Chennai Super Kings will be up against Punjab Kings in match 8 of VIVO Indian Premier League. The Punjab Kings are yet to win a single IPL title. Since 2015, PBKS haven’t qualified for the playoffs and have finished at the bottom place twice in 5 years.
Chennai Super Kings, on the other hand, have been performing pretty well in recent years. However, they failed miserably to seal a place in the playoffs spot last year. This was the first time in CSK’s history that they failed to qualify for the playoffs. CSK lost their first match of VIVO IPL 14 against Delhi Capitals as they were beaten in all 3 departments of the game.
CSK are set to face Punjab in their next match. The first encounter between the two sides was on 19th April 2008 at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, also known as the Mohali Stadium. It was a run-scoring fest as Chennai Super Kings posted a massive total of 240 runs. KXIP led a brave challenge but just fell short as they racked up 207 on the scoreboard.
Head To Head Record Between Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings
In IPL history so far, both teams have played 23 games out of which 14 have been won by the CSK team, while Punjab have won the rest of the 9 matches. Both teams met in a high-profile qualifier match in IPL 2014, where Punjab were successful in winning to attain a place in the finals. Suresh Raina played a memorable knock of 87 runs in just 25 balls in that game.
Despite having the worst season of the IPL last year, Chennai Super Kings managed to win both of their matches vs Punjab Kings, which was originally Kings XI Punjab. In the last 5 matches, both the teams faced, Chennai Super Kings has managed to win 4 matches.
KL Rahul and co will like to win this game after having such a strong batting line up. Chennai Super Kings again looks like an imbalanced side this time around to play at Mumbai pitch.
Punjab Kings Vs Chennai Super Kings: Players To Watch Out In This Match
Chennai Super Kings: Suresh Raina is ruling the charts as far as the top batsman in the clashes between two teams are concerned. He has scored the most runs (711). Sam Curran looks in form of his life with both bat and bowl. Ruturaj Gaikwad played a match-winning knock where he scored 62 runs against KXIP last year.
Punjab Kings: KL Rahul looks comfortable batting at Wankhede Stadium, he’ll score few runs and aim to win it for his team. Nicolas Pooran didn’t fire last game but we know his ability to connect the ball and he can be really dangerous against poor bowling CSK side.