PBKS vs CSK Today Match Prediction & Tips

Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, IPL 2024

Punjab Kings will take on Chennai Super Kings in the 53rd match of the IPL 2024. The game will be played at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala and will start at 3:30 PM IST on May 5.

PBKS defeated CSK in the last game to keep playoff hopes alive. PBKS have four wins in 10 games and their chances of reaching the playoffs hang by a thread. The only way PBKS can reach the playoffs is to win all their remaining games. This will help the team reach 16 points and qualify for the playoffs. 

Meanwhile, CSK have five wins and as many defeats in 10 games. CSK chances of reaching the playoffs took a massive blow after a defeat to PBKS. CSK need to win three out of the last four games to qualify. The team desperately need a win against PBKS as they only have one home game left but it against table toppers Rajasthan Royals. It won’t be an easy game thus CSK need to win against PBKS at all costs so that even if they lose against RR, they have a chance of qualifying.

Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings T20 Live Streaming

TV channels: In India, PBKS vs CSK match will be available on Star Network. The match will also be available on Sky Sports (UK), Fox Sports (Australia), Sky Sport NZ (New Zealand), SuperSport (South Africa) and Willow TV (USA)

IPL 2024 Live Streaming: PBKS vs CSK fixture will be live-streamed on Jio Cinema in India. In Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal, the matches can be watched live on Yupp TV.  Other channels where the match will be streamed live are Willow, Foxtel Go and Kayo.

PBKS vs CSK Match Toss Prediction

The captains will opt to chase if they win the toss as defending a score is tough these days with the Impact player rule as captains have the luxury of playing an extra batter.

PBKS vs CSK Pitch Report

The surface at HPCA will help the fast bowlers early on. However, it will get better to bat as the game progresses. The pace and bounce will be consistent while fast outfield will ensure value for shots. A score of around 180 should be par here.

Dharamsala Weather Report

The conditions will be pleasant with temperature in early 20s. There is a 20 per cent chance of rain as well in Dharamsala.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings, Indian Premier League 2024

PBKS Team News & Playing 11

PBKS Team News

PBKS should welcome Shikhar Dhawan for the all-important clash. However, there are speculations that Sam Curran could stay as PBKS captain even if Dhawan returns to the team. Sikandar Raza has left PBKS to lead Zimbabwe in the T20I series against Bangladesh.

PBKS Key Players

  • Jonny Bairstow- Jonny Bairstow scored a magnificent 108 against KKR.  Bairstow played another decent knock and scored a quick-fire 46 against CSK to help PBKS fetch an important win. Bairstow will look to ride on momentum and play a similar kind of impactful knock.
  • Shashank Singh- Shashank has been a great find for PBKS. He has been the sole reason why PBKS can still be hopeful of making it to the playoffs. He has been very consistent, scoring 288 runs this season at a strike rate of near 170.
  • Kagiso Rabada- Rabada had a great outing against CSK and bowled a spell of 1-23. He has been by far the best PBKS bowler, with 11 wickets to his name. PBKS will pin their hopes on Rabada to stop CSK from posting a big score or chasing one by picking crucial wickets.
  • Harpreet Brar- Harpreet Brar created quite a few problems for CSK in last game and picked two wickets for 17 runs. Brar with his left arm spinner is not an easy bowler to score off. Since a lot of teams underestimate him, he finds himself among wickets in most games.

PBKS Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Ashutosh Sharma/Prabhsimran Singh, V kaverappa, Rishi Dhawan, Shivam Singh, Prince Choudhary

Ashutosh Sharma or Prabhimran Singh are two likely impact players options. It will depend on match situation who PBKS prefers. If they are chasing a big score, Ashutosh looks a better bet but if the score is not massive and PBKS lose early wicket, Prabhsimran can come in.

PBKS Team Form

PBKS have four wins in 10 games. The team has picked decent form in the last couple of games and beat KKR and CSK. They need to win all their games to stay alive in the tournament.

PBKS Predicted Playing 11

Jonny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan, Sam Curran (c), Rilee Rossouw, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shashank Singh, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh

CSK Team News & Playing 11

CSK Team News

For CSK, Mustafizur Rahman has left for Bangladesh. Also, there is no clear update on Matheesha Pathirana who picked up an injury ahead of the previous game. CSK could replace Richard Gleeson with Pathirana if he is fit. Mitchell Santner can replace Mustafizur Rahman Also, Rachin Ravindra can be used in place of Moeen Ali. Deepak Chahar is also not fit and there is a high chance of him getting replaced by Tushar Deshpande.

CSK Key Players

  • Ruturaj Gaikwad- Ruturaj Gaikwad scored 62 against PBKS in previous game. He scored 98 against SRH and 108 against LSG as well. Gaikwad has peaked at the right moment and CSK will need him to be at the top of his prowess against PBKS in a must win game.
  • Shivam Dube- Shivam Dube was dismissed for a duck in the last game but he has been in great form for the team, scoring 350 runs, and will be a key member of the batting lineup. Dube would be keen on making an impact as CSK rest a lot on him in middle overs.
  • Ravindra Jadeja – Ravindra Jadeja has not been at his best in IPL 2024 season but CSK rely a lot of hopes on Jadeja, both with the bat and ball. In the absence of a few key bowlers, Jadeja needs to put his hands up.
  • Matheesha Pathirana- Matheesha Pathirana has taken 13 wickets this season so far for CSK. He has been outstanding for the Men in Yellow but his fitness is a concern. However, if he manages to make it to the playing XI, his four overs will decide CSK’s fate in the match.

CSK Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Sameer Rizvi, Mitchell Santner, Shaik Rasheed, Mukesh Choudhary, Prashant Solank

Mukesh Choudhary can be used if CSK need a bowler while Shaik Rasheed or Sameer Rizvi could be preferred if the team needs a batter.

CSK Team Form

CSK have run out of gas in last few games. The team has lost three out of the last four games and find themselves at fifth position in points table.

CSK Predicted Playing 11

Ruturaj Gaikwad (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube, Daryl Mitchell, Rachin Ravindra, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (wk), Shardul Thakur, Tushar Deshpande, Mitchell Santner, Matheesha Pathirana/Richard Gleeson

PBKS vs CSK Head to Head

PBKS have been in outrageous form against CSK, with five wins in last five games. This is the joint most number of consecutive wins against CSK alongside MI, who also won five consecutive against CSK.

PBKS vs CSK Head to Head Stats in T20’s

  Matches Played PBKS Won CSK Won Tie NR
Overall 30 14 16 0 0
Last 5 5 5 0 0 0

PBKS vs CSK Betting Odds

CSK are getting the favourites tag on betting platform. The odds were heavily tilted in favour of CSK but PBKS wins in last two games pulled them back. However, given the experience in CSK camp, they still look a better team.

Who will win Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings T20 Match?

We suggest backing CSK to win. Despite injuries to key bowlers, CSK have enough quality and depth in batting to fetch a win. Also, PBKS themselves have been ordinary and can be inconsistent at times. If they lose a couple of wickets, PBKS could collapse.

🏆 PBKS vs CSK Prediction

CSK are the favourites to team. The Ruturaj Gaikwad led side has its back against the wall and needs wins in three out of the four games. After losing to same team at home, CSK would come hard at PBKS. They have a few issues in their bowling but the quality of batting makes up for the loopholes. Also, PBKS themselves could blow hot and cold thus CSK are favourites for us.

Chennai Super Kings to beat Punjab Kings

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