Ground Prediction and head to head stats:
The match between CSK and PK is going to be played at Wankhede, Mumbai. Known for high-scoring games, this pitch produced a low-scoring thriller last night and the ball was doing some movement. Bowlers with variations can find something from this pitch.
CSK has dominated PB with 14 wins out of 23 games played between them. However, CSK’s recent form makes them the second favorite for this fixture.
Wankhede has produced some wonderful knocks but last night was a low-scoring thriller. Let’s see what we have in store for this match.
Important players for your team
Mr. IPL announced his arrival in IPL 2021 with a great knock in the first match. He scored 54 off 36 and gave a good start to CSK’s innings. He is their most successful player and can be a good fit for your team.
Faf Du Plessis
Faf has been their second-best player in recent years and his form is very important for CSK. He scored 449 runs in the last season. He has some good impact over Punjab bowlers and will continue to do the same.
Rahul continued from where he left in the last season. The orange cap holder of last season scored 91 off 50 and led from the front. The skipper has a good record over CSK in recent years and hoping for him to have a similar performance on Friday.
Gayle is the most impactful player of this format and if he gets going then it’s time to just wait and watch. With his changed approach, he scored 40 runs off 28 deliveries. He can take the game away in a brisk.
Game changing players
Hooda played one hell of a knock in the first match of the season. He scored 64 off 28 and hit 6 mammoth sixes. He took the game away in a few overs and if he plays in a similar fashion, the CSK dugout will be very tensed.
The youngster is a great timer of the ball and we saw his caliber in the business end last year. With CSK roping in youngsters, this lad will be given ample opportunities to showcase his talent. A good pick for your side.
Best Overseas Picks:
He was the most successful bowler in the recently concluded BBL season and has come into IPL with lots of expectations. He didn’t have a great first match, but you cannot keep him out of the game for much longer.
Moeen Ali played aggressively in his debut match for CSK where he scored a quick 36 and gave the much-required momentum to the side. He is a very economical bowler as well. A player who can earn you good points as an all-rounder.
Magic Over Tips
- If Punjab Bats first – Punjab has got a very strong middle order who can change gears at their will hence you can select any over between 9th to 15th as your magic over.
- If Punjab Bats second – Targets are chased at Wankhede hence selecting any over from 14th to 19th will be beneficial for your team
- If Chennai bats first – Chennai also has a formidable middle order and can switch gears once they are set. Hence selecting 8th to 15th over can prove to be a good decision.
- If Chennai bats second – While chasing, their top order peaks aggressively so you can select any over between 1st to 6th over as magic over.