Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings Highlights today, Thursday 7-10-2021 – 53rd Match, Indian Premier League season 14th from Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Punjab Kings won the toss and bowled first.
KL Rahul: Bowling first allows us to know what target to score. The middle-order has tried their best but haven’t been able to deliver consistently. They are talented. We can learn from it in the coming seasons.” Chris Jordan replaces Pooran
MS Dhoni: “Its tough to maintain fitness. The postponement of the IPL always meant there will be more games in a short period – no concerns as such personally. Playing with the same XI. Heat is always a factor, we would’ve batted first even if we won the toss. You’ll see me in yellow next season but whether I’ll be playing for CSK you never know. There are a lot of uncertainties coming up, two new teams are coming, we don’t know what the retention rules are, and so on.” Same team.
Punjab Kings team: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Shahrukh Khan, Sarfaraz Khan, Moises Henriques, Harpreet Brar, Chris Jordan, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh.
Chennai Super Kings team: Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali, Robin Uthappa, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood.
Match Timings: 10:00 GMT | 14:00 Local
Umpires – Krishnamachari Srinivasan, Richard Illingworth
TV Umpires – Anil Dandekar
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – Jayaraman Madanagopal
Match number – Indian Premier League 2021 Match No 53rd
Post match presentation
MS Dhoni: “In a league like this you have to be at your best always.”
Aiden Markram: “Good opportunity always to play IPL. Rahul’s done something quite special tonight. The team went crazy behind the scenes with every shot.”
KL Rahul, winning captain and Player of the Match (seven fours and eight sixes in his 98*): “It was really hot today. Plan was simple. The numbers guys told us a few permutations and combinations. We wanted to score it before 14 overs. Just one of those days when it comes off. Had complete clarity of what I wanted to do. I feel like I may end up letting the team down if I play how I want to play. But today, this was how I needed to play. Today was one of those days where I could hit every ball. No better feeling than hitting the ball from the middle of the bat.”