Today’s clash of IPL 2023 is Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings (CSK vs PBKS). The host, CSK, is currently ranked 4th in IPL standings with 10 points. Although, the team has performed well so far this season with 5 wins out of 8 games, their game in the last match wasn’t up to the mark, given the loss against Rajasthan Royals. In the upcoming match they will surely be aiming at winning this game to rule the points table again.
On the other hand, PBKS is struggling to create a winning streak. Out of the 8 games they have played so far, they have lost every alternate game resulting in only 4 wins. Currently, they are positioned at 6th rank in IPL standings. In the last match, their performance was below average where the bowlers gave away 257 runs against Lucknow Super Giants and ultimately suffered a loss by 56 runs. They will surely be pushing to win this match so as to sustain their chances to reach top fours. It will be a tough match to play and a fun one to watch as both teams need to desperately win after previous losses.
CSK vs PBKS : Match Details
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai Date : Sunday, April 30, 2023
Time : 3:30 PM IST
Watch Live on : Star Sports Network & JioCinema
CSK vs PBKS : Pitch Report
The pitch at MA Chidambaram Stadium is traditionally favourable for spinners as it is flat and dry in nature. Although, during the last few matches the pitch has fully aided batters, the spinners can again dominate in the upcoming game since it’s a day match and the pitch will be drier than usual. Therefore, the batters are expected to have a tougher time on this pitch.
Out of the 70 matches played here, the first batting team has won 44 matches whereas the chasers have won a mere 26 matches.
Any score above 180 can be a good total to defend.
The toss winning captain should field first.
CSK vs PBKS : Head to Head
Both teams have faced each other 28 times in IPL history. CSK has won 16 times whereas PBKS has won 12 times.
(CSK) 16 vs 12 (PBKS)
CSK vs PBKS Team XI Prediction
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
- Ruturaj Gaikwad
- Devon Conway
- Ajinkya Rahane
- Moeen Ali
- Shivam Dube
- Ravindra Jadeja
- MS Dhoni (C & WK)
- Matheesha Pathirana
- Tushar Deshpande
- Akash Singh
- Maheesh Theekshana
Punjab Kings (PBKS)
- Atharva Taide
- Shikhar Dhawan (C)
- Prabhsimran Singh
- Sikandar Raza
- Liam Livingstone
- Sam Curran
- Jitesh Sharma (WK)
- Shahrukh Khan
- Kagiso Rabada
- Rahul Chahar
- Arshdeep Singh
CSK vs PBKS : Best Performers Prediction
The ace Kiwi batsman is the top run scorer from CSK with 322 runs from past 8 matches with a decent average of 46 and an outstanding strike rate of 137.02. Conway has played brilliant knocks at crucial times to make way for CSK’s win especially the one against RCB where he scored 83 off 45 balls. He is already ranked 4th amongst the top 5 batters in the race for Orange Cap. So, Conway seems to be the best pick for batter of the day.
The left-arm seamer has been superb throughout this season of IPL 2023 except the last match where he was too expensive with 1/54. Currently, Arshdeep is the leading wicket taker for PBKS and also stands at 3rd rank in the race for Purple Cap with 14 wickets to his credit in the last 8 matches. Hence, in the upcoming match he can be instrumental in tackling the in-form batters of CSK through his variations. So, Arshdeep seems to be the best bet for bowler of the day.
CSK vs PBKS : Today’s Match Winner Prediction
CSK is most likely to win this match
Disclaimer: The above predictions are based on personal understanding and analysis of the author. Kindly make your own decision while making any prediction based on the predictions mentioned above.