Agarwal: I think it looks like a good batting wicket. We want to put a good total and use the scoreboard pressure. We have Vaibhav and Jitesh for Harpreet Brar and Raj Bawa.
Jadeja: We want to keep things simple and the boys know what to do when they’re under the pump. One change: Jordan replaces Tushar.
Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings Highlights today, Sunday 3-4-2022. 11th Match (N), Tata Indian Premier League from Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai.
CSK win the toss and will bowl first.
Punjab Kings team: 1 Mayank (capt), 2 Dhawan, 3 Rajapaksa (wk), 4 Livingstone, 5 Shahrukh, 6 Jitesh, 7 Odean, 8 Arshdeep, 9 Rabada, 10 Chahar, 11 Vaibhav.
Chennai Super Kings team: 1 Ruturaj, 2 Uthappa, 3 Moeen, 4 Ambati, 5 Ravindra (capt), 6 Dhoni(wk), 7 Dube, 8 Bravo, 9 Jordan, 10 Pretorius, 11 Mukesh.
Head to head
Total matches played: 25
PBKS Won: 10
CSK Won: 15
It feels great. We made a great comeback. Vaibhav was swinging in the nets and troubling us – that’s why he got a debut and he kept his calm. We lost early wickets and we knew we had to build a partnership. Livingstone took the game away from the opposition and I played the supporting role. We were just positive because 180 is still a big score. It’s not that easy for a chasing team even though dew comes.
I think we lost too many wickets in the powerplay and didn’t find momentum from ball one. We need to find a way to come back stronger. No, we need to give him [Gaikwad] confidence; we all know he’s a very good player. I’m sure he will come good. Dube has been batting well and I think keeping him in a good frame of mind is the key. We will try our best to work hard and come back stronger.
We were thinking we were 5-7 short, chasing 180 is never going to be easy. I was very, very happy with the way we bowled with the new ball. I said nothing to Livingstone. Everyone holds their breath when he’s batting. Vaibhav was with us a couple of years back and we saw the talent. KKR picked him up, but we wanted him because he’s something different. With Jitesh, Anil Bhai had seen him at Mumbai Indians. He has great intent and he’s a fantastic keeper. The standout thing about him is his attitude. We will definitely look to play hard, positive cricket. We have to be emotionally intelligent if it doesn’t come off.
Livingstone, Player of the Match:
The first two games didn’t go my way, but [it’s] nice to contribute to a win. We got to a target we thought was defendable and the seam bowlers set it up for us. We wanted to be aggressive and as exciting as we can. Nice to get a few today, but as I said the seamers set it up in the powerplay. I’ve been swinging hard, so nice to get it off the middle today. But it was all about the seamers. I play my own way and I struggled a bit with Rajasthan as well. Hopefully, this will bring some confidence. Bowling is something I really enjoy and I keep practicing. Hopefully, I’ll come more and more into the game. I also bat in the nets with Odean Smith.
Match Timings: 14:00 GMT | 19:30 Local
Umpires – Rod Tucker, Yeshwant Barde
TV Umpires – Anil Chaudhary
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – Rohan Pandit
Match number – Tata IPL 2022 – Seasone 15, 11th Match