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

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

Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings prediction

  • PBKS vs CSK date and time: May 5, 3:30 PM IST
  • PBKS vs CSK venue: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala

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PBKS vs CSK match preview

Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will be up against each other in the 53rd match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala will host the contest.

The Super Kings have plenty of work to do as they currently have 10 points and a net run rate of +0.627 with wins in 5 out of 10 matches. The Kings are not far behind with 8 points and a net run rate of -0.062.

The Super Kings and the Kings have faced each other 30 times since their first meeting back in 2008. CSK have won 16 times while PBKS finished on the winning side 14 times. At the HPCA Stadium, both teams have won 1 match apiece.

The last time when these two teams met in Dharamsala back in 2012, PBKS beat CSK by 6 wickets. Adam Gilchrist won the Player of the Match award after he scored an unbeaten 64 off 46 balls with 9 fours and 2 sixes.

The PBKS vs CSK prediction is going to be a close one since both teams are still quite some distance away from making it through to the next round.

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

The PBKS vs CSK prediction will depend on how the Kings carry on from where they left off against the Super Kings last time around.

The Kings would be high on confidence given how they performed against CSK at the Chepauk. Rahul Chahar and Harpreet Brar picked up 4 wickets and broke the backbone of the Super Kings. Arshdeep Singh, however, needs to return to form after he leaked 52 runs in his quota of 4 overs.

The fact that Jonny Bairstow has returned to form with a couple of handy knocks under his belt is also a positive sign for the Kings.

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

Chennai Super Kings

The outcome of the PBKS vs CSK prediction will depend on how CSK manage to turn their fortunes around from their last game.  

The Super Kings do not have the services of Mustafizur Rahman, who will now take part in the T20I series against Zimbabwe. Deepak Chahar sustained an injury after bowling only 2 balls in the previous match. Matheesha Pathirana and Tushar Deshpande also missed the game against PBKS at the Chepauk.

Therefore, CSK have plenty to think about going into their upcoming contest, especially in their fast bowling department.

Chennai Super Kings Possible 11: Ajinkya Rahane, Ruturaj Gaikwad (c), Daryl Mitchell, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (wk), Shardul Thakur, Tushar Deshpande/Mukesh Chaudhary Richard Gleeson, Matheesha Pathirana

Pitch report and expected weather conditions

The pitch at the venue in Dharamsala is expected to be an excellent one for batting. The upcoming game may turn out to be a high-scoring affair and scores of above 200 is on the cards. Bowlers need to be accurate to reap the rewards.

There is a 60 percent chance of rain throughout the duration of the match. Temperatures will be around the 24-degree Celsius mark. Wind gusts of 26 km/h will be there.

PBKS vs CSK Dream11 prediction

Our PBKS vs CSK Dream11 predictions for this match:

  • Wicketkeeper(s): Jonny Bairstow
  • Batter(s): Ajinkya Rahane, Shashank Singh, Shivam Dube, Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • All-rounder(s): Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran
  • Bowler(s): Harshal Patel, Tushar Deshpande, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar
  • Recommended captain: Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • Recommended vice-captain: Shivam Dube

Ruturaj Gaikwad recently toppled Virat Kohli as the Orange Cap holder in the ongoing edition of the T20 league. In 10 matches, the CSK skipper has tacked up 509 runs at an average of 63.62 and a strike-rate of 146.68 with a hundred and 4 fifties to show for his efforts. After not being picked in the T20 World Cup, Gaikwad has a point to prove to the national selectors.

Shivam Dube failed to perform in the previous game, but one cannot afford to ignore the excellent form he has been in. In 10 matches, Dube has racked up 350 runs at an average of 50 and a strike-rate of 171.56 with 3 half-centuries and a top score of 66 not out to his name. Hence, we have picked him as the vice-captain of our teams.

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PBKS vs CSK match prediction: Chennai Super Kings to win

As per the PBKS vs CSK match prediction, the Super Kings are expected to win. They will be desperate to make amends in the reverse fixture after losing to the Kings at the Chepauk.

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

As per the PBKS vs CSK toss prediction, CSK should opt to field first after winning the toss. Dharamsala has favoured the chasing teams over the years and the Super Kings should not try anything different.

Player of the Match prediction: Ruturaj Gaikwad

Ruturaj Gaikwad is one of the strong contenders to win the Player of the Match award in the upcoming game. He has arguably been the standout batter for CSK in the tournament. Being the leading run-scorer of the tournament, he will again be expected to lead the run-charts. The focus will also be on Shivam Dube as the southpaw has been in great form.  

Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings betting odds

  • Punjab Kings odds: 2.117
  • Chennai Super Kings odds: 1.763

The PBKS vs CSK betting odds are in favour of the Super Kings. Although CSK lost their previous game, the bookmakers think that the will be able to come up trumps in Dharamsala.


Rohit is an experienced cricket writer based in India