It is time for the most avwaited clash of this season! Mumbai will face off against their arch-rivals, Chennai, in the 27th match of the season.
None of the teams will have home advantage as the match will be played in
Delhi. Chennai have been on a roll since losing their first game against Delhi. With Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suresh Raina,
Faf du Plessis, Mobeet Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni in the side, their batting doesn’t have a tail and most of their players have been in good form. Their bowling too has been doing well. It is led by Deepak Chahar and Sam Curran at the start and then their spinners take over to stem the flow of runs. A bit of worry will be their bowling at the death and they will look to change that.
On the other hand, the defending champions started their campaign with a loss and have done well ever since.
They lost a couple of matches in Chennai towards the end but have started their Delhi leg with a win. Their batters would be happy to bat in Delhi, as the pitch is
much more suitable for them than the one in Chennai. Their batting has been a weak link but with de Kock and Krunal Pandya getting back in form, they are looking a much better side. Their bowling is also well settled with Rahul Chahar and Jasprit Bumrah leading the way and they are well supported by the others. Overall, both these sides have most of their bases covered, are in good form, and are formidable on their day. The question remains, who will come out on top? Well, the games between these two sides are always engaging and high-intensity.
So, making predictions about how the match will go is a very, very risky bet. The only option we have is to wait and
watch how it goes!
When: MI vs CSK, Saturday, May 1, 2021, 19:30 IST.
Where: Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi.
What to expect: Even as the pitch has played flat in the first few games, it is expected to slow down as the Delhi leg continues. Dew was expected to play a part, according to Dhoni, but wasn’t a factor in CSK’s previous game.
Head to head: MI 18-12 CSK. Since CSK’s return in 2018, Mumbai Indians have won 6 out of the 8 games played.
Probable 11s :
MUMBAI INDIANS : Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult. CHENNAI SUPER KINGS : Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c/wk), Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi/Imran Tahir.