CSK vs PBKS IPL 2023 Match Preview & Prediction | Match 41
CSK vs PBKS match will see the four-time champions hosting the IPL 2014 runner-up. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has five wins in eight games in the Indian Premier League (IPL) this season, and a win would boost their playoff hopes. Punjab Kings, on the other hand, (PBKS) are desperate for points.
Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, will host the match on Sunday at 3:30 PM.
Chennai Super Kings
CSK fans will be pinning hopes on Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad. The Kiwi batter has amassed more than 300 runs this season, while his opening partner is unstoppable when he gets going. Also, Shivam Dube, who made a half-century against Rajasthan Royals (RR), and Ajinkya Rahane have been terrific in IPL 16. Ben Stokes, who was nursing a heel injury, might return to the playing 11.
The pace attack is spearheaded by Tushar Deshpande, who has 14 wickets to his name. However, the pacer must be more disciplined and contain the run flow. Sri Lanka’s Matheesha Pathirana is steadily improving his game. On the other end, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has crossed the ten-wicket mark. Maheesh Theekshana, too, is expected to come good.
Shikhar Dhawan is the key player in the PBKS lineup. The left-handed batsman’s presence significantly boosts the confidence of young and uncapped PBKS players. Liam Livingstone, who hasn’t taken off this season, is a player to watch. In Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma, and Shahrukh Khan, they have three players who could turn the game on its head.
Arshdeep Singh proved why the left-arm pacer is PBKS’ leading bowler. He took four wickets and helped PBKS beat MI at Wankhede. With plenty of chopping and changing, Arshdeep had plenty of partners this season. The spinners have had a poor season so far, especially Rahul Chahar, who has taken only two wickets.
CSK vs PBKS Head-to-Head
In 28 outings between two teams, CSK has the highest number of wins – 16. However, PBKS has won the last three fixtures against MS Dhoni’s men.
CSK vs PBKS Last Five Meetings
CSK vs PBKS IPL 2023 Stats
- Top Run-scorer: Devon Conway – 322 runs (CSK); Shikhar Dhawan- 233 runs (PBKS)
- Most Wickets: Tushar Deshpande – 14 wickets (CSK); Arshdeep Singh – 13 wickets (PBKS)
- Most Sixes: Shivam Dube – 19 sixes (DC); Simran Singh – 11 sixes (PBKS)
Stats as on April 28, 2023
CSK vs PBKS – Who Will Win?
Playing at their home, CSK are the favorites to win the match. Also, the four-time champions have experienced and in-form players in their batting lineup. PBKS’ too, has some brilliant players in their squad. However, CSK will probably have the last laugh in IPL match 41.