CSK vs PBKS Match Preview- IPL 2024, Match 49

Updated - 01 May 2024, 03:42 PM

MS Dhoni-Shikhar Dhawan
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The CSK vs PBKS IPL 024 match will be played in Chennai on May 1 from 7.30 pm IST. The two teams play back to back games and this is the first meeting between the two sides in this year's IPL.

CSK vs PBKS Date and Venue

The CSK vs PBKS IPL 2024 match will be played on May 1 from 7.30 pm IST at the Chepauk. Punjab Kings have won four out of the last five games against Chennai Super Kings.

CSK vs PBKS Match Preview- IPL 2024, Match 49 

Chennai Super Kings 

CSK after back-to-back losses against LSG returned to winning ways against SRH. They have won four out of their five games at home. They found a way to score runs and control the opposition. Ruutura Gaikwad and Shivam Dube as of now hold the key with the bat scoring runs consistently. 

Among the bowlers, Matheesha Pathirana and Mustafizur Rahman have been consistent. Questions are around how long The Fizz will be available for CSK with him needing to go back to Bangladesh for his national commitments. Ravindra Jadeja and Deepak Chahar hold the key with the ball as well. 

CSK Squad 

Ruturaj Gaikwad (c), MS Dhoni, Moeen Ali, Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Ravindra Jadeja, Ajay Mandal, Mukesh Choudhary, Ajinkya Rahane, Shaik Rasheed, Mitchell Santner, Simarjeet Singh, Nishant Sindhu, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana, Rachin Ravindra, Shardul Thakur, Daryl Mitchell, Sameer Rizvi, Mustafizur Rahman, Avanish Rao Aravelly

Also Read: CSK vs SRH: Ruturaj Gaikwad to miss IPL 2024 matches due to injury? CSK captain makes huge revelation

Punjab Kings 

PBKS won their previous game against KKR chasing down a record total. They can take full confidence out of that game but the opposition and the conditions for this game will be very different.

CSK are playing at home where they have been almost unbeatable this season. They also boast of a better bowling attack than PBKS. The Kings have a pretty inexperienced spin attack as compared to CSK. 

What is also important is to see whether the batters can replicate their form from the last game heading into this game with spin playing a major role and also the dew. The management is wondering about the return of Shikhar Dhawan who has now missed four games for the side.

PBKS Squad 

Shikhar Dhawan (c), Matthew Short, Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Sikandar Raza, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh, Nathan Ellis, Sam Curran, Kagiso Rabada, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Bhatia, Vidwath Kaverappa, Shivam Singh, Harshal Patel, Chris Woakes, Ashutosh Sharma, Vishwanath Pratap Singh, Shashank Singh, Tanay Thyagarajann, Prince Choudhary, Rilee Rossouw 

CSK vs PBKS Key Battles

Ruturaj Gaikwad vs Arshdeep Singh 

The CSK sipper has found his form back. However, at the start of his innings, he is still a bit conscious outside the off stump. Arshdeep Singh with his ability to swing the ball early can look to dismiss him.

Jonny Bairstow vs Deepak Chahar 

Bairstow is fresh off an unbeaten 100 against KKR. CSK has a certain Deepak Chahar who with his ability to swing the ball inside the powerplay can look to diss the PBKS keeper-batter early. 

Shashank Singh vs Ravindra Jadeja 

KKR had no answers for Shashank Singh's onslaught but CSk can look to keep him quiet with Ravindra Jadeja bowling on the other hand. He has a knock to take wickets in the middle overs. 

CSK vs PBKS Weather and Pitch Report

The weather conditions will be around 30 degrees in the evening for the CSK vs PBKS match. The humidity levels will be around 82 percent. The players need to stay hydrated in the hot and humid conditions. There is also a negligible chance of rain with cloudy skies in the evening. 

Talking about the pitch, CSK posted 211 in the last match batting first and restricting the opposition to 134. They did not allow the dew factor to come into the game at all. CSK will want to bat first post a big total and defend it. PBKS might still want to chase in Chennai. 


PBKS won a thrilling game against KKR. However, against CSK in back-to-back games they are expected to be tested. They have been inconsistent this season and at least will look to win one of these two games.

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