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Preview of exciting PBKS vs CSK IPL clash promises a thrilling Sunday contest


Fans are in for a riveting contest as table-toppers Kings prepare to lock horns against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday. PBKS have found their momentum with back-to-back wins while CSK still have work to do in cementing their playoffs berth.

Punjab defeated Chennai in their previous meeting earlier this week through smart tactics and disciplined bowling. However, CSK are known for bouncing back strongly and will hope the change of venue provides the spark needed.

Both teams have named strong squads showing confidence in their selection. PBKS are likely to back Prabhsimran Singh and Jonny Bairstow at the top followed by in-form players Rilee Roussow and Shashank Singh in the middle order. Sam Curran leads a balanced bowling attack featuring the likes of Kagiso Rabada.

CSK present a formidable batting unit with Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shivam Dube in sublime touch. All-rounders Ravindra Jadeja and Moeen Ali add stability while the ever-reliable Dhoni remains key in tight chases. Young pacers Matheesha Pathirana and Maheesh Theekshana have impressed with their skills.

The HPCA Stadium has hosted only two T20s so far producing high-scoring thrillers. Spectators can hope for more of the same given the batting prowess on either side. forecasts indicate some rainfall which could disrupt play.

A look at previous matches shows CSK holding a slight 16-14 head-to-head advantage overall. However, PBKS won when these sides met at this very venue earlier. With crucial points at stake, an enthralling battle seems inevitable as elite T20 stars showcase their talent.

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