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CSK vs PBKS: Everything You Need to Know

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In IPL 2024 match number 49, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) take on Punjab Kings (PBKS) with the goal of securing a victory and maintaining the winning streak. Although Punjab is a team that has defeated CSK three times in this venue, including in 2023, they are a tough team to defeat at home. Punjab has only lost five of these games in Chennai, more than the Mumbai Indians (MI). Nevertheless, as demonstrated in the previous game, Chennai will be prepping slower wickets. During the second innings, the ball can stop hitting the bat. Without a doubt, the side that wins the toss will aim to bat first. CSK has a bowling lineup designed specifically for these kinds of situations.

It is ranked fourth in the points table, while Punjab is ranked eighth. CSK must maintain their place among the top four. In fact, they will move up to the second spot in the rankings with a victory tonight. Although Punjab’s chances of qualifying are slim, they will make every effort to win the competition’s remaining games.

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There are no injury concerns in CSK camp in terms of player availability. Sikandar Raza has already left to play for Zimbabwe, hence he is not available for Punjab. The toss will determine whether skipper Shikhar Dhawan plays or not.

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Head To Head

  • Total Match Played: 28
  • CSK Win: 15
  • PBkS Win: 13
  • No Result: 0

Pitch Report

Because of its dry surface, the Chepauk pitch is well-suited for spinners who can take use of its turn and bounce. Quick bowlers with a variety of strokes can also succeed in this situation. It’s difficult to bat, especially when up against bowlers that can use cutters well. Batsmen who score quickly and take advantage of the powerplay, however, can succeed. The pitch is predicted to slow down as the game goes on, making batting simpler and stroke play more fluid in the second half.

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Probable XI

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Probable XI: Ajinkya Rahane, Ruturaj Gaikwad (c), Daryl Mitchell, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (w), Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Mustafizur Rahman, Matheesha Pathirana

Punjab Kings (PBKS) Probable XI: Atharva Taide, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran (c), Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shashank Singh, Ashutosh Sharma, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.

Where to Watch

This match will be broadcasted at Star Sports Network and streamed Live on JIOP Cinema.