The four-time champion team Chennai Super Kings will face Punjab Kings in the 11th match of the 15th season of the IPL. Chennai and Punjab will face off at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday (April 3). The Chennai team has lost both of its matches so far. Punjab has won one match and lost one at the same time. Now it will be interesting to see what changes both teams make in their starting XIs for their third match.
The Chennai Super Kings’ team could undergo two changes.
Chennai’s batsmen and bowlers did not walk in the first match against Kolkata Knight Riders. The first match had ended in a humiliating defeat for the team. Following that, the batsmen performed admirably in the second match against the Lucknow Super Giants, but the bowlers once again disappointed. In the death overs, the team lacked specialist bowlers.
Chennai’s team against Punjab has undergone two changes. Rajvardhan Hungergekar, a member of India’s Under-19 World Cup-winning team, and veteran England all-rounder Chris Jordan may get their first taste of playing for Chennai. Jordan was admitted to the hospital for a six-day stay due to a tonsil infection. They are now prepared to return. Ravindra Jadeja will have to decide whether or not to give him a chance.
Bhanuka was replaced by Bairstow.
In terms of Punjab, he blew up against RCB, achieving a target of 206 runs. The team then turned in a disgraceful performance against the Kolkata Knight Riders. The fans were disappointed by both the batsmen and the bowlers. In their third match, the Punjab team can make two changes. Jonny Bairstow, England’s explosive batsman, and Rishi Dhawan, India’s all-rounder, could be included in the squad. Bhanuka Rajapaksa, who has been a brilliant batsman, and Raj Bawa, who has disappointed in two matches, may be forced to sit out in such a situation.
Chennai Super Kings’ most likely starting lineup
Dwayne Bravo, Chris Jordan, Rajvardhan Hungergekar, Dwayne Pretorius, Rituraj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dubey, Ravindra Jadeja (c), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Chris Jordan, Rajvardhan Hungergekar
Punjab Kings’ Most Likely Starting 11
Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Liam Livingston, Odeon Smith, Shah Rukh Khan, Rishi Dhawan, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar