Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings IPL 2024 prediction: Match win, Dream11 and toss

  • Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings match prediction: CSK to win
  • Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings toss prediction: CSK to win the toss and field first

Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings prediction

  • CSK vs PBKS date and time: May 1, 7:30 PM IST
  • CSK vs PBKS venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

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CSK vs PBKS match preview

Chennai Super Kings (KKR) and Punjab Kings (DC) will be up against each other in the 49th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. The MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai will host the contest.

The Kings are languishing in the bottom half of the table with 6 points and a net run rate of -0.187 thanks to wins in 3 out of 9 games. The Super Kings, on the other hand, have 10 points from 5 wins in the tournament thus far.

The Super Kings and have played 29 matches against each other since they first met back in 2008. CSK are leading their opponents 16-13. At the Chepauk, CSK have a 4-3 lead over the Kings. In their previous meeting, PBKS beat CSK by 4 wickets in Chennai.

After batting first, CSK scored 200 for the loss of 4 wickets. Devon Conway scored an unbeaten 92 off 52 balls. Arshdeep Singh, Sam Curran, Rahul Chahar, and Sikandar Raza picked up 1 wicket apiece. Thereafter, PBKS chased down the target off the last ball.

The CSK vs PBKS prediction is going to be an exciting one since both teams won their last games and are in decent form.

Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings IPL 2024 prediction: CSK vs PBKS
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Chennai Super Kings

The Super Kings will be high on confidence after they defeated the mighty Sunrisers Hyderabad by 78 runs in their previous game. After being asked to bat, Ruturaj Gaikwad’s 98-run knock helped CSK post 212 for 3 on the board. Daryl Mitchell and Shivam Dube also played handy knocks of 52 and 39 not out respectively.

SRH stuttered in their run-chase as PBKS restricted them to 134 in 18.5 overs. Tushar Deshpande was the standout bowler for the Super Kings after he finished with figures of 3-0-27-4.

The CSK vs PBKS prediction will depend on how the Super Kings continue their home dominance at the Chepauk.

Chennai Super Kings Possible 11: Ajinkya Rahane, Ruturaj Gaikwad (c), Daryl Mitchell, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (wk), Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Mustafizur Rahman, Matheesha Pathirana

Punjab Kings

The Kings, led by Sam Curran, recorded the highest successful run-chase in the history of T20 cricket. After being asked to chase down 262, PBKS romped home with 8 balls to spare. Prabhsimran Singh laid the platform with a fifty off 18 balls. Thereafter, Jonny Bairstow scored a 45-ball hundred to take PBKS closer to victory. In the end, it was Shashank Singh’s knock of 68 off 28 balls that powered Punjab to victory.

The outcome of the CSK vs PBKS prediction will depend on how the Kings carry their confidence after their morale-boosting win over the Knight Riders.

Punjab Kings Possible 11: Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran (c), Rilee Rossouw, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shashank Singh, Ashutosh Sharma, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh

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Pitch report and expected weather conditions

The pitch at the Chepauk has been batting friendly in recently. LSG recently showed that targets of above 200 can be chased down at the venue in Chennai, although SRH failed to do it. Hence, teams should opt to field first after winning the toss.

Playing conditions will be dangerously humid with numbers in the 70s and 80s. Therefore, players should try and stay hydrated. Temperatures will be around the 33-degree Celsius mark. Wind gusts of 41 km/h will be there.

CSK vs PBKS Dream11 prediction

Our CSK vs PBKS Dream11 predictions for this match:

  • Wicketkeeper(s): Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh
  • Batter(s): Daryl Mitchell, Shashank Singh, Shivam Dube, Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • All-rounder(s): Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran
  • Bowler(s): Harshal Patel, Mustafizur Rahman, Matheesha Pathirana
  • Recommended captain: Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • Recommended vice-captain: Sam Curran

We have picked Ruturaj Gaikwad as our captain simply because of the stupendous form he has been in. In 9 matches, he has scored 447 runs at an average of 63.85 and a strike-rate of 149.49 with a hundred and 3 fifties to his name. Gaikwad is someone who plays through the innings and does not throw his wicket away.

Sam Curran is our vice-captain since he has kept chipping in performances as an all-rounder. In 9 matches, he has scored 152 runs at an average of 19 with a top score of 63. Curran has also accounted for 12 scalps at an economy rate of 9.67 with a 3-wicket haul to his name.

CSK vs PBKS match prediction: Chennai Super Kings to win

As per the CSK vs PBKS match prediction, the Super Kings will go into the match as firm favourites. PBKS won against KKR, but going past the Super Kings at the Chepauk may not be a walk in the park.

CSK vs PBKS toss prediction: Chennai Super Kings to win the toss and field first

As per the CSK vs PBKS toss prediction, teams should opt to field first after winning the toss. Punjab would not mind chasing given how they took the KKR bowlers to the cleaners in their previous game.

Player of the Match prediction: Ruturaj Gaikwad  

Ruturaj Gaikwad has been in splendid form for the Super Kings. Although he missed out on a hundred against the Sunrisers, he will be high on confidence and is a contender to win the Player of the Match award. The likes of Shivam Dube and Matheesha Pathirana are also in good form and can win the award as well.

Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings betting odds

  • Chennai Super Kings odds: 1.637
  • Punjab Kings odds: 2.333

The CSK vs PBKS betting odds are in favour of the Super Kings since they will be playing at home. But one should not undermine PBKS, especially after their impressive outing against KKR.


Rohit is an experienced cricket writer based in India