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Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings : CHENNAI IS MORE COMPOSED? || Indian Super League 2021 Match 27

Indian Super League 2021 Match 27

Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings – May 1st

Chennai Super Kings:

The Chennai Super Kings, after a disheartening season last time around, are cruising through their campaign. With five victories in six matches, CSK is present atop the points table. While Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis have led the roster at the top of the order, their batting strength and stability have excelled, with Ravindra Jadeja delivering the goods in the death overs. 

Although MS Dhoni’s form with the bat is a worry, the Chennai Super Kings have survived well as their bowling line-up has also performed well. Nevertheless, the responsibility will be on Deepak Chahar to pave the path with a few swift wickets in the powerplay overs as Chennai takes to continue their winning run in the IPL 2021.

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

Mumbai Indians:

Chennai Super Kings will lock horns with a Mumbai Indians side who are gradually making their way into the playoff position. After a tricky Chennai leg, MI drifted to a victory against the Rajasthan Royals in their opening IPL 2021 game in Delhi.

Nevertheless, they will need to bring about their A-game on Saturday, particularly with their middle-order striving for stability. All eyes will be on Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah, both of whom haven’t collected up as many wickets as they would have enjoyed in IPL 2021.

Possible playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Kieron Pollard, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Quinton de Kock (wk), Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult.     

The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:

As seen in the last game at this venue, a high-scoring contest summons at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on Saturday. There isn’t a lot of swing or spin on the bid as the bowlers will look to take the pace off as the match proceeds. The pace bowlers may get some seam movement early on, and the bravest may exploit.

Both sides will preferably look to chase, given the dew factor in the second half. As seen, batting with the dew and under the lights has been easier. 175-185 should be average at this ground, with wickets in hand being vital to either side’s fates.

Tops Value:

Both sides are well-tallied on paper, but the Mumbai Indians might hold the advantage, given their recent good history against the Chennai Super Kings. The bookkeepers have the same notion as they rate Mumbai Indians at the pre-match odds of 1.64, while Chennai Super Kings at 2.15.

Chennai might be livid for this gap, despite a terrific victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, owing to the recent games, we believe this gap will soon be diminished and in no time, there will be alterations. And hence, waiting for the toss will be wise. We reckon, if Chennai chase, they could have a tough time considering Mumbai’s superior bowling line-up.  However, a mouth-watering clash summons between perhaps the two best franchises in IPL history.