IPL 2021 Phase 2 CSK vs PBKS: Preview, head-to-head, and sponsors

CSK acquired the second spot whereas PBKS occupied the sixth position.

In the 53rd fixture of the VIVO IPL 2021, Chennai Super Kings will be taking on Punjab Kings at the Dubai International Stadium on Thursday at 3:30 PM IST.

Chennai Super Kings suffered a loss against the Delhi Capitals in their previous game, which dethroned them from the top spot in the points table. They are currently placed second in the points table with a total of nine wins in 13 games. Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo have been in excellent form throughout the season. They’ll be looking forward to winning their last group stage fixture to get the much-needed momentum ahead of the knockout stages. 

Punjab Kings will be heading into this fixture on the back of a six-run loss against the Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore. They are currently placed sixth in the points table with a total of five wins in 13 games. The Punjab-based franchise has been struggling throughout the season. They haven’t been able to find the right combination in their playing XI. A victory against RCB on Thursday will help them finish the forgettable season on a good note. 


Both teams have faced each other on 24 occasions, where CSK has won 15 games while PBKS emerged victorious on nine occasions.

The last time CSK and PBKS faced each other was back in phase 1 of the competition, where the former won by six wickets.

Team News:

Chennai Super Kings – CSK will have a fully fit squad available at their disposal.

Punjab Kings – PBKS will be playing the fixture without the veteran Chris Gayle, who announced his exclusion from the IPL phase 2 stating bio bubble fatigue. They’ll also be without Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith along Dawid Malan.

TV and LIVE streaming details:

TV- Star Sports Network

OTT- Disney+ Hotstar


Chennai Super Kings- The Principal sponsors of CSK are Myntra, India Cements, Gulf, SNJ Distilleries, British Empire, SNJ 10000, Reliance Jio, Nippon Paint, and Equitas Small Finance Bank

Punjab Kings- The Principal sponsors of PBKS are BKT, Reliance Jio, Dream 11, Boat, All Seasons Hand Rub, and Lotus Herbals

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