In the first match of Thursday’s double-header, Chennai Super Kings will be up against Punjab Kings.
Chennai have already qualified to the playoff but they are now in a three-way battle for top-two finish. On the other hand KL Rahul-led Punjab Kings to stay in contention for the playoffs, need to win by about 70 runs, and also expect Kolkata Knight Riders to also lose by the same margin.
Then they also would want already eliminated Sunrisers Hyderabad to beat Mumbai Indians in their next match. Basically, Punjab need a miracle to grab a playoff berth.
After their defeats against Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals, Chennai need to find their momentum back as the IPL enters the business end, where they can’t keep a foot wrong.
Where to watch IPL 2021 match 53 between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings live on TV?
Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 1 Hindi will provide live telecast of the Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings match in India.
Where to watch the CSK and PBKS match live online?
Disney+Hotstar VIP will provide live streaming of the IPL 2021 game between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings.
What time the match starts: Match 53 between Chennai and Punjab starts at 3:30 PM IST.
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, MS Dhoni, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Josh Hazlewood.
Punjab Kings: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Aiden Markram, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Moises Henriques, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh.