PBKS vs CSK Match 53 IPL 2024: 3 Key Player Battles to Watch Out in Today Match

3 Key Battles to Look Forward During the Clash between Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2024

In the match 53 of the TATA IPL 2024 the Punjab Kings (PBKS) will lock horns with Chennai Super Kings (CSK). The match is scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 5 at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala. Punjab Kings is led by Sam Curran, while Chennai Super Kings is captained by Ruturaj Gaikwad. PBKS have 8 points in 10 games, while CSK have 10 points in 10 matches.

PBKS and CSK are heading into this game after winning and losing their respective last games. In the head to head encounters, Chennai has dominated Punjab by winning 15 games out of 29 matches. In this article, we will take a look at the 3 key player battles to watch out for in the match 53 of the TATA IPL 2024 between PBKS and CSK.

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Here are the three key player battles to watch out for during the PBKS vs CSK match:

1) Ruturaj Gaikwad vs Arshdeep Singh

Ruturaj Gaikwad has been in great form in the last few games with consecutive fifties, including a hundred and currently is the 2nd in the list of Orange Cap with 509 runs in 10 games. On the other hand, Arshdeep Singh will challenge him in the powerplay overs. Therefore, this battle between the two will set the tone for the upcoming match between PBKS and CSK.

2) Shashank Singh vs Matheesha Pathirana

Shashank Singh has been a key player for the Punjab Kings whether they bat first or second. He has shown maturity and has scored most runs in pressure situations this season. In this match, he will be challenged by Matheesha Pathirana. He is a good bowler in the death overs. Therefore, it will be interesting to see that who gets upper hand in this battle.

3) Shivam Dube vs Kagiso Rabada

Shivam Dube has shown stellar performance for Chennai Super Kings this season and has scored 350 runs so far. However, he went for a golden duck in the last match against PBKS. Now, he will be looking to play a big knock against the same opponents, but could be challenged by Kagiso Rabada.  The fans will be expecting a great battle when the two players will collide.

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