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IPL: Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings Predictions



Chennai Super Kings will lock horns with Punjab Kings in the 38th match of this season and it will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Punjab Kings have registered just 3 wins from their 7 matches so far and are currently standing at the 7th position on the points table of IPL 2022.

The defending champions Chennai Super Kings have won just 2 games so far in the competition and have suffered 5 defeats.

CSK is currently placed at the 9th position on the points table.

In their previous match, Punjab Kings Faced a big defeat against Delhi Capitals.

Punjab was bowled out for only 115 runs from their 20 overs and Delhi Capitals chased down the target with almost 10 overs to spare.

On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings defeated the Mumbai Indians by 3 wickets in their last match.

CSK chased down the target of 156 runs on the last ball of the match due to an excellent finish from MS Dhoni who smashed 16 runs from the last 4 balls.

Ambati Rayudu also added 40 runs for his side.

Match details

Teams: CSK vs PBKS

Venue: Wankhede Cricket Stadium

Date: 25th April, Monday

Time: 7:00 pm IST

Average 1st innings score

The average 1st innings total at this venue is 194

 Head to head record

Let’s take a look at the head-to-head record between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings in the IPL history.

Total Matches Played: 26

Chennai Super Kings won: 15

Punjab Kings won: 11

Tie/no results: 0

 Pitch Report

The pitch at Wankhede Stadium is very helpful for the batting side but the bowlers can also get some bounce and turn early on in the match.

Both teams will like to bowl first on this track.

CSK Probable Playing 11

Ruturaj Gaikwad,  Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwaine Pretorius, Dwayne Bravo, Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Choudhary

PBKS Probable Playing 11

Mayank Agarwal (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Vaibhav Arora

Star bowler of the match

Rahul Chahar will be the best bowler of the match due to his excellent form.

He is picking up wickets in the middle overs for his side.

Chahar has picked up 10 wickets in 7 games so far this season.

Star batsman of the match

Shikhar Dhawan is an excellent opening batsman and he also got a couple of good starts but he failed to convert them into big ones.

Dhawan has scored 214 runs from 7 games this season and he is expected to shine against Chennai today because he has a good record against them.

Star Wicketkeeper of the match

MS Dhoni was outstanding in the previous game.

He finished the game for his side in the last over and he will be our star Wicketkeeper of the match

Star all-rounder of the match

Liam Livingstone is in great touch this season for PBKS and has smashed 226 runs in 7 games with a strike rate of 182.

He is also a handy leg-spin bowler.

Who will win?

 Punjab Kings haven’t been consistent with their performance in the first 7 games.

They failed badly in their previous game and their morale will be quite low due to that defeat.

On the other side, Chennai Super Kings won their last game, and they are keen to win their second consecutive match of the season.

Punjab Kings also have a weaker team combination as compared to CSK.

Hence, our prediction for match 38 is that Chennai Super Kings will beat Punjab Kings.

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Smriti Mandhana and Ellyse Perry star in RCB women’s comeback win against UP Warriorz in WPL 2024




Smriti Mandhana and Alyssa Healy (Source - X)

RCB women overcame UP Warriorz by 23 runs to clinch their third win of the season. The home side outperformed Warriorz in all the facets of the game and emerged victorious. A collective team effort, particularly with the bat, helped RCB women to beat Warriorz for the second time in the season. They now have three wins in their five matches in the WPL 2024.

Alyssa Healy won the toss and opted to field first. Given how things have panned out in the league so far, it needed a great batting performance from RCB to challenge the chasing side. The home side did exactly that. They were full of intent which was lacking in the last few games. Right from the start, S Meghana and Smriti Mandhana smashed the bowlers.

It was the night of the RCB skipper. The Southpaw scored 80(50) in her stay. S Meghana perished after a valuable 28(21). Ellyse Perry batted well and registered her first fifty of the WPL 2024. She was aided well towards the end by Richa Ghosh whose 21(10) propelled RCB to a score of 198 on the board. It was the highest team total in the WPL 2024.

