The 53rd match of the VIVO IPL 2021 will be held at the Dubai International Stadium on 7th October, where the Chennai Super Kings will clash with the Punjab Kings. The 53rd match starts at 3:30 pm IST with live streaming on the Star Sports network and Hotstar. The second leg of this IPL season has become even more intense than the first leg, and the fans can’t wait to witness the ‘Clash of the Kings’ yet again.
The 53rd match of the VIVO IPL 2021 will be held at Dubai International Stadium when the two ‘Kings’ will face off in true sporting spirit to defeat one another. Punjab Kings started this IPL season with great success on the ground. KL Rahul, Deepak Hooda, and Chris Gayle performed well. Chennai Super Kings have some good spinners in their list awaiting the upcoming match to crush the top batting order of PBKS, which seems to be their weak point. . It seems that the game will be intense more than ever, as the two teams carry equal odds of winning. But the Punjab Kings are more desperate for a win as CSK has already qualified for the playoffs.
For Chennai Super Kings:
Faf Du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Ruturaj Gaikwad, MS Dhoni (Wk), Suresh Raina, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Josh Hazelwood.
Bench Players: Sam Curran, Imran Tahir, C Hari Nishanth, Karn Sharma, Robin Uthappa, Cheteshwar Pujara, Mitchell Santner, Harishankar Reddy, Narayan Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Bhagath Verma, and Sai Kishore.
For Punjab Kings:
Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Deepak Hooda, Mohammed Shami, KL Rahul © (Wk), Arshdeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Nathan Ellis, Nicholas Pooran, Ravi Bishnoi/Murugan Ashwin, Aiden Markram.
Bench Players: Dawid Malan, Moises Henriques, Harpreet Brar, Chris Jordan, Saurabh Kumar, Riley Meredith, Jalaj Saxena, Mandeep Singh, Fabian Allen, Darshan Nalkande, Ishan Porel, Utkarsh Singh, Ishan Porel, Prabhsimran Singh, and Sarfaraz Khan.
For the upcoming match of CSK vs. PBKS at the Dubai International Stadium, the pitch report will be of immense help to know the winning probability for both teams. The ground of Dubai Stadium has witnessed more than 60 T20 matches.
Although the toss result won’t matter in the final result, the pitch report indicates that the toss winner will bowl first.
The weather in Dubai is hot and sunny throughout the year. The weather forecast assures no chances of rain in the upcoming weeks, meaning that the pitch will be dry. This indicates that the spinners will enjoy playing this game for the advantage they will receive. During the T20 matches, the dew plays a crucial role and impact on the pitch. This is why the batsmen will benefit from the second innings.
The temperature will be around 29 degrees Celsius, ensuring a clear sky for good playing conditions. The humidity level will range from the mid and high 50s.