Punjab Kings Playing 11 vs CSK- IPL 2024, Match 49

Updated - 15 May 2024, 02:39 PM

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Punjab Kings takes on Chennai Super Kings in back-to-back games next in IPL 2024. They play them first in Chennai on May 1 and next in Dharamsala on Sunday, May 5. 

They are heading into this game after a record-breaking chase against KKR. They chased down 161 with more than one over to spare. Despite the win, PBKS find themselves eighth on the points table. 

The win was not the correct reflection of how inconsistent they have been overall in the season. Their win against PBKS was mostly due to the nature of the wicket at Eden Gardens which was flat as a tank. 

Playing back-to-back games against CSK will be their real Test. It will be interesting to see whether their batters can remain consistent against CSK where they will be playing in very different conditions.

The PBKS management is sweating over the return of Shikhar Dhawan their skipper. He has now missed four games on the trot for the franchise. If he does not return, The Kings might like to go with the same side that won against KKR. 

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Punjab Kings Playing 11 vs CSK- IPL 2024, Match 49

Jonny Bairstow

Bairstow will open the batting for PBKS. He is fresh off an unbeaten ton against KKR which helped his team chase down 261 against the side. He has scored 204 runs in seven matches so far this season. 

Rilee Rossouw

Rossouw will be a part of the XI for PBKS. He scored 26 off 16 balls and played second fiddle to Bairstow who was striking big that night. 

Sam Curran (C)

Sam Curran will slot in at three. In case Shikhar Dhawan fails to return, he will continue to lead the side. He has taken 12 wickets in nine games this season so far. 

Jitesh Sharma (WK)

Sharma has been persisted with by PBKS as the specialist keeper. He has not produced the runs with the bat so far this season. PBKS might need his finishing power against CSK.

Shashank Singh

Shashank might slot in at five. He scored 68 off 28 balls against KKR, his highest in the IPL so farHe hit eighth sixes in that knock. It will be interesting to see whether he replicates that form against CSK. 

Ashutosh Sharma

Ashutosh Sharma will slot in at six. Along with Shashank, he is the other superstar PBKS has unveiled this season. He has scored 159 runs at a strike rate of 189.29 this season so far. 

Harpreet Brar 

Brar will slot in at seven. He can handle himself with the bat and has been economical with the ball. He went for 21 off his two overs against KKR. The left-arm spinner has picked up four wickets from nine games. 

Kagiso Rabada 

Rabada too can hit the long ball. He has taken 10 wickets in nine games at an average of 21.00 and an economy rate of almost 10. Against KKR, he went for 52 off his three overs. 

Harshal Patel 

Harshal will slot in at nine. He has taken 14 wickets with the ball this season after a slow start. Against KKR, he went for 48 off his three overs and picked up just a wicket. 

Arshdeep Singh 

Arshdeep will partner Harshal from the other end. He has also taken 12 wickets from nine games and has been the perfect foil to Harshal and Rabada. Against KKR, he took 2/ 45. 

Rahul Chahar 

Chahar concludes the likely XI for PBKS if they play the same side against CSK. He picked up 1 for 33 against KKR taking the wicket of Sunil Narine 

Impact Sub: Prabhsimran Singh

Prabhsimran will continue to be the Impact Sub for PBKS. He scored a brilliant 54 off 20 balls against KKR giving his team the perfect start in the run-chase. He has scored 208 runs in nine matches so far this season. 

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