Apr 3: CSK v PK, 11th Match, Brabourne Stadium
Safe XI: Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Robin Uthappa, Shikhar Dhawan (vice-capt), Mayank Agarwal, Ruturaj Gaikwad (capt), Dwaine Pretorious, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Dwayne Bravo, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar
Captain: Ruturaj Gaikwad
Last season's orange cap winner is too good a player to miss out another game after getting dismissed early in the last two outings. Last season, no player had scored more runs against spin - 273 runs at a strike rate of 154.23
- than the CSK opener.
Vice-captain: Shikhar Dhawan
The left-handed opener simply loves batting against CSK scoring 267 runs in his last five outings at a strike rate of 147.51 including a 58-ball unbeaten 101
. Although it was long time back, Dhawan has recorded three 50+ scores in his five IPL outings at this venue.
The Punjab skipper started this season with a very well made 24-ball 32 against RCB
. Once he gets past the powerplay, he has been sensational scoring 207 runs at a strike rate of 153.33 in the middle overs last season.
At 38 years old, Dwayne Bravo is ageing like a fine wine. He is yet to go wicketless in 2022
having taken 22 wickets in 12 T20's at an average of 16.18. He started this IPL brilliantly with four wickets in two outings.
Rahul Chahar: The young leg spinner had a sensational start to his career at Punjab Kings' franchisee. He has been the pick of their bowlers in both the games as he finished with figures of 1/22 and 2/13 in the last two outings.
The 36-year old swashbuckling opener batted like a dream in the last game against LSG scoring a 27-ball 50
. He has been a transformed player since 2021 in T20's scoring 420 runs in 13 games at a strike rate of 143.34.
High Risk XI: Bhanuka Rajapaksha (vice-capt), Robin Uthappa (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Shahrukh Khan, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Pretorious, Moeen Ali, Dwayne Bravo, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh.