PBKS vs CSK HIGHLIGHTS, IPL 2022: Punjab beats Chennai by 11 runs; Dhoni, Jadeja fail to seal finish

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Rishi Dhawan dismissed MS Dhoni in the final over as Punjab Kings edged out Chennai Super Kings.   -  SPORTZPICS

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's coverage of IPL 2022 Match 38 between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings from the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.


Awards

Man of the Match: Shikhar Dhawan

Fours Award: Shikhar Dhawan (4s - 9)

Fastest Delivery of the match: Kagiso Rabada (143.2 kph)

Most Valuable Asset of the match: Shikhar Dhawan (88* off 59)

Powerplayer of the match: Sandeep Sharma (1 for 4 in two overs)

Sixes Award: Ambati Rayudu (6s - 6)

Gamechanger of the match: Shikhar Dhawan

Super Striker of the match: Ambati Rayudu (SR: 200.00)

 

Shikhar Dhawan, Player of the Match: The process, I always talk about it, I focus on it. About my fitness, my approach - I keep working on those skills. Results will take care of itself. The wicket was stopping a bit, I tried to go for the big shots, but I couldn't connect. But I kept my calm. Once I get set, I can get those boundaries, that's what I bank on. While batting first it's about putting pressure on the bowers and getting boundaries. We don't have to lose to many wickets, that was our conscious effort. I have become a senior in the team (laughs), I give a lot of input to the players and my players. The youngsters think a lot, so I try to communicate with them.

Captains Speak

PBKS captain Mayank Agarwal: We would like to win a few tosses, we have just won one. I thought Arsh bowled exceedingly well, he has bowled the tough overs, he has been great for us. Even Rabada bowled well, to get Ruturaj and get Rayudu at that stage. These two have been great for us. As a team we have to be think about being smart. You want your opposition as much as they can on the longer side. As a batter even if you mishit the balls, you'll get the result against the shorter boundary. Those moments get the better out of you. It is important to carry the momentum. We have won one, but we need to win two or three on the bounce.

CSK captain Jadeja: I think we started very well, with the new ball we bowled in good areas, but I thought we gave away 10-15 runs in the last 2-3 overs and we didn't execute our plan very well. I think [Rayudu] was batting brilliantly, but as I said we could have restricted them under 170-175. [On the chase] I think not getting a good start in the first six, we're not putting runs on the board in the first six. So we need to improve on that and come back strong.

 

Kagiso Rabada: In the powerplay we were behind the rate. Must tell you, Shikhar and Mayank, the way they held their never and then Shikhar and Bhanuka the way they set it up was unbelievable. Livingstone the way he played some gentle strokes out of the park, that set us up nicely and we got a winning total. Each and every individual in our bowling line up put our hand up. Arsh (Arshdeep) has been the best death bowler in the comp, that's what the stats say. He has got a lot of talent, drive and ambition. And he is just a good bloke. So nice to have him around. I know I am going to bowl at the death. Arsh has been magnificent. He has been leading the way in that discipline. Everyone else knows their roles. Rahul is a key spinner for us. Sandeep has experience and got us a key wicket in the powerplay. Rishi put his hand up in the final over. I don't think I have left out anyone (smiles). I think we bowled really well. Still a bit nerve wracking when you are bowling at MS Dhoni and there is not one red shirt in the crowd, only yellow shirts chanting his name. He held his nerve, credit to him.

Punjab edges out Chennai by a slender margin and a lot of credit must be showered on young Arshdeep Singh who continues to be a revelation in the death overs.

Arshdeep in death overs in IPL 2022: 5 innings, 36 balls bowled, 34 runs conceded, Eco. 5.66, Wicket - 1,


CSK 176/6 in 20 overs: SIX! Magnificent MS!
Short and tailing in and Dhoni swivels nonchalantly to smack the ball into the stands. Slower bouncer and Dhoni lets it go. WIDE signalled by umpire Erasmus and CSK needs 20 off 5 balls.  Superb yorker and Dhoni fails to put it way. CSK needs 20 off 4. Up in the air and Dhoni gets a toe-edge down to deep mid-wicket. The ball was sliding down leg and Dhoni opted to swipe at it but mistimed it straight to Bairstow who made no mistake. No fairytale finish from the miracle worker tonight. Pretorius, the new man gets a single. SIX. Jadeja slams the full-toss straight back over the bowler for a maximum. A single to finish and Punjab Kings beat Chennai Super Kings by 11 runs.

MS Dhoni c Bairstow b R Dhawan 12 (8b 1x4 1x6)

CSK need 27 runs in 6 balls. Rishi Dhawan to bowl.

CSK 161/5 in 19 overs: Arshdeep drills in the fuller length and Jadeja pushes it down to deep mid-wicket for a single.  Full and Dhoni tonks it straight to Mayank at cover. Dot. 34 needed off 10.  Full outside-off and Dhoni nearly slaps it straight to Rayudu at backward point. Rabada says he has missed the ball for a moment in the lights. The chase gets stiffer for CSK by the minute. Inch-perfect delivery in the blockhole and Jadeja only gets a single. 32 needed off 8 balls.  Low full-toss and Dhoni pummels it down past long-off for FOUR. He's put a lot of weight behind that swipe and CSK would want another boundary to finish the over. Dhoni goes downtown but fails to beat the long-on fielder this time. He retains strike for the final over.

CSK need 35 runs in 12 balls

CSK 153/5 in 18 overs: Rayudu fires in a low full-toss and Rayudu hits it down to long-off from the bottom of the bat. He is absolutely worn down after taking the single. FOUR. Full from Rabada and Jadeja sweeps him through mid-wicket for a crucial boundary. Jadeja drills one to mid-wicket for a single. DOT. Rayudu fails to get bat on a slower bumper from Rabada. BOWLED him! The fatigue gets the better of Rayudu as Rabada's cross-seamer pumps into his toe and deflects to the stumps.  A stupendous lone-waged battle ends as MS Dhoni walks out to the middle.  Rabada welcomes Dhoni with a fiery bouncer and finishes the over with a crucial dot ball.

Ambati Rayudu b Rabada 78 (39b 7x4 6x6)

CSK needs 41 in 18 balls.

CSK 147/4 in 17 overs: Three absolute corkers from Arshdeep to start his over. Three singles. Arshdeep angles the ball across and Rayudu fails to get bat on ball. Arshdeep lines the ball around the blockhole and Rayudu guides it down to backward point for a single. Can Arshdeep close out a fine over? Two runs off the final ball as Jadeja hits it down the ground.

CSK needs 47 runs in 24 balls. Arshdeep is back.

TIMEOUT

CSK 141/4 in 16 overs: Full and Jadeja's heave through mid-wicket is stopped by an excellent dive by Shikhar Dhawan. Sandeep comes around the wicket to Rayudu. Low full-toss and Rayudu carves it over long-on for SIX! An absolute delight to watch him when he hits this zone. No, no, Sandeep. Another full-toss to the pads and Rayudu waltzes it over backward point for SIX! Sandeep switches back to pop in a bouncer and Rayudu upper-cuts the ball over the inner ring on the off-side to complete a hat-trick of SIXES! He is unstoppable at the moment. Length and Rayudu thumps it to cow corner for FOUR. 23 runs off the over and the tables have turned dramatically.

CSK needs 70 runs in 30 balls. Sandeep continues.

CSK 118/4 in 15 overs: Short from Chahar and Rayudu throws his bat at it to beat the point fielder by a whisker and gets FOUR runs.  Length and Rayudu swivels across to whack the ball over mid-wicket for SIX - fifty of 28 balls for Rayudu. Splendid knock from him to keep CSK's hopes alive. Jadeja sneaks in a quick single with a push to cover and swiftly finds the second run off the overthrow.  Review for an lbw as Chahar hits flush on Jadeja's front-foot as his attempted sweep goes wrong. The ball seemed to slide down the leg-stump. Not out as the ball is shown to have pitched outside leg.

 

CSK 103/4 in 14 overs: Sandeep hits the blockhole and yet Rayudu gets an inside-edge down to fine leg for FOUR. Walloped! Rayudu shimmies down the track and slams the ball for FOUR while beating the long-on fielder.

Sandeep Sharma into the attack

PBKS 90/4 in 13 overs: Ruturaj lofts a fuller delivery over mid-off with ease to find FOUR runs.  In the air and GONE! Similar lengths but Ruturaj miscues the shot this time as the ball springs up a little higher on the bat and skipper Mayank completes a fine catch. Jadeja in at 6.

Ruturaj Gaikwad c Agarwal b Rabada 30 (27b 4x4)

Rabada replaces Chahar

CSK 84/3 in 12 overs: Brilliant stuff from the young Arshdeep as he keeps the batters tied to the crease with his nagging lengths. Three runs from the over.

Arshdeep returns

CSK 81/3 in 11 overs: Chahar springs up a ball from length and Rayudu does well to control his lofted slash through cover point for FOUR. Tossed up in the slot and Rayudu sits on one leg and powers a massive SIX over mid-wicket.

CSK 69/3 in 10 overs: Chahar finds his lines this time as he attacks the stumps and provides no room whatsoever. Just the five runs off the over.

Chahar continues

TIMEOUT

CSK 64/3 in 9 overs: Slower-one from Dhawan and Rayudu sweeps it off his thighs over short fine leg for FOUR. Full toss and Rayudu spanks it over square for a massive SIX.

CSK 51/3 in 8 overs: Short and Ruturaj pumps the ball over cover for FOUR off the backfoot. Rayudu is the new man. Chahar tosses one in on the full and Rayudu pummels it through cover for FOUR.

Rahul Chahar into the attack

CSK 40/3 in 7 overs: Dhawan bumps one in but Dube easily gets in position to pull it down to fine leg for FOUR. Dhawan gets his man! A hint of shape in towards the batter and the ball squeezes through Dube's bat to the stumps. Excellent comeback from the bowler as CSK finds itself in some trouble now.

Shivam Dube b R Dhawan 8 (7b 1x4

CSK 32/2 in 6 overs: Arshdeep squares up Santner with a beauty and the vacant slip-cordon denies him a wicket. The ball slides in and shapes away as Santner attempts for a flick across the line. He's instantly signalled his skipper to bring in first-slip. Bowled him! This time the ball slides the other way as Santner moves across to have his leg-stump shattered. Absolutely flummoxed by Arshdeep's line there. Dube in at 4. Arshdeep continues to find movement through the air.

Mitchell Santner b Arshdeep Singh 9 (15b 1x4)

Arshdeep into the attack

CSK 25/1 in 5 overs: Santner flicks off the length but fails to beat Livingstone at mid-wicket and gets a couple. Dhawan strays to the pads and the ball slides down leg for FOUR.

Rishi Dhawan replaces Rabada. He is wearing a unique protective mask over his face.

CSK 18/1 in 4 overs: Sandeep tucks the ball in to Ruturaj who slides it down leg to beat a diving Arshdeep at short fine leg. Wicketkeeper Jitesh gives chase and prevents a boundary.

CSK 13/1 in 3 overs: Rabada works up a fiery bumper to Santner who evades it efficiently. Full toss to follow and Santner gets a single with a push to mid-off.

CSK 11/1 in 2 overs: Four dots and the pressure works its magic. Uthappa pops one straight up and he holes out to mid-wicket. Sandeep strikes early on return. Santner in at 3.

Robin Uthappa c R Dhawan b Sandeep Sharma 1 (7b)

Sandeep Sharma from the opposite end

CSK 10/0 in 1 over: Rabada hits the deck hard first-up and Ruturaj responds with a firm push to cover. He's off the mark with a flick to square-leg. Rabada sends in a tempter, away from Uthappa's reach and the batter has a gentle feel for the ball and misses. He opens his account with a single to mid-on. Short and Ruturaj drives the ball off the back-foot through point for FOUR. Sublime from Rutu as he leans into a glorious drive that races past the cover fielder for another FOUR.

Kagiso Rabada with the new ball.

Back for the chase. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Robin Uthappa walk out to the middle for CSK.

