Chennai Super Kings have won the toss and chosen to bowl first against the Punjab Kings in their second game of the IPL 2021. Both the Kings and the Super Kings went with the same team as they played in the first game of their campaigns. MS Dhoni pointed out the dew factor during the post-match presentation in the last game and hinted at it as a minor factor in determining the outcome of the game.
Despite losing both openers inside 3 overs, CSK managed to post a competitive total, but it wasn't good enough against a quality Delhi side. MS Dhoni and Co. will aim to register their first win of the new season in match No.8 of the IPL 2021. The three-time champions have an impressive 9-14 head-to-head record against Punjab. While Raina has been CSK's top scorer against Punjab, veteran Windies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has bagged 19 wickets at the Wankhede Stadium in the IPL.
Punjab Kings (Playing XI): KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Murugan Ashwin, Riley Meredith, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar