KATHMANDU, APRIL 16
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) who lost their first game of the IPL 2021 campaign will take on Punjab Kings (PBKS) which has already registered a win to their name on Friday.
The contest between the two sides has been scheduled at 7: 30 pm and will be played at Mumbai's high-scoring pitch in Wankhede Stadium.
After winning the toss, CSK have opted to bowl first.
CSK lost in their previous encounter with the Delhi Capitals (DC) despite putting a decent total of 188 runs in 20 overs on board while Punjab clinched a victory as the centurian Rajasthan Royals' skipper Sanju Samson failed to provide finishing touches to a 221 run chase.
Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), the only team to win both their opening games stand at the top of the table while CSK will vie to turn around their fate as they occupy the bottom position.
CSK Playing XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Moeen Ali, Ambati Raydu, MS Dhoni (w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar
PBKS Playing XI: KL Rahul (w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Murugan Ashwin, Riley Meredith, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh