IPL 2021: Chennai Super Kings VS Mumbai Indians

Betraja Prediction on the match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Knights.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced that the first match of the remainder of the season of IPL which was halted because of Covid-19 will resume in Dubai on September 19, 2021. The match will see Mumbai Indians taking on Chennai Super Kings at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. The Indian Premier League will feature matches across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah with the final being played on October 15 in Dubai.

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Head to Head Records :

Often referred to as “El Classico” of IPL, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings have been the powerhouse of the League.

Matches Played: 31 Matches

  • CSK Won: 12 Matches
  • MI Won: 19 matches
  • Tie : 0 Matches

With this record, Mumbai Indians have an upper hand against Chennai Super Kings. Even in their last encounter, it was a thrilling match but Kieron Pollard’s innings of 87 in 34 balls ensured MI beat CSK by 4 wickets.

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Sheikh Zayed Stadium Record:

This Abu Dhabi stadium has always been a chasing ground. Teams would be looking to win the toss and bowl first.

  • Matches Played: 29
  • Matches won by Batting first team: 13
  • Matches won by Chasing team: 16
  • No Result: 0

Chennai Super Kings Team :

Chennai Super Kings cricket team.

CSK is placed second in the points table with 5 wins in 7 games. As a coach, Stephen Fleming would be looking to get 3 wins more to ensure that CSK qualifies for the PlayOffs.

Predicted Playing XI :

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi

Bench Strength :

Dwayne Bravo, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mitchell Santner, Narayan Jagadeesan, Harishankar Reddy, Imran Tahir, Jason Behrendorff, Karn Sharma, KM Asif, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, C Hari Nishanth, Cheteshwar Pujara, Robin Uthappa, Bhagath Varma

Players to watch out :

CSK always tries to pick a team in which every player plays a part in the win. However, Faf du Plessis and Moeen Ali can prove to be destructive for opponents. Ravindra Jadeja is also a player who can win matches for the team from a losing situation.

Plans against MI :

CSK always has a hard time against MI because of the middle order power in the MI camp. CSK bowlers need to ensure that Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya are back in the hut in quick time. Lungi Ngidi can prove to be an asset here.

Mumbai Indians :

MI is placed fourth in the points table with 4 wins in 7 games. Being a coach, Mahela Jayawardene will be looking to beat CSK to get their PlayOffs spot quickly.

Predicted Playing XI :

Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Adam Milne

Bench Strength :

James Neesham, Marco Jansen, Aditya Tare, Ishan Kishan, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohsin Khan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, Yudhvir Singh, Anmolpreet Singh, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Anukul Roy, Arjun Tendulkar

Players to Watch Out :

In the last encounter, it was Kieron Pollard who won the game for MI. Pollard along with Hardik Pandya can prove to be a game-changer for MI. On pitches of Dubai, Rahul Chahar can also prove his mettle against any opponent.

Plans against CSK :

CSK has depth in their batting lineup. To ensure that their batting doesn’t fire, Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult need to use slower balls effectively. Rahul Chahar needs to bowl effectively against Moeen Ali and Ambati Rayudu.

Final Prediction :

The pitches in Dubai could be high-scoring and friendly for the fast bowlers. Batsmen and Bowlers would be getting a fair chance against each other.

If CSK bats first :

 First-Innings: CSK to score between 170-180. Moeen Ali and Ambati Rayudu to give the finishing touch along with Ravindra Jadeja and Sam Curran. Rahul Chahar and Jasprit Bumrah to take at least 2 wickets each.

 Match Prediction: MI winning the match comprehensively with 5 wickets in hand. Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan lay the foundation of the win. Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya to finish the match along with Krunal Pandya in 18-19 overs. Deepak Chahar to pick 2 big wickets of Rohit Shamra and Quinton de Kock.

MI bats first :

First Innings: MI will score between 175-190. Suryakumar Yadav and Rohit Sharma to play handy knocks and then a strong finish by Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya. Sam Curran and Deepak Chahar to be the most economical bowler with 2 wickets each.

Match Prediction

CSK to win the match with 4 wickets in hand. Faf Du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad give a good start and then a strong finish by Ravindra Jadeja with MS Dhoni. Match to be a thriller and to go till the last over.

It will be a fascinating battle between the teams with equal balance in strength and technique. The chasing team will have the advantage going by the results of previous games played at this venue. Since returning after a break, both the teams will be looking to start off with a win. Mumbai Indians always have a knack for losing the first match of the season. Although it is not the beginning of the new season, no one knows as Mumbai Indians are the most unpredictable team in the IPL history.