The 41th match of the IPL 2023 season, featuring the Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings is anticipated to be a highly competitive game, given the current points of both teams in the league. The coin toss is scheduled for 3:00 PM, thirty minutes before the match commences, and each side has proficient players. This match holds great importance for the playoff chances of both teams, and they are equally determined to emerge victorious. Experts predict a challenging and intense encounter between these two exceptional teams.
- Match: Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings, 41th Match of IPL 2023
- Day: Sunday
- Date: 30th April 2023
- Time: 03:30 PM IST
- Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
CSK vs PBKS Head-to-Head
In the history of the Indian Premier League, the Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings have played against each other 27 times. Chennai Super Kings emerged victorious in 15 matches, while Punjab Kings won 12.
CSK vs PBKS Last Meeting
On April 25th, Punjab Kings defeated Chennai Super Kings by 11 runs in the TATA Indian Premier League 2022 held at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium. Shikhar Dhawan played a brilliant innings in his 200th IPL game, scoring an unbeaten 88 runs from 59 balls, leading PBKS to a last-over victory. CSK lost Robin Uthappa early in their chase of 188 runs, followed by Mitchell Santner's dismissal by Arshdeep Singh and Shivam Dube's wicket, who edged the ball onto the stumps against Rishi Dhawan. Ruturaj Gaikwad struck two fours before the end of the powerplay, and CSK were 32-2.
In the 9th over, Rayudu hit a four and a six, resulting in 13 runs. By the halfway point, CSK were 69-3, and Rayudu added another four and six to the total. In the 13th over, Rabada caught Gaikwad in the deep, breaking their partnership. Rayudu scored his half-century in the 15th over with a six, and CSK needed 70 runs from the final five overs. In the 16th over, Rayudu hit three consecutive sixes and a four, leading to 23 runs being conceded. With 47 runs needed from 24 deliveries, Rabada took out Ambati Rayudu's stumps in the 18th over to slow CSK's momentum. In the penultimate over, Arshdeep Singh only gave up eight runs, and CSK required 27 runs from the last six deliveries. MS Dhoni hit a six on the first delivery, but PBKS ultimately won the game by 11 runs when Dhoni was caught in the deep.
Before batting, PBKS made three changes to their squad, including Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Sandeep Sharma, and Rishi Dhawan. CSK's bowlers started well and put the PBKS openers, Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan, under pressure, and after five overs, PBKS was 29-0. CSK's Maheesh Theekshana took the first wicket, catching Mayank Agarwal at backward point. Bhanuka Rajapaksa, the next batter, survived two drops before adding a four and a six, taking PBKS to 72-1 at the half-way point. In the 12th over, Dhawan scored three fours against Mukesh Choudhary, scoring 16 runs. In the 14th over, Dhawan reached his fifty, while Rajapaksa hit a six down the ground. The duo continued to score boundaries, and the hundred partnership came up for them. In the 18th over, Bravo ended the partnership by catching Rajapaksa. In the 19th over, Liam Livingstone hit two sixes and one four, and Bravo dismissed him in the final over. Dhawan remained unbeaten on 88 as PBKS set a target of 187/4.
Chennai Super Kings Predicted Playing 11
The Chennai Super Kings, captained by MS Dhoni, is getting ready for another thrilling season of the Indian Premier League.
Here are the probable Playing 11 of Chennai Super Kings:
1. Ruturaj Gaikwad
2. Devon Conway
3. Ajinkya Rahane
4. Shivam Dube
5. Moeen Ali
6. MS Dhoni (C & WK)
7. Ravindra Jadeja
8. Maheesh Theekshana
9. Matheesha Pathirana
10. Tushar Deshpande
11. Akash Singh
Punjab Kings Predicted Playing 11
PBKS had the second-largest purse for the 2023 auction and signed Sam Curran for a record-breaking amount. Punjab Kings have had a talented team in the past but have struggled to perform consistently.
