PREVIEW : CHENNAI SUPER KINGS VS MUMBAI INDIANS
Mumbai Indians will face Chennai Super Kings in the tournament opener of IPL 2021 Phase 2. Mumbai have been a heavy weight champions but Chennai are not far behind them. After Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings have clinched the most titles. Whereas Mumbai Indians under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy have been successful in sealing 5 IPL Titles to their name.
PERFORMANCE OF TEAMS IN CPL 2021 :
CHENNAI SUPER KINGS :
In the First Phase, Chennai Super Kings have managed to do a lot better this season in comparison to their 2020 season. Kings were on a roll before the tournament was halted due to COVID-19, with 4 wins in a row Super Kings were in a good form. In the first phase they finished on 2nd position with 10 points in their bag. They had their star performers – Faf Du Plessis being the 3rd highest run scorer in the tournament.
MUMBAI INDIANS :
In the FIRST Phase, Mumbai Indians have struggled on spicy turning pitches in Chennai. This shows that matches in the later part of phase 2 can be difficult for Mumbai. Mumbai have done a slow start and will look to gear up on the points table. Mumbai are currently on 4th position and have 8 points in their bag with a healthy run-rate.
MATCH STREAMING DETAILS : CSK VS MI
Match timings – 19:30 local time (19th Sep 2021)
TV – Star Sports, all the channels.
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
PITCH REPORT :
The pitch will be new and should help fast bowlers initially with swing. Spinners will come into play in the 2nd half of the innings.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI :
CHENNAI SUPER KINGS : No Faf Du Plessis and Sam Curran for the 1st game.
Robin Uthappa, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c and wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir/Josh Hazlewood.
Mumbai Indians : Will look to play their last XI as it came in a winning cause.
Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, James Neesham/Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.
FANTASY XI :
Chennai Super Kings will win the tournament opener.