In the second leg of the IPL season 2021, the 53rd match will be more intense than ever as the Chennai Super Kings will take on the Punjab Kings at the Dubai International Stadium on 7th October. The battle of the ‘Kings’ will start at 3:30 pm sharp IST.
Total matches played – 24
Number of matches CSK won – 15
Number of matches PBKS won – 9
Tie/No results – 0
The Punjab Kings, formerly known as Kings XI Punjab, have shown a decent start to this season in April. After the successful win against Rajasthan Royals in April 2021, PBKS faced CSK in their next match. They faced a crushing defeat due to Deepak Chahar’s stunning performance for CSK. Chahar devastated the top batting order with bowling stats of 4/13 in 4 overs for that match. In the upcoming match, PBKS is set to seek revenge with hard-core preparedness against the storming CSK bowlers on the Dubai pitch. The pitch report and the probable playing XI squad will give you a better idea for the match prediction of CSK vs. PBKS on the 53rd match of the IPL on 7th October.
The pitch report will be a crucial factor for the upcoming CSK vs. PBKS match prediction. About 60+ matches of the T20 format were played on the ground of the Dubai International cricket stadium. Even if the toss doesn’t impact the final result of the game on this pitch, the captain will normally choose to bowl first.
The pitch will be reportedly dry due to the hot and sunny days around the year with no chances of rain. This indicates that the dry pitch will be advantageous for the spinners. However, batters will find it easy to score after the second innings. The reason is the impact of dew on the pitch, especially for T20 matches, which helps the side batting second in the second phase of the day.
MS Dhoni (C)(Wk), Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazelwood, Dwayne Bravo, and Ambati Rayudu.
KL Rahul (C & wk), Harpreet Brar, Mayank Agarwal, Nathan Ellis, Chris Gayle, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami, and Ravi Bishnoi.
Top batsman with highest runs scored – KL Rahul
Highest wicket-taker – Shardul Thakur
Toss winner – CSK
Man of the match – Shardul Thakur
Most 6s in the match – Moeen Ali
Score prediction (if batting first) – CSK – 135| PBKS – 125
Winning prediction – On current form, CSK has the highest possibility to win the match.