| On Apr 16, 2021 1:00 PM IST

PBKS vs CSK IPL 2021 Fantasy Cricket: 3 Potential Game-Changers for Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings Dream11 Grand League


PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Team Prediction: KL Rahul and Punjab Kings won’t be all too happy after their overall performance despite winning the match by four runs against Rajasthan Royals. Bowlers were handled with quite ease by RR players, especially Sanju Samson picked PBKS bowlers up with little or no problems.

MS Dhoni has even more issues it seems, especially his own form and the bowling department. This game between PBKS snd CSK makes for an enticing battle between two teams with a wavering bowling attack. Out of the plethora of options, we list 3 players who could make or break your PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Team Prediction.

IPL 2021 PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Team Prediction

Jhye Richardson: Punjab Kings certainly hoped for better output from the 24-year-old Australian when they shelled out a whopping Rs 14 crore for his services in the IPL 2021 auction. But he was anything but living up to the billing for a player who became the fourth-costliest player at the IPL auction 2021 in February. He went for 55 runs in 4 overs.

However, Richardson is quality and should learn from the treacherous experience of his first IPL game.

Reasons To Consider Jhye RichardosnAs a Risky Option:

  • Pressure: Huge price tag often puts an undulated pressure on a player’s shoulder. Richardson is feeling the heat.
  • Inexperience: Bowled length balls one too many. Was easy to pick and hit for the batsmen.

Reasons To Pick Jhye Richardson In PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Grand Leagues

  • Expert: PBKS broke the bank for his services for one particular reason that he is considered a white-ball specialist.
  • BBL Experience: Boasts a good record in BBL. He should use that experience to negotiate the demand of the IPL.

Jhye Richardson in his First IPL Game:
Overs: 04
Runs Given: 55
Wickets: 01
Maidens: 00

MS Dhoni: Questions remain whether the lack of cricket is the main reason for Dhoni’s ordinary form with the bat, while his decision-making is also under question.
However, we all know, how good Dhoni really is and can be. The 40-year-old 2011 World Cup and 2007 T20 World Cup winner needs no introduction at all. He can erupt with something unthinkable here and put all the lingering doubts hovering over his head to deathbed.

Reasons To Consider Jhye RichardosnAs a Risky Option:

  • Age Factor: Despite his superhuman achievements, Dhoni is human. Age seems to be catching up with him, after all.
  • Lack of cricket: Before the game against Delhi Capitals, Dhoni last played in IPL 2020, which is the big reason for his out-of-touch batting.

Reasons To Pick Jhye Richardson In PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Grand Leagues

  • Very Best: On his day, no one is as good as Dhoni is, whether it’s about wicket-keeping or batting.
  • Class: As they say, form is temporary and class is permanent. And Dhoni is Class.

MS Dhoni In IPL:
Matches: 205
Not-out: 69
Runs: 4632
High-Score: 84*
Strike-Rate: 136.67
100s: 00
50s: 23
4s: 313
6s: 216

Faf du Plessis: Dhoni doesn’t shy from taking a tough call or two. He dropped Shane Watson from CSK Playing 11 last season due to the Australian’s bad form. Faf du Plessis is certainly under pressure due to his inconsistency. But the 36-year-old is a class player and should haul himself out of his current rut.

Reasons To Consider Faf du Plessis As a Risky Option:

  • Age Factor: He is 36 and is showing signs of slowing down.
  • Out of form: He has been struggling to score runs at the moment.

Reasons To Pick Faf du Plessis In PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Grand Leagues

  • Lynchpin: He is CSK’s batting lynchpin. If CSK are to have a good season, Faf du Plessis will have to hit his strides.

Faf du Plessis In IPL:
Matches: 85
Not-out: 07
Runs: 2302
High-Score: 96
Strike-Rate: 129.03
100s: 00
50s: 16
4s: 205
6s: 73

PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Prediction: IPL 2021

Here’s how Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings may line up in the IPL 2021 game:

Punjab Kings Playing 11 | PBKS Playing 11 | PBKS Starting XI
KL Rahul (C&WK)
Mayank Agarwal
Chris Gayle
Nicholas Pooran
Shahrukh Khan
Deepak Hooda
Jhye Richardson
Riley Meredith
Arshdeep Singh
Mohammed Shami
Murugan Ashwin

Chennai Super Kings Playing 11 | CSK Playing 11 | CSK Starting XI
Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ambati Rayudu
Faf du Plessis
Suresh Raina
MS Dhoni (w/c)
Moeen Ali
Ravindra Jadeja
Sam Curran
Dwayne Bravo
Shardul Thakur
Deepak Chahar

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