Chennai vs Punjab Preview: Dream Prediction, Playing 11, Pitch Report, Top Fantasy Picks

After Bangalore’s defeat to Hyderabad last evening, Chennai have almost cemented their second place spot with a 2-point advantage and a superior net run rate. Despite Chennai losing their last two matches, Chennai will be firm favorites for today’s clash.

Punjab, on the other hand, are struggling in the bottom-half and will need a miraculous and heavy victory against Chennai. Punjab’s defeat would finalise their exit from the competition as KL Rahul & Co. will look to throw one final punch.

Key Highlights:


Indian T20 League

Match No.



Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Telecast Time

3:30 PM IST

Expected Weather Conditions

38°C, humid weather with some wind

Pitch Conditions

Good batting track, seaming conditions & gentle spin

Key Players

Ruturaj Gaikwad, KL Rahul, Ravi Jadeja, Moises Henriques, Deepak Chahar

Chennai vs Punjab- Match 53: Venue Details

The match between Chennai vs Punjab will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai & telecasted live at 3:30 pm IST.

  • Average 1st Innings score on this ground: 150 (Par score here)

Chennai vs Punjab: Pitch Report & Weather Conditions

The track in Dubai has been a decent one, with the ball coming onto the bat well in the early overs. Good swing is also noted in the powerplay overs with the spinners coming into the game in the second half. Chasing will be the ideal option for both captains.

Top Picks for Your Dream Fantasy Team 11:

Following should be top picks for playing fantasy cricket on Chennai vs Punjab match:

  • Ruturaj Gaikwad broke into the 500-run mark after a remarkable ton, scoring 521 runs in 13 matches with a strike rate of 138.93
  • KL Rahul once again took the top-spot for run-getters for this season, having now scored 528 runs in 12 matches with a strike rate of 129.09
  • Shardul Thakur is Chennai’s leading wicket-taker with 15 scalps in 13 matches with an economy rate of 8.52
  • Mohammad Shami has been chipping away with wickets every game, having now picked 18 wickets in 13 matches with an economy rate of 7.66

Expert Opinion on Chennai vs Punjab match

The pitch conditions will favor top-order batsmen, with both the openers from both teams as viable options for captaincy picks. Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur and Mohammad Shami are good vice-captaincy picks for this game. Chennai is expected to win this match comfortably, but all depends on the toss.

Captain & Vice-Captain choices for your fantasy XI team

  • Captain choices: KL Rahul, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravi Jadeja
  • Vice-Captain choices: Dwayne Bravo, Ravi Bishnoi, Mayank Agarwal
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