Punjab has lost their last two matches and has struggled in the death overs. Umar Malik bowled a maiden over against Punjab, who lost four wickets in the final over. They only scored 115 runs against the Delhi Capitals and lost by 9 wickets.
Except for Liam Livingstone, Punjab Kings’ batsmen are out of form, and no one has played consistently. Jitesh Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan played a few good knocks. Shahrukh Khan and Jonny Bairstow are the biggest disappointments in the batting line-up. Vaibhav Arora didn’t live up to his expectations after bowling well in his debut match against the Chennai Super Kings. Arshdeep is bowling well but is not able to pick up wickets. Only Kagiso Rabada and Rahul Chahar bowled well in this bowling line-up.
Only the Delhi Capitals scored more runs in the IPL 2022 powerplay than the Punjab Kings. They scored 370 runs in powerplay (0–6) overs, with the highest score of 72. Punjab lost more wickets than other teams in the middle overs (7–15) and lost 26 wickets in that period. Punjab has scored the least runs in the death overs (16-20), scoring only 248 runs in 7 matches, which is less than the other 9 teams.
Chennai Super Kings won only two of their seven IPL2022 matches. They are in 9th position in the points table with 4 wins. CSK won the last match against Mumbai Indians as Dhoni finished the match in the last over.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, the orange cap winner in the last season, struggles to score in this IPL. He scored only 108 runs this season, with a high score of 73. Moeen Ali was dropped from the XI after failing with the bat in previous matches. Ravindra Jadeja hasn’t impressed with the bat after becoming the captain. Maheesh Teekshana is taking the new ball and the old ball as well. He is proving his value to his team. Dwayne Bravo took 12 wickets this season, and he is the leading wicket-taker for CSK.
In the last match, Mukesh Choudary bowled well against MI, and he swung the ball both ways in the powerplay.
PBKS vs CSK: Probable Playing XIs
Punjab Kings’ middle order hasn’t finished games for them yet. If Bhanuka Rajapaksa has to make it into the XI, he can come in place of Sharukh Khan, and Harpreet Brar should replace Nathan Ellis for team balance. CSK is expected to use the same line-up as they did in their previous game.
Playing XI For PBKS: Mayank Agarwal (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa(✈️), Jonny Bairstow(✈️), Liam Livingstone(✈️), Jitesh Sharma(WK), Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada(✈️), Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora, Arshdeep Singh
Playing XI For CSK: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja (C), MS Dhoni (WK), Mitchell Santner (✈️), Dwayne Bravo (✈️), Dwaine Pretorius (✈️), Maheesh Theekashan (✈️), Mukesh Choudary
PBKS vs CSK: Pitch Report
This match will be played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, and is expected to be a high-scoring game. Punjab Kings have hard hitters, and the small boundaries at this venue are small.
PBKS vs CSK: Fantasy Tips
Liam Livingstone will be a safe choice for the captain because he is an all-rounder and can contribute with both bat and ball. Robin Uthappa can play long innings and can convert his starts. He could be a good choice for vice-captain.
Ambati Rayudu has scored runs in the last two matches after failing in the first few. Shivam Dube is a leading scorer for CSK. Shikhar Dhawan and Bhanuka Rajapaksa can add points to your fantasy team.
Maheesh Theekshana and Kagiso Rabada are doing well in the power play. Dwayne Bravo will bowl the death overs. He will get wickets when batsmen go for runs. Rahul Chahar is the leading wicket-taker for Punjab.
Wicketkeeper: Jitesh Sharma
Batters: Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa
All-Rounders: Liam Livingstone
Bowlers: Dwayne Bravo, Maheesh Theekshana, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada
Captain: Liam Livingstone
Vice Captain: Robin Uthappa