Punjab Kings (PBKS) will face Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 38th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL). While CSK has lost five out of seven matches, PBKS have lost four out of seven matches.
It will be very important for both the teams to win this match as now all the teams have played half their matches.
Punjab, which has lost the last two consecutive matches, can take a big decision by ousting Jonny Bairstow in this match. Bairstow was brought in in place of in-form Bhanuka Rajapaksa, but so far he has consistently disappointed.
Apart from this, veteran Sandeep Sharma can also be given a chance by dropping fast bowler Vaibhav Arora.
Probable XI: Mayank (captain), Dhawan, Rajapakse, Livingstone, Jitesh (wicketkeeper), Shah Rukh, Rabada, Ellis, Chahar, Sandeep and Arshdeep.
They had achieved a spectacular victory in their last match in Chennai and both their bowlers and batsmen did well in this match. Chennai team can enter the field without any changes.
Mitchell Santner, who impressed with the bowling in the last match, may get another chance. Chennai will try to maintain the winning streak.
Probable XI: Ruturaj, Uthappa, Santner, Rayudu, Dubey, Jadeja (captain), Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Bravo, Pretorius, Teekshana and Mukesh.
So far, Chennai has dominated the matches played between the two teams. Chennai has won 15 out of 26 matches played so far, while Punjab has won 11 matches out of which one came in the Super Over.
Robin Uthappa has scored the highest 771 runs against Punjab from the current team of Chennai. Shikhar Dhawan has scored 941 runs against Chennai from the current team of Punjab.
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Wicketkeeper : MS Dhoni.
Batsmen : Robin Uthappa, Shikhar Dhawan and Mayank Agarwal, Shivam Dubey and Ruturaj Gaikwad.
All- rounders : Ravindra Jadeja and Liam Livingstone.
Bowlers : Dwayne Bravo, Kagiso Rabada and Mukesh Choudhary.
The match will be played on Monday (April 25) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and will start at 07:30 PM IST. The match can be watched live on Star Sports Network and Hotstar.