The defending champions Mumbai Indians are all set to lock horns with Chennai Super Kings at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on May 1(Saturday). Both teams have had contrasting fortunes so far in IPL 2021 and will look to secure a win. Ahead of the big match, we bring you the predicted XI, PrizePicks fantasy tips, top fantasy picks.
Match: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings, Match 27, IPL 2021
Date & Time: 1st May 2021, at 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Head to Head
It will hot and humid in Delhi with no chances of rain. The temperatures will hover around 36 degrees.
Even as the pitch has played flat in the first few games, it is expected to slow down as the Delhi leg continues. Dew is expected to play a part.
Mumbai Indians haven’t provided an update on injuries or player unavailability. Similarly, for Chennai Super Kings, all players will be available for selection.
MI – Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
CSK – Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c/wk), Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi/Imran Tahir
MI vs CSK – Top Fantasy Picks
Faf du Plessis – The former South African skipper has been on a brilliant run-scoring spree and will be one of the hot picks for the fantasy gamers. He has scored 30+ runs in all of his last five games, which includes three half-centuries as well.
Rohit Sharma – The Mumbai Indians skipper has blown hot and cold so far in the ongoing edition of IPL 2021. However, Rohit knows when to step up and the stage cannot get bigger and better for the swashbuckling opener. The right-handed batter, who celebrated his birthday yesterday, can fire things up in today’s match.
Ravindra Jadeja – The all-rounder from Saurashtra is going through a purple patch and his ability to contribute to all departments make him a hot choice for fantasy lovers. Jadeja has scored over 70 runs and has picked up 5 wickets in his last four games.
Deepak Chahar – The young bowler is one of the deadliest bowlers in IPL 2021 with the new ball. Since he had off-colours in the last two games, Chahar can light up the scene in Delhi.
Quinton de Kock – The Mumbai Indians wicket-keeper batter proved why he is a part of Mumbai’s first XI ahead of Chris Lynn by scoring 70 runs from 50 deliveries in the last game against Rajasthan Royals. With the southpaw finally getting into his rhythm, de Kock will be an obvious pick for fantasy XI.
Captain and Vice-Captain Options
Captain – Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja
Vice-Captain – Faf du Plessis, Suryakumar Yadav
Option 1 – MI vs CSK Suggested PrizePicks Fantasy XI
Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis (VC), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma (C), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Trent Boult, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Deepak Chahar
Option 2 – MI vs CSK Suggested PrizePicks Fantasy XI
Suryakumar Yadav (VC), Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja (C), Moeen Ali (VC), Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Lungi Ngidi, Rahul Chahar