Match: Chennai vs Punjab (CHN vs PUN, Match #11)
Date: April 3, 2022 – 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Punjab will take on four-time champions Chennai in match 11 of Indian T20 League 2022. The game will be played in Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium.
The Ravindra Jadeja-led side has got off to an unimpressive start in this season of the league, having lost both of their first two games. Chennai lost their most recent game to Lucknow, before which were outdone by Kolkata in the season opener. However, the return of former India captain MS Dhoni to form has been a big positive for the side. The wicketkeeper batsman scored a half-century against Kolkata, and followed that with a 6-ball 16 against Lucknow.
Punjab, on the other hand, have one win in two games. In their season opener against Bangalore, the Mayank Agarwal-led side chased a big total of 206 with one over to spare. Odean Smith was the showstopper with his unbeaten 25 which came off just 8 deliveries.
But Punjab couldn’t maintain their winning momentum in the next game, losing to Kolkata by a big margin. Batting first they put up just 137 on the board, which the two-time champions hunted down in 14.3 overs.
Ahead of Indian T20 league match 11, let’s look at the head to head total of both teams, the pitch report, weather update, MPL top picks and more.
CHN vs PUN, Match 11, Weather Update & Pitch Report
The pitch at the Brabourne Stadium is generally balanced but it has been a great batting surface in this edition of the Indian T20 league. . Both the games played here so far were high-scoring. There is a lot of dew in the second half of the game which is why bowling first is the best shot to winning the game. The average first innings total here is 152 and the team batting first has a win percentage of 75.
Temperature in Mumbai will be about 30 degree Celsius during the day and is expected to fall to 27 degree Celsius at night. The humidity will be around 71% to 74%.
LKN vs CHN Injury News and Predicted XI
Punjab Team news – Johnny Bairstow is out of quarantine and is available for selection in the next game.
Predicted XI – Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk), Odean Smith, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar
Chennai Team news – Moeen Ali and Dwaine Pretorius, who missed the first game due to their isolation period, played the second game against Lucknow. Adam Milne, who was out with an injury in the last game, is likely to be back and will replace Mukesh Choudhary in the playing XI.
Predicted XI – Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja (c), Shivam Dube, Dwayne Bravo, Dwaine Pretorius, Chris Jordan, Rajvardhan Hangargekar
CHN vs PUN Head to head record
Both teams have squared off against each other on 25 occasions in the Indian T20 League. Chennai have the edge with 15 wins while Punjab have won 10 times. In the last five meetings between the two, Chennai lead 3-2.
Total matches – 25
Chennai – 15
Punjab – 10
Last five meetings
Punjab – 2
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CHN vs PUN: Top Picks for Indian T20 League 2022, Match 11 (Five players to watch out for)
Top Fantasy Picks for CHN vs PUN
Shikhar Dhawan – Batsman, Punjab
Shikhar Dhawan scored 43 in Punjab’s season opener against Bangalore, but failed to convert his start against Kolkata, perishing for 16 runs. Last season, Dhawan plundered 587 runs at an average of almost 35 and will be looking to produce similar performances for his new franchise this season.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa – Batsman, Punjab
Sri Lanka’s Bhanuka Rajapaksa has done well for Punjab in both games so far. He scored 43 off 29 in the first game, and a quickfire 31 off 9 in the second game. The southpaw has shown a lot of promise in his first two innings and is a must-have in your MPL fantasy team.
Ruturaj Gaikwad – Batsman, Chennai
Ruturaj Gaikwad was the highest run scorer in last year’s Indian T20 league and will be looking ahead to another season of providing his team with good starts. The opener is yet to get going in this season of the tournament but is still a good pick for your MPL team.
Rahul Chahar – Bowler, Punjab
Legspinner Rahul Chahar was Punjab’s standout bowler against Kolkata in a losing cause. He finished his spell with 2 for 13 in 4 overs, which included the big wickets of Shreyas Iyer and Nitish Rana.
Dwayne Bravo – All-rounder, Chennai
Dwayne Bravo brings plenty of experience to the table. He did not get the opportunity to bat in the game against Kolkata, but did a good job with the ball, picking up three wickets in his four overs at an economy of just 5.00. In the second game, he picked up one wicket and also became the highest wicket-taker in the tournament history, overtaking Lasith Malinga.
Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.