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IPL 2024: Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings Preview

Deepak Chahar has been ruled out of the remaining season due to an injury and Mustafizur Rahman has already left for his national duties so it's going to be a big headache for Chennai to handle their bowling department now.


Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings: Team Preview

Strengths and Weaknesses of Punjab Kings

PBKS’s uncapped players are making the most of the chances given. Whether it’s Prabhsimran Singh, Shashank Singh or Harpreet Brar, they are valuing the opportunities and making the most of it. No other franchise is using their domestic uncapped players so efficiently. 

Punjab’s captain and opener, Shikhar Dhawan is out because of Injury. Due to this reason, Sam Curran is filling up the role which is often affecting his individual performance. 

Strengths and Weaknesses of Chennai Super Kings

CSK strength is their mastermind of MS. He is often seen guiding Ruturaj Gaikwad, the newly appointed captain. Over the years, he has been the anchor of this franchise. His knowledge and game sense is the primary reason for the franchise’s successful past record. 


The opening pacer of Chennai, Deepak Chahar hasn’t been very effective this season. In 8 matches, he has dismissed only 5 batsmen. His economy of 8.60 is also not very pleasing. Apart from that, he has been a baggage while fielding too. He is often seen fumbling the ball near the boundary, thus conceding extra runs.

Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings Preview: Head to Head Record

Both the franchises have faced each other 29 Times. Out of which, CSK have won 15 times and PBKS have won 13 times. 

The previous match between these two teams in IPL 2024 was won by PBKS by 7 wickets. 

Injuries and Suspensions

Shikhar Dhawan is not available as he is suffering from a shoulder injury. Sam Curran is leading Punjab in his absence. 

Venue and weather Conditions

The clash between the two sides will be played in the most scenic ground, HPCA Stadium, Dharamshala.  temperature will be ranging between 24-26 degree Celsius. There are no chances of rain but the humidity will be around 36%.

Because of the heavy climate, the pitch tends to support medium pacers, the ball will move in the initial overs, giving medium pacers the required swing.

Managerial tactics

The previous match between PBKS and CSK went in Punjab’s favour. Player of the match was awarded to Harpreet Brar as he took 2 wickets conceding 17 runs in his quota of four overs. 

In the upcoming match, conditions will be ideal for pacers like Arshdeep Singh and Deepak Chahar. Both these players know how to swing the ball both ways and hence they will capitalize the situations well. 

 Key Matchups

BatsmanBowlersRunsWickets SR.
Ruturaj GaikwadKasigo Rabada402121.2
Shivam Dube Kasigo Rabada332122.2
Ruturaj GaikwadArshdeep Singh553125.0
Jonny BaristowRavindra Jadeja361116.1

Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings Preview: Recent Form

CSK are on the fifth spot and PBKS are on the seventh spot. The former has a better chance of qualifying but they too need to pull up their socks for that. 

PBKS are in the contingent as of now, but they cannot afford to lose a match from here on. 

Historical Context 

CSK is one of the most successful franchises in the history of the IPL. Under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, they have lifted the trophy in five editions. This year, Dhoni is not leading from the front, but is rather helping in the grooming of Ruturaj Gaikwad. The franchise has a good opportunity to make Dhoni’s farewell season a successful campaign. 

Earlier PBKS was called Kings XI Punjab and had some great players like Yuvraj Singh, Adam Gilchrist etc. despite that they never lifted the IPL trophy. This year, the chances aren’t bright either as their key player and captain, Shikhar Dhawan is unavailable due to injury. 

Fans and atmosphere 

CSK gets the crowd support no matter where they play. The only reason behind the mass following of MS Dhoni. People from all over the country come just to get a glimpse of him. Hence, even if it is a home ground for Punjab, the crowd support will be neutral.

Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings Preview: Prediction and Analysis

CSK are more likely to pull a win in this match. The team has a think tank which learns quickly from their mistakes. So, despite losing the previous match from the same team, CSK are more likely make a comeback by rectifying their mistakes in previous outing. 

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