Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings will lock horns in the 11th match of IPL 2022, being played at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Both teams have played two matches, where it was a shocking start for the defending champions Chennai Super Kings beginning with two losses in a row. Punjab have won and lost each game.
Both teams suffered a defeat against KKR by a 6-wicket margin at Wankhede. The next match will be happening at Brabourne where Punjab Kings are playing their first match this season, and Chennai Super Kings have lost a high-scoring match earlier.
Chennai Super Kings weren’t helped by the toss as every toss-winning team chose to field, and have won 7 out of 9 times. Though the Orange Cap winner of IPL 2021 Ruturaj Gaikwad is yet to find his form this season, they have Robin Uthappa among the runs and MS Dhoni, freed up from captaincy duties, back to his vintage form. Dwayne Bravo and Dwaine Pretorius had brilliant numbers with the ball, but they need their Indian bowlers to step up.
Once their powerful opening pair of Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan was out at low scores, Punjab Kings could not find a way to win in their previous game. However, they have found another star player at No.3, with Bhanuka Rajapaksa not just top-scoring in both their matches, but also having a brilliant strike rate.
The opening pair along with Bhanuka, Shahrukh, and Odean now forms a formidable batting lineup when all of them are consistent. Punjab Kings’ bowling has been strengthened by a returning Kagiso Rabada, but are still finding a way to take regular wickets. New skipper Ravindra Jadeja will be hoping to open the account for CSK in the battle of Kings.
Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers ahead of Match 11 between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League 2022:
18 – Runs needed by Dwayne Bravo to reach 1000 runs for CSK in IPL. He will become the second player to score 1000+ runs and take 100+ wickets for a single franchise, after Ravindra Jadeja, who also did it for CSK.
9 – Sixes needed by MS Dhoni to reach 200 sixes for CSK in IPL. He will become the fifth player to hit at least 200 sixes for a team after Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli for RCB and Kieron Pollard for MI.
50 – The current skipper of Punjab Kings, Mayank Agarwal will be playing his 50th IPL match for Punjab Kings.
2010 – The only time Punjab Kings played at Brabourne Stadium was back in 2010, when they lost to Mumbai Indians by 4 wickets.
7 – So far there have been 7 IPL matches hosted at Mumbai and the chasing team won all of them. The only match outside Mumbai was won by the team batting first (by RR against SRH).
5 – The chasing team has also won all the last five encounters in CSK-PBKS matches in the IPL. Chennai won three of them and Punjab won two of them.
63.81 – Faf du Plessis has a tremendous average of 63.81 at a strike-rate of 146.25 against Punjab Kings in IPL. He has scored 702 runs in just 13 innings against them.
55.18 – MS Dhoni averages 55.18 against Punjab Kings in the IPL, striking at 152.90. Dhoni’s strike-rate of 152.90 is the highest among all oppositions, where he batted more than once.
4 – Rahul Chahar (46) needs four scalps to get to 50 wickets in the IPL.
42 – Ambati Rayudu (3958) is 42 runs short of completing the landmark of 4000 runs in the IPL.
6 – Moeen Ali (44) needs six sixes to reach 50 maximums in the league.
1 – Jonny Bairstow (99) needs one four to get to 100 fours in the league.
7 – Shikhar Dhawan (993) requires seven fours to reach the milestone of 1000 fours in the T20 matches.
71 – Ravindra Jadeja (2429) is 71 runs away from reaching 2500 runs in the tournament.
50 – Mayank Agarwal (3950) needs 50 runs to get to 4000 runs in the T20 matches.
1 – MS Dhoni (349) is one game away from reaching the milestone of 350 matches in T20 cricket.
1 – Moeen Ali (149) requires one wicket to get to 150 wickets in T20 cricket.
14 – Bhanuka Rajapaksa (1986) needs 14 runs to reach 2000 runs in the T20 matches.
35 – Jadeja (2965) needs 35 runs to complete 3000 runs in the T20 games.
4 – Bairstow (46) is four big hits away from reaching 50 sixes in the league.
4 – Liam Livingstone (246) requires four sixes to get to 250 sixes in the T20 games.
7 – Agarwal (143) needs seven maximums to reach 150 sixes in T20 cricket.