The pitch at Chepauk has been a decent one, with the average first-innings score reading 175. The previous game only saw 272 runs being scored across both innings. Spinners will play a big role, having accounted for six out of 10 wickets in the previous game. Chasing will be the preferred option upon winning the toss given the record at the venue.
Matches won by the team batting 1st
Matches won by the team batting 2nd
Jitesh Sharma (7 matches, 145 runs, Average: 20.71) Jitesh Sharma has been decent in the middle order for Punjab Kings this season. He has 145 runs in seven matches with an average of 20.71. His strike rate of nearly 150 holds him in good stead as well.
Devon Conway (8 matches, 322 runs, Average: 46.00) Devon Conway has been in brilliant form for the Super Kings, scoring 322 runs in eight matches. Conway is averaging 46 at the top of the order, with four fifties to his name as well.
Ravindra Jadeja (8 matches, 11 wickets, Average: 18.91) Ravindra Jadeja has been one of Chennai Super Kings' top bowlers this season with 11 wickets in eight matches. He has been fairly economical with the ball with an average of 18.91 to his credit.
Arshdeep Singh (8 matches, 14 wickets, Average: 18.43) Arshdeep Singh ranks amongst the top wicket-takers this season, picking up 14 wickets in eight matches. He is averaging 18.43, impressing with the new ball in particular.