Date: 19th September, 2021
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
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Preview: The halted season of Indian T20 League is all set to kick off on Sunday, September 19 with the blockbuster clash between two arch-rivals Mumbai and Chennai. The tussle between the two is also known as the El Clasico of Indian T20 League, courtesy the years-long rivalry between the sides.
With 10 points, Chennai are at the second spot in the points table. Meanwhile, Mumbai are at the fourth spot with 8 points to their credit, thanks to their win over Chennai in last game. The match on Sunday is expected to be a nail-biter as Chennai will fight for revenge while Mumbai will look to go up in the points table with a win.
Probable Playing XI:
Chennai- Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, J Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar
Mumbai- Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
People’s Pick for Fantasy:
Analysis: Quinton de Kock is in sensational form registering two fifties in the recent two games he played for his national side. He will be a must-pick in anyone's fantasy team and a good choice for a captain or vice-captain position. Given the pitch in Dubai is expected to assist both the batsmen and the pacers, all-rounder Kieron Pollard and Shardul Thakur can play a big role in the game. Meanwhile, Moeen Ali comes into the game carrying some good T20 form and is expected to fetch good points to one's fantasy team. Sam Curran is almost certain to miss the game and Faf du Plessis' participation in the match is also doubtful, hence picking these two players ahead of the toss would be very risky.
Dafa Bet Prediction of the Game:
Mumbai are favourites going into the game. Here are the reasons-
Head To Head- In terms of the overall stats, Mumbai have dominated their opponents by winning 20 of the 33 games played and losing just 13.
Recent Form- Talking about the recent match-up between the sides, Kieron Pollard's heroic knock of unbeaten 87 off just 34 helped the Rohit Sharma-led side register a 4-wicket win while chasing 219 runs.
UAE Factor- Notably, last edition of Indian T20 League which took place in UAE saw Chennai ending their campaign at the number 7 spot, their worst-ever in the history of the tournament. The team clearly failed struggled to perform in the UAE conditions.
Wicketkeepers: Quinton de Kock, Ishan Kishan
Batsmen: Ambati Rayudu, Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma
All-rounders: Kieron Pollard, Moeen Ali, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya
Bowlers: Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar
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