Match 38 of IPL 2022 will see Punjab Kings (PBKS) lock horns with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Monday at the Wankhede Stadium. The defending champions are on track after beating Mumbai Indians in their last game while Punjab will hope to bounce back after a couple of defeats.
Their power-packed bating line-up, supposedly their strength this season, has been plagued with inconsistency with the only exception of Liam Livingstone. Jonny Bairstow has also not fired with only 41 runs in four innings. Shahrukh Khan, another one of Punjab’s expensive (re)purchases, hasn’t lived up to his billing quite yet.
PBKS have fared reasonably well with the ball which was touted as their weakest link. Kagiso Rabada and Arshdeep Singh have managed to bowl economic spells while Rahul Chahar had led the relatively inexperienced spin department.
Chennai, on the other hand, are slowly founding their mojo back with MS Dhoni’s finishing skills on display in the last game against Mumbai Indians. The bowling, however, is beginning to find its groove and lend support to the ever-reliable Dwayne Bravo.
Match 38 – Punjab Kings (PBKS) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date & Time: 25th April at 7:30 PM IST and Local Time
Wankhede Stadium has produced high-scoring thrillers in the ongoing edition of IPL 2022. However, the last two games have both been won by teams batting first.
Predicted Playing XI
Punjab Kings (PBKS): Mayank Agarwal (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Vaibhav Arora
Chennai Super Kings (CSK): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Mitchell Santner/Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja (C), MS Dhoni (wk), Dwaine Pretorius, Dwayne Bravo, Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Choudhary
PBKS vs CSK – Fantasy Team Prediction
Fantasy Team 1: Jonny Bairstow, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Shikhar Dhawan (vc), Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja (c), Dwaine Pretorius, Liam Livingstone, Dwayne Bravo, M Theekshana, Kagiso Rabada
Fantasy Team 2: Jonny Bairstow, Shivam Dube, Robin Uthappa (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwaine Pretorius, Liam Livingstone (c), Dwayne Bravo, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada