IPL 2021: 8th Match Between PBKS and CSK

Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings

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8th Match:

The match between PBKS and CSK is the eighth meeting of the IPL 2021, which is going to be played at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on April 16th 2021.

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PBKS vs CSK History:

The teams competed against each other 24 times, till date. Out of them, PBKS won 9 times including one super over victory in a tied game and lost 15 times.

PBKS Home:

The teams competed 6 times at the home ground of PBKS. The home team won thrice and lost thrice, as well.

Last 5 (completed) match results of PBKS against CSK are WWLLW.

CSK Home:

The teams faced each other 6 times at the home ground of CSK. The host won 4 times. On the other hand, visitors won just twice including a one over eliminator victory in a tied game.

Last 5 (completed) match results of CSK against PBKS are WWWLL*.

Neutral Venue:

The teams met 12 times at the neutral venue. PBKS won 4 times, whereas CSK also won 8 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results of PBKS against CSK are LLLLW.

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Points and Ranks:

In the group stage, the winner will earn 2 points and the defeating team will earn 0 points.

Punjab Kings:

PBKS is on the third position in the table and may become the table topper with earning 2 points after winning the match.

Last 5 (completed) match results of PBKS are WLLWW.

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Chennai Super Kings:

CSK is on the seventh position in the table, currently, and may come at any position on seventh or above after earning 2 points after winning the match.

Last 5 (completed) match results of CSK are LWWWL.

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Venue Weather:

Weather forecast for Mumbai shows the weather would be pretty clear throughout the match. The precipitation percentage would be 1% to 2% as of now, so there would be no chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be 29 to 30 Celsius. The wind would be between 11 to 17 km/h. The speed of wind would fluctuate and the temperature would decrease with the match progress.

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Toss and Pitch:

Record of Last IPL (2019):

Teams prefer to field first 6 times in 7 matches. The selection favored the teams, as the team won 4 times and lost twice.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are WWWWL.

On the other hand, the team chose to bat first after winning the toss, which happened just once out of 7 matches, won once, though through one over eliminator in tied game, and never lost.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are W* – – – -.

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches 5 times and lost twice.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are WW*WWW.

The first batting team won the matches 3 times including a tie. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won also 4 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are LW*LLL.

Score:

The lowest defended score was 162 runs and successful defended total was 170 on the venue. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 198 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 133, and the highest total was 213 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 133 runs, whereas the highest was 198 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 31.62 and 27.05 is for the second innings.

Record of IPL 2021:

Teams prefer to field first in all the 3 played games. The selection favored the team, as the team won twice and lost once.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are WLW – -.

On the other hand, the team chose to bat first never happened, yet.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are – – – – -.

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches twice and lost once.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are WLW – -.

The first batting team won the matches once. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the 2 outings.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are LWL – -.

Score:

The lowest successful defended total was 221 runs and the highest successful chase was 189 runs on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 147 runs and the highest was 221 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 150 runs (chased down the target) and the highest was 217 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 26.48 and 32.76 is for the second innings.

T20 History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other twice at the venue. Both the teams won once.

Last 5 (completed) match results of CSK against PBKS at the venue are LW – – -.

Teams’ T20 History at the Venue:

PBKS got 12 chances to play the match at the venue, the team has an average record, as the team won 6 times, and lost also 6 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results of PBKS at the venue are WLLWW.

CSK had 15 opportunities to play at the venue, and the team has a below average record, as the team won 7 times and lost 8 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results of CSK at the venue are LLWWW.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

Punjab Kings:

The team may go with R. Bishnoi in place of M. Ashwin and C. Jorden in place of R. Meredith.

Punjab Kings Eleven: K. Rahul, M. Agarwal, C. Gayle, D. Hooda, N. Pooran, S. Khan, C. Jordan, J. Richardson, R. Bishnoi, M. Shami, A. Singh

Chennai Super Kings:

The team may go with an unchanged XI despite the defeat.

Chennai Super Kings Eleven: R. Gaikwad, A. Rayudu, M. Ali, S. Raina, M. Dhoni, R. Jadeja, S. Curran, D. Bravo, S. Thakur, D. Chahar, I. Tahir

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.

*Notes: “*” means the match was tied but the match was resulted through one over eliminator.