CSK vs PBKS Dream11 AFTER TOSS: The 53rd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season is scheduled to be played between the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and the Punjab Kings on 7 October at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. While talking about the standings of these two sides in the ongoing edition of the competition, Chennai Super Kings are placed at the second position while the Punjab Kings occupies the sixth spot on the points table.
Both these teams are coming into this game after losing in their previous outings. Although, the Chennai Super Kings have already qualified for the IPL 2021 playoffs, but they have suffered two disappointing losses on the trot against Delhi and Rajasthan. On the other hand, Punjab Kings lost their last match against Bangalore which also ended their hopes of qualifying for the knockouts and they would now want to finish their campaign on a high.
In the 25 matches played between these two sides in the history of the Indian Premier League, the Chennai Super Kings have always had the upper hand in this head-to-head rivalry with a total of 16 wins while Punjab Kings have managed to win on 9 occasions. Earlier in the ongoing edition of the tournament, Chennai Super Kings defeated Punjab Kings by 6 wickets.
Fixture Name: IPL Match 53, Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings
Competition: VIVO IPL 2021
Date: 7 October
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Ground: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Team Form Guide:
CSK (recent last): L L W W W
PBKS (recent last): L W L W L
Ground: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Pitch Report: As seen in the previous games this season, there was some favourable assistance for the pace bowlers and spinners at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The pitch has surely been challenging for the batters and they will have to bat really well to put up a big total while batting first. Things will be better for batting in the second innings since it is an afternoon game. Thus, bowling first will be a safe decision after winning the toss on this surface. The average first innings total will remain around 150-160 mark.
Toss Update: Punjab Kings won the toss and opted to bowl first.
It will be a fantastic move to pick a mixed combination of both CSK and PBKS players in your respective dream fantasy cricket teams. It will also be a good deal to pick a mixed combination of batsmen and bowlers from either of the sides to increase the chance of winning big amount of cash. The likes of Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KL Rahul and Arshdeep Singh will be the must picks for this contest.
WICKET-KEEPERS: KL Rahul
BATSMEN: Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Shahrukh Khan, Aiden Markram
ALL-ROUNDERS: Dwayne Bravo, Moeen Ali
BOWLERS: Shardul Thakur, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi
The Chennai Super Kings will start as the overwhelming favourites to win this match as they are placed in a much better situation on the points table as compared to their opponents. On the other hand, Punjab Kings will also be desperate to come up with an improved effort both with the bat and ball to finish their IPL 2021 campaign on a winning note. It is expected to be another crackerjack of a contest.
The Chennai Super Kings have definitely performed as a collective unit in this ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League 2021 season. The likes of Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Moeen Ali looked in a terrific form to put up winning totals on the board on consistent basis. In the bowling department, Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo and Deepak Chahar have also performed really well to support the batters.
Chennai Super Kings’ opening batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad played a phenomenal unbeaten innings of 101 runs off just 60 balls that included 9 fours and 5 sixes in the last game against Rajasthan Royals in the last match. He has been in a stunning form at the top for the Chennai side in this IPL 2021 Phase 2 having the best strike-rate so far. Gaikwad has already smashed three impressive fifties and one hundred in the ongoing tournament.
For the Chennai Super Kings, Faf du Plessis has put up an impressive show with the bat in the last two editions of the IPL. After scoring more than 400 runs when the tournament was last held in the UAE conditions, the former South African captain has already racked up more than 350 runs this season in just 9 matches. He has smashed a total of four half-centuries in the ongoing competition.
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CSK Playing 11 (Confirmed)
Faf du Plessis
The Punjab Kings will want to do well collectively both with the bat and ball in order to finish their campaign on a high. In this batting line-up, skipper KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal’s opening partnership will be really crucial for the Punjab Kings alongside players like Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan and Aiden Markram. The likes of Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh and Ravi Bishnoi will be their key bowlers.
Punjab Kings skipper KL Rahul is coming into this second phase of IPL 2021 season after a spectacular performance in the recent Test series against England. Rahul also finished as the leading run-scorer when the IPL was last played in the UAE conditions. The right-handed opener was in a great form during the first half of the tournament and also smashed an amazing half-century in the last match against Kolkata Knight Riders. He also has a brilliant track record against CSK in the history of the tournament.
For the Punjab Kings, seam bowler Arshdeep Singh has performed amazingly well in the last two editions of the Indian Premier League especially in the crunch situations. In the game against Rajasthan Royals, Arshdeep picked up a superb five-wicket haul and also gave away just 32 runs in his quota of four overs. He has always been amongst the wickets for Punjab Kings in this ongoing tournament and has a bagful of variations in his kitty.
PBKS Playing 11 (Confirmed)
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