PBKS 187/4 in 20 overs: Slower-ball Livingstone hits it straight up. Choudhary holds on to a fine catch at short-third. Bairstow in at 4. He gets a single. Slower-ball and Dhawan connects - the ball flies over mid-wicket for SIX! Yorker and Dhawan gets a single. Bravo sends in a high full-toss and Bravo slams it across for FOUR down to backward square-leg. Slower one from Bravo and Bairstow hits it hard down to long-on. The batters set off on a double but Bairstow fails to make it back as Dhoni flicks the bails to finish the innings.

 

 

Liam Livingstone c Mukesh Choudhary b Bravo 19 (7b 1x4 2x6); Jonny Bairstow run out (Santner/†Dhoni) 6 (3b 1x4)

Bravo becomes the first bowler to complete 100 IPL wickets in death overs.


PBKS 174/2 in 19 overs:
Livingstone takes charge. Pretorius hits the blockhole and yet Livingstone creams it through square-leg for FOUR. Pretorius loads one wide away from the off-stump and Livingstone works his space to drill the ball over long-off for SIX. Short and Livingstone pummels another one over mid-wicket for SIX. Yorker and Livingstone gets a single. Slower one and Dhawan swivels across to parry the ball over short fine leg for FOUR - 22 off the over!

Pretorius into the attack

PBKS 152/2 in 18 overs: Bravo starts off with another no-nall with the ball falling off the tracks. Dhawan pulls the freehit down to long-on and Santner puts in a full-length dive to save a couple of runs.  Slower one and Rajapaksa holes out to Dube at cover. Livingstone in at 4.  Bravo sends in his special dipping deliveries to finish the over. Just the nine from the over and Punjab continues to fail in landing the finishing punches.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa c Dube b Bravo 42 (32b 2x4 2x6)

PBKS 145/1 in 17 overs: Marvellous from Dhawan. Choudhary misses the yorker and Dhawan unleashes a brilliant scoop over short fine-leg for FOUR!  Choudhary retains his composure to concede just nine runs from the over.

PBKS 136/1 in 16 overs: Full toss and Rajapaksa powers it down the ground past Bravo to find a couple of runs.  Slower-ball and Rajapaksa fails to the clear the fence with a bottom-edge on the blade. Bravo rolls one wide of the strip and the umpires deliberate for a moment before confirming a no-ball. Dhawan thuds the free-hit down the ground for FOUR. Masterful from Shikhar! Bravo sends in another off-cutter on the full and Dhawan lofts the ball over mid-off for FOUR and holds his pose in style.

Shikhar Dhawan becomes the first batter to complete 1000 IPL runs against CSK.


Bravo continues

TIMEOUT

PBKS 123/1 in 15 overs: Theekshana keep the batters in check with some sensible bowling. Seems like both sides are content with how things are rolling at the moment.

PBKS 117/1 in 14 overs: Low full-toss and Rajapaksa finally clears one with control over the fence as he sends the ball over Jadeja at long-off for SIX. FIFTY for Dhawan as he sweeps Pretorius off the fuller length past square-leg for FOUR!

PBKS 103/1 in 13 overs: Theekshana floats one in to Rajapaksa who uses the room to good effect. A fierce drive through cover raises for FOUR and the 100 comes up with a single to short-third. Yet another sedate over as Chennai continues to maintain control over proceedings despite picking the solitary wicket.

Theekshana replaces Bravo

PBKS 94/1 in 12 overs: Choudhary delivers the ball from wide of the crease and lands the ball right in the blockhole. Dhawan plays with the bowler's plans here. He attempts to swivel across the line and Choudhary errs by sending down two wides. Mukesh goes full and Dhawan crunches the ball through point for FOUR. First shot of absolute authority from the left-hander tonight. Dhawan's mind games are working in his favour. He rocks back and forth and Mukesh ends up giving enough room for another cut past backward point for FOUR. Mukesh returns with another sharp delivery in the blockhole.  FOUR more! Choudhary slides one down to the middle-stump and Dhawan shuffles across in a flash to flick the ball to the fence.  Single to finish as Dhawan slaps the ball to Senapati, the sub fielder at deep point. Rayudu is still off the field after going out in the first over.

