CSK vs PBKS Prediction: Sunrisers Hyderabad upset Royal Challengers Bangalore’s plans yesterday for a top 2 spot. Put in to bat first, SRH posted 141/7 with Jason Roy top scoring with 44. Harshal Patel continued his march with the Purple Cap with three wickets. In response, RCB fell short by 4 runs despite cameos by Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers.
CSK and PBKS now lock horns in match 53 of the IPL. Both teams head into this game on the back of defeats. It is a dead rubber as the fate of both teams is decided. While PBKS are out of the tournament, CSK qualified for the top 2 as RCB lost yesterday.
Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings
Match 53, Indian Premier League
7 October 2021, 03:30 PM IST
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
The match will be broadcasted live on Star Sports Network and it can also be streamed on Hotstar App. The matches are split in three venues- Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. IPL is broadcasted to almost 100 countries including all cricket-playing nations.
CSK vs PBKS Head to Head: Chennai Super Kings have 15 wins while Punjab Kings have 9 victories.
CSK – 60%
PBKS – 40%
PBKS have been eliminated and will likely field their fringe players in this game. Although they would play freely without any pressure, CSK should have enough to see off any challenge. They would like to keep their winning momentum going for the playoffs. CSK also have a good bench strength should they make any changes to their eleven.
Bet365: CSK: 1.61; PBKS: 2.30
Ravindra Jadeja is a great shout for this year’s MVP. He has consistently picked up wickets as well as played some match-winning knocks. He has 212 runs and 10 wickets from 13 games.
Dwayne Bravo is a must-have in your fantasy teams. The veteran never fails to pick up wickets. He has 12 wickets from seven games.
KL Rahul is one of the most consistent batsmen in the IPL. He has a good record against CSK. He is leading the Orange Cap race with 528 runs in 12 games.
CSK Playing XI
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Josh Hazlewood, Deepak Chahar
PBKS Playing XI
Lokesh Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Aiden Markram, Sarfaraz Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Moises Henriques, Harpreet Brar, Mohammad Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh
Dubai offers a competitive wicket with something for everyone. Runs can be scored when batsmen get their eye in. However, the wicket has been on the slower side recently. 150-160 should be a decent score on this pitch.
If CSK bats first: 150-160
If PBKS bats first: 140-150
A tough day ahead for both teams today at Dubai. The temperatures will hover around 35 -36 degrees Celsius during the match. With hardly any wind to provide ventilation, it will feel like 43-44 degrees Celsius. Adequate salt intake and plenty of water will be necessary to avoid cramps particularly for those who play a longer innings with the bat.
WICKET-KEEPERS: L Rahul
BATSMEN: A Rayudu, M Agarwal, A Markram, R Gaikwad,
ALL-ROUNDERS: R Jadeja, M Henriques
BOWLERS: J Hazlewood, M Shami, S Thakur, A Singh
Captain choices: M Henriques/R Gaikwad
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