Match Details for PBKS vs CSK GoodGamer Fantasy Cricket Contest
Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
16th April, 2021
7:30 PM IST
Preview for PBKS vs CSK GoodGamer Fantasy Contest:
In the eighth match of IPL 2021, Punjab Kings will take on Chennai Super Kings.
Punjab Kings’ first match in IPL 2021 proved to be an absolute thriller. Helped by magnificent performances from Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda and KL Rahul, Punjab Kings were able to post a titanic total of 221 runs. Their captain, KL Rahul scored a 50-ball 91.
The bowling unit got an early breakthrough when Ben Stokes was dismissed for a duck. However, new RR captain Sanju Samson took the game to Punjab Kings and weathered every storm to score a fantastic century. With Royals being in the chase until the final over, Arshdeep Singh managed to keep his calm and came out on top of Samson at the end.
Chennai Super Kings failed in their attempt to begin IPL 2021 with a win. The likes of Suresh Raina, Moeen Ali and Ambati Rayudu shone with the bat after the top order collapsed early. CSK were able to put 188 runs on board. However, opening the batting for Delhi Capitals, Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan had an answer for everything the CSK bowlers threw their away. Even after the dismissals of Shaw and Dhawan, DC had little to no issues completing the chase under their new skipper Rishabh Pant.
Injuries and unavailability:
African pacer Lungi Ngidi is likely to be available for selection for Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
Probable Playing XIs:
Punjab Kings: Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (C and WK), Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C and WK), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar
Top Captaincy Picks for PBKS vs CSK GoodGamer Fantasy Contest:
KL Rahul: Captain KL Rahul was stellar for Punjab Kings in the last game. Opening the batting for the side, he weathered the Powerplay well and continued to pile on runs during the middle overs. KL Rahul was eventually dismissed after scoring 91 runs, narrowly missing his century.
Deepak Hooda: Deepak Hooda surprised everyone with his whirlwind of a knock against Rajasthan Royals in the opening game. He smashed the RR bowlers all around the park and made 64 runs in just 28 deliveries. Hooda had a strike rate of 228.57 in that match and his innings included 4 fours and 6 sixes.
Chennai Super Kings:
Suresh Raina: Suresh Raina proved exactly why Chennai Super Kings’ middle order suffered so much without him in UAE last season. The second highest scorer in IPL history played a fantastic knock of 54 runs which arrived in just 36 deliveries.
Sam Curran: Sam Curran is a fantastic all-rounder who is at the peak of his game. He played an excellent cameo in the last game, scoring 34 runs in just 15 deliveries. Curran was also sensational against India and CSK will have plenty of expectations from him this season.
Budget picks for PBKS vs CSK GoodGamer Contest:
Moeen Ali: Moeen Ali is among the best performers for his side. He is available for just 8.5 credits.
Deepak Hooda: Deepak Hooda is an impressive performer who can always be counted on to change the course of a match. He can prove to be an important multiplier pick at just 8.0 credits.
Shardul Thakur: Shardul Thakur is very impressive in his wicket taking abilities. He is available for just 8.5 credits.
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