Punjab Kings were decimated in their previous outing as they were all out for just 115 and ended up losing the game by a big margin of nine wickets with more than nine overs to spare. The strategy to go in with six batters and five bowlers did not work out and they will need to power up in their batting department which has been on and off at times. They are likely to make changes to their playing XI and will be trying to bring in Rajapaksa who showed good signs early.
Chennai Super Kings:
On the other hand, the Chennai Super Kings defeated Mumbai Indians in their previous game on account of an excellent finish from MS Dhoni who helped his side make a great comeback. The bowling looked all sorted with the inclusion of Dwaine Pretorius and Mukesh Choudhary was outstanding with the new ball. They are likely to go in with the same side for the upcoming fixture as well.
WAGING ODDS: PBKS (2.00) Vs CSK (1.83)
CSK are the favorites and are priced at 1.83, meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹183.
PBKS are the underdogs and priced at 2.00 meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹200.
The Wankhede pitches are back to producing big totals and chasing has been the preferred trend at the venue. However, the last two games have both been won by teams successfully defending their massive scores. CSK is more balanced on paper and with their previous win, they are likely to emerge victorious in this clash.
Prediction: CSK to win the match.