CSK vs PBKS, IPL 2023 Match 41: MA Chidambaram Stadium Chennai Pitch Report and Weather Forecast

Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led CSK head into the match on the back of their third defeat this season, while PBKS led by Shikhar Dhawan are fresh from their fourth loss of the campaign. CSK has won 5 in 8, whereas PBKS has lost 4 and won 4.

MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai to host CSK vs PBKS IPL 2023 Match 41

The two side will clash for the first time this season at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, which will host it’s fourth match of the season. CSK has won two and lost one at their fortress – the den in Chennai.

While the Super Kings defeated Lucknow Super Giants in the opener by 12 runs, they suffered a loss to Rajasthan Royals by 3 runs before they bounced back with a victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad by 7 wickets at home.

Ahead of CSK vs PBKS 2023 meeting at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, we take a look at the pitch report and weather forecast for the day as some parts of the country have received summer showers.

Chennai weather forecast on Sunday, April 30

A very humid day with chance of thunderstorms and spell of showers ahead of the start of play. So, weather is likely to play spoilsport or at least force a delay in thd match between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings.

MA Chidambaram Stadium Pitch Report

The Chepauk has been known to favour slow bowlers as the game progresses over the years, favouring the team batting first the most. While the spinners continue get assistance, batters have also been able to score at ease recently.

The average score batting first in IPL at the venue is 163. The teams batting first have won the most in the cash-rich league at the venue. That record had continued even this season till the hosts won by chasing in the most recent match.

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The first match of 2023 season saw the hosts dominate with the bat, riding on a great start from openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway to set up a total of 217, while Moeen Ali did the damage with ball as they restricted Lucknow Super Giants to 205.

In the second match, Ravindra Jadeja spell helped restrict Rajasthan Royals to 175, but the hosts fell short of the target by just 3 runs despite a Conway fifty and MS Dhoni’s unbeaten cameo of 32 from 17 balls.

In the third and most recent match, Jadeja’s three-wicket haul helped CSK restrict Sunrisers Hyderabad to a paltry 134 before Conway’s unbeaten 77 saw the team home with 8 balls to spare.

As the match against PBKS is a day game, the team batting first may once again have the advantage. So, the captain winning the toss may be tempted to get runs on the board and apply the pressure with slower bowlers in the second innings.

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