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Chennai Super Kings
The 41st match of IPL 2023 will be played at Chepauk between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings from 3.30 pm today. In this match, the CSK team will be looking for a comeback. CSK had to face defeat against Rajasthan Royals in their last match. On the other hand, talking about the Punjab team, they also had to face defeat in their last match. In such a situation, this match is very important for both the teams. If Punjab wins this match, then it will be easy for them to make a place in the top four on the points table. At the same time, CSK is already present in the top 4, in such a situation, they would like to increase their strength even more. Before the start of this match, let us have a look at the Chepauk pitch.
Chepauk pitch report
The surface at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai is known to help spinners big time. Also, it is an afternoon game and the pitch will definitely be slow under the scorching sun. The ball can come on to the bat better under the lights. The team winning the toss should bowl first. This season, the average score batting first has been 175 in three matches, with two matches won by the defending teams.
Will the toss become Boss?
Yes, toss can play an important role in this match between the two teams. The spinners will dominate before the lights kick in, making the pitch easy to bat on. Out of the 6 T20 matches played so far, the average first innings score has been 150. It has come down significantly to 119 in the second innings. But due to the afternoon match, the captain winning the toss in this match would like to bowl first.
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai statistics
Basic T20 International statistics
Total Matches: 6 Matches Won Batting First: 5 Matches Won Bowling First: 1
Average T20 International Stats
Average 1st innings score: 150 Average 2nd innings score: 119
Score statistics for T20 International matches
Highest Recorded Total Score – 182/4 (20 overs) Highest Score Chased by India vs West Indies – 182/4 (20 Overs) Lowest Score Defended by India vs West Indies – 103/8 (20 Overs) by West Indies Women vs Pakistan Women
Chennai Super Kings: Rituraj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c), Mathisha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, Mahesh Theekshana, Akash Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Pretorius, Subhranshu Senapati, Shaik Rashid, RS Hangergekar, Mitchell Santner, Ajay Jadav Mandal, Prashant Solanki, Simarjit Singh, Bhagat Verma, Sisanda Magala, Nishant Sindhu
Punjab Kings: Atharva Tayde, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Sikandar Raza, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shah Rukh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Gurnoor Brar, Arshdeep Singh, Prabhsimran Singh, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Rishi Dhawan, Baltej Singh, Matthew Short, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Harpreet Brar, Nathan Ellis, Mohit Rathi, Shivam Singh
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