So far, IPL 2022 has been a real blast, with almost all of the teams becoming significantly better suited. The Punjab Kings came into the season with a spectacular T20 lineup and a very competitive mindset, meanwhile the Chennai Super Kings stepped in with an experienced squad. Despite this, the only thing that separates the two teams now is their rank of eighth and ninth in the IPL 2022 standings.
The Punjab Kings still remains as fan favorites by a slight margin, according to the top IPL Gaming Sites. Can PBKS strike the right combination of attack and control, or will CSK be galvanized by Dhoni's brilliance in the last match?
PBKS VS CSK GAMEPLAY ANALYSIS
PBKS was crushed by DC on a field that gave significant to the spinners. Knowing that this will be the third match at the Wankhede in 4 days, we might see a twist on play once more. PBKS has currently hit five 50-plus runs, three of which have come off the bat of Livingstone. He owns 226 runs in total and meanwhile Dhawan also have 214 runs, the strike rate ratio is extraordinary.
CHENNAI SUPER KINGS
CSK rises from the dead to beat MI, courtesy to MS Dhoni's heroics actions. It was the second win of the IPL 2022 season, and with the standings so tight, they had a good chance of entering the playoffs. CSK's batting lineup is also somewhat thin, and it highly depends on its best leading players to perform.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI’S
PBKS Starting XI’s
Mayank Agarwal (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora, Arshdeep Singh
CSK Starting XI’s
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja (C), MS Dhoni, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Dwaine Pretorius, Maheesh Theekashan, Mukesh Choudary
This match will take place at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium, is likely to engage in high scoring game. Sharp spin may be in showcase as the game progresses and exploiting the power-play to the advantage will be crucial.
TIPS OF THE GAME
We'll wager on the Chennai Super Kings to win. We believe they have a lineup that can challenge with the Punjab Kings. With a number of issues and some flaws holding them back, PBKS may reassess its risky plan as well as the playing players. That is a phenomenal situation to be against with a great strategist Dhoni on a ground where spins might play a huge impact.