CSK vs PBKS Highlights, TATA IPL 2022: Punjab Kings thrashes Chennai Super Kings by 54 runs

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Punjab Kings thrashed Chennai Super Kings by 54 runs to hand the defending champion its third straight defeat in IPL 2022 on Sunday.   -  SPORTZPICS

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's Highlights of the IPL 2022 match between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings from the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.

PUNJAB KINGS BEAT CHENNAI SUPER KINGS BY 54 RUNS

PLAYER OF THE MATCH: LIAM LIVINGSTONE - 60 (32) & 2/25

MATCH SUMMARY

Punjab Kings cruised to a facile win over defending champion Chennai Super Kings on Sunday and rose to the fourth spot on the IPL 2022 points table. Put in to bat by Ravindra Jadeja, Punjab was off to a shaky start after losing two wickets for 14 runs. Shikhar Dhawan (33 off 24) and Liam Livingstone (60 off 32) then stitched a 95-run stand for the third wicket to put the Kings in a strong position. However, a flurry of wickets and some disciplined death bowling by Chris Jordan (two for 23) and Dwaine Pretorius (two for 30) restricted Punjab to 180 for eight in 20 overs. Chennai's chase never took off as the Men in Yellow lost their first five wickets for 36 runs with debutant pacer Vaibhav Arora (two for 21) removing Robin Uthappa and Moeen Ali inside the PowerPlay. Shivam Dube's 30-ball 57 was the only silver lining of an otherwise harrowing display with the bat by the Super Kings. MS Dhoni scored a sluggish 28-ball 23 and was eventually strangled down leg by Rahul Chahar who picked three for 25 from his four overs.

CHENNAI SUPER KINGS 126 ALL OUT IN 18 OVERS

CSK 126/10 in 18 overs: A change of bat here for MS Dhoni. Wide outside leg and Dhoni misses the flick behind. Called wide but the keeper thinks there is bat involved and wants to review. Mayank obliges. There is a feather of an edge and Dhoni has to walk. MS Dhoni c Jitesh Sharma b Rahul Chahar 23(28b 1x4 1x6). Full on off stump to Choudhary and he digs it out to long on for a single. Whipped away off his pads off the backfoot by Jordan for two. Jordan misses the attempted slog sweep and the balls runs away behind for a single off the edge. Choudhary returns strike with one more. OUT! Jordan goes back to pull this one and it is straight down the throat of the fielder at long on. Chris Jordan c Liam Livingstone b Rahul Chahar 5(5b 0x4 0x6).

CSK NEEDS 60 RUNS TO WIN OFF 18 BALLS

CSK 121/8 in 17 overs: SIX! Dhoni cuts loose finally with a slog sweep over mid wicket off Livingstone's first ball. FOUR! This one is off the edge as Dhoni backs away and looks to cut outside off. Extra run as this one is too wide outside off. Dhoni pulls off the backfoot to long on for one. A couple to end the over as it runs away behind the keeper off Jordan's bottom edge.

CSK 107/8 in 16 overs: Chahar from the other end. Pretorius is in. Dhoni runs it through the covers for one. SIX! Pretorius launches his first ball over deep mid wicket as Chahar pitches it up too full. A couple more as he goes back and pulls along the ground though mid wicket. OUT! Pretorius slop sweeps again but this time finds the fielder at deep mid wicket. Dwaine Pretorius c Arshdeep Singh b Rahul Chahar 8(4b 0x4 1x6). Loud appeal for LBW and given but Jordan reviews it. It pitched on a length and rushed into Jordan, who missed the flick. The review shows it has missing off stump and Jordan survives.

CSK 98/7 in 15 overs: FOUR! Dube swings across the line again and the inside edge takes it beyond short fine leg and to the fence. Livingstone pulls his length back a bit and Dube goes back and pulls through mid wicket for one. Dhoni cuts close to the body through the off for one more. Length again on leg and tucked off his pads by Dube for a couple. OUT! Dube wants to drag this one from wide outside off to the leg side and ends up edging it to short third and that pretty much is the game! Shivam Dube c Arshdeep Singh b Liam Livingstone 57(30b 6x4 3x6). OUT! Two in two balls for Livingstone as Bravo defends on the front foot and Livingstone dives to his left to take a stunner off his own bowling. Dwayne Bravo c &b Liam Livingstone 0(1b 0x4 0x6).