Choudhary returns

PBKS 78/1 in 11 overs: Pretorius hits the blockhole and pins Dhawan once again in the crease. Dhawan advances and pushes the ball down to long-on for a single. Rajapaksa has to go for it now. Pretorius fends short down leg and Rajapaksa works it down to backward square for a single. Punjab fails to find the boundaries as Dhawan pulls one down to deep mid-wicket for one run. 

 

PBKS 72/1 in 10 overs: Bravo starts off with his customary slower deliveries as Dhawan charges down the track. Single. Rajapaksa shuffles for an attempted heave and Bravo sets in another off-cutter that beats the outside-edge. High full toss and Rajapaksa gets a thick-edge down to third for FOUR. Bravo dips the ball into Rajapaksa who drives it down to long-on and sets for two runs. Excellent throw from Santner from the deep but Rajapaksa puts in a late dive to reach home in time.

Bravo into the attack

TIME OUT. Punjab's got the base to aim for a brutal assault here. Livingstone, Bairstow and Jitesh all in the ranks.

PBKS 63/1 in 9 overs: Jadeja maintains tight lines and the batters deal in singles. DROPPED! Santner spills a straightforward catch at deep mid-wicket as Rajapaksa sends a slog sweep his way. It eventually blasts through Santner's hands over the fence for SIX.

PBKS 51/1 in 8 overs: Pretorius plays with his lengths and speeds, forcing the left-handers to negotiate in singles. Pretorius puts one in the slot and Dhawan leans into a drive over cover for FOUR.

Pretorius into the attack

Most runs scored against CSK: 1013* - Shikhar Dhawan, 963 - Virat Kohli, 784 - Rohit Sharma


PBKS 43/1 in 7 overs: Up in the air and Ruturaj spills one in the deep.
Jadeja slides one in to Rajapaksa who attempts a tame flick over square-leg. Ruturaj slow to react gets to the ball but lets the ball through his hands while diving to his right.

Jadeja replaces Santner

PBKS 37/1 in 6 overs: Theekshana loops one in and Dhawan launches a slog-sweep of the bottom-half of the bat over mid-wicket for SIX. Dhawan completes 9000 T20 runs - the third Indian to the mark after Kohli and Rohit Sharma. In the air and Mayank holes out. Too close to attempt a cut perhaps and Mayank slices a shorter delivery from Theekshana straight to backward point. Bhanuka Rajapaksha in at 3.

Mayank Agarwal c Dube b Theekshana 18 (21b 2x4)

Theekshana returns

PBKS 29/0 in 5 overs: Santner fends short and wide and Mayank pounces on it this time. He slashes the ball past backward point for FOUR. A couple of singles to follow as Dhawan slogs one to deep mid-wicket.

PBKS 22/0 in 4 overs: A couple of streaky aerial strikes from Dhawan fetches him three runs in a couple of deliveries. Choudhary bowls a length delivery the off-stump and Dhawan misses out on a fierce cut through point. Dhawan shuffles across and Choudhary slides the ball into him. Shikhar guides it down to short-third for a single. Mayank lobs one to Santner and mid-off to complete another risky single.

Choudhary switches ends

PBKS 15/0 in 3 overs: Santner slides the ball into Mayank who gets off strike with another quick single to mid-off. Santner keeps Mayank tied to the crease with a slew of probing arm balls. Excellent from the Kiwi.

Santner replaces Choudhary

PBKS 13/0 in 2 overs: Dhawan with a quick single as he crosses 6000 IPL runs and becomes second to the mark after Virat Kohli. Theekshana bowls full and into the stumps, leaving no room for both batters to free their arms. And right on cue, Mayank's deft late cut rushes past short-third for FOUR.

Theekshana into the attack

PBKS 4/0 in 1 over: Mayank's off the mark with a push through cover for two runs. Hint of swing for Mukesh as he brings the ball back sharply into Mayank who gets his bat down in time. A hint of room and Mayank drills the ball straight to Rayudu at cover. He's in pain after stopping that ball and is walking off the field. Quick single as Mayank nudges the ball to point. Dhawan's sets off on a quick single as Mayank tails the ball into him.

