CSK Team were in must win game against Punjab Kings – Kings Clash Match preview

It’s been a week since IPL started and almost every franchise started their winning campaign against their opponents except South Indian Derby SRH & CSK . CSK completely gave up the previous game against Delhi Capitals , due to their poor bowling performance especially CSK Team was outplayed in both the Team’s powerplay.CSK were in  a must win situation to give hope to their fans that they were in playoff race, else it might be difficult for them to get into playoff in end of the tournament,since every team was in peak form with the kind of performances they showed in recent times.


Both Teams , played 23 matches in IPL from that CSK leading the punjab kings by winning 14 games ,Also, even in CSK’s previous season which was quite bad comparing to other season CSK started their victory by winning with huge margin of 10 wickets , For CSK , when it comes to the game against Punjab they were always on high especially MSDhoni had a decent record in his past matches .

Match Preview:

Punjab Kings defended the high score and won the game against Rajasthan in Last over by controlling Sanju samson at the end , their batting confidence was too high compared to their bowling . Punjab Kings new faces like Jhye richardson and Ryle meredith did not have an extraordinary debut , but they would like to see themselves as a match winner . If they bat first , surely they would like to score 200+ to control the game . KL Rahul ,Gayle form was a big plus to the Punjab Kings Team.Deepak Hooda showed his excellency in his previous game , hope he will play in the same position.

For CSK, their problem is power play either they have to clear the fence on their batting else they have to control the powerplay overs . Deepak Chahar is vulnerable in recent times, we cannot judge a player with one match but he is losing his confidence in game when pitch doesn’t move for seamers , in previous game except Bravo no other bowling performances was not upto their skill, hope they will come stronger against Punjab.

Players to Watch out:

Ms Dhoni, he is the player to watch out for CSK especially his batting was not too good in recent times . For CSK , if MS score runs with the bat they made into play off and gave  a fighting chase and total in the game , but recent times he is promoting himself  to down after  Jadeja which shows he is lack of confidence in batting , MS is kind of player who loves to stay in crease till the last over and finish game for CSK, for that he must promote himself either in No:4 or N0:5 between 11to 14 overs try to settle in the pitch and must score after 15 overs and his finishing role must be handed over to the players like Sam Curran, Jadeja who showed some excellent skills in their recent international performances.

Playing XI changes:

For both teams , they won’t change much in their playing XI, especially Punjab wont change their winning combination.

For CSK, there is no confirmation about the fast bowling options like Lungi Ngidi, Behrandoof till now if they were playing they might rest Faf Du plessis and promote Ali and Ruthuraj at the Top  and make either of these overseas fast bowlers in the Wankhade pitches.In a worst case, if they want to replace Deepak Chahar  they mighty prefer to have speedster like Asif or Harishankar reddy in the Team. But mostly , CSK management won’t rest a player with one bad performance 

CSK Playing XI:

  • Ruthuraj Gaikwad
  • Faf DuPlesis
  • Suresh Raina
  • Moeen Ali
  • Ambatti Rayudu
  • MS Dhoni
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Sam Curran
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Deepak Chahar/ HariShankar Reddy

Punjab Kings PlayingXI:

  • KL Rahul
  • Mayank Agarwal
  • Chris Gayle
  • Deepak Hooda
  • Nicholas Pooran
  • Shahrukh Khan
  • Jhye Richardson
  • Riley Meredith
  • Murugan Ashwin
  • Mohammed Shami
  • Arshdeep Singh
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