Date: 16th April 2021
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
This is going to be one serious, interesting and high scoring fixture. Both the teams are well equipped with pace bowling. PBKS has the likes of Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith while CSk have the likes of Deepak Chahar, Sam Curran who can pick up wickets with their ball movements in the air. Also, CSK signed up Jason Behrendorff as the replacement for Josh Hazlewood which gives Chennai further more options to play alongside Lungi Ngidi.
The stats suggest that CSK have an upper-hand over PBKS. In the 23 matches played between both the franchises, CSK have emerged as winners 14 times while PBKS have won 9 times.
Again, Sam Curran can prove to be the game changer in this match and also Amabati Rayudu can take himself to a good innings. Though it is a very tough call for me as well but CSK have a slight edge over PBKS in this match. Deepak Chahar and Sam Curran would look to do the damage to the top order. Dawid Malan can play a big innings alongside Mayank Agarwal.
All depends on who wins the toss though. I am still going to back CSK to win this fixture.