The first IPL 2023 match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) is scheduled for April 30 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Before facing Rajasthan Royals for the second time this season, CSK was on a three-game winning streak. RR has been a pain in CSK’s side this season, defeating them twice in a row.
So far, Dhoni’s team has performed excellently, particularly in the batting department. The bowling unit has also performed admirably throughout pivotal moments of the game. Dhoni will once more use the spin-to-win tactic on the slow Chepauk track.
On the other hand, Punjab Kings enter this match after losing to Lucknow Super Giants in their last match. LSG recorded the second-highest total in league history, and PBKS was unable to overtake it. They will attempt to defeat CSK and will hope for an improved performance from their bowlers.
As the IPL 2023 season kicks off, fantasy cricket players are eagerly assembling their teams and strategising for the upcoming matches. In this article, we’ll take a look at the top three captain picks for the CSK vs PBKS fantasy team matchup.
Devon Conway (CSK)
Conway is a left-handed batter with an extensive set of strokes and the ability to score big runs. He is a tremendous asset for any team because of his excellent temperament and ability to maintain control under duress.
The IPL 2023 Orange Cap list now has the dashing Kiwi opener Devon Conway in third place. In his previous 5 games, Devon Conway, who has been in outstanding form this season, has recorded 4 half-centuries. He is going to be a good captaincy pick because of his 322 runs scored in 8 games.
Shikhar Dhawan (PBKS)
The Punjab Kings captain and top captaincy pick for the fantasy team is Shikhar Dhawan. He can score big runs and serve as the innings’ base because he is a proficient batsman.
In this edition, he leads the Punjab Kings in runs scored. The Southpaw is very experienced and has scored 234 runs in 5 games at an average of 78. Dhawan is a fantastic candidate for captain in the CSK vs. PBKS game because of his leadership qualities and his ability to deliver regularly.
Ravindra Jadeja (CSK)
The Chennai Super Kings’ all-around player Ravindra Jadeja is a top captaincy pick for the fantasy team. He is a left-handed batter with rapid runs who can also bowl left-arm spin to take wickets. Jadeja is a superb fielder who can also stop important runs with his speed and agility.
He has taken 11 wickets this year and will be useful down the order with the bat as well. Jadeja would be a terrific captain for the CSK vs. PBKS game because of his versatility and capacity to participate in all areas of the game.
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