Here are the probable Playing 11 of Punjab Kings:
1. Matthew Short
2. Simran Singh
3. Harpreet Bhatia
4. Liam Livingstone
5. Jitesh Sharma (wk)
6. Shahrukh Khan
7. Atharva Taida
8. Sam Curran (c)
9. Rahul Chahar
10. Harpreet Brar
11. Arshdeep Singh
Chennai Super Kings Top Players
Here are the stats of the top 5 players of CSK:
Punjab Kings Top Players
Here are the stats of top 5 players of PBKS:
IPL 2023 Match 41 CSK vs PBKS Fantasy Team
- Ruturaj Gaikwad
- Devon Conway
- Matthew Short
- Shivam Dube (c)
- Jitesh Sharma
- Ravindra Jadeja
- Sam Curran (vc)
- Moeen Ali
- Harpreet Brar
- Arshdeep Singh
- Tushar Deshpande
Captain: Shivam Dube
He has participated in 43 IPL matches and managed to score 924 runs in 40 innings. His highest score in the IPL is 95, and he has achieved 6 half-centuries, but no centuries. He has scored 30 or more runs on 4 occasions and 20 or more runs 8 times in the IPL. Throughout his IPL career, Dube has maintained an average of 21.48 with a strike rate of 138.7 in 666 balls. He has hit a total of 113 boundaries in the IPL, consisting of 56 fours and 57 sixes. Additionally, in 13 IPL innings, Dube has taken 4 wickets with a strike rate of 26.50 and an average of 41.50. He has delivered 106 balls (without any maiden overs) and has taken 2 wickets twice.
In the current IPL season, Dube has played in 8 matches and scored 236 runs in 8 innings. His highest score in the IPL this season is 52, and he has achieved 3 half-centuries, but no centuries. He has maintained a strike rate of 157.33 with an average of 33.71 and he is currently in 14th place for the Orange Cap race. He has hit a total of 29 boundaries in IPL 2023, consisting of 10 fours and 19 sixes. Based on these statistics, experts at Frolic11 consider Shivam Dube to be a strong candidate for the captaincy position in the match.
Vice-Captain: Sam Curran
In the current IPL season, Sam Curran participated in 7 matches and batted in 7 innings, scoring a total of 142 runs. His highest score in the IPL this season was 55 runs. Sam Curran has not yet achieved an IPL century, but he has scored one half-century and has reached 30 or more runs three times and 20 or more runs eight times in the IPL. Sam Curran has an overall strike rate of 137.8 and an average of 28.40 runs per 103 IPL balls faced. He has hit a total of 19 boundaries, including 11 fours and 8 sixes, in the IPL.
In terms of bowling, Sam Curran has taken a total of 5 wickets in the 7 IPL innings he has played in, with a strike rate of 29.80 and an average of 44.00 runs per wicket. He has bowled a total of 149 balls in the IPL, with no maiden overs. Sam Curran has taken 2 wickets 0 times and 3 wickets once in the IPL. Based on these statistics, experts at Frolic11 consider Sam Curran to be a strong candidate for the vice captain position in the match.
Top Picks – Batsmen for IPL 2023 Match 41
1. Ruturaj Gaikwad: In 43 IPL games, Ruturaj Gaikwad has accumulated 1477 runs while batting in 43 innings. His highest score in the IPL is 101, and he has scored one century and 12 half-centuries in the IPL. R Gaikwad's strike rate in the IPL is 133.1, and his average is 34.34 for the 1109 balls he has faced. Over the course of his IPL career, Ruturaj Gaikwad has hit a total of 187 boundaries, consisting of 127 fours and 60 sixes.
2. Devon Conway: Devon Conway participated in 14 Indian Premier League matches and managed to score 566 runs in 14 innings. His highest score in IPL is 87, and he has not yet registered any century, but has made 7 half-centuries. D Conway's IPL strike rate is 144.3, and he has an average of 40.42 after facing 392 IPL balls. He has hit a total of 79 boundaries in the IPL, which includes 55 fours and 24 sixes.
