IPL 2022, Match 38: PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Injury And Weather Updates – Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings
PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Match Preview
Punjab Kings are on the 8th position with 3 wins and 4 defeats in 7 matches. Chennai Super Kings, on the other hand, are 9th in the points table with 2 wins and 5 defeats in 7 games.
Punjab Kings after starting off well have gone off the track in the last two games. They have lost two games in a row and the last defeat of 9 wickets against the Delhi Capitals affected their net run-rate as well. Punjab have a very explosive batting unit but they have been over aggressive in the last two games and as a result the batters got out early and they managed to set up a below average total. Shikhar Dhawan and Mayank Agarwal will have to give them a good start for their middle-order to then play their natural gameWatch: Unseen unique dismissal! Ishan Kishan out after rebound catch off Quinton de Kock's shoe
Their bowling hasn’t been upto the mark in the last couple of games as well. Kagiso Rabada and Rahul Chahar have been the only bowlers who have bowled well. Arshdeep Singh is bowling well but he is not picking wickets while Vaibhav Arora has been ineffective despite getting swing with the new ball. Punjab will look to do well with the ball in this game.
Chennai Super Kings are having their own issues of inconsistency at the top. Ruturaj Gaikwad showed excellent form but failed against MI. Robin Uthappa scored 30 while Ambati Rayudu scored 40 but both never looked settled on the crease. Ravindra Jadeja’s poor form with the bat continues and that’s a big concern for CSK. Chennai needs consistency from their batters especially the top 4.
They have done well as a bowling unit in the last two games but need improvement in the death bowling. Dwayne Bravo and Dwaine Pretorius did a great job in that phase for them against MI. Mukesh Choudhary was brilliant with the new ball while Maheesh Theekshana has been in great form as well. Mitchell Santner too was good with the ball. CSK need to perform as a team as they did in the last game with improvements in their batting.
PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Match Venue, Date and Time
Match: Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings, Match 38, Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date and Time: 25th April 2022, Monday, 7:30 PM IST
Pitch Report for PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Match
It will be a belter of a pitch in this game at Wankhede with good movement with the new ball and bounce for pacers. Batters will dominate this game as the dimensions of the ground are on the smaller side and the pitch will be flat. Dew will be there in the second innings. Teams will look to chase after winning the toss. The average first innings score here is 167 runs in IPL 2022. Chasing sides have won 6 out of 8 games played here.
PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Prediction
CSK are coming off a win but PBKS have already defeated them once and are more settled as a team. Punjab Kings will be the favorites to win this game.
PBKS vs CSK Playing XI
Punjab Kings are expected to be unchanged for this game but they may bring in Odean Smith for Nathan Ellis
Punjab Kings: Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Johnny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Nathan Ellis/Odean Smith, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora, Arshdeep Singh
Moeen Ali may replace Mitchell Santner but CSK will most probably be unchanged as well.
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Mitchell Santner/ Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja (c), Dwayne Bravo, Dwaine Pretorius, Mukesh Choudhary, Maheesh Theekshana
Top Captaincy Choices for PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Match
Liam Livingstone: Livingstone has been in great form in IPL 2022. He has been at his destructive best and has played his natural game irrespective of the team situation. He scored 60 against CSK and picked 2 wickets as well when these two sides met earlier. Livingstone will be the best captaincy option.
Robin Uthappa: Robin Uthappa has been in good form as well for CSK. He has looked to play attacking shots in the power play and has done well. He is one of the best batters for CSK this season. He will be a top captaincy pick for this match.
Shikhar Dhawan: Shikhar Dhawan is amongst the best openers in the league and has done well till now. He has been a little inconsistent but expect him to do well in this game. Dhawan, when gets going, will play a big knock and help his side win the game on his own. He is another excellent captaincy choice.
Budget Picks for PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Match
Dwaine Pretorius (8.5 Credits): Pretorius will be an outstanding budget pick. He will bowl in the death overs for CSK and will contribute with the bat as well. He has been in good form too.
Maheesh Theekshana (8.5 Credits): Theekshana has been in great form for CSK. He is a genuine wicket-taker and has picked wickets in almost every game that he has played. He will bowl in the power play for CSK. He is an excellent budget option.
Differential Pick for PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Match
Ruturaj Gaikwad: Ruturaj Gaikwad will be a top differential option for this game. He scored 73 against Gujarat and got out first ball against MI in the last game. Rutu is known for playing big knocks. He is timing the ball well and this might be his day.
Small/Head-to-Head League Team for PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Match
If PBKS Bats First: C - Liam Livingstone, VC - Shikhar Dhawan
If CSK Bats First: C - Robin Uthappa, VC - Ravindra Jadeja
Mega League Team for PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Match
If PBKS Bats First: C - DJ Bravo, VC - Maheesh Theekshana
If CSK Bats First: C - Dwaine Pretorius, VC - Ruturaj Gaikwad
Which Contests to Join for PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Match
Joining small league contests of upto 7 members are recommended from the small/head-to-head league team. Join Mega contest and all the other contests with a big prize pool with the mega league team.