhede Stadium
Date & Time: 16th April, 7:30 PM IST
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar
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Probable Playing XIs for PBKS vs CSK Today Match
Punjab Kings (PBKS) Expected Playing XI
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 Expected Playing XI
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
Top Picks for PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batsmen
Suresh Raina proved why his absence from the CSK squad was the prime reason behind their downfall by playing a fantastic knock of 54 runs in his first game back in yellow. He took only 36 deliveries to score those runs.
Faf du Plessis was dismissed for a duck in the last match, but he still is one of the main pillars for CSK. With 449 runs, he was CSK’s leading run-scorer in the last season.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Sam Curran played a match-turning cameo of 34 runs from only 15 deliveries in the last game. In his last game before the IPL, he played a remarkable knock of 95 runs against India. His job now will be to be more clinical with the ball in hand.
CSK promoted Moeen Ali to the top-order in the last game and it did pay off for them. The all-rounder scored 36 runs from 24 deliveries.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Mohammad Shami played a game after a long break, but it seemed as if the PBKS pacer was never out of the game. He picked up 2 crucial wickets for KL Rahul’s team and will be aiming to have a similar influence in this game.
While Shami did his part with the ball, it was the young Arshdeep Singh who turned the game on its head. The youngster picked up 3 wickets, which included the all-important wicket of Sanju Samson in the final delivery of the game.
Top Picks – Wicketkeepers
KL Rahul began his IPL 2021 season with a knock of 91 runs, which was as destructive as it was aesthetically pleasing. Another such knock from his blade can be expected in this match.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for PBKS vs CSK Dream11 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
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
KL Rahul, Chris Gayle (VC), Faf du Plessis (C), Deepak Hooda, Suresh Raina, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Riley Meredith, Dwayne Bravo, Arshdeep Singh
PBKS vs CSK Risky Captaincy Choices:
Ruturaj Gaikwad had a poor start to his IPL 2021 campaign, but in the last edition, he scored 200+ runs in just 6 games at an average of over 50. He can be a risky captaincy pick.
Similarly, Mayank Agarwal also failed to perform in his last game, but he had a tremendous IPL 2020, where he scored 400+ runs at an average of almost 40. He can be a differential captaincy pick for your grand leagues.
CSK Vs PBKS Match Prediction: Who will Win Today
If we compare from the previous year and this year also KXIP (PBKS) is the full form and CSK is under pressure due to the loss of his first match. So it is a crystal clear answer of who will win today is that if anything unexpected not happens Punjab (PBKS) will win the match.
Prediction: Today IPL Winner is Punjab Kings (PBKS)
Ipl Toss Prediction
IPL toss prediction and any matches toss prediction are not possible but if someone predicts it happens luck by chance. So its my own prediction and it totally depends on my luck. today ipl toss will done on 7:00 PM and the today ipl toss winner will be CSK (Chennai Super Kings.