MI vs CSK: Defending Champions Mumbai Indians take on arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 match number 27 on Saturday (May 1) at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have shrugged off their poor form of IPL 2020 and are currently having a brilliant time in the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). With an incredible net run rate of 1.475 under their belt, the MS Dhoni-led side is comfortably sitting on top of the points table with 10 points from six games.
The MS Dhoni-led unit lost their season opener to Delhi Capitals but haven’t looked back ever since. The Yellow Army has only gone from strength to strength in the next five games and ended up winning all five.
In their previous match, Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 7 wickets at Feroz Shah Kotla. Openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis slammed half-centuries as CSK easily overhauled the target of 172 in the run chase.
Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, have won three of their first six games and are currently placed at the fourth spot with 6 points in their account. They beat Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets in their previous match. Another victory would help the Mumbai team to tighten their grip on the number four spot.
Quinton de Kock’s return to form and leg spinner Rahul Chahar getting better with every passing game comes as a major relief to the side. But their middle-order hasn’t yet performed well and they would be aiming to put their best foot forward against a quality CSK side.
As long as their head-to-head record is concerned, out of a total of 32 encounters between the two teams, Mumbai has won 19 games while Chennai won 13 games.
MI vs CSK Match Details
- Match: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings, Match 27
- Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
- Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
- Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi
MI vs CSK Weather & Pitch Report
An interesting contest between the bat and the ball awaits at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, with some help on offer for both the pacers and spinners. While the new ball should swing early on, the batsmen should enjoy the ball coming on to the bat.
However, the pitch should slow down as the match progresses, bringing the spinners into the equation. Wickets in hand will be key for either side as they eye a score over 165. Both teams will look to chase upon winning the toss, with dew expected to play a part in the second innings.
A hot and humid day for Delhi as the temperature will go as high as 41-degree Celsius and the lowest being 26-degree Celsius with humidity of 30%. The skies will be partially clouded, however, no signs of rain.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches played at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi —
- Matches Won: 4
- Matches Lost: 1
- No Result: 0
MI vs CSK Head-to-Head
Mumbai Indians & Chennai Super Kings Recent Form
Mumbai Indians Form
Chennai Super Kings Form
MI vs CSK Predicted Playing XI
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.
Bench: Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar, Yudhvir Singh, Mohsin Khan, Anukul Roy, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Dhawal Kulkarni, Adam Milne, Chris Lynn, Anmolpreet Singh, James Neesham, Ishan Kishan, Piyush Chawla.
Chennai Super Kings
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C and WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi.
Bench: Narayan Jagadeesan, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Imran Tahir, KM Asif, C Hari Nishanth, Harishankar Reddy, Karn Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Jason Behrendorff, Sai Kishore, Bhagath Verma, Robin Uthappa.
Match Predictions For Match 27 – MI vs CSK
If Mumbai Indians Bowl First
- CSK Powerplay score: 60-65
- CSK Overall score: 180-200
Mumbai Indians wins the match.
If Chennai Super Kings Bowl First
- MI Powerplay Score: 45-50
- MI Overall Score: 160-180
Chennai Super Kings wins the match.
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