IPL 2021 second league is all geared to start in the UAE. Some teams are already there; others will arrive soon. The fun that was halted in the middle due to the COVID-19 pandemic will start once again. Our favourite teams will battle it out in the field to win the IPL trophy. The schedule is all prepared, and on October 7th, 2021, Chennai Super Kings will take on Punjab Kings XI. Which team will win this match? Here is our prediction for the PBKS vs. CSK match prediction.
Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings XI came face to face in the first leg of Indian Premier League 2021. Chennai defeated Punjab to bag its first win of the season. Deepak Chahar showed an excellent bowling display for which he was named Player of the Match. Punjab batted first and was wobbly from the start. In 20 overs, PBKS only managed to collect 106/8, with only Shahrukh Khan playing a decent inning of 47 runs. On the other hand, Chennai remained in control from the start. Moeen Ali and Faf du Plessis took it upon themselves to lead the team to victory. The former scored 46 runs, and the latter bagged 36. Chennai chased down its target with still 26 balls left.
Chennai Super Kings is at the second position on the scoreboard. With 10 points, the team has won 5 out of the seven matches it played. On the other hand, Punjab Kings XI has 6 points and won three matches out of eight.
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Chennai has been playing really well from the start of the IPL 2021. The team has brilliant stroke makers that it leverages well. The good news for the team is that Du Plessis, who was suffering from an injury, is all well to make a return. His participation is very important for the franchise. In the seven games that Plessis played in Indian Premier League 2021, he scored 320 runs. Evidently, the team will be happy with his return. As of now, Chennai Super Kings have reached Dubai and started their practice.
PBKS needs to be well prepared for the second leg to deal with the competition and make an impact. The franchise has lost two Australian players Riley Meredith and Jhye Richardson. Both the fast bowlers will miss the IPL 2021 due to fitness issues. Punjab has signed Nathan Ellis as one of the replacements.
PBKS vs CSK Match Prediction
Based on the performances of both teams, our IPL 2021 match prediction will favour Chennai Super Kings. The team has a strong batting and bowling line-up, whereas Punjab Kings XI needs to work on both ends. So as per our PBKS vs CSK match prediction, CSK has better odds to win.