Date: 7th October 2021
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
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Chennai are set to lock horns with Punjab in their last league game of IPL 2021. While Punjab won’t be able to make it to the playoffs, this game will be crucial for the MS Dhoni-led side, as a win in this game will guarantee a spot in the top-two on the points table. Chennai will aim to redeem from the last two losses and win this game for a top-two finish.
Chennai’s opening duo has been the standout difference for the team in the tournament. This makes Faf Du Plesis and Ruturaj Gaikwad as must-haves in one’s fantasy team, and are also bankable vice-captain choices. Additionally all-rounders Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo can be backed upon for some fantasy points. From the bowling end, Shardul Thakur and Deepak Chahar’s consistent performance can further be beneficial in fantasy.
Punjab skipper KL Rahul will be of utmost importance for the side, and should be a must in one’s fantasy team. Given that Rahul is also the wicketkeeper for the franchise it increases the chances of more fantasy points, making him an excellent captain choice. Bowlers Mohammad Shami and Ravi Bishnoi are dependable options from the bowling end.
Probable Playing XI
Chennai- Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Rains/Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood
Punjab- KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Moises Henriques, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh
Dafa Bet Prediction of the Game:
Head to Head- Out of the 25 matches played between these two teams, Chennai have won 16, while their opponents, Punjab have only won 8 times, clearlybeing the dominating side when these two teams meet.
Performance in the ongoing UAE leg- Chennai has undoubtedly been one of the top performing sides in the second leg and have won most of their games, excluding their last two losses.
Recent Form: The opening duo of Ruturaj-Du Plesis strengthened by CSK’s middle order could be the major difference in the two sides. Given the current form of CSK players, they definitely have an edge over their opponents.
Considering the above factors CSK clearly have a better chance of winning the game against Punjab.
Wicketkeepers: KL Rahul
Batters: Faf Du Plesis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Aiden Markram, Mayank Agarwal, Ambati Raydu
All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Moeen Ali
Bowlers: Mohammad Shami, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi
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