Day game expected to favour spinners
- Punjab hope for batters to fire against CSK spinners
- Chennai have top-order in good form
Chennai Super Kings have batters in form and a solid bowling attack, led by their spinners, for a home game at the Chepauk. The day match could bring spin more into play, making CSK favourites to win. Chennai Super Kings have odds of 1.73 to beat Punjab Kings.
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Punjab Kings have alternated between wins and losses the last few games. They have struggled on bowling wickets, especially turning ones, and could struggle here. PBKS have odds of 2.07 to beat CSK.
Head-to-head record, CSK v PBKS
Chennai have won 16 matches as against 12 wins for Punjab Kings. At Chepauk, Chennai have won four matches as against two by Punjab Kings. In 2022, though, Punjab won both their matches against Chennai.
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The pitch at Chepauk will aid spinners and in a day game, setting the total could be the safer bet. Captain winning the toss will likely opt to bat first.
Chennai Super Kings are in good form despite the recent loss to Rajasthan. They are a dominant force at home and have a win probability of 60% .
The average score at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chepauk is 150-160 runs for a day game. This could mean the team batting first aiming for a lower peak total and trying to defend it.
Pitch and conditions
The pitch here is conducive to spin and middle-order batters generally struggle through the middle overs. The conditions are hot with summer humidity and there could be some dew towards the end of the second innings.
Players to keep an eye on…
CSK Predicted playing XI:
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Akash Singh
PBKS Predicted playing XI:
Shikhar Dhawan, Prabhsimran Singh, Matthew Short, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
Shivam Dube: The Chennai middle-order batter has several things going his way in this game. He is coming off the back of three half-centuries and is in good form.
Arshdeep Singh: The PBKS seamer is their best bowler and with the spinners not in good form, Punjab need Arshdeep to step up if they are to win the game.
IPL 2023, Match 41 predictions
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