Indian T20 League 2022: Match 11- Chennai vs Punjab: Preview, Probable XIs, Head-to-Head, Broadcasting Details and Updates

 Indian T20 League 2022: Match 11- Chennai vs Punjab: Preview, Probable XIs, Head-to-Head, Broadcasting Details and Updates

Chen-Pun (image source :BCCI)

Chennai will be taking on Punjab in the 11th Match of the Indian T20 League 2022 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Both the teams will look to bounce back after defeats in their previous encounters. Chennai lost their last match to Lucknow, while Punjab was defeated by Kolkata.

Team News

Chennai: Chennai came into the tournament with the tag of defending champions and a mountain of expectations with it. But in the first two matches of the tournament, they have failed to impress. In their first match, Chennai was defeated by Kolkata, while in their second match they faced a defeat against the debutants in Lucknow. The team is suffering from woes in both batting and bowling departments with the biggest concern being the absence of an experienced death bowler. They will look to resolve the issues quickly and return to winning ways as soon as possible.

Unavailable Players: Chris Jordan has been admitted to the hospital on the 26th of March with an infection in the tonsil and Adam Milne is injured. According to reports, they would take a day or two more to recover fully, so the duo might not be available for selection against Punjab.

Probable XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway (O), Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali (O), Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (WK), Rajvardhan Hangrekar, DJ Bravo (O), Dwaine Pretorius (O), Mukesh Choudhary.

Key Players

Ravindra Jadeja: The skipper of the Chennai team needs to quickly find his form in his bowling. He is a key bowler for the team and his lack of form is costing them. Whether he returns to his old self with the bowl in hand and leaves an impact on the match will be interesting to see.

MS Dhoni: In the first two matches Dhoni has played 34 deliveries and has scored 66 runs in them. A strike rate of 194.11 in the tournament so far makes him the most important piece in Chennai’s batting puzzle.

Robin Uthappa: If Chennai decides to go with Devon Conway once again, it would mean that Uthappa will have to bat down the order. This will give the team solidity in the middle order and with the kind of form he is in, he will be a very important part of the team.

Punjab: Punjab’s journey has still now been a rocky one, to say the least. They chased down a huge target in the first match against Bangalore and then failed to defend a moderate score against Kolkata. Bowling seems to be their biggest woe despite the arrival of Kagiso Rabada. They will look to bounce back from their defeat in the last match and return to the winning ways. Another good news for the camp is the availability of Johnny Bairstow for the match.

Unavailable Players: No major news of unavailability

Probable XI: Mayank Agarwal (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Johnny Bairstow (O), Bhanuka Rajapaksa (O), Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith (O), Rishi Dhawan, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada (O), Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh.

Key Players:

Shikhar Dhawan: Dhawan has looked in good touch in both the previous matches, but has failed to convert the starts. Punjab will be hoping that he capitalizes on the start this time around and goes big.

Rahul Chahar: Rahul Chahar was the only bowler who looked promising for Punjab in their match against Kolkata. It appeared like he was getting extra purchase from the pitch when the other bowlers of his time were finding it very difficult. Punjab will be hoping he continues his good form even in the next match.

Johnny Bairstow: The attacking English batter might be the answer to the middle order brittleness of the Punjab batting. The team will be hoping that he hits form in the very first match.

Pitch Report: This will be the third match of the tournament at the venue. The pitch has favored batting so far. Dew has been an important factor on the ground. The captain winning the toss might look to field first.

Indian T20 League 2022

Average 1st Innings Total: 193.5

Average 2nd Innings Total: 195

Head-to-Head: Let us take a look at the history of the competition between the two teams. Chennai and Punjab have faced each other 25 times and the men in yellow have historically dominated the encounter. Chennai has won 15 of the 25 matches while Punjab has managed a win in 10 matches.


Stats Played Chennai Won Punjab Won No Result
Overall 25 15 10 0
Indian T20 League 2021 2 1 1 0
Last 5 Matches 5 4 1 0


Match Details:

Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai

Date: 3rd April, 2022

Time: 7:30 PM

Broadcasting Details: Star Network for television, Disney+ HotStar for online streaming.


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