After yesterday's game result (RCB vs SRH), it's almost confirmed that CSK will seal top-2 spot in points table unless they lose by a very huge margin. Meanwhile, Punjab are almost out of IPL 2021 playoffs race unless they defeat CSK by a huge margin. In Hot Dubai conditions, a good battle is expected between Punjab and Chennai as both teams have a good batting depth in their side.
Last time when these two faced each other in Mumbai, CSK won that game convincingly by 6 wicket margin. Last time when these sides faced each other in Dubai, CSK won convincingly by 10 wickets in hand with the help of 181 run opening stand from Shane Watson & Faf du Plessis. In today's game also, Chennai is expected to dominate the Punjab side again.
Let us have a look at numbers and stats from CSK vs PBKS match before start of the game:
Most runs for CSK vs PBKS in IPL - Suresh Raina (713 runs)
Most wickets for CSK vs PBKS in IPL - Dwayne Bravo (15 wickets)
Most runs for PBKS[Among Current Players] vs CSK in IPL - KL Rahul ( 267 runs)
Most wickets for PBKS[Among Current Players] vs CSK in IPL - Mohammed Shami (4 wickets)
28 - KL Rahul needs 28 more runs to become the highest run-scorer for PBKS.
1 - Shardul Thakur needs 1 more wicket to pick 50 wickets in IPL for CSK.
1 - Ambati Rayudu needs 1 more six to smash 150 sixes in IPL and 200 sixes in T20 Cricket.
2 - Dwayne Bravo needs 2 more wickets to surpass Amit Mishra and become 2nd highest wicket-taker in IPL history.
3 - Moises Henriques needs 3 more runs to smash 1000 runs in IPL.
36 - Mayank Agarwal will become 36th Indian Player to play 100 IPL matches.
2018 - Since 2018, PBKS have played their last league stage game against CSK only in IPL and in all those years, PBKS needed a huge margin of win against CSK to qualify for the Playoffs but it never happened.