3. Matthew Short: In his IPL career, Matthew Short has played five matches and batted in five innings, scoring a total of 90 runs. His highest score in the IPL is 36. Short has not yet scored a century or a half-century in the IPL, but has achieved two innings of over 30 runs. He maintains a strike rate of 136.3 with an average of 18.00 in 66 balls faced in the IPL. He has hit a total of 16 boundaries, including 13 fours and 3 sixes.
4. Shivam Dube: In 43 matches of the IPL, he has played 40 innings and scored a total of 924 runs. His highest score achieved during the IPL is 95, and he has managed to make 6 half-centuries but no centuries. He has scored over 30 runs on 4 occasions and over 20 runs 8 times. Dube has maintained an average of 21.48 with a strike rate of 138.7 while facing 666 balls in his IPL career. During his time in the IPL, he has hit a total of 113 boundaries, which include 56 fours and 57 sixes.
5. Jitesh Sharma: In the IPL, Jitesh Sharma participated in 19 matches and batted 17 innings, accumulating 379 runs. His highest score in the IPL is 44, and he has not scored any centuries or half-centuries in the league. However, he has managed to score 30+ runs on five occasions and 20+ runs on six occasions. Jitesh Sharma's strike rate is 157.9, and he has an average of 19.94 in 240 IPL balls faced. Throughout his IPL career, Jitesh Sharma has hit a total of 55 boundaries, which includes 33 fours and 22 sixes.
Top Picks – All Rounder for IPL 2023 Match 41
6. Ravindra Jadeja: Ravindra Jadeja is a veteran of 214 Indian Premier League matches, scoring 2523 runs in 164 innings with a highest score of 62. Although he has not scored a century in the IPL, he has two half-centuries and has scored 30+ runs on 18 occasions and 20+ runs on 34 occasions. Jadeja's IPL strike rate is 127.2, and he has hit 178 fours and 94 sixes, making for a total of 272 boundaries.
He has also taken 141 wickets in 186 innings, with a strike rate of 23.53 and an average of 29.93, with 2 wickets on 21 occasions, 3 wickets on 14 occasions and 5 wickets on 1 occasion.
7. Sam Curran: In 39 IPL matches, Sam Curran has batted in 30 innings and scored 479 runs. His highest score in IPL is 55, and he has not made any centuries but has scored 3 half-centuries, 2 times over 30 runs and 5 times over 20 runs in the tournament. Curran's strike rate is 146 with an average of 12.28 while facing 328 balls in the IPL. During his IPL career, he has hit 67 boundaries, which includes 41 fours and 26 sixes. Moreover, Curran has taken a total of 37 wickets in 38 IPL innings with a strike rate of 21.54 and an average of 32.83. He has delivered 797 balls without a maiden over and has taken 2 wickets on 3 occasions and 3 wickets on 6 occasions.
8. Moeen Ali: In 32 IPL games, Moeen Ali has batted 31 times and accumulated 698 runs. His highest score in IPL is 93. Although he has not scored a century in IPL, he has managed to hit two half-centuries, seven times 30+ runs, and seven times 20+ runs. With a strike rate of 138.4, he has maintained an average of 21.81 in the 504 IPL deliveries he has faced. Moeen Ali has scored a total of 100 boundaries in IPL, which includes 65 fours and 35 sixes.
During his 26 IPL innings, Moeen Ali managed to take 21 wickets at an average of 20.66 and a strike rate of 17.47. He delivered 367 balls without bowling any maiden overs, and had taken 2 wickets once, 3 wickets thrice, 5 wickets none, 8 wickets none, and 10 wickets none.
Top Picks – Bowler for IPL 2023 Match 41
9. Harpreet Brar: As a bowler in the IPL, Brar has taken 13 wickets in 22 innings, with a strike rate of 30.07 and an average of 38.30. He has bowled a total of 391 balls, including one maiden over. Brar has taken two wickets on one occasion and three wickets twice.
