|Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s LIVE coverage of IPL 2022 Match 38 between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings from the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. This is Lalith Kalidas bringing you the updates as action unfurls at the venue.|
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
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
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.