PBKS vs CSK, IPL 2021: It's a battle of Kings tonight! Dhoni against KL Rahul at Wankhede
MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings will try to give their best in their second IPL 2021 match when they meet confident Punjab Kings today at Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium.
MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings will try to give their best in their second IPL 2021 match when they meet confident Punjab Kings today at Mumbai's Wankhede stadium. The two sides experienced contrasting fortunes in their respective tournament opener.
PBKS vs CSK:
While CSK lost by seven wickets against Delhi Capitals, Punjab Kings eked out a four-run win over Rajasthan Royals in a high-scoring thriller. With the dew playing a crucial role at Wankhede, the side winning the toss would want to bowl first.
But the CSK's bowling unit looked completely out of sorts and clueless against the DC opening duo of Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw, who were ominous from the word go and stitched a 138-run stand to take the game away from CSK. The likes of Deepak Chahar, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Jadeja and Moeen Ali all went for big runs and looked rusty.
Punjab Kings, on the other hand, had a narrow escape against RR the other despite posting a mammoth 221 for 6 on the board. Opening the batting, KL Rahul played a captain's knock of 91 off just 50 balls. He was ably supported by big-hitting Chris Gayle (40 off 28) and Deepak Hooda (64 off 28).
For Punjab Kings and Rahul, batting is not at all area of concern as they showed with their performance in the opener, but just like CSK, the bowling unit remains a major worry despite spending big money at the auction.
Chennai Super Kings –
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar
Punjab Kings –
KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Ravi Bishnoi/Murugan Ashwin, Riley Meredith, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
When and what time will IPL 2021 match begin?
IPL 2021 match Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings will begin at 7:30 PM IST on Saturday. The toss will take place at 7:00 PM IST.
Which channel will telecast IPL 2021 match?
The IPL 2021 match Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings will be telecast by the Star Sports network on TV.
How to watch the live streaming of the IPL 2021 match?
IPL 2021 match Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings can be streamed live on Hotstar and Star Sports Network's platforms.
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