Today Indian T20 League match is the battle of two kings. The kings from Punjab and the kings from Chennai will play this Punjab vs Chennai game to decide which team is superior. The today match playing 11, today’s match prediction, live pitch report today match, and today weather report is mentioned in this aticle.
Chennai vs Punjab game will be the seventh game of the Indian T20 League will be played at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
It would be the second game for both teams this year. Chennai's first game was against Delhi, and Punjab's first game was against Rajasthan.
The game between Chennai and Delhi was played on a flat pitch. Both the teams had a batting lineup running deep.
Sam Curran came in to bat on the eighth number. Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, and Deepak Chahar were the remaining batsmen for Chennai.
Chennai lost the toss against Delhi and came out to bat first. Ruturaj Gaikwad took the guard first against Chris Woakes.
Faf du Plessis was standing on the other side with Gaikwad. The third delivery of the over was a half-volley which Gaikwad dispatched for a boundary. Chennai made four runs in the first over.
Avesh Khan bowled the second over for Delhi, and he started with a wide delivery. Gaikwad gave a single to du Plessis on the third ball of the over. Avesh Khan bowled a delivery that bent towards du Plessis. He misjudged the ball, and it hit him in front of off-stump. The umpire gave him out, and he went for a review. Faf du Plessis was out for a duck. He was dismissed leg before for the first time in 78 innings. Moeen Ali came out to bat next with Gaikwad.
Gaikwad edged the first delivery of the second over by Chris Woakes, and the ball went straight to Shikhar Dhawan, who was standing in the slips.
Chennai managed to put seven runs on the scoreboard and lost two wickets in this process. Suresh Raina then joined Moeen Ali in the middle.
Raina then played the next four deliveries of Woakes. He scored a boundary off the last ball.
Ravichandran Ashwin bowled the fifth over of the innings, and they scored ten runs in the over. In the first six overs, Chennai managed to make 33 runs with a loss of two wickets.
Both Raina and Moeen targeted the next over bowled by Ashwin. They again managed to score ten runs off his over. Ashwin came out to bowl the ninth over the innings. Moeen hit two sixes off the first two deliveries. On the third delivery, Moeen tried a reverse sweep, and Dhawan caught it. Moeen made 36 off 24 deliveries.
Ambati Rayudu came out to bat next. Raina hit a six off the last ball of the over. Ashwin gave away 18 runs and took a wicket.
Ashwin finished his quota of four overs in the eleventh over of the innings. Chennai had a score of 81 runs on the board, out of which it scored 47 runs off Ashwin's bowling.
Raina made his half-century in the 13th over of the game. He took just 32 balls to reach the mark.
Rayudu was the next man to depart. He made 23 off 16 balls.
Jadeja came out to bat on the sixth number. Chennai had managed to score 136 runs in 15 overs.
On the first delivery of the 16th over, Suresh Raina got run out for 54 runs off 36 deliveries.
Dhoni walked in to bat on the seventh number. Avesh Khan bowled him on the third delivery of the over for a duck.
After Dhoni’s departure, Sam Curran joined Jadeja in the middle. Both of them had 27 balls to play.
Both of them made 51 runs from these 27 balls. Sam Curran made 34 off 15 balls, and Jadeja made 26 off 17 balls.
Sam Curran scored 24 runs from eight balls of Tom Curran, his elder brother.
Chennai made 188 runs with a loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs.
Delhi managed to chase down the target in 18.4 overs. Prithvi Shaw made 72 off 38 balls, while Shikhar Dhawan made 85 off 54.
Shardul Thakur gave away 53 runs in 3.4 overs. He took two wickets but was the most expensive bowler of the night.
Chennai would look to get a win across its name from this Punjab vs Chennai game.
Both Punjab and Chennai have played a total of 24 games. Today’s match will be the 25th game between both teams.
Out of these 24 games, Punjab has won 9 while Chennai has won 15 games.
Eight of Chennai’s 15 wins have come while batting first. The other seven wins have come while batting second.
Punjab has won 5 games while batting first and four games while batting second.
