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The two kings will go against each other in match 41st of IPL season 2023 at Cheapuk stadium to earn crucial points. Chennai Super Kings will look to bounce back from the last loss against the Rajasthan Royals by 32 runs.
Chennai Super Kings were outclassed by the Rajasthan Royal’s all-around department and Sanju Samson’s captaincy. The Rajasthan Royals batter smashed down the bowling department of the Chennai Super Kings in the last game. There were helpless in the whole match and never looked in total control of the match and at last lost the match.
The Lucknow Super Giants batters thrashed Punjab Kings bowlers down are they scored the 2nd highest score in the IPL history, 257. The disastrous scenario for the Punjab Kings came from the first ball when Atharva Taide dropped the catch on the first ball of KL Rahul.
All bowlers of Punjab Kings got smashed except Rahul Chahar, who just gave away 29 runs; other than him, all bowlers were expensive with their economy rate, which was above 12 runs per over. The batting department of the Punjab Kings did quite well while chasing the huge target, which was nearly impossible to chase. They made 201 runs, and the star batter from the Punjab Kings side was Atharva Taide.
It will be a hard-fought battle for Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings against each other because they both lost their previous match.
Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings played 27 matches, in which Chennai Super Kings won 15 matches. On the other hand, Punjab won 12 matches in IPL. Last year Punjab won both of the matches quite comfortably against the Chennai Super Kings in IPL season 2022.
CSK VS PBKS: Pitch Report of MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepuak Stadium)
Table of IPL 2021 and 2023 Stats at MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepuak Stadium):
|Batting first won||2|
|Batting Second won||4|
|Super Over Match||1|
|Average first innings score||150 runs|
|Pace bowlers took||33 wickets|
|Spin bowlers Took||31 Wickets|
The pitch of MA Chidambaram Stadium ( Chepauk Stadium) is suitable for spin bowlers and has always helped spinners in the past, but recently, the pitch has shown a neutral nature for bowlers and batsmen.
The last match between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals went to Rajasthan way, but it was a pitch that offered everything, but match by match, the pitch going to be slow. It will start to assist the spinner more, which it did in the last game when Sir Ravindra Jadeja took 3 wickets and restricted the Sunrisers Hyderabad team to just 137 runs in 20 overs.
Team Preview of Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings are now at the 4th on the table with 10 points, and now they can’t lose any point if they want to finish the league stage at the top to qualify for the playoffs.
They defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad last time they played on the home ground and will be looking for a win on their home turf against Punjab Kings. Chennai team heavily relies on their spin department because of the pitch of MA. Chidambaram is a slow and turning track, and now it is the last phase of matches, so it will turn more than it did at the start of the season.
The team looks settled at the moment even though they lost their last match, but MS. Dhoni never believes in many changes in the team. They might give replace Ambati Rayudu with someone else because he did not perform in any matches till now. Subhranshu Senapati can get his chance because he has a great record in the domestic circuit.
It was a rare moment in the last match when MS Dhoni was outplayed by the other captain by the strategic point. Chennai Super Kings needs to think of new ways to tackle challenges like Sanju Samson gave them.
MS Dhoni was not angry about the bowler’s performance in the last match, but he only noticed that they gave away too many runs in the powerplay and praised Yashasvi Jaiswal. He was also a bit emotional about the ground and the fan who came to cheer him up.
It (target) was quite a bit above par. The reason was the first six overs, gave too many runs, but at the same time the pitch was best to bat on at that time. Even when they were finishing the edges kept going for boundaries. They got par+ score and we were not able to stop the runs. I felt his (Pathirana) bowling was very good, not that he bowled badly.
The scorecard doesn’t reflect how well he bowled. Yashasvi batted really well, important to go after the bowlers, took calculated risks. It was slightly easier against our bowlers because we had to assess the right lengths. Even then Yashasvi batted well at the top end and at the end Jurel batted really well.MS Dhoni said at the Post Match Presentation
I think my first ODI hundred in Vizag gave me some 10 games, but the 183 over here gave me the chance for one year, so this venue is close to my heart.MS Dhoni said at the Post Match Presentation
There will probably be no changes in the Chennai Super Kings playing 11 because the pitch condition is the same as it was in Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur. All they will try to improve is their power-playing bowling performance.
The spinners will be more important in the next game against the Punjab Kings because the Punjab side does not have many batsmen who are good against spin bowling. There might be a change in bowling, as Dwaine Pretorius can get a chance in the match because the pitch will suit his bowling style.
Team Preview of Punjab Kings
Punjab Kings are right now the 6th on the points table with 8 points in their bag and will be looking to get in the winning zone once again after being stormed by the Lucknow Super Giants batter in their last match, who made a record of the 2nd highest total of the IPL which was 257.
Expect from the first ball of the innings, Punjab Bowlers have been smashed down the park again and again, which was hard to see for the Punjab fans on their own home ground. The fielding was not good at all from the Punjab side as they dropped two important catches, and the catch of Marcus Stonis hurt them really hard.
Atharva Taide, at last, showed why Punjab Kings gave him another chance as he scored 66 runs in just 36 balls to keep his team in the match, but then Ravi Bishnoi took his wicket.
The good news for the Punjab side was that Shikhar Dhawan and Kagiso Rabada are back in the team, which will give them a huge boost in the upcoming matches. In the last match, there was a very amazing decision by the team to use Prabhsimran Singh as an impact player in place of Gurnoor Brar, who had 1 over left, and it was only 10th over when they replaced him.
The debutant Gurnoor Brar created a wicket-taking chance on the first ball of the match when KL Rahul hit the ball straight to Atharva Taide’s hand, but he dropped the simple catch. Shikhar Dhawan had a disappointing comeback game when he got out on just 1 run. He was also disappointed, which he said in the post-match conference.
We gave away too many runs. I felt that it (ball) didn’t come on quickly to the bat and it went straight to the fielder (on his dismissal). I felt my strategy to play with the extra bowler backfired. We missed a spinner today. It’s a learning for me. Livi (Livingstone) and even Sam (Curran) were there, so we couldn’t send him (SRK) ahead.Shikhar Dhawan said in the Post-Match presentation.
Rahul Chahar will be a key player in the next encounter against the Chennai Super Kings at the MA. Chidambaram pitch because it is going to help spinners, and he is the only main spinner for them. Harpreet Brar might come in place of Gurnoor Brar because Punjab will be in need of more spinners than pace bowlers.
Shikhar Dhawan needs to be solid again at the top order because the pitch will not be going to be batting-friendly for sure, and the crowd will be against the Punjab Kings. Jitesh Sharma should be given a chance at the top order because he has the power and technicality in his batting. He is also the 2nd top scorer from the Punjab Kings side, but still, he gets very few balls and comes very down the order.
CSK vs PBKS Probable Playing XIs:
Probable Lineup of Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w/c), Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana
Probable Lineup of Punjab Kings (PBKS)
Atharva Taide, Shikhar Dhawan(c), Sikandar Raza, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma(w), Shahrukh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Gurnoor Brar, Arshdeep Singh
Impact Players who can come to the match of CSK vs PBKS
Punjab Kings are mostly going to use Prabhsimran Singh to be an impact player, and Mitchell Santer can replace Devon Conway as the impact player for the Chennai Super Kings.