Date: 03 April
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Ball-by-ball commentary: SportsTiger App
Chennai have had a terrible start to IPL 2022, having lost both their games. While they struggled to score runs in their first game against Kolkata Knight Riders, they failed to defend 210 against Lucknow Super Giants. On the other hand, Punjab chased down a mammoth 206 against RCB but failed to cross 150 against KKR in their first game. Both teams lack balance and that's been their problem so far. The Sunday game will decide which team gets on the track early and which one continues to suffer.
Both teams have players who can go big, but consistency has been a problem. Nonetheless, Robin Uthappa has been the man defying the trend. He has performed for Chennai in both games and thus becomes a favorite for the fantasy team. Moeen Ali can also be a good pick with his ability to score quick runs. MS Dhoni has also had some good time in the middle.
From the Punjab camp, Shikhar Dhawan is due to perform, and the experienced campaigner is expected to come good against Chennai. In the bowling department, both teams lack some quality bowlers but some options like Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Dwayne Bravo, and Kagiso Rabada can be good options.
Chennai: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja (c), Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Dwaine Pretorius, KM Asif, Tushar Deshpande
Punjab: Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk), Liam Livingstone, Odean Smith, Prerak Mankad, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada
Grand League Team
Wicketkeepers: MS Dhoni, Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Batters: Ambati Rayudu, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal
All-rounders: Moeen Ali, Odean Smith, Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube
Bowlers: Dwayne Bravo, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar
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