When both the kings fight for the crown, the clash has always been a nail-biter. We will get to witness this epic clash between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings, this year too. Punjab Kings might not have performed relatively well against other teams but, when they face the Mahi’s army, we get to see the full-fledged performance of this team. On the other hand, CSK will be eyeing a great victory against Punjab in the 8th league match of this season. Mahendra Singh Dhoni might be playing his last IPL season, and his teammates will make everything possible to give their captain cool an epic farewell. Punjab Kings is still looking for their first title win in IPL history, and because of this, they changed their name too. Who knows, if a little denomination can turn the fortune for them. Whereas Chennai Super Kings is the most consistent team of IPL as they have managed to qualify for the playoffs in every season they have played so far, except the 2020 season. So, what do you expect? Who will win this battle of kings? Check out our match prediction and preview.
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Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings prediction
The match has always been exciting when these two teams have met. We can expect the same this year too. Our prediction for this game is: CSK Wins.
Chennai Super Kings Review
Their opening batsman Shane Watson has announced his retirement from every format of cricket. It means he won’t be a part of this terrific tournament anymore, and for CSK he left a question, “Who will open for them?” But as we know, MS Dhoni is a superior captain, and he has solutions for each and every problem. Every now and then when the team struggles to win the match, it is Dhoni who took the burden on himself every time. This year too, his fans will be expecting a great season from him with the bat. However, their bowling department doesn’t look so impressive, but they have managed with that team too quite brilliantly. They will be coming out with their best XI to defeat the another King of IPL.
Punjab Kings Review
The team changed their name from Kings XI Punjab to Punjab Kings, and it would be an intriguing part to know whether the team can change their fortune or not. If we talk about the history of this team in IPL, then it is one among those three teams who have never tasted the title of IPL. This year the batting line-up is looking so stronger in the presence of some quality players like KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, and Nicholas Pooran. Their bowling department is also looking good to make the team a better XI of IPL. So, all eyes will be on this match against Chennai Super Kings. How they react to their loopholes and get over it will decide the fortune of this team in IPL.
Head to Head Record
Both the teams have played 23 games, and Chennai Super Kings is ruling the table like a boss. CSK has managed to win in those 14 occasions among 23. Here’s the head-to-head record between them.
- Total Matches: 23
- Chennai Wins: 14
- Punjab Wins: 9
Recent Performance of CSK
The team has failed to show their dominance in the past season of IPL, but they managed to win their last three games of the tournament. Here’s their past season record of the last five games.
Recent Performance of PK
In their last five games of the previous season of IPL, this team has managed to win on three occasions. Here’s the performance in the last five games.
Probable XI of Chennai Super Kings
Faf du Plessis, Robin Uthappa, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni © (wk), Moeen Ali,
Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, and Shardul Thakur.
Probable XI of Punjab Kings
Lokesh Rahul © (wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Dawid Malan, Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Jhye Richardson, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammad Shami, and Arshdeep Singh.
Venue Details, Records, Historical Facts
The 8th league game of this tournament will be played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. The team winning the toss will prefer to chase because of the dew factor in the 2nd innings.
- Stadium: Wankhede Stadium
- Location: Mumbai, India
- Opened: 1974
- Capacity: 33,100
- Known as: Wankhede
- Ends: Tata End, Garware Pavilion End
- Time Zone: UTC +05:30
- Home to: Mumbai Indians, Mumbai
- Floodlights: Yes