PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Prediction: 8th Match, IPL 2021
PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips of IPL 2021. Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings will be played in the 8th match of IPL 2021 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Punjab Kings started their season on a positive note as they won their first match by four runs in a close encounter. They have got a good batting lineup that can smash any opposition team in this season.
Skipper Rahul and Mayank Agarwal opened the innings for the team; while Mayank got out early, Rahul batted brilliantly but was unlucky to miss his century by nine runs. At No.3, Chris Gayle also batted well, and he too missed his fifty by just ten runs.
In the middle-order, Deepak Hooda played a destructive innings scoring fifty from just 20 balls. The other batsmen, Nicholas Pooran and Jhye Richardson returned to the pavilion without opening their accounts. The bowling unit conceded a lot of runs in the last match, and they need to improve a lot; otherwise, it won’t be easy to win games just by depending on their batting.
Arshdeep Singh and Mohammad Shami were the only bowlers who bowled well, picking up three and two wickets, respectively, and controlled the runs’ flow. Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith conceded a lot of runs and managed to pick up one wicket each.
Punjab Kings need to make some changes in their bowling department and try to get more all-rounders, which would help them in both batting and bowling.
Chennai Super Kings:
Chennai Super Kings had to face disappointment in their first match of the season as they lost the match by seven wickets to Delhi Capitals. The batting has improved a lot, but their bowling looks entirely out of form in this season.
The exact opening pair of last season, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis opened the innings this season, but both got out early in quick sessions. At No.3, Moeen Ali played a quick inning and did not let the pressure build on CSK.
Raina, who was playing IPL after two years, batted brilliantly, scoring a fifty. In the middle-order, Rayudu and Jadeja played decent innings and contributed to the team’s total. But in the end, Sam Curran just smashed the bowlers and helped CSK post a big total.
The bowling unit looked entirely out of rhythm as they struggled a lot to pick up wickets. Shardul Thakur picked up two wickets, but he conceded more than 50 runs. Dwayne Bravo bowled well, picking up a wicket, and also controlled the flow of runs. The remaining bowlers neither picked up wickets nor restricted the batsmen from scoring.
CSK needs to think about their bowling unit and plan to go ahead in this tournament on batting-friendly pitches like Wankhede.
Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings, Indian Premier League, 2021
Date: 16th April 2021
Time: 07:30 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
PBKS vs CSK Head-to-head
Total Matches Played: 24
PBKS Won: 9
CSK Won: 15
No Result: 0
Average first innings score: 205
Average second innings score: 203
(The average score is based on two matches played here at this venue in this season)
The pitch here is considered to be very good for batting. The bowlers might get some help in the match’s initial overs, but it’s a complete batting paradise after that. We can expect high-scoring games from this venue.
(The chasing team at this venue has won one out of the two matches so far in this season)
The weather will be clear skies, and there is no chance of rain during the match.
PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Team News
- Chris Jordan might replace Riley Meredith.
- Lungi Ngidi and Jason Behrendorff both are unavailable because of quarantine.
- They are likely to go with same playing XI.
Probable Playing XI
KL Rahul (C&WK), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith/Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami.
Chennai Super Kings:
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar.
Top Picks for PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Team
(1 M, 91 R, 91 A)
Skipper Rahul is the wicketkeeper-batsman and opens the innings for the team. He batted brilliantly in the last match, scoring 91 runs from 50 balls, and will be a perfect choice of Captain and Vice-Captain going into PBKS vs CSK Dream11 team.
(1 M, 40 R, 40 A)
Gayle is the most destructive batsman in the T20 format. He batted well in the last match, scoring 40 runs from 28 balls and we can expect another big knock from the universe boss.
(1 M, 14 R, 14 A)
He is a right-handed batsman and opens the innings along with KL Rahul. Mayank scored 14 runs in the last match.
(1 M, 0 R, 0 A)
Pooran is a left-handed batsman and bats generally in the middle-order. He was out for a duck in the last match but is a quality player who can score big on his day.
(1 M, 4 O, 2 W)
He is a right-arm fast bowler and is the critical bowler for Punjab Kings. Shami bowled decently, picking up two wickets.
(1 M, 4 O, 1 W)
He is a right-arm fast bowler and consistently picks up wickets. Richardson was very expensive in his debut match but managed to pick up a wicket.
(1 M, 4 O, 3 W)
He is a young left-arm medium-fast bowler. In the last match, Arshdeep bowled very well, picked up three wickets, and took his team to victory.
(1 M, 4 O, 1 W)
He is a right-arm fast bowler and bowls at an excellent pace. In the last match, Meredith was expensive but managed to pick up a wicket.
(20 M, 64.3 O, 21 W)
He is a right-arm fast bowler and can also bat down the order. Jordan did not play the last match.
(1 M, 64 O, 64 A)
Hooda is a right-handed batsman and generally bats in the middle-order. He batted destructively in the last match, scoring 64 runs from just 28 balls.
(1 M, 6 R, 6 A)
He is an all-rounder and can play the role of finisher very well. Sharukh made his IPL debut this season and scored 6* runs in the first match.
Faf du Plessis:
(1 M, 0 R, 0 A)
He is a right-handed batsman and generally opens the innings for CSK. Du Plessis was out for a duck in the last match but he can score big on his day and is another great choice for Captain and Vice-Captain in PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Team Prediction.
(1 M, 54 R, 36 A)
Raina is called Mr.IPL for his consistent performance every season. He batted brilliantly, scoring 54 runs from 36 balls in the last match.
(1 M, 5 R, 5 A)
He is a young right-handed batsman and made his debut in the last season and batted brilliantly in the second half of the tournament. In the previous match, Ruturaj scored only five runs.
(1 M, 36 R, 36 A + 3 O, 0 W)
He is a right-handed batsman and can also bowl a few overs of spin. Moeen batted well scoring, 36 runs but was expensive with the ball and went wicketless.
(1 M, 34 R, 34 A + 2 O, 0 W)
He is a left-arm medium-fast bowler and can also play some big shots down the order. Curran scored 34 runs from just 15 balls but was expensive with the ball and went wicketless.
(1 M, 26 R, 26 A + 2 O, 0 W)
He is an all-rounder and is equally good with both bat and ball. Jadeja scored 26* runs but went wicketless in the last match.
(1 M, 3.4 O, 2 W)
Shardul Thakur is a right-arm medium-fast bowler and can also be handy with the bat down the order. In the last match, he was very expensive but managed to pick up two wickets.
(1 M, 4 O, 1 W)
He is an all-rounder and is equally good with both bat and ball. Bravo bowled well, picking up a wicket.
(1 M, 4 O, 0 W)
He is also a right-arm medium-fast bowler and is known for his swing deliveries in the early overs. Deepak Chahar bowled decently but went wicketless.
(1 M, 0 R, 0 A)
Dhoni is the team’s wicketkeeper-batsman. He was out for a duck in the last match.
PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Prediction
KL Rahul (C)
S Raina, C Gayle, M Agarwal, F Du Plessis (VC), R Gaikwad
Sam Curran, Moeen Ali
D Bravo, Jhye Richardaon, S Thakur
- M Shami is also good picks in Dream11 Team.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection
- KL Rahul
- Faf du Plessis
- Suresh Raina
- Chris Gayle
- Mohammad Shami
- Sam Curran
We will update the final Dream11 Team on Telegram Channel.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.