Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings: The 53rd match of IPL 2021 will have Chennai Super Kings take on Punjab Kings on Thursday. Both teams are coming off a defeat in their respective last game. Despite losing their last two games, CSK is sitting at the second position on the points table. They have managed to win 9 matches out of 13 and would be desperate to win their last league stage match to stay in contention of a top-two finish.
Punjab Kings, on the other hand, is sitting at number six on the points table with 5 wins in 13 matches. They ruined their chances of reaching the playoffs after losing the last game against RCB. KL Rahul and Co. would look to end their campaign on a winning note ahead of the game against CSK.
Ahead of the Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings match check some interesting stats:
- CSK and PBKS have played against each other 24 times in IPL. Of those, CSK have managed to win on 14 occasions, while Punjab have emerged victorious 9 times.
- Suresh Raina has scored the most runs by a CSK player against Punjab. He has scored 822 runs against Punjab in IPL.
- Dwayne Bravo has picked 23 wickets against Punjab in 18 matches at an average of close to 19.
- Chennai Super Kings have managed to win the last three games they played against Punjab.
- MS Dhoni has a batting average of close to 60 against Punjab Kings in IPL. He has 595 runs to his name in 21 innings, including five half-centuries.
- Suresh Raina is just 61 runs short to become the third-highest run-getter in IPL.
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