CSK 90/5 in 14 overs: Rabada returns with the ball and starts off with a no-ball. Dhoni collects a single off it. The free-hit is a dot as Dube swings and misses outside off. Dube works this one off his pads for a couple on the leg and the buzzer goes off again and another no-ball. Dube fails to encash on the free-hit as he misses this length ball on middle. SIX! Full and Dube launches this one over long on. SIX! One more for Dube who goes down the ground again, this time over long off. Wide yorker and Dube jabs to deep backward point for one to bring up his fifty off 26 balls. Dot to end. 18 runs from the over and CSK will need many more such overs if they are to get anywhere close to the target.

CSK 72/5 in 13 overs: Livingstone into the attack. Dhoni steps out and tucks it on leg for one. One more for Dube Dhoni goes back and thumps a wide one outside off straight to cover. Just two from the first five ballls. A single to end the over as Dhoni pushes to long off.

CSK 69/5 in 12 overs: Dube hacks across the line to eke out a single at deep square leg. Arshdeep angles it across to Dhoni on a length and he defends it off the backfoot. Pulls the next one as it is shortish again but just one in front of square. Dube flicks off his pads with some good timing but a valiant dive at deep square leg by Shahrukh who keeps it down to a couple. A jab from Dhoni on another short delivery and just a single at long leg. FOUR! Over-pitched outside off and Dube drives it over the covers for another boundary.

CSK 61/5 in 11 overs: Three singles to start Rahul's second over. Revs in two googlies and a legbreak that are nudged around for ones. FOUR! Back of a length googly to Dube who punches it through the covers for another boundary. One more for Dube from the over and he is looking in good nick today.

CSK 53/5 in 10 overs: Odean continues. Length on leg and Dube driven through square leg for one. Dhoni shoulders arms outside off on a length. Single for Dhoni next ball with a pull behind square. SIX! Short and drifted down leg, Dube pulls this behind square leg. FOUR! Dube swings across the line and deposits this full one on middle to the mid wicket fence.

CSK 41/5 in 9 overs: Rahul Chahar is in. Dube flicks this flighted delivery on leg through square leg for a single. Dhoni goes back and slaps back to the bowler for a dot. Goes back again and pushes through point for one more. Dhoni steps out and defends back to Chahar. Beaten! Dhoni slashes outside off and is comprehensively beaten.

CSK 38/5 in 8 overs: Yorker on the stumps and Rayudu defends back to Odean. This one is on a length outside off and Rayudu is beaten trying to guide it to third. OUT! Back of length, jags into Rayudu, who gloves it behind and Jitesh takes a stunner. Ambati Rayudu c Jitesh Sharma b Odean Smith 13(21b 2x4 0x6). Dhoni is in and starts off with a single off the backfoot through mid wicket. Dube jabs through covers for one more.

CSK 36/4 in 7 overs: FOUR! Vaibhav strays down leg and Rayudu flicks it behind the keeper for a boundary. He shuffles across to off stump next ball and defends. Steps out and jabs to third man for a single. FOUR! Dube pulls and gets a top edge to the boundary behind. Dot to end.

CSK 27/4 in 6 overs: Arshdeep Singh into the attack. Rayudu collects a single behind point. OUT! It's raining wickets here as Jadeja is castled by Arshdeep Singh. He chops on with an inside edge. Ravindra Jadeja b Arshdeep Singh 0(3b 0x4 0x6). FOUR! Dube starts off with a boundary. Punches through the covers. Defended back to the bowler to end the over.

CSK 22/3 in 5 overs: Vaibhav to bowl his third. Full and on the pads and Rayudu flicks straight to mid on for a dot. Yorker around off and tapped to point for a quick single. Moeen Ali is on strike. Moeen leaves this ball in the channel. OUT! Vaibhav gets his second wicket on debut as Moeen chops on trying to swipe wide outside off. A thick bottom edge that crashes into the stumps. Moeen Ali b Vaibhav Arora 0(2b 0x4 0x6). Two dot balls to end the over. Jadeja is in.

CSK 21/2 in 4 overs: Rabada continues. First one is in the channel and Rayudu leaves it alone. FOUR! Length on off and Rayudu hops back a bit and pushes behind point for a boundary. Three dot balls as Rabada bowls it on back of a length. Cut away through point and cover for a single and Rayudu will keep strike.

CSK 16/2 in 3 overs: FOUR! Angling into Uthappa and he flicks it through square leg for a boundary. OUT! Length on leg and Uthappa closes the face of the bat too early trying to flick again and the leading edge loops up and an easy take for Mayank at mid off. Robin Uthappa c Mayank Agarwal b Vaibhav Arora 13(10b 2x4 0x6). Rayudu is in and two dot balls by Vaibhav as he keeps it around off. Third dot as Rayudu is beaten outside off with some movement away. This one angles down leg side for a wide ball. The last ball is driven straight cover for a dot ball.

CSK 10/1 in 2 overs: Rabada from the other end. Length ball coming into Uthappa and it runs past his outside edge as he tries to dab it behind the keeper. Uthappa then tries to flick another length ball on leg and it drops in front of him. FOUR! This one is tucked off his hips with perfection and it pierces the gap on the leg side and runs away through mid wicket. Tucked away again but just one this time. Gaikwad living dangerously as he drives and it falls just short of cover. OUT! Gone this time as Gaikwad edges behind to slip trying to drive on the off with hard hands. Another failure for the 2021 Orange Cap holder. Ruturaj Gaikwad c Shikhar Dhawan b Kagiso Rabada 1(4b 0x4 0x6).

CSK 5/0 in 1 over: Ruturaj Gaikwad and Robin Uthappa begin the chase for CSK. Debutant Vaibhav Arora with the new ball. A bit of in-swing first ball, full and on the stumps and defended back to the bowler. A bit too straight, moving in again and Uthappa flicks it through mid wicket for two. Width outside off, this one moves away and Uthappa guides it to third man for a single. Gaikwad drives a full one to mid on for a quick single. One more for Uthappa, who taps to mid on and hares for a single. Edged by Gaikwad and just short of Dhawan at first slip.

PUNJAB KINGS 180/8 IN 20 OVERS

PBKS 180/8 in 20 overs: Bravo bowls the last over. Dot to start with as Bravo goes for the yorker outside off that Rabada misses. A couple and a single follow. Short one on leg and Vaibhav misses trying to pull. Single to end the innings as another short one goes off Vaibhav's shoulder of the bat for a single at mid off.

PBKS 176/8 in 19 overs: Pretorius bowls out. Good yorker outside off and Chahar misses. FOUR! This one is just short of a yorker and Chahar flays it through the covers for a boundary. Swing and a miss outside off and another dot ball. SIX! Pretorius misses the yorker again outside off and Chahar smashes it over the infield. The man in the deep takes the catch but then steps on the boundary rope. OUT! Chahar has to go this time as he doesn't get the distance trying to hack outside off. Hands an easy one to Bravo outside off.

PBKS 166/7 in 18 overs: OUT! Odean Smith c Dwayne Bravo b Chris Jordan 3(7b 0x4 0x6). Rahul Chahar is in next and pushes a slower full-toss to long on for a single. Full outside off, angling across to Rabada and he is beaten on the drive. A couple and a single for Rabada as Jordan is consistent with a tight line on and around off. He mixes his length skillfully. Another single to end the over.

PBKS 161/6 in 17 overs: Pretorius bowls his third. FOUR! Slower full-toss to Rabada on leg stump and he bunts it down leg side and squeezes it between deep mid wicket and wide long on for a boundary. Wide ball outside off as Rabada backs out far outside leg. Good yorker next ball and Rabada gets a single. Odean is deceived with the slower one and dot balls to follow. This one is too far outside off again and wide called. A single for Odean as the clubs a fullish length to deep cover. Another extra as it wide outside off. Slower one again outside off and Rabada is beaten.

PBKS 152/6 in 16 overs: Jordan back into the attack. Wide down leg side to start with. Good yorker next ball and Odean digs it out straight back to the bowler. Full again on the pads and flicked through mid wicket for one. Shahrukh gets an inside edge behind square leg for two more. OUT! Shahrukh goes trying to flick this full-toss over deep square leg but ends up finding the man in the deep. Shahrukh Khan c Dwaine Pretorius b Chris Jordan 6(11b 0x4 0x6). Rabada comes in and misses a full one outside off. An outside edge to short third and Rabada runs a quick one to end the over.

