CSK vs PBKS IPL 2024 Match Preview, head-to-head stats, possible playing XIs, Dream11 team prediction

Read the full CSK vs PBKS match preview, head-to-head stats, possible playing XIs, and Dream XI team prediction as Chennai Super Kings host Punjab Kings at Chennai on Wednesday.

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Ruturaj Gaikwad's Chennai Super Kings are all set to face Shikhar Dhawan's Punjab Kings in match No.49 of IPL 2024 on Wednesday, 1st May, at the MA Chidambaram Cricket Stadium in Chennai. CSK have won five out of nine matches this season and are sitting in the fourth position of the points table. PBKS have won 3 out of 9 games this season and must win all their games to keep the hopes alive for the playoffs. From possible playing XIs to Dream11 team predictions, here is everything you need to know about the CSK vs PBKS match in IPL 2024.

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Match Details

  • Match: Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings - IPL 2024

  • Date: 1/5/2024

  • Time: 7:30 pm

  • Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

How to watch the CSK vs PBKS IPL 2024 Match?

The Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings IPL 2024 match will be televised on Star Sports Network. All the Indian Premier League matches will be streamed free on the Jio Cinema app and website.

Pitch & Weather Report

The Chennai wicket will suit the spinners and medium pacers throughout the game. Batters might have to make the best use of the conditions in the powerplay and avoid losing wickets during those six overs. Chennai's MA Chidambaram Stadium is known for favouring spin bowlers. Chepauk has hosted 81 IPL matches, and the team batting first has won 48, more than 60 percent of the matches. 

The temperatures will be around 36 degrees in the evening. There is no chance of rain in the evening and the humidity is expected to be close to 83 percent.

CSK vs PBKSHead-to-Head Record

Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings have faced each other in 28 matches. CSK have a slight lead in the h2h battle with 15 victories while PBKS have won only 13 games. 

  • Total matches played: 28
  • Chennai Super Kings won: 15
  • Punjab Kings: 13
  • No result: 0
  • Abandoned: 0

CSK vs PBKS head-to-head at MA Chidambaram Stadium

Punjab have a decent record in Chepauk. They have won three out of 7 matches, which is huge as defeating Chennai at their home is not easy.

  • Total matches played: 7
  • Chennai Super Kings won: 4
  • Punjab Kings won: 3
  • No result: 0
  • Abandoned: 0

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Team News

Chennai Super Kings

Fast bowler Deepak Chahar featured in the last match and bowled a decent spell. Rachin has been dropped in the previous two games as he was continuously struggling to score runs. Rahane has opened with Ruturaj at the top but has failed to contribute much. Skipper Ruturaj has impressed with his calm and composed batting and captaincy. He is the top run scorer of Chennai this season, contributing with 447 runs at an average of 63.85. He missed out on a deserving hundred in the previous game against SRH.

Shivam Dube is scoring at a sensational strike rate in every match this season. He has been one of the most important players for CSK, scoring 350 runs already this season. The five-time champions will be hoping for the same from him on Wednesday as well. Daryl Mitchell finally broke the ice, scoring his first IPL half-century in the previous game.

MS Dhoni has scored runs whenever the team have needed him. He isn't looking like a 42-year-old, especially with his keeping and batting. Jadeja has scored 157 runs in matches till now and his strike rate of 131.93 isn't that good for an all-rounder. Matheesa Pathirana is bowling some sensational spells in every game.

He has already taken 13 wickets after featuring in only 6 games for CSK. Tushar Deshpande rattled SRH's top order in the last game and he has improved a lot this season. Mustafizur is scalping wickets in every game but his economy is concerning.

CSK vs PBKS: Matheesha Pathirana celebrates with MS Dhoni
Matheesha Pathirana celebrates with MS Dhoni | Image: AFP/Getty

Punjab Kings

Shikhar Dhawan is out with an injury so Sam Curran is leading the side in the absence of him. Bairstow scored a match-winning century in the last game and he will try to replicate the same in this game too. Prabhsimran scored a quickfire 50 against KKR and it was needed to gain the confidence. Jitesh Sharma has played some good cameos here and there but there is no consistency in his batting.

Shashank Singh scored 68 runs in only 28 deliveries and this is not the first time he has played this type of inning this season. Ashutosh Sharma has shown what he can do and he has been brilliant as a finisher for the Kings. Sam Curran has performed decently this season. His contributions in both departments are vital to PBKS.

Harshal Patel has conceded lots of runs but has scalped 14 wickets as well. Kagiso Rabada is the main strength of Punjab's bowling unit but the Proteas seamer has also struggled in some games.

Arshdeep Singh has bowled well and is one of the most important players for Punjab. He has been selected for the T20 World Cup 2024 as well so he will try to prove his worth more when PBKS meets Chennai at Chepauk.

Possible XIs

Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Daryl Mitchell, Shivam Dubey, Sameer Rizvi, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (wk), Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Mustafizur Rahman

Impact Player Subs: Shaik Rasheed, Nishant Sindhu, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, RS Hangargekar, AJ Mandal, Shardul Thakur, A Avanish, Matheesha Pathirana, Prashant Solanki, Simarjeet Singh, Mukesh Choudhary, M Theekshana, RJ Gleeson

Punjab Kings: Bairstow, Prabh Simran Singh, RR Rossouw, Sam Curran (C), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shashank Singh, Ashutosh Sharma, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel

Impact Player Subs: Shikhar Dhawan, Harpreet Singh, A Taide, Shivam Singh, Prince Choudhary, LS Livingstone, Sikandar Raza, R Dhawan, Vishwanath Pratap Singh, Chris Woakes, T Thyagarajan, RD Chahar, Nathan Ellis, Vidhwath Kaverappa

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