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| On Apr 16, 2021 12:24 PM IST

CSK vs PBKS IPL Match Prediction, Pitch Report, Fantasy Picks, Playing XI


CSK vs PBKS IPL: The match 8 for IPL 2021 will se Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) take on each other for the first time this season. CSK in particular will be looking forward to get a win after a disappointing start against Delhi Capitals. On the other hand, PBKS overpowered Rajasthan Royals behind a strong knock from their skipper KL Rahul.

CSK vs PBKS IPL Match 8

Pitch Report: The match will take place at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, which is known as a strong batting pitch. Although in the last match the pitch was a bit greenier as a result, bowlers had the upperhand. But for today’s game, if the conditions are like usual, both captains will prefer to chase a total. Keeping in mind that the average first innings score is 168 runs at Wankhede, it’s quite obvious why teams prefer to chase in this ground.

Chennai Super Kings Expected Playing XI

  • Faf du Plessis
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • Moeen Ali
  • Suresh Raina
  • Ambati Rayudu
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • MS Dhoni (c & wk)
  • Sam Curran
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Dwyane Bravo
  • Deepak Chahar

Punjab Kings Expected Playing XI

  • KL Rahul (c & wk)
  • Mayank Aggarwal
  • Chris Gayle
  • Deepak Hooda
  • Nicholas Pooran
  • Shahrukh Khan
  • Jhye Richardson
  • Chris Jordan
  • Mohammad Shami
  • Murugan Ashwin
  • Arshdeep Singh

Injury Updates

CSK pacer Lungi Ngidi might be back for the team after being out for the last game due to the mandatory 7-day quarantine protocols.

Top Fantasy Cricket Picks for CSK vs PBKS Match 08 in IPL 2021

KL Rahul

Punjab’s skipper KL Rahul was the leading run scorer in the last season of IPL. The 28-year-old continued that form in the first game as he scored a sensational 91 runs for PBKS. If you see any combos featuring KL Rahul on apps like Khiladi Adda, then you can invest your coins in that.

Chris Gayle

The Universe Boss, Chris Gayle is one of the best T20 players the world has ever seen. Despite being 41 years old, he is still a dominant force in the 20-over format. He managed to score 40 runs against RR with a strike rate of 142.85, which makes him a top pick for fantasy teams.

Suresh Raina

CSK top-order batsman, Suresh Raina missed the last IPL season, but that didn’t had any affect on Mr. IPL’s form. He announced him comeback with a bang against DC scoring 54 runs with strike rate of 150.

Sam Curran

If you are looking for an all-rounder in your fantasy team for this match, Sam Curran could be the player for you. Curran smashed DC’s bowlers in the death overs by scoring a quick 34 runs with a strike rate of 226.66. Although he failed to shine with the ball, the English international’s batting skills are more than enough for him to be a top pick for fantasy teams.

MS Dhoni

While former Indian skipper MS Dhoni might be a little rusty, he is still a sensational player. Creating any fantasy team with Dhoni could be a big mistake. Even if MS doesn’t shine with the bat, he can still get you several points with his amazing wicket keeping skills.

Match Prediction

CSK and PBKS have played 23 matches against each other. In these 23 games, CSK has dominated Punjab by winning 14 matches. If they can find a way to stop KL Rahul from scoring a big knock, MS Dhoni’s side should be victorious in today’s match.