CSK vs PBKS Dream11 Team Prediction: Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings clash in Match 53 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on Thursday (October 7).
With a lot on the line, second placed CSK, who aim to finish in the top two, and play-off spot chasing PBKS clash in the first of Thursday’s double-header.
While Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led CSK head into the match on the back of two successive losses to Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals, KL Rahul’s PBKS are fresh off a defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Although CSK lost two games on the trot, the team in yellow are still in a good position to finish in the top two with 18 points from 13 matches and a better Net Run Rate (NRR). But they will need to win the match to go top of the table and their final position will also depend on RCB vs DC.
PBKS, on the other hand, need a win to stay in the race for a play-off spot and it’s not straightforward as Rahul’s side will also sweat on results elsewhere. And their qualification hopes look very bleak.
Mumbai Indians defeated Rajasthan Royals and went above PBKS in the points table with 12 points on board. Also in the race for fourth spot is Kolkata Knight Riders, who currently hold the final play-off spot with 12 points from 13 matches with better NRR.
If KKR beat RR, Eoin Morgan’s side will seal the final play-off spot in the second match of Thursday’s double-header, but if MI beat SRH on Friday (October 8) by a huge margin, then the reigning champions can qualify.
All said and done, PBKS will look to end the league phase on a high after choking out to defeats in most of their matches. CSK too will look to regain momentum heading into the business end of the tournament.
CSK, who hold the advantage over Punjab-based franchise in the head-to-head battle with 15 wins from 25 meetings in IPL, have already defeated PBKS by 6 wickets in a low-scoring match earlier this season.
CSK vs PBKS: Key details of the match
The match is set to be held at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai. It’s scheduled to start at 7:30 PM IST. Fans can watch the action live on the Star Sports Network in their preferred languages. One can also stream the match live on the Disney+ Hotstar app (paid subscription).
CSK vs PBKS Pitch Report
The pitch at the Dubai International Stadium is a two-paced wicket where the batsmen find it difficult to play their shots. The two-paced nature of the wicket puts the batsmen in two minds and they end up edging the ball into the air often. The majority of the matches played here in the second leg of IPL 2021 have been low-scoring. The Chennai side was nearly able to defend a small total of 136 runs in the last match played here. Both the spinners and the seamers get some assistance from the pitch here which makes it even more difficult for the batsmen.
CSK vs PBKS Head-to-Head Record
Chennai has won most of the encounters against the Punjab side and has always had an upper hand over them. Talking about the last 5 matches between both sides, Chennai has been on the winning side four times.
CSK vs PBKS Team News
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings brought back Dwayne Bravo and Deepak Chahar to their line up to replace Sam Curran and KM Asif, but the team in yellow could not avoid a second defeat on the trot. Suresh Raina also missed the last match through injury and was replaced by Robin Uthappa, who may get another go if the CSK veteran is still unfit. Also, Bravo could be rested with the play-off stages set for next week. However, CSK will be without Curran, who has been ruled out of the remainder of IPL and the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Punjab Kings made a few alterations to their team during the defeat to RCB with Moises Henriques and Sarfaraz Khan getting their first games of the UAE leg. PBKS could stick to the same 11 with only change likely in the batting department as Sarfaraz, who had a poor game could get dropped.
CSK vs PBKS: Probable Playing 11s
CSK XI: MS Dhoni (captain/wicketkeeper), Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suresh Raina/Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood
PBKS XI: KL Rahul (captain/wicketkeeper), Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Sarfaraz Khan/Chris Jordan, Harpreet Brar, Moises Henriques, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh
Best Picks For IPL Dream11 Team
Wicket-Keeper Best Pick & Prediction
MS Dhoni’s form will be crucial, as he is playing after a long time and a very dangerous player will also provide keeping points. He looked in good touch in practice sessions so try him in gl teams.
Lokesh Rahul is their best player and has been in brilliant form in the last 2 year has scored 5 50-score in his last 8 ipl matches also doing well for the side. He will surely add 11 points from both units. So, don’t miss him. He has scored 528 runs in last 12 garnes
N Pooran is coming back after superb form. So don’t miss him in your tearn. Got duck 1st game and also failed in all games in 1st phase so most people will ignore him. He can be a punt pick and scored 32 runs in the 2nd last game.
