So far, the IPL 2022 has been a lot of fun, with most of the teams being fairly even. Unlike the Chennai Super Kings, the Punjab Kings entered the tournament with a potent T20 squad and an aggressive strategy, while the Chennai Super Kings entered the tournament with a team that appeared to be in decline. Despite this, the two teams in 8th and 9th place in the IPL 2022 standings are separated by just one win.
It appears that the best IPL bookmakers still consider the Punjab Kings to be slight favourites. As Dhoni inspired CSK, can PBKS find the right balance between aggression and restraint?
PBKS vs CSK IPL 2022 match prediction and betting tips. The match will be held at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on April 25, 2022.
PBKS vs CSK Team Previews
It was a pitch that gave spinners a little bit of help, but PBKS still lost. Considering that this will be the third match in four days at the Wankhede, we may see some spin. Team balance is an issue that needs to be addressed by the PBKS team.
Rabada and Ellis, or an all-rounder to give them some batting support, are two of the options they have to choose from. Bhanuka Rajapaksa, who is waiting outside, must be getting impatient, too, as Jonny Bairstow has been struggling with form. In what time frame will Mayank Aggarwal be compelled to make the switch?
When the wickets start to turn, the PBKS reliance on Liam Livingstone could be a cause for concern. Three of PBKS’s 50+ scores have come off the bat of Livingstone, who currently has three 50+ scores to his credit. While Dhawan has 214 as well, the difference in strike rate between him and Dhawan is astounding.
It’s possible that Jitesh Sharma, who has been playing well lately, is an undervalued wager.
PBKS’ most successful bowlers thus far have been Rabada and Chahar. For the Top Bowler Punjab Kings betting market, you should pick one of these two players. A decent bowling unit with Arshdeep Singh, Vaibhav Arora, and Nathan Ellis is in place for PBKS, but they won’t be able to annihilate opposing sides on a regular basis.
Punjab Kings Playing 11
Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow/Banuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora, Arshdeep Singh.
Chennai Super Kings
MS Dhoni’s heroics at the end helped CSK to a dramatic victory over MI. With the table so close, they have a good chance of making the playoffs after their second win of the IPL 2022 season.
In addition, CSK’s batting line-up is a little thin, and the team’s top order absolutely needs to perform. This season, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Robin Uthappa have not been able to score in tandem, despite both showing signs of improvement. Batting at the top, Uthappa is making the most of his opportunity and has the most runs for CSK this season.
CSK’s middle order included Santner, Rayadu, Dube, and Jadeja from the previous game. This is a weak batting lineup that is vulnerable to being exploited. This team lacks power and there is not enough room to plan for matchups because three of the four are left-handed.
We would bet on Shivam Dube to hit a six and on Ambati Rayadu to score some runs from a betting perspective. As a result of Dhoni’s strong performance, CSK now has additional options to go with Pretorius and Bravo.
However, CSK may be able to compete with the PBKS team even though their batting line-up is very different.
In this match, we expect CSK to triumph over PBKS thanks to their bowling attack. Pretorius, Bravo, Santner and even Theekshana excel at slowing down and taking advantage of whatever grip the surface provides. To exploit this, they will be aware of the difficulties that PBKS had against DC.
When CSK bowls, expect to see a lot of spin and a variety of pitches. Dwayne Bravo or Maheesh Theekshana could be considered for the Chennai Super Kings Top Bowler betting market.
Chennai Super Kings Playing 11
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Dwaine Pretorius, Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner/Moeen Ali, Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Choudhary.
PBKS VS CSK TOSS PREDICTION
The team that wins the coin toss will almost certainly want to bat first, as this has been the most popular choice thus far. If the pitches slow down, that could change, but it hasn’t happened yet.
To get a better understanding of how we come up with our toss predictions, check out our guide.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
So far, Wankhede has been a batsman’s paradise, but this match promises to be a little different. A match that will take place once again on the same square has been played three times in the last four days (the second time back-to-back). Regardless of whether the pitches are different, they will be affected by each other. As the game progresses, it’ll be critical to use the powerplay to your advantage.
Betting the “Under” is an option when it comes to wagering on things like total sixes and total runs.
PBKS VS CSK DREAM11 PREDICTION
IPL 2022: PBKS vs CSK Dream11 Team and Predictions
PBKS VS CSK PLAYING 11
- J Bairstow
- R Uthappa
- S Dhawan
- S Dube
- M Agarwal
- L Livingstone
- R Jadeja
- D Bravo (vc)
- R Chahar (c)
- M Theekshana
- K Rabada
You can learn more about making Dream11 predictions and how to play the game in general in our comprehensive guide to Dream11.
PBKS vs CSK Betting Tips
The Chennai Super Kings are our pick to win this game. In our opinion, they have a team that is a good match for the Punjab Kings. When faced with a slew of hiring problems and aesthetic concerns, PBKS may begin to doubt both its high-risk strategy and the people with whom it is experimenting. Dhoni is a master tactician, and this is not a good position to be in against him on a surface where spin plays a big role.
Choose the Chennai Super Kings as your favourite team to win.