IPL 2024: CSK vs PBKS Match Preview, Pitch, Head-to-Head Record

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CSK vs PBKS: The 49th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 will witness the clash of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on May 1. Both teams are coming off comprehensive wins and would be looking to continue with the momentum.

CSK vs PBKS: Match Preview

CSK bounced back from two consecutive losses to Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) with a convincing win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in their last outing. The spotlight shines on skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad, who is in stellar form with scores of 108 and 98 in his last two innings. Daryl Mitchell’s return to form with a brisk 52 off 32 balls has also strengthened CSK’s lineup.

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On the other hand, PBKS, despite a lacklustre season, achieved a remarkable feat by chasing down the highest-ever IPL target of 262 runs in their recent match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Jonny Bairstow, who recently scored a century against KKR, along with Shashank Singh and Prabhsimran Singh, will be key players for PBKS.

CSK vs PBKS: Pitch Report

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Chepauk has been renowned for its slow surface, but this season has seen it favouring batters, with only one exception. Still, spinners are expected to play a significant role, while pacers will look to rely on slower deliveries and wide yorkers to succeed. Batters, especially during the powerplay overs, will need to capitalize on the field restrictions to maximize their scoring opportunities.

CSK vs PBKS: Head-to-Head Record

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In their head-to-head encounters, Super Kings hold a slight advantage with 16 wins out of 29 games against Punjab, while Punjab Kings have secured victory in 13 matches. However, the last 5 encounters have favoured Punjab. This rivalry is far from one-sided, even in CSK’s own backyard.

This match promises to be a thrilling encounter, with both teams looking to capitalize on their recent successes. CSK will aim to break free from the mid-table deadlock, while PBKS will hope to stay within touching distance of the teams above before the do-or-die fixtures kick in. With the stakes high and the teams evenly matched, fans can expect a nail-biting contest.

Also Read: SEHWAG SLAMS RAVICHANDRAN ASHWIN FOR FAILING TO PICK WICKETS IN IPL 2024

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Teja Devathoti
Teja Devathoti
Sports Content Writer at Swen Entertainment. Teja Devathoti has done his Bachelors in Commerce. He previously worked at Amazon as an associate in Operations. He has been a passionate follower of Cricket and other Sports since his childhood and this was the major reason to shift his career path to content creation because of its story-telling ability. He has a great desire to travel to all corners of the world covering various sports. Other than watching sports, Teja has a keen interest in Travelling, Music and Singing. His favourite cricket memory is India winning the 50 over World Cup and the great man Sachin Tendulkar achieving his biggest dream in his home ground.

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