CSK aim to maintain momentum
- Can Mayank Agarwal’s side find their template
- Ruturaj Gaikwad’s form in focus
Chennai Super Kings come off the back of a thrilling win against Mumbai Indians with MS Dhoni finishing the game off in the final over. CSK have odds of 1.89 to win the next match, as they face Punjab Kings who are coming off the back of two losses.
Punjab Kings haven’t hit top gear despite starting the season well and boasting of one of the best batting line-ups on paper. Oddly, the issues plaguing PBKS, have been in the batting department. They have odds of 1.89 to beat a struggling CSK side, but it will take some doing.
What happened earlier in the season
CSK lost by 54 runs when they played Punjab Kings earlier in the season with Liam Livingstone slamming a 32-ball 60 and Rahul Chahar running through CSK to take a three wicket haul. CSK were bowled out for 126.
Punjab Kings have a strong batting line-up that favours spinners and are our favourites to win this one.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
The contest this match will be between CSK’s middle-order and Punjab’s ordinary bowling attack. Chennai Super Kings will need to put up a big total on board to trouble Punjab with their bowling and this will come down to how they fare against the Punjab bowling leaders.
Keep an eye on…
Ruturaj Gaikwad: After his first fifty in the season, Gaikwad once again failed last match and the pressure is now on the CSK opener to make it big against Punjab Kings in this fixture.
Shikhar Dhawan: The Punjab Kings opener has made good starts without making too much impact. In a line-up that is fragile when early wickets fall, Dhawan is a crucial batter and Punjab will hope he steps up.
TIP: Mayank Agarwal is a good player of spin and can be aggressive in the middle overs where CSK lack a solid spinner. Back Mayank Agarwal at 5.41 to be the top batter for PBKS!