Chennai Super Kings will lock horns against Punjab Kings at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday in the 53rd match of IPL 2021.
CSK will be looking to finish among the top two teams in the points table while PBKS will want to win their last league stage to give themselves a glimpse of hope of qualifying for the playoffs.
We have Match Prediction for you that can help you in placing the right bets. We will discuss current form, head-to-head, stats, and players to watch out for in the upcoming match.
Current form for Punjab Kings: L W L W L
Punjab Kings haven’t been consistent in the ongoing season and it has led to their downfall. Once again the team has failed to finish the matches like in the previous season. Furthermore, they have lacked the firepower in their middle-order, which has made it difficult for them to carry the impetus which has been provided by their openers.
Current form for Chennai Super Kings: W W W L L
Chennai Super Kings have lost their last two matches and MS Dhoni will want his team to get back their winning confidence before the playoff stages. CSK is known to come up with collective effort and they will also want more from their middle-order, which hasn’t received a lot of chances.
Head to Head: Matches – 25, Won by CSK – 16, Won by PBKS – 9.
Chennai Super Kings clearly hold the wood on PBKS in the head-to-head battle.
Players to look out for: Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, and Nicholas Pooran will be the key players for PBKS.
Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Deepak Chahar, and Dwayne Bravo will be the crucial players for CSK.
Match Prediction: There is no doubt that CSK will enter the contest as favorites against depleted PBKS.