CSK vs PBKS, IPL 2023 Match 41 Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

Punjab Kings (PBKS) will take on the hosts Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 41st match of the IPL 2023 at MA Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday, April 30. Chennai Super Kings head into the match as favourites with the odds of 4/5 (1.80) whereas PBKS have a steeper task on hand at 11/10 (2.10).

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

  • Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings (CSK vs PBKS), Match 41
  • April 30, 2023 – 10 AM GMT
  • MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

Latest IPL 2023 scores & standings

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

The MA Chidambaram stadium has historically assisted spinners. The average batting first innings score at this venue in IPL since 2017 reads 156. The first two games of the season saw the team batting first score 217 and 175. In the third game, the number read 134.

The weather in Chennai is likely to be mostly cloudy on Sunday afternoon, with a possibility of thunderstorms in some parts. There’s a 40% chance of precipitation.

CSK vs PBKS – Match Predictions

Punjab Kings have won the last three encounters against Chennai Super Kings. But CSK have an in-form side and are well-suited for the home conditions at the Chepauk. PBKS, on the other hand, can be vulnerable in both departments.

Probable 6s

Chennai Super Kings have a batting line-up comprising Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shivam Dube, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali and MS Dhoni. Punjab Kings rely on Jitesh Sharma, Liam Livingstone and Shahrukh Khan for six-hitting.

Our prediction: Chennai Super Kings to hit most sixes in the match at 4/5 (1.80).

Probable Wickets

Ravindra Jadeja has been superb in the ongoing season, picking 11 wickets from eight games at 7.42 rpo. He loves bowling at the Chepauk and is a good bet to be the top bowler for CSK at 4/1 (5.00). Arshdeep Singh has taken 14 wickets from eight matches. Bet on him to be PBKS’ top wicket-taker at 15/4 (4.75).

Our prediction: Ravindra Jadeja to be Chennai Super Kings’ highest wicket-taker at 4/1 (5.00).

Man of the Match

Devon Conway has piled on 322 runs in the season at an average of 46 and strike rate of 137, with four fifties. Back Conway to be the player of the match. Apart from him, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shivam Dube and Shikhar Dhawan are some of the top betting options.

Our prediction: Devon Conway to be the Man of the Match at 6/1 (7.00).

CSK vs PBKS Preview

Punjab Kings need to get out of the mid-table cluster while CSK will be looking to strengthen their top four position. Here’s a look at two teams ahead of their clash on Sunday.

Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings have 10 points with five wins and three losses. Their net run-rate reads 0.376 and are one of the front-runners to reach the playoffs. They suffered a 32-run defeat versus Rajasthan Royals in the previous game.

CSK have been unchanged in the last few games with most of the players in top form. The young Indian pacers have done well along with Matheesha Pathirana.

Predicted XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c/wk), Maheesh Theekshana, Tushar Deshpande, Akash Singh, Matheesha Pathirana

Punjab Kings

PBKS have won four games in the season with as many losses. They have eight points with a net run-rate of -0.510. They’re coming off a heavy defeat against Lucknow Super Giants by 56 runs.

Shikhar Dhawan returned to the side in the previous game after missing a couple of games due to an Injury. Sikandar Raza also replaced Matthew Short. Liam Livingstone has shown signs of finding his touch.

Predicted XI: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prabhsimran Singh, Atharva Taide, Sikandar Raza, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sam Curran, Shahrukh Khan, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh

How to Watch IPL 2023 in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List

CSK vs PBKS prediction

The UK viewers can watch all the live action of IPL 2023 on Sky Sports Cricket. You can also stream the matches live on the DAZN application.

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  • DAZN (Streaming)

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