Mukesh Choudhary with the new ball. Agarwal on strike. 

Action begins. CSK takes the field as Punjab openers Shikhar Dhawan and Mayank Agarwal walk out to the centre.

7:18PM IST: Shikhar Dhawan will feature in his 200th IPL match. A couple of hefty records are in sight for the southpaw. Dhawan needs two runs to complete 6000 IPL runs. He will become second to the mark behind Virat Kohli. Dhawan also requires 11 runs to complete 9000 T20 runs and become the third Indian to the mark behind Kohli and Rohit Sharma.

Punjab Kings Playing XI: Mayank Agarwal(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma(w), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Sandeep Sharma, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh

Chennai Super Kings Playing XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Dwaine Pretorius, Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Choudhary

TOSS: CSK wins toss, opts to bowl

Ravindra Jadeja:  We will bowl first. We don't know if dew will come or not. Hope that dew comes in the second half. We'll look to keep things simple, we will stick to our plans, don't want to try too many things. Sometimes you lose the toss and things don't go well for us. Sometimes you might not bat or bowl well. We are going with the same team.

Mayank Agarwal: I don't really have a choice, I have lost six out of seven tosses. We don't mind having a bat first. We don't want to dwell too much about the last game, we want to move on. Thinking as a seven game tournament, it's a fresh start for us. Everyone knows what needs to be done, it's just about executing our plans. We have made three changes.


TOSS TIME.... Jadeja and Mayank at the middle.

Pitch report from Graeme Swann: This pitch has been used before, KL got a hundred batting on this wicket yesterday, but other batters struggled. It's a hard wicket, but the slower deliveries will grip a bit. The surface has good bounce and batting first would be a good choice, a total of 170-180 will be a good total here.


6:51PM: CSK vs PBKS DREAM11 TEAM PREDICTION

Wicketkeepers: Jonny Bairstow, Jitesh Sharma

Batters: Robin Uthappa (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube

All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Liam Livingstone (c)

Bowlers: Dwayne Bravo, Rahul Chahar, Maheesh Theekshana

Team Composition: PBKS 5:6 CSK Credits Left: 0.5


6:37PM IST: UPDATE -
Moeen Ali has hurt his ankle during a training session and is likely to miss a bunch of CSK's next matches. IPL 2022: CSK’s Moeen Ali hurts ankle at training, sent for scans

6:31PM IST: Will we witness another high-scoring thriller at the Wankhede tonight?

Wankhede in readiness for CSK vs PBKS.   -  SPORTZPICS

 

6:12PM IST: PBKS vs CSK head-to-head

Total matches - 26 matches

Chennai won - 15

Punjab won - 11

HS (CSK) vs PBKS: 240

LS (CSK) vs PBKS: 107

HS (PBKS) vs CSK: 231

LS (PBKS) vs CSK: 92

Last 5 matches - PBKS 2-3 CSK

Last H2H - PBKS won by 54 runs, PBKS 180/8 (20) - 126/10 (18) CSK

 

 

5:54PM IST: Dhoni, the IPL finisher and master of last-over heists

 

5:42PM IST: Can MSD inspire CSK with the bat once again?

Dhoni vs Punjab in IPL: Innings - 23, Runs - 630, HS - 79*, Ave - 52.50, SR - 148.23 50s - 5, 4s - 47, 6s - 32


5:30PM IST:
Ruturaj Gaikwad has average of 15.4 so far this season - the lowest among all batters with a minimum of 100 runs. What has gone wrong for last edition's Orange Cap winner this time? Will this be the night for a turnaround?

 

5:08PM IST: Stats to watch out for

  • MS Dhoni needs three catches to become the first wicket-keeper to complete 200 T20 catches.
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad needs 53 runs to become the fastest Indian batter to complete 1000 runs from just 30 innings. He will surpass Sachin Tendulkar who reached the mark in 31 innings.


5:00PM IST: FORM GUIDE
(recent match is shown first): CSK - WLWLL; PBKS - LLWLW

Despite possessing a stacked batting order of hefty power-hitters, Punjab's ultra-aggressive approach has perhaps proved to be its own downfall sometimes this year. Mayank's men thus find themselves in similar waters as that of Chennai who is still breathing to battle with an out-of-form top-order and a wobbly bowling line-up.

4:50PM IST: MS Dhoni has brought all of his vintage vibes back to the fore in streaks and flashes this season. Here's a classic from the first meeting between the sides this season where Dhoni's acrobatic fielding inflicted a memorable run-out: Dhoni runs out Rajapaksa in IPL, revives memories of Mustafizur dismissal

MSD turns back time.   -  SPORTZPICS

 

4:35PM IST: Chennai and Punjab face off for the second time this season. Here's a recap on how the last meeting unravelled with PBKS earning a breezy win:  Livingstone, bowlers shine for Punjab as Chennai loses three on the trot

PREVIEW

For CSK, the Tiger has awoken. M. S. Dhoni, at 40, remains the side’s biggest match-winner and one of the game’s great finishers. His incredible blitzkrieg against Mumbai Indians has provided CSK with belief and inspiration. Having tasted blood, Dhoni will be on the prowl against Punjab Kings in Monday night’s clash at the batter friendly Wankhede Stadium.

The match is crucial for two teams seeking to find momentum. Punjab Kings has three wins from seven matches and CSK, two.

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CSK requires greater consistency from its batters. Crucially, skipper Ravindra Jadeja needs to fire. And big-hitter Shivam Dube’s shot selection has to be judicious.

Will CSK field Matheesha Pathirana, the slinger from Sri Lanka, in this duel? He can be slippery. Seamer Mukesh Chowdhary has bowled with greater control, all-rounder Dewaine Pretorious has chipped in, Dwayne Bravo’s variations have been brilliant and Mahesh Theeshana has contained and struck with his brand of spin.

Livingstone the biggest threat

For Punjab Kings, coached by the legendary Anil Kumble, Liam Livingstone, with his barrage of shots, represents the biggest threat. Skipper Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan can construct monuments while Shahrukh Khan can dismiss attacks.

The fast and skilful Kagiso Rabada and leg-spinner Rahul Chahar can strike telling blows. Swinger Vaibhav Arora and crafty left-armer Arshdeep Singh are handy pacemen.

The match can go down to the wire.

- S. Dinakar



PREDICTED XIs

PBKS vs CSK PREDICTED XI

Punjab Kings: Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Vaibhav Arora

Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja (c), MS Dhoni, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Mukesh Choudhary, Maheesh Theekshana, Dwaine Pretorious

CSK vs PBKS DREAM11 TEAM PREDICTION

Wicketkeepers: Jonny Bairstow, Jitesh Sharma

Batters: Robin Uthappa (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube

All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Liam Livingstone (c)

Bowlers: Dwayne Bravo, Rahul Chahar, Maheesh Theekshana

Team Composition: PBKS 5:6 CSK Credits Left: 0.5

 

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Squads

Chennai Super Kings: Ravindra Jadeja (c), MS Dhoni, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Robin Uthappa, Dwayne Bravo, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Devon Conway, Mitchell Santner, Dwaine Pretorious, Narayan Jagadeesan, Tushar Deshpande, Matheesha Pathirana, Chris Jordan, Maheesh Theekshana, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, KM Asif, Mukesh Choudhary, Prashant Solanki, Simarjeet Singh, Bhagath Varma, Hari Nishanth, Subranshu Senapati.

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

 

AT WHAT TIME DOES TODAY'S IPL 2022 MATCH - CSK vs PBKS START?

The IPL 2022 match between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings begins at 7:30 PM IST.

WHERE TO WATCH TODAY'S IPL MATCH - CSK vs PBKS LIVE?

IPL 2022 will be aired live on Star Sports channels - Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD. It will also be streamed live on Disney+Hotstar. You can also follow the live commentary and latest updates from IPL 2021 on Sportstar.