Indian T20 League 2021: Match 53 Chennai vs Punjab – Gamezy Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction, Playing XI and 2nd Innings Fantasy Tips

Shardul and Mayank could be the top picks for this game.

Shardul and Mayank could be the top picks for this game.

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Many will feel this game is a dead rubber. But things can change quickly in the Indian T20 League. Chennai have lost two back to back games and might lose a place in the top two if they end up losing this encounter. They are currently at the second position in the points table with nine wins and four losses.

On the other hand, Punjab have made things tough for them. But they are mathematically still alive and a big win in this game will just keep them interested. However, to beat a team like Chennai, they will have to play their best cricket and most importantly, the middle-order has to contribute.

Match Details

Indian T20 League, 2021: Match 53 – Chennai vs Punjab

Date & Time – October 7, 3:30 PM IST

Venue – Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

Probable Playing XIs


Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Josh Hazlewood


KL Rahul (C & WK), Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Aiden Markram, Sarfaraz Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Moises Henriques, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh

Top Picks

Shardul Thakur

Shardul Thakur makes things happen with the ball. He picked two wickets in a single over against Delhi to turn the game on its head. He is the highest wicket-taker for Chennai this season with 15 wickets to his name in 13 innings. Though his economy of 8.52 is a little on the higher side, Shardul provides breakthroughs and picks wickets consistently.

Mayank Agarwal

It is very unfortunate that whenever Mayank Agarwal scores a half-century, Punjab ends up losing the game. But the opening batsman plays some gorgeous shots and makes sure to give the team a splendid start every time he walks out to the middle. Agarwal has scored 429 runs in 11 innings this season at a strike-rate of around 142, much better than his skipper KL Rahul.

Fantasy Team of 11 Players

KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal (C), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis (VC), Aiden Markram, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Moises Henriques, Arshdeep Singh, Shardul Thakur, Ravi Bishnoi.

2nd Innings Fantasy Tips

Case 1 – If Chennai is batting

MS Dhoni, Ruturaj Gaikwad (C), Faf du Plessis (VC), Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar.

Case 2 – If Punjab is batting

KL Rahul (C), Nicholas Pooran, Mayank Agarwal, Shahrukh Khan, Sarfaraz Khan, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Moises Henriques, Shardul Thakur (VC), Josh Hazlewood, Deepak Chahar

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.