PBKS 147/5 in 15 overs: Pretorius is back with the ball. Starts with a wide one outside off and Jitesh reaches out to sweep it but misses. He drills this full one through the off side for a couple. Moves to 25 runs off 15 balls. Similar shot outside off, a bit more aerial and reaches deep cover on the bounce and he takes a single. Shahrukh thumps this length ball outside off to long off for just one more. OUT! Jitesh hands a straight one to short third. He was in two minds after he shuffled across outside off wanting to scoop on the leg. Jitesh Sharma c Robin Uthappa b Dwaine Pretorius 26(17b 0x4 3x6). Odean Smith is in to face the last ball. Driven to cover for a single.

PBKS 142/4 in 14 overs: Jadeja bowls his last. Jitesh drives the first one on the front foot through covers for a single. Two wides down leg side. SIX! Third one for Jitesh as he backs out on leg, makes room and hammers it over long on.

PBKS 131/4 in 13 overs: Choudhary bowls out. Has gone for 44 runs so far in his three overs. Shahrukh starts off with a single through mid wicket. Two dot balls as Jitesh takes time to adjust to the angle as Choudhary comes over the wicket. SIX! Second six for the debutant as Jitesh pulls it over deep square leg. Chipped over mid off for a single and Jitesh keeps strike.

PBKS 123/4 in 12 overs: SIX! Jitesh steps out and hauls Moeen Ali for a maximum over deep mid wicket. Just two more singles come from the over. Eight runs from it.

PBKS 115/4 in 11 overs: FOUR! Width outside off by Jadeja and Livingstone cuts through the covers for another boundary. He muscles this one outside off but just a single this time. Debutant Jitesh Sharma on strike. Pushes to long off first ball to collect a single. OUT! Livingstone gets an outside edge trying to slash outside off and Rayudu holds on to it this time at short third man. Liam Livingstone c Ambati Rayudu b Ravindra Jadeja 60(32b 5x4 5x6). Shahrukh Khan in at six. Two dots to end the over.

PBKS 109/3 in 10 overs: Bravo returns. Wide ball outside off angling across to Dhawan from over the wicket. FOUR! Vintage Dhawan as he steps out and drives along the ground and through the covers. 100 up for Punjab Kings in 9.1 overs. Dhawan takes one at deep cover. SIX! Livingstone gets another top edge that goes high and over the rope behind the keeper. Fifty up for Livingstone in 27 balls. OUT! Dhawan skies this one to Jadeja at extra cover trying to drive through the off. Shikhar Dhawan c Ravindra Jadeja b Dwayne Bravo 33(24b 4x4 1x6).

PBKS 96/2 in 9 overs: Jadeja does well to start the over with three dot balls. Livingstone leaves this skiddy one outside off and called wide. FOUR! Dhawan sweeps down to the fine leg boundary and takes a single to end the over.

PBKS 89/2 in 8 overs: Pretorius into the attack. Dhawan shuffles wide outside off and wants to sweep this slower one but misses and collects a leg-bye. Livingstone gets an edge trying to flick this loosener down leg and Dhoni dives to his left to take it but asks for an umpire review. The ball has touched the ground and Livingstone survives. Elite honesty from Dhoni. Livingstone taps on the off for a quick one. Dhawan flat bats this though mid wicket and a good effort by Bravo keeps it to two runs. Wide outside off and an extra run for Punjab. Fifth wide of the innings already. Full-toss outside off and Dhawan pushes to long off for a single. Whipped away by Livingstone for a single to end the over.

PBKS 82/2 in 7 overs: SIX! Livingstone steps out and launches Jadeja over long off for a six off the first ball. Jadeja keeps it on a length as the batters collect four runs off the next three balls. Dropped! Livingstone dances down again and gets a thick outside edge trying to hoick it on the leg and Rayudu drops a sitter at short third man.

PBKS 72/2 in 6 overs: Bravo into the attack. Starts off with a wide outside off. Dhoni comes up to the stumps. SIX! In the slot for Dhawan outside off and he takes a step forward and launches it over wide long on. FOUR! Width outside off and Dhawan gets down on one knee and caresses this through point and cover. He shuffles across to off stump and Bravo darts in a slower one outside off; Dhawan lets it go. FOUR! Strays down leg side and Dhawan flicks it to fine leg.

