Date: 1st May 2021
Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
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In match number 27 of the ongoing Indian T20 League, two arch-rivals in the form of Mumbai and Chennai lock horns with each other. Both Mumbai and Chennai are the two most successful sides in the IPL and share 8 trophies amongst each other. Both the teams look solid in this year’s edition and it will be an interesting match-up between these two heavy giants.
Nathan Coulter Nile had replaced Ishan Kishan in the previous game and he did not fare badly. With the batting unit clicking for Mumbai, Rohit Sharma might just persist with a stronger bowling department.
Chennai Super Kings should ideally stick with their winning combination. They had got in Lungi Ngidi ahead of Dwayne Bravo in the previous game, and he delivered to his captain’s expectations. He had picked up 2 wickets.
At Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi
Last 5 matches
Avg 1st inns score : 161
Avg 2nd inns score : 161
Last 5 matches
Batting 1st : 1 win
Batting 2nd : 4 wins
Last 5 matches Head-to-Head (Mumbai vs Chennai)
MI - 4; CSK -1
Mumbai are coming on the back off a win against Rajasthan and there were plenty of positives to derive out from that game. Quinton de Kock and Krunal Pandya bounced back to form with scores of 70 and 39 respectively and these are really good signs for the Mumbai team. Their batting woes look to be solved and their bowling has always been their main strength. Rahul Chahar once again was the pick of the bowlers as he picked up 2 wickets.
Chennai have been absolutely indomitable this season. With 5 wins in 6 games, there is absolutely no stopping the Yellow Army. The opening duo of Faf Du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad have been sensational so far in the tournament and have eased up the pressure on the middle order. Ravindra Jadeja’s brilliance with both the bat and the ball has done wonders for CSK. In the previous game, Gaikwad scored 75 runs in just 44 deliveries and he is a must-pick member in your fantasy team.
Probable Playing 11
Faf Du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suresh Raina, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c/w/k), Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar
Quinton de Kock (w/k), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Nathan Coulter Nile
Wicket-keepers: Quinton de Kock
Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Faf Du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Suresh Raina
All-rounders: Krunal Pandya, Sam Curran, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Deepak Chahar
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