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| On Apr 16, 2021 3:28 PM IST

PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Tips for 8th match IPL 2021 Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings Today Match Prediction 16 April


PBKS vs CSK Dream11: In the battle of the Kings, Punjab Kings will face Chennai Super Kings here at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. After narrowly getting a win over Royals despite Sanju Samson’s blistering innings, Punjab Kings will be looking to get one more win here. The top 4 batsmen remain their strength and with skipper Rahul looking in good touch once again, expect most of the runs from them. Punjab will also hope their overseas fast bowlers Richardson and Meredith to make an impact after a poor outing in the last game.

Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings started off their season in a poor fashion losing to the Capitals. They will hope their openers to get them to a good start in the powerplay which they lacked in the last match. Raina’s form was a big positive in the last game but Dhoni’s finishing abilities will be under the scanner once again. Chahar and Curran will be needed to provide early breakthroughs for CSK with Thakur and Bravo to support them.

PBKS vs CSK Today Match Prediction Details

Fixture name: Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings, 8th match
Competition: Indian Premier League 2021
Date: 16 April, 2021
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
PBKS (recent last) W W L L W
CSK (recent last) L W W W L
Ground: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Rajasthan Royals 150/7 (19.4 overs) beat Delhi Capitals 147/8 by 3 wickets.
Pitch Report: The pitch will have good bounce and it will be excellent for batting. The assistance will be there for the fast bowlers and they will get some bounce. With dew expected to play a part, team winning the toss will probably bowl first. The weather will be clear with temperature around 29 degrees.
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PBKS vs CSK Playing 11
PBKS Team News
Injury update, unavailability

  • There are no injury concerns and all the players are available for selection.

Expected team changes

  • Punjab can bring in Ravi Bishnoi in place of Murugan Ashwin as he can be useful with his googlies.

PBKS Playing 11 (likely)

L Rahul (C) (wk)
M Agarwal
C Gayle
D Hooda
N Pooran
Shahrukh Khan
J Richardson
R Bishnoi
R Meredith
M Shami
A Singh

CSK Playing 11
Injury update, unavailability

  • Ngidi and Behrendorff remain unavailable due to quarantine.

Expected team changes

  • CSK is expected to go with an unchanged eleven.

CSK Playing 11 (likely)
R Gaikwad
F du Plessis
M Ali
S Raina
A Rayudu
M Dhoni (C) (wk)
R Jadeja
S Curran
D Bravo
S Thakur
D Chahar

Who will win today match?
CSK are an experienced side which has bounced back from these situations previously too. With some proven match-winners in their side, they can be tough to beat for Punjab. Last season’s record also goes in Chennai’s favour as they easily got past Punjab both the times and knocked them out of the playoffs race. Punjab will hope for a better bowling performance from their five bowlers. Deepak Hooda’s performance with the bat was a big highlight of the last game for them. Based on current form, Punjab Kings will start as favourites for PBKS vs CSK Dream 11 Today Match Prediction.

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Fantasy Cricket Tips, Captain & Differential Pick
Captain Options
L Rahul- Rahul’s selection in the fantasy team is a no brainer. He has been one of the most consistent batsmen of IPL in the last few years and looked in good touch in the first game too.
IPL Career: Runs 2738, Avg. 45
Rahul in IPL 2021: Runs 91, Avg. 91

M Ali- Moeen’s allround abilities make him a player to watch out for this match. He can be dangerous at the top order with his ability to score boundaries at ease. He is also a useful option with his offspin bowling.
IPL Career: Runs 345, Bat Avg. 22, Wkts 10, Bowl Avg. 34
Ali in IPL 2021: Runs 36, Bat Avg. 36

Differential Pick
C Gayle- The Universe Boss looked in excellent form in the last match. He can make a big impact in this game with his big hitting ability and will fancy the short boundaries at Wankhede.
IPL Career: Runs 4812, Avg. 41
Gayle in IPL 2021: Runs 40, Avg. 40

PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Prediction

BAT: C Gayle, F du Plessis, A Rayudu, M Agarwal
WK: L Rahul, N Pooran
ALL: R Jadeja, M Ali
BOWL: M Shami, S Thakur, J Richardson

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Monojit Das @cricmonz1997

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