CSK vs MI: The 30th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 will be played between Chennai Super Kings and defending champions Mumbai Indians at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
Both sides have seen a fair season so far and are currently in the top four on IPL 2021 points table. Chennai Super Kings have won five of their seven games and are currently sitting at the second spot on the points table, whereas five-time trophy holder Mumbai Indians won four from seven matches as well and are placed at the fourth spot in the points table.
In their previous face off in the season, Mumbai Indians clinched a 4 wickets victory over MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings in a high-scoring match, thanks to Keiron Pollard’s 37-ball 84*. MS Dhoni-led side will seek revenge when they take on their old rivals.
Chennai Super Kings are likely to feature without Sam Curran as he is still in quarantine. Faf du Plessis has recovered from a groin injury and is all set to feature in the opening game of CSK.
The Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, are going into this fixture with all of their fit XI. They possess a strong side with Quinton de Kock at the top, Suryakumar Yadav at middle and Kieron Pollard at lower order.
The Hit-Man will lead the side with Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult handling bowling duties. Mumbai Indians, the five-time tournament winner including back-to-back championship wins will be aiming for a hat-trick of title wins.
CSK vs MI Match Details
- Match: Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians, Match 30
- Date: Saturday, August 19, 2021
- Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
- Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
CSK vs MI Weather & Pitch Report
This pitch favours batsmen more than bowlers. Batting first and putting runs on board could be the mantra for winning on this pitch. As the game progresses, the pitch is expected to become slower and will start assisting the spinners more.
Also, strike rotations will be key, with the boundaries of the ground being relatively longer than the other. Both teams will look to bat first after winning the toss, with 160-170 being a good total at the venue.
The weather in Dubai is expected to be hot with temperatures hovering around 31 degrees Celsius. While there are no chances of rain interruptions in the match, dew could play a major role in determining the winner of the match.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai —
- Matches Won: 3
- Matches Lost: 2
- No Result: 0
CSK vs MI Head-to-Head
Chennai Super Kings & Mumbai Indians Form
CSK vs MI Predicted Playing XI
Chennai Super Kings
MS Dhoni (C & WK), Ambati Rayudu, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Suresh Raina, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf du Plessis/Robin Uthappa, Dwayne Bravo, Josh Hazlewood/Imran Tahir.
Bench: Karn Sharma, Jason Behrendorff, Narayan Jagadeesan, Imran Tahir/Josh Hazlewood, Krishnappa Gowtham, Bhagath Verma, Lungi Ngidi, KM Asif, Sam Curran, Faf du Plessis/Robin Uthappa, R Sai Kishore, Harishankar Reddy, Cheteshwar Pujara.
Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Jasprit Bumrah, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Marco Jansen/Jayant Yadav, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar.
Bench: Piyush Chawla, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Mohsin Khan, Anukul Roy, Adam Milne, Anmolpreet Singh, Chris Lynn, Arjun Tendulkar, Dhawal Kulkarni, James Neesham, Yudhvir Singh, Marco Jansen/Jayant Yadav.
Match Predictions For Match 30 – CSK vs MI
If Mumbai Indians Bat First
- MI Powerplay Score: 45-50
- MI Overall Score: 170-190
Mumbai Indians win the match.
If Chennai Super Kings Bat First
- CSK Powerplay Score: 45-50
- CSK Overall Score: 165-185
Chennai Super Kings win the match.
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