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| On Apr 25, 2022 12:31 PM IST

PBKS vs CSK IPL 2022: Is Moeen Ali Playing Today?

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Moeen Ali IPL 2022: The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) registered an incredible 3-wicket victory over arch-rivals Mumbai Indians in their most recent match of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) season. This was just the second win for the Ravindra Jadeja-led CSK team out of their 7 matches in IPL 2022. Chennai Super Kings will now be locking horns with the Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the today IPL match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

PBKS vs CSK IPL 2022: Is Moeen Ali Playing Today?

While comparing his IPL 2021 performance, England all-rounder Moeen Ali has failed to deliver the goods this year for the Chennai Super Kings. After smashing a total of 357 runs last T20 season, Moeen has managed to score just 87 runs from 5 matches in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League. This was the major reason that the Chennai Super Kings dropped him from the playing 11 during the last match against Mumbai Indians.

However, according to the recent reports, Moeen Ali has suffered an ankle injury and will miss the upcoming few games for Chennai Super Kings. The big-hitting all-rounder could have been a great attacking option against the Punjab Kings spinners who have the least impressive economy rate in IPL 2022 of 8.65.

Moeen Ali Stats in IPL

Matches Runs Wickets IPL 2021 Performance Recent Form
39 753 16 357 runs 1, 3, 48, 0, 35

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Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings: Probable CSK Playing 11

In order to include Moeen Ali in the playing 11 if termed fit, Chennai Super Kings will have to drop Mitchell Santner who had a decent performance against Mumbai Indians. Santner picked up figures of 1 for 16 in his three overs and scored 11 runs off 9 balls while being promoted to bat at No.3 position.

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CSK Playing 11
1. Ruturaj Gaikwad
2. Robin Uthappa
3. Moeen Ali/Mitchell Santner

4. Ambati Rayudu
5. Ravindra Jadeja (C)
6. Shivam Dube
7. MS Dhoni (wk)
8. Dwaine Pretorius
9. Dwayne Bravo

10. Maheesh Theekshana 
11. Mukesh Choudhary

CSK 2022 squad: Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, KM Asif, Tushar Deshpande, Dwayne Bravo, Devon Conway, Subhranshu Senapati, Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dube, Maheesh Theekshana, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Prashant Solanki, C Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan, Chris Jordan, K Bhagath Verma, Mukesh Choudhary, Simranjeet Singh, Matheesha Pathirana.

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Kuljyot Singh

A cricket maniac who lives his life like a T20 match, time is short so make the most of it. Always thriving to learn more about cricket writing and obviously being an Indian, a big cricket expert.