Punjab wil back themselves to beat CSK
- Chennai Super Kings running short of bowlers
- Punjab aim for better bowling show
Chennai Super Kings have Adam Milne, Chris Jordan and Deepak Chahar nursing injuries from the fast bowling group and the depleted attack was taken to the cleaners last game by Lucknow Super Giants. They will still miss these names and are up against a big-hitting side like PBKS. They have odds of 1.73 to win this game.
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Punjab Kings, on the other hand, will rely on their big batting unit to smash Chennai’s bowling in this game and will then hope for an improved bowling show. They have odds of 2.07 to beat Chennai in this fixture.
Recent and overall record favours CSK
Chennai Super Kings have won 16 of the 26 matches between these sides including three of the last four matches. In India, CSK have won 12 and lost eight games against Punjab Kings over the years.
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With the CSK side depleted, Punjab Kings will be favourites to win this with their batting expected to fire big.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
The battle in this game will be between Punjab’s big-hitters and CSK’s bowling line-up. They struggled in the death overs last game and CSK will hope to bank on their spinners to stifle Punjab.
Keep an eye on…
Mayank Agarwal: An excellent player of spin and a fine top-order batter, Mayank Agarwal can take the game deep and do it at a good rate. With the conditions expected to favour batting, Mayank’s role will be massive.
Ruturaj Gaikwad: After two ordinary knocks, Ruturaj Gaikwad will be itching to make a big impact in the tournament. The Orange cap holder from last year will be expected to do a fabulous job for CSK this season and against an ordinary bowling attack, expect him to come good.
TIP: Ruturaj Gaikwad is due a big one and has odds of 4.37 to be Chennai’s top batter.