PBKS 57/2 in 5 overs: SIX! And that one has been sent into the galaxy! A 108-metre maximum by Livingstone who muscles a slot ball by Choudhary over deep mid wicket. Slower one next ball outside off and Livingstone edges it but it goes to Dhoni on the bounce. FOUR! Livingstone steps out and takes this full one on leg stump over mid off and to the rope. A couple of wides outside off as Choudhary tries hard to keep it outside his hitting arc. FOUR! Inside out over extra-cover and another boundary for Livingstone. FOUR! The runs are coming thick and fast as Livingstone slices the ball over the slips with an open face and to fence at third man. Fifty runs up for Punjab Kings in 4.5 overs. SIX! Livingstone pulls this one over deep mid wicket and it just lands on the rope for another maximum.

PBKS 31/2 in 4 overs: Jordan continues. Two singles to start the over. Dhawan comes out and cuts through point where the fielder gets a hand to it to keep it to a couple. Cut again off the backfoot but straight to point this time. Driven with good timing on it but again straight to the man at cover.

PBKS 29/2 in 3 overs: Choudhary continues. Two dots to star the over as he angles it across from Livingstone wide outside off. This one is straighter and on a length and Livingstone defends off the backfoot. SIX! Half-tracker on leg side and Livingstone pulls it to fine leg for a flat six. Driven next ball straight to cover. SIX! Livingstone steps out and slaps this over the covers for another maximum. This one tore through the air and went flat before disturbing the boundary cushion on the full. The decision has been reverse and it will be just four runs as it dropped just short of the rope at a closer look.

PBKS 17/2 in 2 overs: SIX! Chris Jordan shares the new ball. Comes round the wicket to Rajapaksa. Short on leg stump and Rajapaksa gets a top edge on the pull behind the keeper for a maximum. OUT! A Dhoni stunner as he runs in from his position to disturb the stumps and finds Rajapaksa short of his ground. Bhanuka Rajapaksa run out (MS Dhoni) 9(5b 0x4 1x6). Rajapaksa tapped to short mid on and wanted a quick one, Dhawan sent him back, Jordan collected it quickly and sent it to Dhoni, who did what he does best. Livingstone collects three in the deep on leg side after flicking a length ball. Single for Dhawan to end the over.

PBKS 8/1 in 1 over: Mayank and Dhawan are in the middle for the start of the innings. Mukesh Choudhary with the new ball. The left-armer comes round the wicket to Mayank. FOUR! Length on leg first ball and Mayank tucks it off his hips for a boundary at fine leg. OUT! Mayank drives wide outside off and straight to the man at extra cover. Mayank Agarwal c Robin Uthappa b Mukesh Choudhary 4(2b 1x4 0x6). Rajapaksa in at three and a wide down leg side. Slower one outside off and Rajapaksa gets an inside edge to the keeper on the bounce. Tucked away on leg for a couple and he is off the mark. Risky shot outside off and it goes off the edge to third man for a single. Dhawan finally on strike. Beaten outside off.

19:27 IST: We are moments away from live action. Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan will need to get Punjab Kings off to a flyer as even a 200-plus score doesn't give you security on this belter of a wicket at Brabourne. Chennai Super Kings will know all about it after it failed to defend 210 against Lucknow Super Giants in the last fixture at this venue.

Shikhar Dhawan vs CSK in IPL: Matches - 27; Runs - 908; Average - 41.27; Strike Rate - 128.97; HS - 101*; 50s - 7; 100s - 1.

Dwayne Bravo vs PBKS in IPL: Matches - 20; Wickets - 23; Economy - 7.93; Bowling average - 20.34; BBI - 4/22.

CSK VS PBKS PLAYING XI

Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Shivam Dube, Dwayne Bravo, Chris Jordan, Dwaine Pretorius, Mukesh Choudhary.

Punjab Kings: Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk), Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Jitesh Sharma, Odean Smith, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora.

TOSS: Ravindra Jadeja wins the toss and elects to bowl. One change for CSK - Chris Jordan comes in for Tushar Despande. Two debutants for Punjab Kings with wicketkeeper Jitesh Sharma coming in for Raj Bawa and pacer Vaibhav Arora replacing Harpreet Brar. Jonny Bairstow misses out.

18:55 IST: Vaibhav Arora and Jitesh Sharma have been handed their caps for Punjab Kings. Arora was sold for a whopping Rs. 2 crore at the IPL 2022 auctions after a bidding war with Kolkata Knight Riders. Jitesh Sharma went to the Kings for his base price of Rs. 20 lakhs.

