Chennai Super Kings skipper Ravindra Jadeja won the toss and elected to bowl first against Punjab Kings in Match 38 of IPL 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium here on Monday.
Jadeja said they are hoping that the dew will come into action in the second innings.
“We don’t know if the dew might come or not in the second half, but we’re hoping it will come,” Jadeja said.
He said CSK are going in with the same playing XI that took the field against Mumbai Indians in their previous match.
Punjab Kings captain Mayank Agarwal said he was ready for anything. “I don’t really have a choice. I’ve lost six out of seven (tosses).”
Agarwal, however, does not expect the pitch to do much as it will be 60 overs old by the time PBKS will bowl on it. They are using the same strip on which Mumbai Indians and Lucknow Super Giants played on Sunday.
Punjab Kings made three changes in the side that played their last match — Sandeep Sharma, Rishi Dhawan and Bhanuka Rajapaksa coming in place of Shahrukh Khan, Nathan Ellis and Vaibhav Arora.
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Mitchell Santner, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja (c), MS Dhoni (WK), Dwaine Pretorius, Dwayne Bravo, Mukesh Choudhary, Maheesh Theekshana.