welcome to Sports starLIVE coverage of IPL 2021, Game 8 between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings. This is Santadeep Dey bringing you all the action taking place at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
[PBKS vs CSK, IPL 2021, MATCH 8 LIVE SCORECARD]
Stay tuned! The draw must take place at 7 p.m. IST.
After securing a victory in a last-ball thriller, something KL Rahul’s side failed to consistently do in the second half of the 2020 IPL, the Punjab Kings will return to Wankhede Stadium as much more confident unit against the Chennai Super Kings on Friday.
The Super Kings will be eager to come together to open the account. The side needs to get the right combination to achieve the desired results. But Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men will be far from offering the ideal combination, with the rhythm duo of Lungi Ngidi and Jason Behrendorff missing due to the mandatory quarantine period after the trip.
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It will be interesting to see if the Super Kings welcome veteran leggy Imran Tahir to bolster the bowling department. The lack of wicket-taking options, especially with the dew at Wankhede Stadium making life difficult for the spinners, was one of the vital aspects of CSK’s inability to defend a total of 188 in their match-up. opening against the capitals of Delhi.
The Punjab Kings, despite starting the tournament with a narrow victory over the Rajasthan Royals, will be hoping their new signings – Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith – will adjust to bowling with a wet ball after conceding 104 points from their eight combined overs.
– Amol Karhadkar
PBKS: KL Rahul (c / wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Murugan Ashwin, Riley Meredith, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
CSK: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c / wk), Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar
The two teams have faced each other 24 times in the IPL. While CSK has won 15 games, PBKS has emerged victorious nine times.
CSK have won four of the last five matches played between the two league teams.
TOP PERFORMERS IN THIS FIXTURE
|The highest run-getters||Points scored|
|Suresh Raina (CSK; 2008-2015, 2018-present)||711|
|MS Dhoni (CSK; 2008-2015, 2018-present)||525|
|Faf du Plessis (CSK; 2011-2015, 2018-present)||481|
|Senior ticket takers||Counters taken|
|Ravichandran Ashwin (CSK; 2008-2015, PBKS; 2018-2019, DC; 2020-present)||18|
|Dwayne Bravo (CSK; 2011-2015, 2018-present)||14|
|Albie Morkel (CSK; 2008-2013)||12|
STARS OF THE LAST SEASON
|The highest run-getters||Points scored|
|KL Rahul (PBKS; 2018-present)||670|
|Faf du Plessis (CSK; 2008-2015, 2018-present)||449|
|Mayank Agarwal (PBKS; 2018-present)||424|
|Top teller takers||Counters taken|
|Mohammed Shami (PBKS; 2018-present)||20|
|Sam Curran (CSK; 2020-present)||18|
|Ravi Bishnoi (PBKS; 2020-present)||13|
PBKS vs CSK DREAM11 FANTASY TEAM PICKS
Sports star ‘s fantasy cricket predictions and tips for today’s IPL match – PBKS vs CSK
Wicket keepers: KL Rahul (10.5 credits), Nicholas Pooran (9 credits)
Beaters: Chris Gayle (9.5 credits), Faf du Plessis (9.5 credits), Ambati Rayudu (9 credits)
All in one: Moeen Ali (C) (8.5 credits), Sam Curran (VC) (9 credits), Ravindra Jadeja (9 credits)
Bowlers: Mohammed Shami (9 credits), Shardul Thakur (8.5 credits), Arshdeep Singh (8.5 credits)
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STAT ATTACK – IPL 2021
- MOST RUNS (orange cap) – Nitish Rana (KKR)
- Most ticket offices (purple cap) – Harshal Patel (RCB)
- MOST OF THE FOUR – Nitish Rana (KKR)
- MOST SIXES – Sanju Samson (RR)
- SIX LONGER – Glenn Maxwell (RCB)
- MOST OF WOMEN – Mohammed Siraj (RCB)
- THE MOST ADVANCED BALLS – Mohammed Siraj (RCB)
- THE MOST FIFTY – Nitish Rana (KKR)
- MOST CENTURIES – Sanju Samson (RR)
- BEST AVERAGE BOWLING – Jaydev Unadkat (RR)
- BETTER ECONOMY – Jaydev Unadkat (RR)
- BEST BATTING AVERAGE – Manish Pandey (SRH)
- BEST BATTING STRIKE RATE – Sanju Samson (RR)
Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, N Jagadeesan, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shardul Thakur, Sam Curran, R Sai Kishore, Moeen Ali, K Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, Harishankar Reddy, Bhagath Varma, C Hari Nishaanth
Kings of Punjab: KL Rahul (c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Prabsimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel, Darshan Nalkande, Chris Jordan , Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Riley Meredith, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar
WHAT TIME DOES THE IPL 2021 MATCH START TODAY – PBKS vs CSK?
IPL 2021 Game 8 between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings starts at 7:30 p.m. IST.
WHERE TO WATCH IPL MATCH TODAY – PBKS vs CSK LIVE?
IPL 2021 will be broadcast live on Star sports canals – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD. It will also be broadcast live on Disney + Hotstar. You can also follow live commentary and the latest IPL 2021 updates at Sports star.