The average runs made by Chennai while batting first is 177.1, and Punjab has made runs with an average of 166.8 while batting first.
The average of Punjab while batting second is 154.3, and Chennai’s average while batting second is 162.1.
Since 2013, both teams have played 13 games. Out of these 13 games, Chennai has won 8 games, and Punjab has won 5.
Last year, Chennai won both Punjab vs Chennai games.
Suresh Raina has scored the maximum amount of runs in Chennai vs Punjab head to head encounters. He has made 711 runs in 20 innings. MS Dhoni, who has made 525 runs in 19 games, is second on the list.
For Punjab, Shaun Marsh has scored the most amount of runs. He has made 296 runs in 7 games.
KL Rahul is the highest scorer for Punjab among the current players. He has made 262 runs in six games.
Ravichandran Ashwin has taken the most amount of wickets. He took 12 wickets from 14 games for the Chennai team. While playing for Punjab, he took six wickets in 4 matches against Chennai. He is one of the eleven players who have played for both the Chennai and Punjab franchise.
Defending a score on a cricket pitch at the Wankhede Stadium is always challenging. Chennai’s bowlers could not defend 188 runs against the Delhi team. But the team scored 188 runs even after Delhi's bowlers dismissed the openers for a cheap score.
Stephen Fleming mentioned that Lungi Ngidi and Jason Behrendorff would not be available for selection in today's Indian T20 League match too.
The Chennai playing 11 today match might look like this:
The Punjab playing 11 today might look like this:
The wicket-keeper batsman knows how to lead the team from the front. In the first match against Rajasthan, Rahul made 91 off 50 balls and missed the well-deserved century.
However, his century was the building block for Punjab’s 221 runs against Rajasthan. From now on, he would be the most influential player for the Punjab-based franchise throughout the tournament.
Punjab dismissed Pooran for a golden duck in the first match. But this does not change his importance in the team.
Last season, he made 353 runs in 14 matches with an average of 35.30 and a strike rate of 169.71.
Moeen made 36 runs off 24 balls and was looking in good shape. He got out while trying a reverse sweep of Ravichandran Ashwin’s bowling.
His off-spin and his capabilities of hitting the ball out of the park is will be important for Chennai in today T20 Match playing 11.
Curran was the show-stopper for Chennai in the first match. He made 34 off 15 balls.
During his innings, he hit four 4s and two 6s. His role in the Chennai team is of a finisher. He will be a critical asset for Chennai in the Punjab vs Chennai game.
He would be the most important part of the match prediction today.
Batsmen: Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis
All-rounders: Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Ravindra Jadeja
Wicket-keeper: KL Rahul
Bowler: Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar
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They will play the match at the Wankhede Cricket Stadium. The pitch has only produced high-scoring encounters, and the today match pitch report predicts that this match will also be the same.
The pitch will provide enough support to batsmen throughout the match. There might be some help for the fast bowlers in the initial half of the game.
Defending a total is not a simple task on this pitch, and the bowlers will have a hard time in today’s match.
However, the batsmen from both teams will be eager to play on this cricket pitch.
Today’s weather report in Mumbai points towards a clear sky. The temperature is expected to remain between 27°C – 32°C.
The weather report today also mentions that the humidity will be above 50%. The chances of rain during the match are very low.
Tomorrow weather report also suggests that the weather will remain the same.
On a cricket ground like Wankhede, the importance of toss becomes insignificant. No score is a safe score, and teams batting second can probably chase down a total.
The team winning the toss should bowl first and then chase the target in the second half. Both the teams have players who can go hard against the opponent.
Chennai has a batting lineup that runs deep. Chennai’s encounter against Delhi showed its batsmen can change the course of the match from any point.
Punjab’s batsmen had a great outing against Rajasthan on Monday.
Both Chennai and Punjab lost the toss against the opponent. Both of them batted first.
Both the teams put up a good total on the board. However, the only difference was that Punjab’s bowlers defended the total while Chennai’s bowlers could not.
The team winning the toss will have significant control over the game. Today cricket match prediction from our side is that the chances of Punjab winning this Punjab vs Chennai game are pretty high.
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