 

IPL 2022 at Brabourne Stadium

Lucknow Super Giants (211/4) beat Chennai Super Kings (210/7) by six wickets

Delhi Capitals (179/6) beat Mumbai Indians (177/5) by four wickets

The importance of the toss at IPL 2022

As we near the all-important toss at the Brabourne Stadium, let's have a look at the toss history for both teams in IPL 2021. Chennai never lost a game after winning the toss last year and managed to win half of its matches even after losing it.

Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings have lost both their tosses this season so far in a tournament that has seen dew disproportionately favour the team batting second. Only three matches have been won by the team batting first in the first ten games.

CHENNAI SUPER KINGS - TOSS AND MATCH RESULTS - IPL 2021

TOTAL MATCHES: 16

TOSSES WON: 6 LOST: 10

RESULTS AFTER WINNINGS TOSS - MATCHES WON: 6/6  MATCHES LOST: 0/6

RESULTS AFTER LOSING TOSS - MATCHES WON: 5/10  MATCHES LOST: 5/10

PUNJAB KINGS - TOSS AND MATCH RESULTS - IPL 2021

TOTAL MATCHES: 14

TOSSES WON: 5 LOST: 9

RESULTS AFTER WINNINGS TOSS - MATCHES WON: 3/5 MATCHES LOST: 2/5

RESULTS AFTER LOSING TOSS - MATCHES WON: 3/9 MATCHES LOST: 6/9

CSK VS PBKS  PREDICTED XI

Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Dwaine Pretorious, Adam Milne, Tushar Deshpande.

Punjab Kings: Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal (c), Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk), Liam Livingstone, Jonny Bairstow, M Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Sharma, Arshdeep Singh.

CSK VS PBKS (LAST FIVE MEETINGS)

Punjab Kings won by six wickets (October 7, 2021)

Chennai Super Kings won six wickets (April 16, 2021)

Chennai Super Kings won by nine wickets (November 1, 2020)

Chennai Super Kings 10 wickets (October 4, 2020)

Punjab Kings won by six wickets  (May, 2019)

MATCH PREVIEW

Chennai Super Kings finds itself in an unfamiliar space – staring at a possibility of a third straight defeat. Loss of the toss preceded the loss of two matches by six wickets. On Sunday, it faces a less-wounded Punjab Kings, which is nursing an equally painful six-wicket drubbing from Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday night.

Needless to stress the importance of toss in the eventual outcome, both teams would like to chase a target. As seen in the two matches so far, the surface at the Brabourne Stadium has encouraged big-hitting, but the onset of dew has decisively helped those batting second.

CSK’s new skipper Ravindra Jadeja is yet to display his leadership or captaincy credentials. Not surprisingly, M. S. Dhoni is seen marshalling the resources in pressure situations.

However, that has not helped CSK’s fortunes. So far, the team’s new-ball bowling options look most ordinary and overall, the inexperience as a bowling unit hurt the team.

Unlike Chennai, Punjab is unsure about both batting and bowling. After suffering at the hands of Umesh Yadav and Andre Russell by turns, a night before, the Mayank Agarwal-led team will have to sort out too many things in quick time to deal with a determined rival.

CSK VS PBKS THE SQUADS

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (wk), Moeen Ali, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja (c), Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Bravo, Robin Uthappa, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dube, Maheesh Theekshana, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Simarjeet Singh, Devon Conway, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Subhranshu Senapati, Mukesh Choudhary, Prashant Solanki, C Hari Nishaanth, N Jagadeesan, Chris Jordan, K Bhagath Varma.

Punjab Kings: Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma, Prabhsimran Singh, Odean Smith, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel, Sandeep Sharma, Atharva Taide, Vaibhav Arora, Ansh Patel, Raj Angad Bawa, Benny Howell, Rishi Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk), Baltej Singh, Writtick Chatterjee, Nathan Ellis, Prerak Mankad.

WHERE AND WHEN TO WATCH CHENNAI SUPER KINGS VS PUNJAB KINGS LIVE?

The Chennai Super Kings versus Punjab Kings match will be aired LIVE on the Star Sports Network at 7:30 PM IST on Sunday, April 3. The match will also be live streamed on Disney+Hotstar.