After one more last over thriller where RR won the match due to great knock by David Miller & Chris Morris.we are still in Mumbai for the 8th match of the season. CHENNAI SUPER KINGS will take on PUNJAB KINGS.
WE will talk about CSK first, In this battle of kings CSK is coming on the back of a crushing deafeat from DC. their bowling attack was blown away by the DC openers. they will be little worried because PBKS is also the powerhouse of the batting. KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, PLayers like them can hurt CSK once again. but the positives for CSK from the last match are, despite loosing MSD in death overs they still managed to score lot of runs. The emarging allrounder Sam Curran’s form is a very good news for them.however they will look to their top order to give a good start to them. Suresh Raina showed everybody why he is called Mr.IPL in the game verses DC he will also look to continue his form.
On the other hand PUNJAB KINGS are coming from the thriller win aginst RR. they will be high on confidence. Good forms of Chris Gayle & their captain KL Rahul will give them a good sigh of relif. However they will be concerned about their fast bowling department except Mohhamad Shami & Arshdeep Singh none of their bowler perfoemed well in the match against RR. they wil look to imporve the bowling in this match. positives for them are the KL Rahul at the top, Deepak Hooda’s Brillient knock at the middle & Arshdeep bow;ling at the death.they will look continue the winning momentum tonight as well.
Venue & Conditions : Today’s match will be played at WANKHEDE STADUM, MUMBAI. The track at WANKHEDE is the mixture of Red 7 Yellow soil with enough clay content. so one expects even bounce & high scoring games in the abrigded version of the game. the pace man too find some assistance.IN RR”s SEcond fixture aginst DC Bowlers from the both sides generated a hint of swing. the dew factor could also come in the match.
Probable 11s :
CHENNAI SUPER KINGS : Ruturaj Gaikwad/Robin Uthappa, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c, wk), Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar.
PUNJAB KINGS : KL Rahul (c/wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Murugan Ashwin, Riley Meredith, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh.