Match 53: CSK vs PBKS Dream11 Team Prediction | Playing 11 | IPL 2021

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Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings will play in the 53rd match of IPL 2021 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. We will cover CSK vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing 11, and Fantasy Cricket Tips of IPL 2021.

Chennai Super Kings:

Chennai Super Kings have lost two matches in a row and dropped to 2nd position on the points table with 18 points.

One of the best opening pairs, Ruturaj and du Plessis, failed after many matches in the last game. At No.3, Uthappa played his first match of the season but did not score much. Even Moeen Ali has been silent with the bat in the recent games.  

In the middle-order, Rayudu batted brilliantly scoring a fifty but Dhoni struggled to score even run a ball. The bowlers did a fantastic job and almost won the game for CSK. Shardul showed his consistency by picking up two wickets and Jadeja also managed to get two scalps. The remaining bowlers got one wicket each.

There is a chance that they might lose the 2nd spot if they get defeated against Punjab Kings. 

Punjab Kings:

Punjab Kings are currently in the 6th position in the IPL 2021 Standings as they have won five out of the 13 matches with 10 points.

Skipper Rahul has been one of the significant contributors with the bat this season, and Mayank Agarwal has also supported him. But the remaining batsmen have failed consistently and let down the team on many occasions. In the middle, Aiden Markram showed some consistency, and Sharukh Khan displayed his potential to be a good finisher in the future.

The bowlers were the match-winners in most of the games. The experienced bowler Shami is the leading wicket-taker of the team this season, and youngster Ravi Bishnoi and Arshdeep Singh picked up crucial wickets throughout the season. In the last match, Henriques picked up three wickets.

Punjab Kings have the slightest chance of qualifying for the playoffs if they win the match against CSK considerably.

CSK vs PBKS Match Details

Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings, 53rd Match, Indian Premier League, 2021

Date: 7th October 2021

Time: 03:30 PM IST

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

Weather Forecast

As it is a day match, there will be a lot of heat and humidity.

CSK vs PBKS Pitch Report

Average first innings score: 152

Average second innings score: 146

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(The average score is based on nine matches played here at this venue in this season)

The pitch has appeared to slow down in the last couple of matches as batters have struggled to score runs. The chasing team’s had an advantage this season due to the dew factor, but there won’t be many advantages as this match is in the afternoon. 

(The chasing team has won six out of the nine matches played at this venue so far in the IPL 2021)

CSK vs PBKS Head-to-head

Total Matches Played: 25

CSK Won: 16

PBKS Won: 9

Tied: 0

No Result: 0

Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings recent form

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Chennai Super Kings L L W W W
Punjab Kings L W L W L

CSK vs PBKS Dream11 Team News


  • Sam Curran has been ruled out of IPL due to a lower back injury.
  • If Raina is fit, then he might replace Robin Uthappa in the playing XI.


  • They might bring back Deepak Hooda in place of Sarfaraz in the playing XI.

CSK vs PBKS Probable Playing 11

Chennai Super Kings:

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina/Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (C & Wk), Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood.

Punjab Kings:

KL Rahul (C & WK), Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan/Deepak Hooda, Sharukh Khan, Moises Henriques, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi.

Top Picks for CSK vs PBKS Dream11 Team


Ruturaj Gaikwad:

(13 M, 521 R, 47.36 A)

Ruturaj has scored consistently this season but got out early in the last match, scoring only 13 runs. R Gaikwad is very good Captaincy choice in CSK vs PBKS Dream11 Team.

Faf du Plessis:

(13 M, 470 R, 42.72 A)

Faf has been struggling from the last couple of matches to score runs freely. He scored ten runs in the previous game.

Moeen Ali:

(12 M, 304 R, 25.33 A + 21.2 O, 5 W)

Moeen Ali’s struggle continues as he scored only five runs and went wicketless in the last match.

Ravindra Jadeja:

(13 M, 212 R, 70.66 A + 41 O, 10 W)

Jadeja has been brilliant this season with both bat and ball. He scored 1* run in the last match but picked up two wickets for just 28 runs.

Shardul Thakur:

(13 M, 49.5 O, 15 W)

Shardul is the team’s leading wicket-taker and bowled brilliantly in the last match, picking up two wickets for just 13 runs.

Dwayne Bravo:

(8 M, 43 R, 43 A + 24.4 O, 11 W)

Bravo has performed well with the ball this season but was expensive in the last match but managed to pick up a wicket.


KL Rahul:

(12 M, 528 R, 52.80 A)

KL Rahul is currently the highest run-scorer this season and scored 39 runs in the last match. He is also a very good Captain choice in CSK vs PBKS Dream11 Team.

Mayank Agarwal:

(11 M, 429 R, 42.90 A)

Agarwal has been batting brilliantly and has already scored four fifties in this season.

Mohammad Shami:

(13 M, 48.4 O, 18 W)

Shami has been picking up wickets consistently and is the leading wicket-taker of the team. He picked up three wickets in the last match.

Arshdeep Singh:

(11 M, 37.2 0, 16 W)

Arshdeep is a young left-arm pacer and has bowled well this season. He went wicketless and was expensive in the last match.

Ravi Bishnoi:

(8 M, 32 O, 11 W)

Bishnoi is one of the upcoming brilliant spinners. He went wicketless in the last match.

Trump Card pick for CSK vs PBKS Dream11 Team

Moises Henriques:

(4 M, 28 R, 14 A + 9 O, 4 W)

He is a batting all-rounder but bowled brilliantly in the last match, picked up three wickets, and scored 12 runs.

CSK vs PBKS Dream11 Team Prediction

It is looking risky match for small leagues so try to play only Grand Leagues.

KL Rahul (C)

M Agarwal, R Gaikwad, A Markram

Ravindra Jadeja (Vc), D Bravo, M Henriques

S Thakur, J Hazlewood, M Shami, Arshdeep Singh

CSK vs PBKS Fantasy Cricket Tips:

  • You can pick any batsman in place of M Henriques/J Hazlewood.
  • Faf du Plessis and Moeen Ali are also good picks but due to credit issue I leave them.
  • You can get our final team on Telegram. Join Now > CricGram Telegram

Captain and Vice-Captain (CSK vs PBKS Dream11 Team)

  • KL Rahul
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • Faf du Plessis
  • Arshdeep Singh
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Moeen Ali

We will update the final Fantasy Team on Telegram Channel.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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