- Chennai Super Kings to face Punjab Kings at IPL
- Kolkata vs Rajasthan Royals secure a play-off spot
- The preliminary matches of the 2021 IPL season are coming to an end
The game against Punjab is CSKA’s last chance to top the points table. CSK will play with the best team as they need to retain one of the top two spots despite securing the playoffs. Punjab are looking for their last chance for the play-offs. If they beat CSKA by a wide margin, Punjab will have a chance to reach the play-offs. At the same time, the results of other teams’ matches are also crucial for Punjab. It will not be easy to beat CSK, second in the points table. CSK lost the last game to Delhi.
The Kolkata Royals will face the play-offs if they win. If they lose, their playoff chances will depend on the outcome of other teams’ games. KKR can overcome the Mumbai threat if they win by a good margin against the Royals. The Royals are looking to end the season with a great performance. Sanju and his team will play well, as there is a slim chance of a play-off if they win. Rajasthan currently ranks seventh in the points table.
Chennai Super Kings Likely Team: Faf du Plessis, Rituraj Gaikwad, Moin Ali, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Karan, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar.
Possible Punjab Kings team: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Aidan Markram, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Fabian Allen, Nathan Ellis, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammad Shami, and Ravi Bishnoi.
Probable Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubhman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Tim Southee, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakraborty, Shivam Mavi, Loki Ferguson.
Rajasthan Royals potential team: Evin Lewis, Yashaswi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Glenn Phillips, David Miller, Shivam Dubey, Rahul Thewatia, Mayank Markhande, Akash Tyagi, Chetan Zakaria, Mustafizul Rahman.