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.
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
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.