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The Chennai Super Kings lock horns with Punjab KIngs in match no 11 of 2022 IPL at the Brabourne Stadium. Both sides have faced defeat in their last encounter.

This is for the 1st time in the history of tournament CSK have lost their 1st 2 opening games. Lucknow Super Giants chased down the 5th highest total ever in IPL as Ewin Lewis and the young sensation from Delhi Ayush Badoni steered them to a famous 6 wkt win. There were plenty of positives for CSK with the bat, Moeen Ali started from where he left last season, Robin Uthappa again provided them with an explosive start. Shivam Dube had an evening of 2 halfes. 1st where he shone with the bat and 2nd where he was taken for 25 runs in the penultimate over. MS Dhoni displayed his vintage best by scoring 16 off 6 deliveries. CSK's bowling looks out of depth and with Chahar not available till 25th it only adds to the misery. However, Proteas all rounder Dwaine Pretorious had a decent debut with the ball. Pretorius had an outstanding t20 wc where he took 9 wkts from 5 games at an average of 11. CSK would look to include Adam Milne in place of Tushar Deshpande.

PBKS' spirits were high as they chased down 205 in the opening game against RCB. However, their next outing was quite the opposite as they managed just 138 against KKR. PBKS will be strengthened by the addition of Jonny Bairstow and it would be interesting to see how they accomodate him in the 11. Bhanuka Rajapaksa hasn't put a foot wrong so far. Ideally, Odean Smith could make way for Bairstow and Raj Bawa could make way for Rishi Dhawan. Rishi led Himachal to Vijay Hazare trophy win, scored 258 runs and took 17 wickets.

Team News

Punjab Kings: Jonny Bairstow has joined the squad and is most probably available for today's game. Nathan Ellis is currently on national duty and will join on 6th April.

Probable XI

Punjab Kings

Mayank Agarwal(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh.

Chennai Super Kings

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Dwaine Pretorious, Dwayne Bravo, Adam Milne, Mukesh Chaudhary


IPL is returning to Brabourne Stadium after 2014/15.
Record at Brabourne

CSK: Played 3 , Won 1, Lost 2
PBKS: Played 1, Won 0, Lost 1

13 IPL games have been played at Brabourne.
Teams batting 1st have won 6/13 games.
Average Total batting 1st: 182.4
Average 1st innings winning total: 193.7
Highest total: 212 by MI vs RR in 2010

Head to Head

Overall: CSK leads by 16-10
Batting 1st: CSK leads by 8-5
Batting 2nd: CSK leads by 8-5
Last 5 games: PBKS leads by 3-2

Match Ups

Dhawan vs Jadeja: 106/1 at 147 SR
Dhawan vs Bravo; 93/2 at 145 SR
Rayudu vs Chahar : 37/1 at 142 SR
Uthappa vs Rabada: 38/1 at 122 SR

Dhoni vs Rabada: 7/1 at 54 SR
Gaikwad vs Arshdeep: 4/2 at 50 SR
Dhoni vs Chahar: 13/1 at 62 SR

Form Update
(IPL 2021 & 2022)

Key Players & Stats

Chennai Super Kings

Ruturaj Gaikwad: 635 runs in IPL 2021. This was a record breaking season for the youngster who scored most runs in an edition by an uncapped player and won the Orange cap. Ruturaj has been in terrific form since then. He was the top scorer in VHT with 603 runs at an average of 150 and scored 259 runs in SMAT at an average of 51 and a SR of 149. His start this season hasn't been a good one and was unlucky to get run out in the last match

Ravindra Jadeja: The all rounder has reinvented himself as a batter in this format. Since 2020, he has scored 502 runs at a SR of 153. In death overs, he has scored 370 runs at a Sr of 201. He has the 2nd best SR in this phase (min 300 runs)

Dwayne Bravo: Bravo took 3 wkts against KKR in the opening encounter and relatively bowled well in the last game while defending. CSK's bowling attack is relatively inexperienced in terms of IPL games played. With Chahar out for few more games, Bravo's role becomes more important.

Moeen Ali: CSK was boosted by the all rounder's presence against Lucknow. Moeen Ali has scored 266 runs in the middle overs since last season at a SR of 140.

Robin Uthappa: 63(44) in qualifier, 31(15) in final, 28(21) in the opening game, 50 (27) are the last 4 outings of Uthappa in Yellow.

Punjab Kings

Mayank Agarwal: 865 runs at a SR of 147 in the last 2 editions. No batter scored more runs than him at a better SR.

Shikhar Dhawan: Since his switch to Delhi in 2019, Dhawan has recorded over 1700 runs in the last 3 editions thus making him one of the most consistent players in the league. Both Mayank and Dhawan are yet to fire in this season.

Shahrukh Khan: PBKS biggest buy was Tamil Nadu all-rounder Shahrukh Khan. He was expected to fetch huge sum just like he did last year. His last-ball heroics against Karnataka in SMAT Final is just a glimpse of his talent and skills. He started the current Ranji Trophy season with a 100 which is a really good sign for the franchise. He played a handy cameo in the opening game against KKR

Liam Livingstone: He had a tough outing last year with an average of just over 8 in 5 games. Liam was the highest scorer in The Hundred with 348 runs. He scored England's fastest ever international century when he reached the milestone from just 42 balls against Pakistan at Trent Bridge. His 2 big hits after PBKS' were in a spot of bother at 139/4 is just a glimpse of what lies ahead in the season.

Arshadeep Singh: 18 wickets at an eco of 8.3 in last season.

Fantasy XI

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