10. Arshdeep Singh: He is regarded as one of the most exceptional left-arm pacers in India. The young cricketer from Punjab has been highly successful in the shortest format of international cricket. With 41 wickets taken in 26 T20I matches played thus far, the towering pacer has performed remarkably well for the national team, establishing himself as a significant threat to opponents. As the next IPL season approaches, Arshdeep is determined to deliver an impressive performance for his team.
11. Tushar Deshpande: He has taken three wickets in five IPL innings, with a strike rate of 34.00 and an average of 64.00. He has delivered 102 balls without bowling any maiden overs, and had taken two wickets once, three wickets none, five wickets none, eight wickets none, and ten wickets none.
CSK vs PBKS Game Prediction
In the ongoing IPL 2023 season,Chennai Super Kings have participated in eight matches, winning five and losing three games. They currently hold the fourth position in the points table with ten points with the net run rate of 0.376. On the other hand, Punjab Kings have played eight matches, out of which they have won four and lost three. With eight points, they occupy the sixth position in the points table with a current net run rate of -0.510. As we see head-on-head stats between CSK and PBKS, we can say that CSK has the upper hand to win this game. Chennai Super Kings have a 55% chance of winning the game and Punjab Kings have a 45% chance of winning the game as per cricket experts at Frolic11.
Best Batter of the Match
Devon Conway: He has participated in 8 IPL matches, scoring 322 runs in 8 innings with his highest score being 83. While he hasn't scored any IPL centuries, he has managed to make 4 half-centuries. His strike rate in the IPL is 137, and he has an average of 46.00 while facing 235 balls. Throughout his IPL career, Conway has hit a total of 46 boundaries, consisting of 34 fours and 12 sixes. As of now, he currently holds the third position in the Orange Cap race for IPL 2023. For these reasons experts at Frolic11 believe that Devon Conway might be the best batsman of the match.
Best Bowler of the Match
Arshdeep Singh: In the current season of IPL 2023, Arshdeep Singh has only played in eight matches, but he has already taken fourteen wickets, with his best performance being 4/29. His bowling average for the current season stands at 18.43, while his economy rate is 8.90. And he currently stands on the third place in the Purple cap race in IPL 2023. Experts at Frolic11 believe that Arshdeep Singh might be the best bowler of the match.
Match 41: CSK vs PBKS Pitch and Weather Report
The pitch report for the MA Chidambaram Stadium suggests that it is a favourable wicket for the batsmen, with a good pace and bounce. The pitch on this field is usually dry and hard, and it tends to deteriorate as time passes. There is no green grass on the field, making it dry and hard to bat on during the first two innings. Spinners might get some help but overall a balanced pitch for both batsman and bowler.
- Initial Ball Movement (1st Inning): Less chance
- Initial Spin Movement(1st Inning): High chance of Turn on Pitch
- Middle Over: Good pace and bounce pitch
- 2nd Inning Pitch Behaviour: Advantage for spinner and batsman too
- Due factor: Less chance of Due
- Pitch Nature: Dry Pitch
So, this cricket pitch is usually advantageous for the batsmen, the bowlers can also benefit from it. In matches played in the afternoon, the ball may exhibit early seam and swing movements. Additionally, the pitch is renowned for being favourable to spin bowlers, especially in the later parts of the game.
According to the weather forecast for April 30th, 2023 in Chennai, the temperature is expected to reach 32 degrees Celsius, with a wind speed of 14 kilometres per hour and 78% humidity.
The hot weather has resulted in a firm and even pitch, which mainly favours the batsmen, as they can easily score runs. However, there is a possibility of the ball experiencing some seam and swing movements during the initial stages of the game. Therefore, both the batsmen and the bowlers can benefit from the pitch and weather conditions at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. However, the outcome of the match may be influenced by the weather conditions and pitch quality.
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The clash between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings is eagerly awaited, with both teams looking to secure two crucial points. Punjab Kings, currently ranked sixth on the IPL 2023 points table, are especially keen to win this game. While the outcome of the match is hard to predict, our cricket experts anticipate that Chennai Super Kings have the advantage and are likely to emerge as the winners against Punjab Kings on Sunday, April 30th, 2023.