Alyssa Healy’s efforts go in vain

Chasing the daunting total, UP Warriorz were off to a flier. The opening duo of Healy and Kiran Navgire gave a fiery start to the visiting side. When the two were batting in the PP overs, it seemed like the Warriorz could pull off an insane chase. However, Sophie Devine brought RCB back into the game with crucial wickets. At Bengaluru, the home crowd was literally behind the RCB women.

It helped the home side to stay calm and do their job with ease. Sophie Molineux and Asha Sobhana were the pick of the bowlers, who claimed 2/29 each in their spell of four overs. While Healy scored a fifty and Deepti tried her best in the death overs, ten daunting targets could not be chased down. Despite the early hiccups, RCB managed to restrict UP Warriorz to a score of 175 and won by 23 runs.

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WATCH: Ellyse Perry in disbelief as her six breaks car’s window




Ellyse Perry smashed a six in the match against UP Warriorz in the WPL 2024. It was an interesting six as the ball travelled towards the boundary ropes and fell exactly on the window of the car. As a result, the glass of the window was broken. The car is set to be provided as a reward for the player of the tournament.

It was the over of Deepti Sharma towards the last few moments of RCB’s innings. Before Perry struck, the home side was in a great position in the match, thanks to a great start provided by Smriti Mandhana. The star batter scored 80 (50) and shined in front of the home crowd. Her form helped RCB to have a good momentum towards the death overs.

Watch the viral video here –

Perry, who was struggling till that point, opened up and smashed the bowlers for fun. She went hard against the spinners like Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Deepti Sharma who were asked to bowl at the death. The right-handed batter smashed back-to-back sixes in the over of Sharma. One of those travelled towards the mid-wicket region where the car was stationed. The video of her shot has gone viral on X.

RCB teammates laugh, Ellyse Perry in disbelief

As the ball fell on the car and damaged the window, the fans erupted. There was no end to the joy of the fans who started chanting “Perry.. Perry..” and lit the atmosphere of the stadium. However, Perry was in disbelief. As she saw the impact of the ball damaging the car’s window, the Australian batter could not believe her eyes and thought about what she had just done.

On the other hand, the RCB teammates of Perry were in awe of the shot. They looked at the replays and appreciated the shot of Perry. At the same time, players like Sophie Molineux and Sophie Devine had a laugh about the car’s window getting damaged. Ellyse scored a fifty and helped her team score 198 runs with her batting in front of the home crowd.

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Praveen Kumar addresses Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer’s negligence of taking part in Ranji Trophy




Praveen Kumar

Praveen Kumar has given his opinion on the preferences of Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer in recent times. The duo did not take part in the Ranji Trophy matches for their respective teams despite being fit. It did not go well with the Indian Cricket Board which landed the duo without a ventral contract which was announced a few days back.

Praveen Kumar has reacted to the issue recently. The former India pacer claimed that he has been of an opinion on the issue for a long time. Praveen felt that one should definitely earn money but not at the cost of neglecting to play for domestic and national teams. The right-arm pacer felt that players today are having a certain mentality which is not good.

The former pacer claimed that the players have a mindset that they can rest for a month before taking part in the IPL, thereby bypassing playing for their national team or the domestic teams. Praveen felt that the players could not resist letting go of money which they could earn by taking part in the IPL and other T20 leagues (For foreign players).

‘Ye mentally hota hai, ki mai itne paise kaise chodun’ – Praveen Kumar

“This thing is now firmly in the mind of players. Mai ek mahine pehle rest kar lunga, fir IPL khel lunga. Ye mentally hota hai, ki mai itne paise kaise chodun,” said Praveen in the interview. He claimed that youngsters these days are spoilt and are behind money. The former RCB pacer felt that it is not fair on the part of the young players to neglect the country over the IPL.

Kumar felt that a player needs to maintain a balance between playing for the IPL team and for the country. He felt that money is an important factor, but not at the cost of playing for the national team. “But this is not fair at all. A player needs to balance things. Money is important, but this (giving franchise cricket the priority) is wrong,” said the former Indian bowler in the interview.

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