PBKS vs CSK: The 38th match of the league phase of IPL 2022 will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday. In this match, the two kings of the tournament i.e. Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings (PBKS vs CSK) are going to face-to-face for the second time in this year. So far in the 15th season of IPL, both the teams have not performed as expected.
After a good start, while Punjab still managed to win just 3 matches out of 7, Chennai finally started showing off after losing their first 4 matches. But despite this, the team has only 4 points in its account. In such a situation, it is very important for Punjab and Chennai (PBKS vs CSK) to win the match on Monday, let us tell you about every information related to PBKS vs CSK match.
After the start of IPL 2022 with a bang, the car of Punjab Kings seems to be derailing. Considered to be a strong contender for a place in the playoffs, this team has been able to win only 3 out of 7 matches. Although the top order of this franchise is very spectacular. The opening pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Mayank Agarwal proved this from the very first match, but Jonny Bairstow remains the weak link in the middle order.
Because of them, Bhanuka Rajapaksa has to sit on the bench, who was batting in excellent form. Liam Livingston is carrying the responsibility of the middle order on his shoulders. Meanwhile, batsmen like Shahrukh Khan are failing continuously. The biggest drawback of the Punjab Kings batsmen is that after a good start, they are not able to lead the way towards big scores.
This years season has been going very smoothly for Chennai Super Kings in the history of IPL. This is the first time that Chennai is swinging at the bottom of the points table even after half the season. With the start of IPL 2022, Chennai had to face defeat in both their matches. After this, after defeating Bangalore in the 5th match after losing 4 consecutive matches, the teams car started coming back on track.Robin Uthappa and Shivam Dubey wreaked havoc with the batting in this match but opener Gaikwads bat has remained calm so far. Taking out his innings of just one 73 runs this year, he has disappointed in every match. Especially in the last match against Mumbai, he was out on the very first ball. Hopefully he will make a great comeback in the match. At the same time, Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni are also seen in strong form. Dhoni came in his vintage style and won the match against Mumbai.
But the Chennai bowlers still remain the weak link for the team. CSK (CSK vs PBKS) can go against Punjab Kings with some changes. Especially in the bowling order, some management may think of giving chances to the players. Since the team now also has bowlers like Mathisa Pathirana available, each and every player will have to make a significant contribution if the team is to continue the winning streak against Punjab.
When Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings take to Mumbais Wankhede Stadium to play the match on Monday evening, they can get to see a lot of new things in the pitch. Here recently a match was played between Lucknow and Mumbai, in which the score was 169 even after KL Rahuls century. The pitch of Wankhede Stadium is considered helpful for the batsmen, but here now the ball is coming to a halt. In such a situation, it will be interesting to see whether high scores will be seen in todays match. Eight matches have been played at the Wankhede Stadium, in which one team crossed the 200 mark. In all other matches, there have been competitions for 150 runs and close to the score and the matches have been interesting too.
|1||Gujrat Titans - Q||14||10||4||0||0.316||20|
|2||Rajasthan Royals - Q||14||9||5||0||0.298||18|
|3||Lucknow Super Giants - Q||14||9||5||0||0.251||18|
|4||Royal Challengers Bangalore - Q||14||8||6||0||-0.253||16|
|5||Delhi Capitals - E||14||8||6||0||0.204||14|
|6||Punjab Kings - E||14||7||7||0||0.126||14|
|7||Kolkata Knight Riders - E||14||6||8||0||0.146||12|
|8||Sunrisers Hyderabad - E||14||6||8||0||-0.379||12|
|9||Chennai Super Kings - E||14||4||10||0||-0.203||8|
|10||Mumbai Indians - E||14||4||10||0||-0.506||8|
|Recent Forms: W = Won, L = Lost, T = Tie, D = Draw, NR = No Result|