IPL 2021: VRV Singh predicts PBKS to win against CSK
CSK looking for their first win.
Updated - Apr 16, 2021 8:29 pm
The eighth match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) is currently in progress at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Winning the toss, the Super Kings’ skipper MS Dhoni opted to field first, which has been the case quite often with teams despite a few of the totals being defended so far.
On a Head-to-Head count in the history of IPL of these two sides, Chennai has an upper hand, winning 14 games each against Punjab in 23 meetings. However, former PBKS cricketer and the CricTracker expert VRV Singh reckons that the KL Rahul-led side will be able to take an edge over Dhoni and his men in this encounter and register their second consecutive win of the season.
Speaking in CricTracker’s live show ‘In The Air’, Singh reckoned that PBKS has an upper hand and winning momentum with them. He also suggested that Punjab’s batting order has some explosive batsmen in Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, KL Rahul, and Deepak Hooda. On being asked to predict the winner in the pre-match show, Bisla said, “I would like to go with Punjab as I think they have an upper hand in today’s encounter.” He mentioned that KL Rahul has been in form and his 91 runs in the previous game were crucial.
“I would like to go with Punjab, rest it depends on which side players better cricket”, said Singh.
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CSK looking for their first win
CSK suffered a massive seven-wicket defeat in its tournament opener against the Delhi Capitals at the Wankhede Stadium, as the Capitals went about to chase 189 runs quite comfortably on the back of brilliant half-centuries from both their openers Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan.
On the other hand, Punjab Kings was able to defeat Rajasthan Royals just by four runs. After posting 221 on the board thanks to KL Rahul and Deepak Hooda’s onslaught, they almost lost it against the might of Sanju Samson, who smashed a century before falling on the last ball as his side fell painfully short of the massive target.