Punjab Kings (PBKS) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Dream11 Team, Injury Update of VIVO IPL 2021. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will look to get back on winning ways.
PBKS vs CSK VIVO IPL 2021 Match 08 Details:
The eighth match of VIVO Indian Premier League 2021 is set to be played on 16th April between Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
The game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST and the live streaming can be seen on the Star Sports network as well as Hotstar while the live scores and updates can be seen on the CricketAddictor website.
PBKS VS CSK VIVO IPL 2021 Match 08 Preview:
The eighth match of the Indian Premier League 2021 will be played between Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings. Punjab Kings began their IPL campaign by defeating Rajasthan Royals in a closely contested game. On the other hand, Delhi Capitals handed a crushing defeat to Chennai Super Kings.
In their first game, Chennai didn’t start off well and lost early wickets which have been their problem since 2020. Once again, they were short of run rate in the powerplays. But Suresh Raina and Moeen Ali took the responsibility and built a solid foundation. Dhoni didn’t capitalize but he has good records in the first innings at Wankhede.
Ravindra Jadeja and Sam Curran steeled the show with their brilliant knocks and took Chennai to a fighting total of 188. Starting with the bowling, none of the Chennai bowlers had a good day except Dwayne Bravo. Shardul took a couple of wickets at the very end but it was too late. Chennai has a problem of having a one-dimensional bowler and the addition of Lungi Ngidi can be beneficial for them.
Punjab Kings, on the other hand, started with a bang on the same ground. Mayank Agarwal seemed to be a bit rusty but KL Rahul, Chris Gayle and Deepak Hooda were the biggest positives. They carried on the momentum till the very last and posted a whopping total of 221. Their middle-order seemed intact with having brilliant openers at the beginning.
They would be very destructive today, too against Chennai which has only one-dimensional bowlers. Punjab’s lower middle-order is not tested yet and can be a reason for worry for them. Starting with bowling, they were good enough to take early wickets where Indian pace battery Mohammad Shami and Arshdeep Singh took big wickets. Middle over bowling seems to be a bit of concern for Punjab Kings which Chennai can exploit very well having a solid middle-order.
This game seems to be evenly poised between Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) as the strengths and weaknesses are quite opposite and one has to take early advantage to boss the match.
PBKS vs CSK VIVO IPL 2021 Match 08 Weather Report:
The humidity would mostly be in the mid and high-50s and the playing conditions would be clear with the temperature around the 29 degrees Celsius mark.
PBKS vs CSK VIVO IPL 2021 Match 08 Pitch Report:
The pitch at Wankhede provides good help for batsmen with an extra edge to batsmen in 2nd innings due to the dew factor at night. The games at Wankhede have been high scoring this season. The dew factor is likely to play a good role in this match as well.
Average first innings score:
The average first innings score in VIVO IPL at Wankhede is 176 runs.
Record of chasing teams:
The chasing team has won 52.7% of VIVO IPL games at Wankhede. In this VIVO IPL, Delhi Capitals won while chasing 189 at this pitch against the Chennai Super Kings.
Won – 5, Lost – 3, Tied – 1 (last 9 VIVO IPL matches)
PBKS vs CSK VIVO IPL 2021 Match 08 Injury Updates and Availability News:
African pacer Lungi Ngidi is likely to be available for selection for Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
PBKS vs CSK VIVO IPL 2021 Match 08 Probable XIs:
Chennai Super Kings – Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar
Bench: Robin Uthappa, Imran Tahir, KM Asif, Bhagath Verma, C Hari Nishanth, Narayan Jagadeesan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Harishankar Reddy, Sai Kishore, Mitchell Santner, Karn Sharma
Punjab Kings – KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Ravi Bishnoi/Murugan Ashwin, Riley Meredith, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Bench: Mandeep Singh, Dawid Malan, Sarfaraz Khan, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Fabian Allen, Harpreet Brar, Saurabh Kumar, Prabhsimran Singh, Utkarsh Singh, Ishan Porel, Chris Jordan, Darshan Nalkande, Ravi Bishnoi
PBKS vs CSK VIVO IPL 2021 Top Picks for Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket Tips:
KL Rahul played a thrilling inning in the first match against Rajasthan and can be a good pick for Captaincy/Vice-Captaincy once again.
Nicolas Pooran didn’t perform as per the expectations and was a bit unlucky but can be a good punt for the Grand Leagues as well as small leagues as he is very destructive and can take the game away one-sided.
Arshdeep Singh is a talented bowler and showed his temperament in the first match where he bowled crucial overs and took the important wickets. He will be bowling in starting plus death overs and can take wickets in bunches.
Faf du Plessis can be the show opener today for Chennai. He has 481 runs in 10 innings against the Punjab Kings at the strike rate of 152 in VIVO IPL so far.
Suresh Raina averages over 44 against Punjab and is in great touch. He can be the potential candidate for captain/ vice-captain in today’s match.
MS Dhoni is vital in the 1st innings and has a great love affair with Punjab bowlers, having averaged over 55 and a strike rate of 158. He can prove to be the best punt for the team.
PBKS VS CSK VIVO IPL 2021 Match 08 Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:
Captain – KL Rahul, Suresh Raina
Vice-Captain – Mayank Agrawal, Ruturaj Gaikwad
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for PBKS VS CSK VIVO IPL 2021 Dream11 Team:
Keeper – KL Rahul (C), MS Dhoni, Nicolas Pooran
Batsmen – Suresh Raina (VC), Ambati Rayudu, Mayank Agrawal
All-rounder – Sam Curran
Bowlers – Mohammad Shami, Shardul Thakur, Arshdeep Singh, DJ Bravo
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for PBKS VS CSK VIVO IPL 2021 Dream11 Team:
Keeper – KL Rahul (VC)
Batsmen – Faf Du Plessis, Deepak Hooda, Chris Gayle (C), Suresh Raina
All-rounder – Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers – Mohammad Shami, Deepak Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, DJ Bravo
PBKS VS CSK VIVO IPL 2021 Match 08 Expert Advice:
Deepak Chahar can be tried in the first team, dropping both the openers as he is capable of swinging the ball both ways. Nicolas Pooran can be the punt as he is as destructive as any other Jamaican.
Instead of 4 bowlers, you can prefer going with 3 bowlers each, taking more of the batsmen in your fantasy side.
PBKS VS CSK VIVO IPL 2021 Match 08 Probable Winners:
Chasing teams will be having an extra edge but Chennai Super Kings will be the probable winners due to good team balance and experience players.