CSK vs PBKS Live Score-  The 53rd match of the Indian Premier League 2021 between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings is starting at 3:30 PM IST at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium today. CSK has become the second team in the IPL Points Table by winning 9 matches out of 13. Delhi Capitals is at number one with 20 points. The same Punjab Kings have won only 5 matches out of 13 matches and are at number 6 with 10 points. If seen, the Punjab Kings’ dream of reaching the playoffs is almost over.

Even if Punjab wins this match, they are out of the playoffs according to Mumbai’s run rate. Right now, the tough competition for the playoffs is between Mumbai Indians and KKR. Both have 12 points each but KKR’s NNR is in plus. Mumbai’s route to the playoffs would be Kolkata’s defeat to Rajasthan and Sunrisers Hyderabad’s own big margin win.

If we talk about CSK vs PBKS, then even if CSK loses to Punjab Kings, it will remain at number 2. In such a situation, it has to be seen whether Chennai Super Kings is the husband after winning the match and getting back the number one.

IPL 2021 Points Table 

Vivo IPL 2021 CSK vs PBKS Match Highlights 

On 7th October 2021 at 3:30 PM  Chennai Super Kings will be taking on the Punjab kings at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. CSK has already qualified for the playoffs and is confident Chennai super kings eye easy win over Punjab kings. CSK will be seen to increase their chances of finishing at the top spot with a win here. On the other hand, Punjab Kings can only take a miracle in the playoffs.

Chennai played their last match against Delhi Capitals in which DC beat them by 3 wickets. Batting first, CSK scored 136 runs in the match, in which Ambati Rayudu played an unbeaten half-century. Delhi Capitals chased down the target in the last over, Shardul and Jadeja took two wickets each.

Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings Match Prediction- Can CSK Finish League stage on a High Note?

MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings will take on Punjab today with an aim to end the IPL league stage on a high. CSK has already qualified for the playoffs by winning 9 matches and is currently placed second. If CSK wins the match today, they will replace number one Delhi Capitals. The Rishabh Pant-led side will have an opportunity to regain the number one position when they face Royal Challengers Bangalore tomorrow (October 8).

Punjab hasn’t made it to the playoffs since 2014. But even in IPL 2021, this dream of his will remain a dream. Taking Punjab Kings would like to defeat it and end the league with a win.

Talking about the changes, CSK has again taken Suresh Raina in the team when he is fit. Since the first qualifier is on Sunday, he is not expected to rest many players. PBKS could give some uncapped players their first chance in the T20 league. Last year, CSK had defeated PBKS in both the league stage matches. Once again, the Yellow Army looks to be the favorite going into the competition.

CSK vs PBKS Vivo IPL 2021 Match 53 Weather Report

The temperature is expected to hover around 36°C on the matchday with 43 % humidity and 19 km/hr wind speed. There are no chances of precipitation during the game.

CSK vs PBKS Match 53 Pitch Report

The match plays at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. It provides a neutral wicket where both the teams are expected to receive a decent amount of help from the surface. Spinners can come lethal in the middle overs.

Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings Average 1st innings score

The average first innings score on this wicket is 146.

CSK vs PBKS Match 53 Playing 11

Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Robin Uthappa, MS Dhoni©(wk), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Josh Hazlewood

Bench: Imran Tahir, Sam Curran, Suresh Raina

Punjab Kings: KL Rahul©(wk), Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Sarfaraz Khan, Moises Henriques, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi

Bench: Mandeep Singh, Deepak Hooda, Nathan Ellis

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