In the Match 53 of the Indian Premier League 2021, the Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings will compete with each other. The Chennai Super Kings will require the contributions from Ruturak Gaikad and Deepak Chahar, while Mayank Agarwal and Ravi Bishnoi have to play well for the Punjab Kings. The top order batsman KL Rahul captains the PBKS side, and MS Dhoni leads the CSK team.
The Chennai Super Kings team will look to forget the last 2 losses, and focus on this game. In their last league match, the Delhi Capitals chased down the total to win the game by 5 wickets against them. While, the Punjab Kings side will look to end the league stage by a big margin and wait for the other results to qualify for the playoffs of the Indian Premier League 2021.
Chennai are desperately looking for a win in this one, as that will seal their place in the top two. Otherwise, losing this one, will make them rely on RCB for their standing on the table. Punjab need to win this game with a big margin, and hope from MI and KKR to lose their games respectively. A good game is on the cards, and it will be a very interesting one.
Fixture Name: Match 53
Competition: Indian Premier League 2021
Date: 7 October
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
CSK(recent last): L L W
PBKS(recent last): L W L
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Pitch Report: The match between CSK and PBKS is scheduled to be played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. The venue is known to support the batters in scoring runs in a quick manner, due to the ball coming nicely to the bat, and has a reliable bounce as well. The par score for the 1st innings will be 170, as the dew sets in making it hard for the bowlers in the 2nd half.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Dlehi Capitals 139/7 won by 3 wickets against Chennai Super Kings 136/5 in Indian Premier League 2021.
It will be good contest between both the teams, and the players have to be at their best to win the matches for the team. The captain pick for your team will be Ruturaj Gaikwad, who has been phenomenal with his contribution at the top order. While the vice captain can be Mayank Agarwal, with an ability to stitch crucial partnerships and scoring runs consistently.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Lokesh Rahul
BATSMEN: Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Ruturaj Gaikwad
ALL-ROUNDERS: Ravindra Jadeja, Moises Henriques, Moeen Ali
BOWLERS: Deepak Chahar, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur
The Chennai Super Kings is expected to make a comeback and confirm their spot in the top 2 places of the points table. In this aspect, the batters are likely to play a main role for the team. While, the Punjab Kings have to be consistent with their batting performance, which they have not been in this season. But, the bowlers would look to maintain the same form.
Chennai Super Kings lost their last game to the Delhi Capitals in almost a last over thriller. CSK failed to put up a big score on the board that day, and it was no easy for them to defend it, but they tried hard and took it to the last over, where they lost it. Fielding was a bit of concern in this game, which eventually have Hetmyer a chance to finish off the game.
The prolific run scorer has been phenomenal with his timing and placement in the power play or the death overs. He has played delightful shots with the new ball and has given confidence to his partner Faf Du Plessis. In the death overs, he has looked confident to give a great finish to the team. In 13 matches, Ruturaj has scored 521 runs at an average of 47.36.
The bowler who has a knack of picking crucial wickets at any point of time, whether be it with the new or the old ball. He has invited batters to drive him, and have picked wickets by their mistakes. He can certainly be the differential pick due to his wicket taking abilities. In 13 matches, Shardul has scalped 15 wickets at an average of 13.33, and has been economical as well.
Captain: MS Dhoni
Wicket-keeper: MS Dhoni
Possible Top Four: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu
Opening Bowlers: Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood
Spin Bowlers: Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja
Overseas Players: Moeen Ali, Josh Hazlewood, Faf Du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo
Player to Watch: Robin Uthappa tried well in the last league match, but could not covert his starts to a hefty contribution and will look to perform well in this fixture.
CSK Playing 11 (likely)
Punjab Kings are almost out of the race to the playoffs after losing to RCB and will be very hard for them to win it and then get the NRR according to the points table. Bangalore had Maxwell, who fired up against the bowling of Punjab. Henriques had an excellent first game, he gave out just 12 runs and picked three wickets in four overs.
The top order batsman has a rich experience in the IPL, and knows how to construct his innings and stitch partnerships to give a stable start for the team. In this season, he has been terrific for the team and is under-rated, when we see his performances. In 11 matches, Mayank Agarwal has amassed 429 runs at an average of 42.90, and would be looking to continue the same form.
Ravi has been playing quite well for the past 2 seasons in the Indian Premier League 2021. His performances in the Phase 2 have helped the team to keep their slim hopes alive for the playoffs. In 8 matches of this season, Ravi has picked up 11 wickets at an average of 17.90. Although, he could not do enough in the last match, but can make a fine comeback.
Captain: KL Rahul
Wicket-keeper: KL Rahul
Possible Top Four: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran
Pace Bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Spin Bowlers: Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar
Overseas Players: Moises Henriques, Nicholas Pooran, Aiden Markram
Player to Watch: Aiden Markram has been playing well and a proven track record in the white ball cricket, and will be one of the best performers.
PBKS Playing 11 (likely)
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