7.30pm Shikhar Dhawan and Mayank Agarwal are within the center. Mukesh Choudhary will get started for CSK. A large slip.
We are taking part in on a nook pitch these days. One sq. boundary is 81 metres, the opposite simply 65. The instantly barriers are round 80 metres.
Thanks, Deiva. By the way in which, the groundspeople sprayed the anti-dew spray a lot nearer to the beginning of play these days. Let’s see what impact it’s going to have on dew.
7.20pm We’re ten mins clear of the primary ball. Time at hand over the controls to Hemant Brar.
Ashish: “I still remember Vaibav Arora’s beauty of an inswinger to dismiss N Jagadeesan (current CSK player) who was the highest run scorer in that season of the Syed Mustaq ali. CSK’s openers should be wary of him.”
7.15pm Interesting variety from Punjab Kings. They’ve picked Vaibhav Arora over a extra skilled swing bowler in Sandeep Sharma. Arora has a pointy inswinger in his repertoire and he ripped out Tamil Nadu’s best order within the 2020-21 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy quarter-final in Ahmedabad. Arora arrange the sport superbly for HP, however Shahrukh Khan’s mighty blows in the end tipped it TN’s means. Arora and Shahrukh are actually team-mates at PBKS. Arora used to be with KKR final season they usually bid for him at the newest public sale too, however the profitable bid (INR 2 crore) got here from Kings.
Ankit: “CSK and MI seem to have lost their X-factor in Boult and du Plessis. Two all time greats but twice as destructive when paired with Bumrah and Gaikwad.”
Arumugam Thonda: “Chris Jordan and Dwayne Bravo offer very similar skillsets. I’m not sure i understand why CSK didn’t go with an extra spinner instead.”
Bert Wade: “would really live to see odean smith do well with the ball. this guy is super talented but showed his inexperience in his previous appearance. hopefully he have a decent outing for his team today “
Shankar: “CSK is very light on spin. Neither Mooen nor Jadeja are genuine wicket takers in this format. I will prefer Theekshana/Solaniki in place of Jordan/Mukesh.”
7pm CSK win the toss and can bowl first. Jadeja wins his first toss and wears a large grin on his face. Jordan has recovered from sickness and can make his debut for CSK, towards his former staff.
PBKS: 1 Mayank Agarwal(capt), 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk), 4 Liam Livingstone, 5 M Shahrukh Khan, 6 Jitesh Sharma, 7 Odean Smith, 8 Arshdeep Singh, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Rahul Chahar, 11 Vaibhav Arora
CSK: 1 Ruturaj Gaikwad, 2 Robin Uthappa, 3 Moeen Ali, 4 Ambati Rayudu, 5 Ravindra Jadeja(capt), 6 MS Dhoni(wk), 7 Shivam Dube, 8 Dwayne Bravo, 9 Chris Jordan, 10 Dwaine Pretorius, 11 Mukesh Choudhary
Jadeja: We wish to stay issues easy and the men know what to do when they are below the pump. One alternate: Jordan replaces Tushar.
Agarwal: I believe it looks as if a just right batting wicket. We wish to put a just right overall and use the scoreboard power. We have Vaibhav and Jitesh for Harpreet Brar and Raj Bawa.
Mahesh: “Jadeja after winning the toss “seeking to stay issues easy” sounds to me Dhoni’s way”
HP swing bowler Vaibhav Arora and Vidarbha keeper-batter Jitesh Sharma have won their maiden IPL caps. Warm applause for them within the PBKS huddle.
6.50pm Maruti Suzuki ASKcricinfo stat: Who has scored essentially the most runs in powerplays within the IPL?
JoMarch: “So, is this it for Devon Conway? Just the one chance at the top of the order? A shame for a player of his quality.” — Deepak Chahar’s injury-enforced absence has shaken up the steadiness of the staff
SpaceyAVP: “For PBKS, I would bring in Bairstow for Liam Livingstone if at all, else not change the foreign players. I wouldn’t drop Smith- he’s been in great form and he has express pace too. But I would definitely drop Harpreet Brar and get in another bowler – maybe Sandeep. Either way rooting for Sadda Punjab!”
Paarth: “Whilst I understand why CSK were hesitant giving a spinner another over in the last game. Giving Dube the ball for the penultimate over was terrible, the guy isn’t a bowler he’s a batsman who could be used in the middle overs very occasionally. If dew is a concern then use your spinners at the top”
johal: “I would go in with Bairstow,bhanuka ,livingston and KG for the 4 overseas and replace brar with sandeep as he is good in powerplay then u can keep KG and arshdeep for death bowling and replace bawa with rishi Dhawan.”
Samrat Ahuja: ” Hangargekar seems to be a popular choice based on his recent exploits at under19 WC, However, Mukesh Choudhary showed ‘spark’ in his first appearance. Knowing CSK, won’t expect a lot of changes in playing 11 from them!”
Varshith : “Hello guys, good evening and backing Shikhar get a good one tonight, he’s improved his range of shots and loves playing vs CSK.” — He positive does
Sanket: “CSK should give U-19 champ Rajvardhan Hangargekar a go, he has that pace which can really unsettle the opposition and also can swing the ball upfront.”
Samrat Ahuja: “Preview said Punjab would slot in Bairstow for Odeon Smith. Should it not be in place of Livingstone, Smith won the man of the match award in first match, before being ripped apart by Russell!!” — I’d nonetheless keep on with Odean. His fast tempo can check CSK’s batting line-up and Milne apart, CSK wouldn’t have a ‘surprise bowler’ who can pin down Odean. I’d nonetheless pass with Rajapaksa and Livingstone and cling again Bairstow.
6.35pm In case you are into fable cricket, we advise you to pick out Ruturaj Gaikwad as your captain even supposing he has controlled best rankings of 0, 1 upon go back from damage.
6.30pm For the primary time of their IPL historical past, Chennai Super Kings have began a season with back-to-back losses. It isn’t panic stations but. So says Eric Simmons, their bowling guide, chatting with Super Kings’ social channel. Is Adam Milne are compatible once more? Has Chris Jordan recovered from sickness? Should CSK usher in thriller spinner Maheesh Theekshana or leggie Prashant Solanki? How about Hangargekar for Dube? Plenty of questions to reply to for them.
CSK’s fighters Punjab Kings have had two contrasting video games thus far, opening with a victory towards RCB after which collapsing to a defeat towards KKR. Johnny Bairstow has finished quarantine upon arrival from the Caribbean, however Bhanuka Rajapaksa provides left-handedness along with identical muscle within the center order. Kings must make the harsh variety name. I’m Deivarayan Muthu and I’ll be joined by way of Hemant Brar to convey you ball-by-ball motion. Srinidhi’s preview will let you know the whole lot you want to grasp for now.