IPL 2021, CSK vs PBKS Live: Hello and welcome to the live coverage of 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) Match 53, Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings (CSK vs PBKS) on indiatvnews.com.
The Chennai Super Kings are all but assured of a top-2 finish in the IPL 2021 table. However, Punjab Kings remain in dire need of a miracle, as they require a huge win over MS Dhoni‘s men, and then hope for favorable results from KKR and MI’s matches.
15.12 IST: From ‘Definitely Not’ to ‘Lot of uncertainties..’
MS Dhoni has opened up on the possibility of playing in IPL next year: “There are a lot of uncertainties around it for a simple reason that we have two new teams coming up. We don’t know the retention policy. We don’t know how many foreigners, Indian players we can retain, the money cap that every player will be cutting from the kitty. So there are a lot of uncertainties. Unless the rules are in place you can’t really decide that. So we will wait for it to happen and hopefully it will be good for everyone.”
15.03 IST: Playing XI
15.00 IST: TOSS UPDATE! Punjab Kings win toss, opt to bowl against Chennai Super Kings in Dubai
14.40 IST: We are only 20 minutes away from toss. Follow Toss Updates
14.30 IST: Head-to-Head Stats
Matches Played: 24
CSK Won: 15
PBKS Won: 8
13:00 IST: Chennai Super Kings will secure a top-2 berth in the IPL 2021 table with a win over PBKS today.
Match Preview: Eyeing a top-two finish, Chennai Super Kings will be the firm favourites when they lock horns with Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League here on Thursday. The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team, despite two straight defeats prior to the final round-robin match, will have its nose ahead against an inconsistent Punjab outfit that is all but out of the play-offs race. FULL PREVIEW