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PBKS vs CSK Dream11 IPL Today Match Prediction 16 April [STATS for GRAND LEAGUE – Batting, Bowling, Team, Pitch]

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PBKS vs CSK IPL 2021: After a superb victory in a thrilling contest, the Punjab Kings (PBKS) are ready to take on the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 8th match of IPL 2021 season at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 16. Punjab Kings registered a nail-biting 4-run win against Rajasthan Royals in their previous match while Chennai Super Kings suffered a convincing loss at the hands of Delhi Capitals. In the 24 matches between these two teams, CSK have won 15 games while Punjab have emerged victorious on 9 occasions. Last year in IPL 2020, Chennai Super Kings defeated Punjab twice in the tournament. It is expected to be a crackerjack contest between two exciting sides with many star names featuring in the action.


PBKS vs CSK Today Match Prediction Details

Fixture Name: VIVO IPL, Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings

Competition: VIVO IPL

Date: 16 April

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Ground: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Team Form Guide:
PBKS (recent last): W L L W W
CSK (recent last): L W W W L

Brief score of the last result at the venue: Rajasthan Royals 150/7 beat Delhi Capitals 147/8 by 3 wickets in the 7th match of IPL 2021.

Pitch Report: As seen in the previous game, there was some help for the pace bowlers on the Wankhede wicket. The pitch has surely slowed down a bit but the batsmen should back themselves to put up a big total while batting first. The chasing teams have always found it easier here.

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PBKS vs CSK Playing 11

PBKS Team News

Injury Update, Unavailability

  • There are no injury issues in the Punjab Kings camp.

Expected Team Changes

  • They are expected to retain the same line-up.
  • KL Rahul will lead the team and also take care of the wicket-keeping duties.
  • Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul will open the batting.
  • Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan and Deepak Hooda will bat in the middle-order.
  • Jhye Richardson, Mohammed Shami, Riley Meredith and Arshdeep Singh will be their key bowlers.

PBKS Playing 11 (likely)
KL Rahul
Mayank Agarwal
Chris Gayle
Nicholas Pooran
Deepak Hooda
Shahrukh Khan
Jhye Richardson
Mohammed Shami
Riley Meredith
Arshdeep Singh
Murugan Ashwin


CSK Team News

Injury Update, Unavailability

  • Jason Behrendorff and Lungi Ngidi will not be available as they are yet to complete their mandatory quarantine.

Expected Team Line-up

  • They are expected to play the same team.
  • MS Dhoni will captain the side and also take care of the wicket-keeping duties.
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad will open the batting with Faf du Plessis.
  • Suresh Raina, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja will bat in the middle-order.
  • Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Sam Curran, Moeen Ali and Dwayne Bravo will be their main bowlers.

CSK Playing 11 (likely)
Ruturaj Gaikwad
Faf du Plessis
Suresh Raina
Ambati Rayudu
MS Dhoni
Ravindra Jadeja
Moeen Ali
Sam Curran
Dwayne Bravo
Shardul Thakur
Deepak Chahar

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Who will win today match

The Punjab Kings will be hoping that the in-form likes of skipper KL Rahul, Deepak Hooda and Chris Gayle continue their brilliant form in this game as well with Mayank Agarwal and Nicholas Pooran also chipping in with crucial performances. Shami, Richardson, Meredith and Arshdeep will be the main bowlers. On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings will bank upon Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis and Moeen Ali to come good in the batting department while Chahar, Shardul, Curran and Jadeja will be their main bowlers. Punjab Kings will be the favourites due to the better balance of their side. In our Dream 11 Today Match Prediction we back Punjab Kings to win this match.

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Fantasy Cricket Tips, Captain & Differential Pick

Captain Options:

Stat King Tips:

Must Picks:

PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Prediction

Grand League Team 1

We are picking KL Rahul as the Captain in this team because of his terrific record at the Wankhede Stadium with last 4 T20 scores of 91, 91, 100 and 94.

WICKET-KEEPERS: KL Rahul (C), Nicholas Pooran
BATSMEN: Faf du Plessis (VC), Suresh Raina, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda
ALL-ROUNDERS: Sam Curran, Moeen Ali
BOWLERS: Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur, Jhye Richardson

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Grand League Team 2

We are going with Suresh Raina as the Captain of this team due to his impressive knock of 54 runs off 36 balls which included 4 sixes and 3 fours in the last match.

WICKET-KEEPERS: KL Rahul
BATSMEN: Suresh Raina (C), Chris Gayle, Faf du Plessis, Deepak Hooda (VC), Ruturaj Gaikwad
ALL-ROUNDERS: Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja
BOWLERS: Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Chahar

Grand League Team 3

We are making Chris Gayle the Captain of this team due to his fantastic record in the last 4 IPL matches that includes scores of 40, 12, 99 and 51.

WICKET-KEEPERS: KL Rahul, MS Dhoni
BATSMEN: Chris Gayle (C), Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Mayank Agarwal, Deepak Hooda
ALL-ROUNDERS: Sam Curran
BOWLERS: Mohammed Shami (VC), Riley Meredith, Shardul Thakur

Grand League Team 4

We are picking Sam Curran as the Captain of this team due to his fabulous record in the last 5 IPL games having scored 121 runs and will also contribute with the ball.

WICKET-KEEPERS: KL Rahul
BATSMEN: Suresh Raina, Chris Gayle, Faf du Plessis, Deepak Hooda, Mayank Agarwal (VC)
ALL-ROUNDERS: Sam Curran (C), Moeen Ali
BOWLERS: Mohammed Shami, Jhye Richardson, Deepak Chahar

Kuljyot Singh

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