Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings face off for the first time in this year’s IPL in Saturday’s fixture. Mumbai are aiming for their third successive IPL title and have begun with three wins and three defeats. CSK finished last year in 7th place with 12 points and after six games are only one win away from equalling that points tally. Read on as we preview this clash of the 2021 IPL. The match will be played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi and will get underway at 19:30 local time.
After two successive defeats, Mumbai Indians returned to winning ways against Rajasthan Royals on Thursday. They won by 7 wickets and with 9 balls remaining but they will take most pride from Quinton de Kock returning to form. If they can post large scores then their bowlers will relish defending them.
CSK are on a winning streak and are showing no signs of stopping. After losing to Delhi Capitals in their first game of the 2021 IPL, they have won five in a row without any team getting close to them.
Date -01 May 2021
Time -19:30 IST / 14:00 GMT
Venue-Arun Jaitley Stadium – New Delhi, India
Winner -Mumbai Indians
MI vs CSK Match Toss Prediction
Rohit Sharma won the toss against Rajasthan in Delhi and elected to field first. MS Dhoni’s side chased against Hyderabad at the same ground. We expect whoever wins the toss to choose to field first.
MI vs CSK Match Pitch Report
Rajasthan and Hyderabad both posted 171 in Delhi but ended up on the losing side. We expect the pitch to be good for batting with a total of 200 not out of reach.
Partly cloudy with the temperature falling from the mid to low thirties during the game.
Mumbai Indians Predicted Playing 11
Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c) , Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
Chennai Super Kings Predicted Playing 11
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c) (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar
MI vs CSK Dream11 Team Prediction
- Batsmen:Rohit Sharma, Faf du Plessis (c), Suresh Raina, Ruturaj Gaikwad
- All Rounder:Ravindra Jadeja (vc)
- Wicket Keeper:Quinton de Kock
- Bowler:Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi, Rahul Chahar