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Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings Tips - Gaikwad form to continue in IPL
- Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings predictions for Thursday’s Indian Premier League match
- Chennai Super Kings have won 3 of their last 5 matches
- Can Ruturaj Gaikwads terrific form propel Chennai Super Kings to top spot?
- Tips, stats, team news & preview
CSK can still finish top with a victory against the Kings (Getty Images)
Chennai Suuper Kings vs Punjab Kings Tips
The Chennai Super Kings have been magnificent in the 2021 IPL but have dropped their last two matches. They will be keen to bounce back to regain top spot. A Super Kings win is my best bet.
- Chennai Suuper Kings vs Punjab Kings Tips
- Head to Head
- Chennai Super Kings Form
- Chennai Super Kings Team News
- Punjab Kings Form
- Punjab Kings Team News
- Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings FAQs
- Chennai Super Kings’ Ruturaj Gaikwad has scored 101, 45 and 40 runs in 3 of his last 4 innings.
- Chennai Super Kings have won 3 of their last 5 matches.
- Chennai Super Kings have won 4 of their last 5 matches against Punjab Kings.
- Punjab Kings have lost 3 of their last 5 matches
- Punjab Kings’ KL Rahul has scored 39, 67 and 21 runs in 3 of his last 4 innings.
Head to Head
Chennai Super Kings have won four of the last five matches between the sides. Last time out, they continued their dominance in this fixture with an easy six wicket victory.
Chennai Super Kings Form
Chennai Super Kings come into this game off the back of two defeats. They occupy second spot on the Indian Premier League table and will be keen on getting back to the top.
CSK's previous encounter against Delhi Capitals was a top of the table thriller. Batting first, they struggled for any sort of momentum. Ambati Rayudu (55) was the only batter with any sort of fluidity as the men in yellow limped to a meagre 136-5 in their 20 overs.
In the field, the Super Kings defended every run with their lives. Shardul Thakur was the pick of the bowlers with 2-13, which ensured the match went down to the wire. It was the Capitals who held their nerve however, claiming a three wicket victory.
Chennai Super Kings Team News
Chennai Super Kings will want to finish top of the table. Therefore no changes are expected.
Punjab Kings Form
Punjab Kings have lost three of their last five fixtures. They occupy sixth place on the table. A playoff spot is still a possibility but they will have to take the points in this match.
The Kings last outing against the Royal Challengers Bangalore was a nail-biter. Australia's Moises Henriques bowled superbly, taking 3-12 to ensure the RCB only reached 164 runs.
In the chase, a stunning opening partnership of 91 runs between KL Rahul (39) and Mayank Agarwal (57) runs got the Punjab Kings off to a flying start. Thereafter the batsmen however struggled which saw the Kings fall six runs shy of their target.
Punjab Kings Team News
With this being almost last chance saloon for a playoff spot, the Punjab Kings are unlikely to make any changes. They will be at full strength.
Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings FAQs
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Chennai Super Kings are tipped to get back to winning ways against the struggling Punjab Kings. The in-form Ruturaj Gaikwad is backed to top score for CSK.
KL Rahul has enjoyed yet another superb IPL. He is backed to top score for Punjab.
Best Bet: Super Kings Win Result $1.65 at Palmerbet - 4 Units
Best Punjab Kings Batsman Tip: KL Rahul Best Punjab Kings Batsman $2.25 at Sportsbet - 1 Unit
Best Super Kings Batsman Tip: Ruturaj Gaikwad Best Super Kings Batsman $3.00 at Topsport - 1 Unit