Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings My Team 11 Team Prediction IPL 2021: Top My Team 11 picks for PBKS vs CSK

Here are our My Team 11 picks for the game between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings.

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Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings
Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings

The 8th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 will see three-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) locking horns with KL Rahul’s Punjab Kings (PBKS). Both sides had a contrasting start to their campaign this season. While CSK conceded an easy loss, PBKS are coming off a hard-fought win.

The two sides will face each other on April 16 (Friday) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. All the games of IPL 2021 will be broadcast live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD TV channels in India. Moreover, it will be live-streamed on the Disney+Hotstar and Jio TV App.

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Let’s look at our fantasy 11 predictions for this clash and here are top picks for CSK vs PBKS.

Team Preview – Punjab Kings

Punjab Kings
Punjab Kings

Punjab Kings (PBKS) started their IPL 2021 campaign with a hard fought win against Rajasthan Royals. PBKS batsmen did a phenomenal job before their bowlers struggled to impress the fans. Punjab’s expensive buys Riley Meredith and Jhye Richardson looked quite flat during that game. The Aussie duo conceded over a 100 runs between them in eight overs.

While it may tempt them to bring in the more experienced Moises Henriques or Chris Jordan or both to strengthen their side. But it is unlikely that either of them will be replaced for this game as PBKS will be keen on handing them one more opportunity. The only change might be Ravi Bishnoi, who could get a chance ahead of Murugan Ashwin

Team Preview – Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super King

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) got off on the wrong foot this season as they lost their opening game of IPL 2021. After posting a decent total of 188/7 on the board, CSK struggled to restrict a fiery Delhi Capitals at the Wankhede. The Chennai-based franchise missed the services of quality wicket-taking options in their side.

Lack of options in the side might force CSK to go into their second game with an unchanged XI. Both Lungi Ngidi and Jason Beherendroff are unavailable for the game which means CSK will be without an express fast bowler yet again. While Imran Tahir is a great option, his inclusion will disturb the side’s balance.

Squads

Punjab Kings

KL Rahul (C&WK), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Prabsimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel, Darshan Nalkande, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Riley Meredith, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar

Chennai Super Kings

Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, N. Jagadeesan (WK), Robin Uthappa, MS Dhoni (C&WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, R. Sai Kishore, Mitchell Santner, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, KM Asif, Moeen Ali, K Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, M Harisankar Reddy, K. Bhagath Varma, C Hari Nishanth and Jason Behrendorff

Ideal Playing XIs

Punjab Kings

  • Mayank Agarwal
  • KL Rahul (C)(WK)
  • Chris Gayle
  • Deepak Hooda
  • Nicholas Pooran
  • Shahrukh Khan
  • Jhye Richardson
  • Riley Meredith
  • Murugan Ashwin
  • Mohammed Shami
  • Arshdeep Singh

Chennai Super Kings

  • Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • Faf du Plessis
  • Suresh Raina
  • Ambati Rayudu
  • MS Dhoni (C)(WK)
  • Moeen Ali
  • Sam Curran
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Deepak Chahar

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Key Players

  • Punjab Kings: KL Rahul, Deepak Hooda, Mohammed Shami
  • Chennai Super Kings: Suresh Raina, Sam Curran, Moeen Ali

Top picks for My Team 11 Fantasy Captain

Here are our three picks for probable My Team 11 Fantasy captain for CSK vs PBKS:

  • KL Rahul
  • Suresh Raina
  • Deepak Hooda

Top picks for My Team 11 Fantasy Vice-Captain

Here are our three picks for probable My Team 11 Fantasy vice-captain for CSK vs PBKS:

  • Chris Gayle
  • Sam Curran
  • Moeen Ali

My Team 11 Fantasy Team 1

Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings My Team 11 Team Prediction 1
Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings My Team 11 Team Prediction IPL 2021: Top My Team 11 picks for PBKS vs CSK 1

Wicket-keepers:

  • KL Rahul

Batsmen:

  • Suresh Raina
  • Mayank Agarwal
  • Chris Gayle
  • Deepak Hooda

All-rounders:

  • Sam Curran
  • Ravindra Jadeja

Bowlers:

  • Shardul Thakur
  • Deepak Chahar
  • Mohammed Shami
  • Arshdeep Singh

My Team 11 Fantasy Team 2

Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings My Team 11 Team Prediction 2
Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings My Team 11 Team Prediction IPL 2021: Top My Team 11 picks for PBKS vs CSK 2

Wicket-keepers:

  • KL Rahul
  • Nicholas Pooran

Batsmen:

  • Suresh Raina
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • Deepak Hooda

All-rounders:

  • Sam Curran
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Moeen Ali

Bowlers:

  • Shardul Thakur
  • Mohammed Shami
  • Arshdeep Singh

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