CSK vs PBKS IPL Prediction 30 Apr 2023
Indian Premier League 2023
Chennai Super Kings
- Date: 2023-04-28
- Start Time: 15:30
- Location: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
- Tournament: Indian Premier League 2023
- Format: Indian Premier League
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
On Sunday afternoon, Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings will face each other for the first time in IPL 2023 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
- While CSK had won three consecutive matches, they lost their last game against Rajasthan Royals.
- On the other hand, Punjab Kings are coming into this fixture after facing a defeat from Lucknow Super Giants in their previous game.
- Currently, Punjab Kings are in 6th position on the table with four wins and four losses, while Chennai is placed in 4th with five wins.
CSK vs PBKS – IPL – Venue Details
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Date: April 30th 2023
Time: 15:30 (local)
CSK vs PBKS – IPL – Team Previews
Chennai Super Kings
CSK suffered a defeat against Rajasthan Royals in their previous match, despite having won three consecutive games earlier. However, they still have an edge over the Punjab Kings, with five wins in eight games.
The CSK batting unit failed to chase down 203 runs against Rajasthan Royals and will be looking to bounce back in their next game. The bowling department has performed well in crucial moments of the game. On the slow pitch of Chepauk, spinners are expected to play a key role in their strategy.
Ajinkya Rahane has been in impressive form for CSK this season. Meanwhile, Ben Stokes hasn’t played since April 3 due to a minor injury setback, as confirmed by CSK head coach Stephen Fleming. Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad are the leading run-scorers for Chennai this season.
In their previous game, Punjab Kings suffered a humiliating defeat, conceding the second-highest IPL total in history of 257 for 5 against Lucknow Super Giants. While it may be difficult for Punjab to recover from such a setback within a couple of days, the return of Shikhar Dhawan is expected to strengthen their batting lineup.
However, the team will also need consistent performances from Prabhsimran and Taide, along with middle-order batsmen Raza and Livingstone. Arshdeep will be a key player with the ball, while Kagiso Rabada is a major figure in the bowling attack that hasn’t quite clicked yet.
With spin-friendly conditions expected, Sikandar Raza is likely to retain his spot in the team for his useful bowling. Harpreet Brar, who missed the last match, is expected to make a comeback. Against Chennai’s spin trio, Dhawan’s excellent record in the IPL makes him PBKS’ best bet to tackle the challenge.
CSK vs PBKS – IPL – Probable Playing XI’s
Chennai Super Kings: R Gaikwad, D Conway, A Rahane, A Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ravi Jadeja, MS Dhoni (Cap and wk), M Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Akash Singh
Punjab Kings: S Dhawan (Cap), Prabhsimran Singh (wk), Matthew Short, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
CSK vs PBKS – IPL – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
Given the history of Chennai’s pitch, which has always provided great support to spin bowlers, it is expected that this trend will continue in the upcoming match. The game is scheduled to be played in the afternoon, and hence the chances of dew affecting the outcome of the match are less. Therefore, teams might prefer to bat first on this pitch.
CSK vs PBKS – IPL – Win Prediction
Chennai are one of the best teams at utilizing their home advantage and will look to do the same against Punjab.