CSK vs PBKS: Chennai Super Kings will take on Punjab Kings in the first match of Thursday’s doubleheader. The Dubai International Stadium in Dubai will host the upcoming IPL 2021 between the two sides.
Chennai Super Kings were the first team to qualify for the IPL 2021 playoffs but will look to stay in the Top 2 to ensure they compete in Qualifier 1. Meanwhile, Punjab Kings will have to win this match by a big margin and ensure KKR and MI lose their upcoming match against their respective opponents to make it to the playoffs stage.
Match: Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings
Date & Time: 7th October, 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
CSK vs PBKS Injury Updates
Chennai Super Kings’ all-rounder Sam Curran was ruled out of the remainder of the competition and the club have replaced him with West Indies pacer Dominic Drakes. Meanwhile, PBKS will go into this fixture without Chris Gayle.
The wicket in Dubai has seen low-scoring fixtures over the last few matches and the trend is expected to continue throughout the remaining matches of the season. Teams chasing have tasted success at this venue. Thus, captains might look to bowl first if they win the toss.
A bright and clear day is on the cards. The sun will be out during the game.
CSK vs PBKS Predicted Playing XI
Chennai Super Kings
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood.
CSK vs PBKS Dream11 Team Prediction
Wicket-keeper: KL Rahul, MS Dhoni
Batsmen: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Shahrukh Khan
All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja (captain)
Bowlers: Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammad Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Shardul Thakur (vice-captain)