Ind T20 League, Match 49: CHE vs PUN Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Indian T20 League

Match 49: CHE vs PUN


After consecutive losses against Lucknow (LUC), defending champions returned to winning ways, edging past Hyderabad (HYD) at Chepauk. The victory helped the five time champions inch a step closer to the playoffs in the ongoing edition of the Indian T20 League. CHE has currently occupied the third spot in the league standings with 10 points from nine matches. CHE will look to continue the winning momentum when they host Punjab (PUN) in their next fixture. 

CHE performed well as a bowling unit in the last game against HYD. With Ruturaj Gaikwad leading from the front with bat in hand, their batters also looked in sublime touch. Shivam Dube has been a revelation for them at four this season. Darryl Mitchell, who looked out of sorts at number three bounced back emphatically with a composed fifty. Ajinkya Rahane’s woeful form up top is a matter of concern for the yellow army. The trio of Tushar Deshpande, Mustafizur Rahman and Matheesha Pathirana will hold the key for them with ball in hand.

Meanwhile, PUN are coming into this match on the back of a historic win over Kolkata hunting down a gigantic total of 262 runs. Johnny Bairstow was the chief architect of that monumental victory. He top scored with an unbeaten 102 off just 48 balls, helping PUN record the biggest run chase in T20 cricket.   

Match Details

Match: CHE vs PUN, 49th Match, Indian T20 League 2024

Date: Wednesday, May 01, 2024

7:30 PM

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai


Pitch and Weather Report

The Chepauk pitch has been conducive to bowling in the first innings this season. Dew will play a role in the second innings at this wicket. Hence the team winning the toss might elect to field first and make use of the damp conditions in the second innings. 

The maximum temperature is 37 degree celsius whereas the minimum temperature is projected to be 31 degree celsius. No rain is forecasted for the day and it will remain humid throughout. Nights are expected to be a tad breezy. 

CHE vs PUN Squads

CHE: Ruturaj Gaikwad (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Ajinkya Rahane, Daryl Mitchell, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Mustafizur Rahman, Matheesha Pathirana, Sameer Rizvi , Shardul Thakur, Shaik Rasheed, Mitchell Santner, Rachin Ravindra, Ajay Jadav Mandal, Prashant Solanki, Mukesh Choudhary, Simarjeet Singh, RS Hangargekar, Maheesh Theekshana, Nishant Sindhu, Aravelly Avanish, Richard Gleeson

PUN: Sam Curran (c), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Jonny Bairstow, Rilee Rossouw, Shashank Singh, Ashutosh Sharma, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Prabhsimran Singh, Rishi Dhawan, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Shivam Singh, Prince Choudhary, Vishwanath Singh, Nathan Ellis, Atharva Taide, Tanay Thyagarajan, Liam Livingstone, Sikandar Raza, Chris Woakes, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Shikhar Dhawan

CHE vs PUN Probable Playing XIs

CHE: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Daryl Mitchell, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Moeen Ali, Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Matheesha Pathirana, Mustafizur Rahman

PUN: Prabhsimran Singh/Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Rilee Rossouw, Shashank Singh, Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma, Ashutosh Sharma, Harpreet Brar, Haarshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh

Match Prediction

Back to back losses against LUC came down as a shock to CHE, but the reigning champions showed why they are rated so highly in the competition with a splendid bounce-back win over HYD. They should be able to put up another clinical all round performance and register yet another home win. 

We are backing Gaikwad and co as winners of this duel. 

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