It's time for match no. 30 in the Indian T20 League between Mumbai and Chennai which is set to be played at Dubai International Stadium. With two star-studded sides locking horns with each other, we try to determine the team which could have the upper hand in this contest while considering the following factors:
1. Head-to-head record
In the 33 meetings between the two sides, Mumbai have emerged victorious on 20 occasions. Coming to the most recent match, Rohit's side remarkably chased down a huge 219-run target to keep their excellent record against Chennai intact.
2. UAE factor
The pitches in Dubai are expected to assist spinners and Mumbai currently have the leading wicket-taker of the tournament (among the spinners) so far in form of R. Chahar. The leggie scalped 11 wickets in 7 matches and will certainly prove to be more lethal on UAE pitches.
3. Form of players
Mumbai's star players like Rohit, De Kock, S.Yadav, J.Bumrah and K.Pollard are coming to this match on the back of some impressive performances. Meanwhile, most of Chennai's players haven't played any competitive cricket since the suspension of Indian T20 League a few months back.
Considering the above-mentioned factors, team of the day is Mumbai.