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CSK vs Punjab Kings in IPL today5 minutes ago
In the eighth match of the Indian Premier League (IPL-2021), there will be a fight between the Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings, the two wicketkeeper captained teams. Chennai had to face defeat against Delhi in the first match. At the same time, Punjab won their first match against Rajasthan by 4 runs. The match is in the same Wankhede Stadium where Chennai lost and Punjab won.
The problem of Chennai not being able to hit power
CSK have prepared their team combination for the slow pitch of Chepauk Stadium, but Dhoni’s team seems to be in a bit of trouble due to lack of matches at home ground this season. Wankhede’s pitch is generally friendly to the batsmen and in that respect Chennai’s batting slows down a bit. Even in 2020, CSK’s team struggled on the helpful pitches to bat in the UAE. On the other hand, there is no such problem for the Punjab team. Punjab’s top order is quite dangerous. Apart from captain Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran come in to bat in the top-4.
Both teams have different problems in bowling
On the bowling front, both teams have their own problems. Flat pitches require a pace bowler, but most of the medium paceers in Chennai are 125–130 km. At the same time, the foreign bowlers of Punjab have not been able to adjust the length according to the Indian pitches. Riley Meredith and Jay Richardson both struggled in the match against Rajasthan.
Rahul is Wankhede’s superstar
Wankhede Stadium pitch is very well liked by Punjab captain KL Rahul. He has scored innings of 91, 91, 100 * and 94 runs in the last 4 T20 innings here. In total 7 T20 innings here, Rahul has scored 428 runs at an average of 71.33 and his strike rate is 152.85.
Fast bowlers dominance
Fast bowlers have taken 34 wickets in 3 matches in IPL this season in Wankhede. So once again, teams can only rely on fast bowling.