One of the classic captains in the history of cricket is MS Dhoni, the mastermind anchors the game from behind the stumps. But when it comes to the Indian Premier League (IPL), there is only one skipper, Rohit Sharma, who has gone past Dhoni’s achievements. Rohit Sharma, who has five IPL trophies under his belt, will take on MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings, who have three in their cupboard. Over the years, both Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings have proved their potentials on the field. Both the teams have mastered all the tricks of winning games.
CSK look more sorted in the IPL 2021, two blazing openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis, a stable middle order, bowlers like Sam Curran and Deepak Chahar acing the bowling department, and their own one-man-army Ravindra Jadeja. Leaving off their last year’s nightmare, CSK have become formidable around this time. Losing just a solitary game till now, CSK, the table toppers are in raging form.
While the Paltans are fluctuating from time to time in their journey in 2021. The side appeared daunting after kick-starting the campaign on a losing note. But lost their momentum gradually as the IPL paced up. Their last year’s star Suryakumar Yadav has not sparked yet so far. Ishan Kisan has not displayed any extraordinary knock with the willow yet. Depending on Rahul Chahar, MI’s bowling unit has failed to draw any attention.
IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings at the Arun Jaitley Stadium from 7:30 PM IST
Match Prediction – Who will win the match?
Coming to the head-to-head numbers, the sides have locked horns 30 times, Mumbai have capitalised on 18 occasions, and CSK emerged victorious 12 times. MI and CSK last met each other at the Sharjah Stadium in the United Arab Emirates, on October 23, 2020. CSK were handed over a humiliating defeat, and Trent Boult produced heroics with the ball.
MI outclassed Rajasthan Royals in their last match. Opener Quinton de Kock fiercely played a knock of 70* off 50 balls. CSK also thumped SunRisers Hyderabad in their last outing. Hence, both the teams will assay to carry forward the winning streak.
Chennai will enter the match as the favourites at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi in the 27th match of the IPL. Regardless the tussle is expected to be a classy one.