Batsmen Best Pick & Prediction
Faf Du Plessis is very consistent. He is technically very strong; we can surely expect 45 dream11 points from him. He is coming from CPL where he scored a brilliant hundred. He has scored 420 cuns in the last 13 games.
For Suresh Raina and Ambatr Baydu this IPL is very crucial as both have not played much cricket in the past year, so their form will be crucial for CSK side if they want to win title A. Raydu has scored 263 runs in the last 13 games.
R Gaikwad has been found for CSK He has scored every game in prime touch R Gaikwad has scored 521 runs in last 13 games. He was brilliant last gamesering 101.
Mayank Agarwal is a very good form. He will try to bit more fours So he thunder shots will bring quick runs. He also plays a very crucial role in fielding. Mayank Agarwal got out early in the 1st 2 games but came back to form with a half century in the 3rd game. He has spored 29 runs in last 11 games. He did not play the last game.
In the last season, Chris Gayle played very consistent cricket coming 1 down to a very attacking batsman and in the same form he showed 1st 3 games. He is very good at hitting sixes. He took his team home last 2 games 1st season Chris Gayle hus scored 193 runs in last 10 games. He has left the bio bubble so will not take further part.
A. Makaram came to this scene with brilliant international form and impressed in his 1st game. He has scored 133 runs in the last 5 games.
All Rounder Best Pick & Prediction
Ali has been crucial for CSK bowling 2-3 overs in the middle and batting 1 down. He has been the best player for them. He has scored 304 runs in the last 12 games.
Mostly, Ravindra Jadeja and Sam Curran will take at least one or two wickets, Sam Curran can also be promoted to hit from the go but was very bad last game. R Jadeja scored 37 in the last over against H Patel and has been superb since then and has also picked 11 wickets in last 13 games S Curran has picked 9 wickets in last 9 games and is injured.
M Henriques or E-Allen if play will make the middle order stronger also bowl 1-2 overs, M Henriques took 3 wickets in the last game.
Deepak Hooda is technically very strong. He started from where he left last season. He scored a brilliant half century in the 1st game Deepak Hooda was off after the 1st game but also bowled a few overs. He has scored 157 runs in the last 12 games and was dropped in the last game and was replaced by S Khan.
Bowlers Best Pick & Prediction
D Chahar, Dj Bravo or Hazelwood will contain runs So, you can pick them according to the dream11 credit D Bravo scored quick 23 runs and picked 3 wickets in death against Mll and 3 wicket against RCB.
Deepak Chahar will play a major role in top overs. He has picked 17 wickets in last 12 games but did not play the last game KM Asif played who also bowls well.
S Thakur, Dj Bravo will try to pick at least 1+ wickets as Both will also bowl in death.
Tahir, if plays, will try to pick at least 2 wickets, a very good spinner. These pitches will favour him so can be tried as Captain VC in Gls if he plays.
H Brar took wicket of ABD Maxwell and Virat in single overs and also batted well lower down the order in the last game in 1st phase.
Arshdeep Singh, M Shami will strengthen the bowling unit. A. Singh has been exceptional in matches with good variation and raw pace and took 5 wickets in a game.
C Jordan has been wicket less in most of the T20 matches last season if he plays. His credit is also high. So, can be avoided in a few teams But he was superb in the IND vs ENG series so don’t drop him in small leagues. He has not got a game yet.
M Shami is very good at wickets. He is known for good variation and these grounds will suit his style of bowling.
A Rashid leg spinner from England is new recruit for PKBS and is wicket taking bowler but PBKS already have 2 very good fega spinner in Ravi Bishnoi and M Ashwin A Rashe did not give good debut Be hon took wicket 2nd list game and 2 wicket last game.
N Ellis got rewarded after superb Big Bash also bowled in death.
CSK vs PBKS Dream11 Captain & Vice-Captain Choice:
The players below are rated highly, who will get more dream11 points when compared to other players.
Captain Choice: R Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis
Vice-Captain Choice: KL Rahul, R Jadeja
Grand League Picks: F Allen, D Chahar
CSK are the outright favourites here and will be too good for PBKS, who look like heading for an exit. Expect CSK to fire on all cylinders.