For the first time in the history of the Indian Premier League, the Chennai Super Kings have lost their first two games. CSK’s bowling lineup is under scrutiny, and things aren’t looking good. Their next IPL 2022 match is against the Punjab Kings, who lost to the Kolkata Knight Riders in their previous match.
PBKS has assembled a dangerous team capable of wreaking havoc, but such a high-risk approach carries the risk of failure as well. Punjab Kings are the underdogs on every IPL betting site, however. What do you think? Is it better to stick with the tried-and-true?
CSK vs PBKS IPL 2022 match prediction and betting tips. Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium will host the match at 3 p.m. on the 3rd of April 2022.
CSK vs PBKS Team Previews
Chennai Super Kings
Going into this game, the pressure is on the CSK team a bit. After two losses to begin the IPL 2022 season, the going has gotten tougher for CSK than usual. There is some light at the end of the tunnel, however. Batting superbly in the previous match, CSK racked up 210 runs. The entire middle order—Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, and others—played a critical role.
Ruturaj Gaikwad was the lone batsman left out, but he will be scoring runs soon enough. CSK’s bowling has been the real issue all season.
It has been difficult for CSK’s spinners to have any impact on the flat batting pitches that we have seen so far, and their fast-bowling resources are extremely limited. In the previous match, Mukesh Chaudhary and Tushar Deshpande were the team’s leading fast bowlers.
As a result of this management failure at the auction, the team that is available is very poor..
CSK’s only option is to bring Milne back and perhaps give Hangagrekar a shot. Before their match against the Punjab Kings, CSK has a chance to go down in flames if they don’t improve their bowling.
Chennai Super Kings Playing 11
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo, Dwaine Pretorius, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Chris Jordan.
In their previous match against the Kolkata Knight Riders, the Punjab Kings lost early wickets and ended up losing a lot of wickets. We expect a few matches in which this strategy backfires, but they did a good job of showing their intent throughout the tournament.
A solid batting lineup is apparent on paper. Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, and the other heavy hitters follow the opening duo of Mayank Aggarwal and Shikhar Dhawan. Shahrukh Khan and Odean Smith’s temperaments are still up for debate, and Raj Bawa has found it difficult to adjust to IPL life.
PBKS’ opening pair has struggled to score runs, and Liam Livingstone is struggling in the IPL. There is a lot of potential in the batting order, but so far it hasn’t lived up to it. Be careful how much faith you place in a team’s potential rather than its actual performance as a bettor.
Kagiso Rabada will spearhead PBKS’s bowling attack. There’s no reason to expect anything less from the South African pacer this season in the Indian Premier League. For the second time this season, the quality of the backup bowling is questionable.
Odean Smith is a dangerous batsman, but his bowling is mediocre and can be quite expensive. We haven’t seen as much success from Arshdeep Singh as we had hoped. This could be attributable to the improved batting surface used in the upcoming IPL 2022 tournament.
Harpreet Brar isn’t bowling as well as Rahul Chahar. Many holes need to be filled in PBKS as well.
Punjab Kings Playing 11
Mayank Agarwal(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Johnny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shahrukh Khan, Rishi Dhawan, Arshdeep Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar.
CSK vs PBKS Toss Prediction
The team that wins the coin toss is likely to prefer to start the game. This is a huge advantage, as the team that wins the toss has won all but one of the matches thus far.
To find out how we arrive at our picks, check out our guide to toss predictions.
Pitch and Conditions
The Brabourne Stadium’s batting conditions are expected to be as good as they have been so far. Flat, even-paced, and even better to bat on under the lights, the pitch is a joy to hit. Defending in these conditions is extremely difficult due to the heavy dew. As the ball skids onto the bat, the spinners will have a difficult time.
Batting first and scoring at least 180 seems to be the minimum to remain in contention. In the previous match, CSK had scored 210 at the same venue, but lost this time.
CSK vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction
CSK vs PBKS IPL 2022 Dream11 team and tips
CSK vs PBKS Playing 11
- B Rajapaksa
- S Dhawan
- R Uthappa
- M Agarwal
- R Gaikwad
- M Ali
- R Jadega
- D Bravo (vc)
- R Chahar
- K Rabada
- S Singh
On our dedicated Dream11 guide, you can find more Dream11 predictions and other helpful information.
CSK vs PBKS Betting Tips
Chennai Super Kings are going to win, so we’re placing a bet on them. We believe that they will be able to improve their glaring weakness in the bowling department by bolstering their current lineup. As far as batting order goes, CSK has a better one than PBKS right now.
The Chennai Super Kings are the team to back in this game.