Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings: Chennai Super Kings Eye First Win Against Punjab Kings

April 3, 2022

IPL 2022
Match 11
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai

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Punjab Kings Punjab Kings

Chennai Super Kings will face Punjab Kings in match 11 of the Indian Premier League 2022 at the Braboune Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday.

Chennai Super Kings have entered the competition as defending champions but in just a weeks’ time, they are already facing an uphill battle to defend their crown.

The reigning champions have suffered back-to-back defeats in the first two matches of this edition against the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Lucknow Super Giants by six wickets each.

Punjab Kings will enter the match against Chennai Super Kings as slight favorites after having a mixed start to their campaign. Both teams have faced off 25 times in the history of the competition where Chennai have a clear edge with 15 wins compared to 10 victories of the Kings.

Teams Status

Chennai Super Kings Form and Team News:

Teams bowling unit must be an obvious cause of concern for the management going into Sunday’s fixture as in the first two matches, bowlers managed to claim just eight wickets out of the possible 20.

The coaching staff will be hoping to see the return of pacer Adam Milne, who bowled just 2.3 overs in the first match and missed the subsequent fixture due to an injury, which will definitely bolster the bowling attack.

Other than that, the batting department looks alright with the likes of Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, former captain MS Dhoni and current leader Ravindra Jadeja all amongst the runs.

Punjab Kings Form and Team News:

In the opening fixture, the team led by Mayank Agarwal registered an impressive win against Royal Challengers Bangalore that too while chasing a mammoth target of 206. However, in the second fixture, they suffered a six-wicket defeat to Kolkata Knight Riders.

Just like Chennai, Punjab’s major problem in the first two matches has been their bowling department as the bowlers only managed to claim six wickets out of the possible 20.

Those numbers are just not going to be enough for any team to cement their place in the next round of the competition and therefore, the management would be hoping for better performance in the matches to come.

The Kings’ batting unit looked alright in the first couple of matches where the likes of Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone and captain Agarwal have been amongst the runs.

The team is likely to receive a major boost as England’s star wicketkeeper-batter Jonny Bairstow will be available for selection after completing his three-day mandatory quarantine.

It will be interesting to see how the management would try to bring in Bairstow as Rajapaksa, who has kept the wickets in the first two matches, is currently the side’s leading run-getter in the competition.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Chennai Super Kings Punjab Kings 1.68 2.20
PariPesa 1.712 2.224
22Bet 1.68 2.184
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The odds are in Chennai’s favor, Punjab Kings have managed to open their account in the competition with a win over Bangalore. On the sportsbooks at, Paripesa, and 22Bet, the odds for a Chennai Super Kings win are placed at 1.68, 1.712, and 1.68, respectively. On the other hand, 2.20, 2.224, and 2.184 are the odds for a Punjab Kings victory in the three sportsbooks above.

Tipster’s Angle

Despite losing their first two matches, Defending Champions Chennai Super Kings will take heart from the fact that they have won previous five matches out of seven played against Punjab Kings Captain Mahendra Singh will be hoping that the side can bring their A-game to the table in this fixture.

On the other hand, Punjab Kings will need to show discipline in all three departments to upstage Chennai Super Kings.

Tip: Rahul Chahar to lead the bowling charge for Punjab [email protected]

Leg-spinner Rahul Chahar has put in excellent performances in the two matches played for Punjab Kings this season. In the previous game, Chahar bowled well and picked up two wickets against Kolkata Knight Riders. Chahar is backed to be top bowler for Punjab Kings. These odds have been sourced from

Tip: Robin Uthappa to continue his decent form for [email protected]

Veteran batsman showcased decent form for Chennai Super Kings in the two matches played so far this season. Uthappa is expected to score well over 20.5 runs and is tipped to be top batsman for Chennai Super Kings. These odds have been sourced from


Both teams will be coming into the fixture hoping to return to winning ways to gather some momentum ahead of the important phase of the competition.

On paper, Chennai Super Kings have more famous names on the team sheet but the majority of them have passed their prime. On the other hand, Punjab Kings looked decent in the first two matches and the possible inclusion of Bairstow will further strengthen the playing XI.

Therefore, the prediction is for the Kings to secure their second win in the competition. 

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