The 27th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 will be played between the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) and the table-toppers Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Saturday. After witnessing a forgettable outing in the IPL 2020, CSK made a strong comeback this season as they are currently at the numero uno position at the points table with five wins in the six games in the season.
While Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad have led the charge at the top of the order, Ravindra Jadeja providing the goods in the death overs. Although MS Dhoni’s form with the bat is a concern, their batting unit is performing pretty well. However, the onus will be on Deepak Chahar to take some early wickets in the powerplay overs as Chennai seeks to extend their winning streak in the IPL 2021. However, a team like MI can never be taken lightly.
After some tough outings in Chennai, MI pulled off a comprehensive win over Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Delhi. All eyes will be on Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult, both of whom haven’t picked up as many wickets as they would have liked to in IPL 2021. Both teams are well-matched on paper, but MI will be entering the game as favorites, given their recent good record against the Chennai Super Kings. Nevertheless, a mouthwatering game can be expected by the fans between arguably the two best franchises in IPL history.
Mumbai Indians (MI)
Mumbai Indians don’t have any injury concerns so far. Trent Boult hasn’t been able to provide the early breakthroughs for MI in IPL 2021, but he will be giving a tough fight to in-form Faf du Plessis. Jasprit Bumrah has also managed to keep MS Dhoni quiet, conceding only a run-a-ball 56 against the CSK skipper.
Probable XI: 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
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
Despite the fact that CSK has a lot of talented players to chose from, they didn’t need to make any change in their playing XI. Ravindra Jadeja has managed to keep Rohit Sharma in check, conceding only 71 runs in 72 balls. It won’t be a surprise if the left-arm spinner is called ou to bowl in the powerplay against Rohit.
Probable XI: 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
Fantasy Suggestion #1:
Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Lungi Ngidi, Shardul Thakur, and Nathan Coulter-Nile
Fantasy Suggestion #2:
Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Lungi Ngidi, Shardul Thakur and Rahul Chahar