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The second phase of IPL 2021 is all set to commence from 19th September. MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings will take on Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians in the opening match of IPL second leg in UAE at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Here is the match preview, pitch report, and predicted XIs of the CSK vs MI match.
During the first phase of IPL 2021, Mumbai Indians registered a 4 wicket win over Chennai Super Kings in a high-scoring thriller at Delhi. All-rounder Sam Curran and star batsman Faf Du Plessis will be unavailable for selection for the first game. The Yellow army looked in great form in the first half, winning 5 of their 7 matches. CSK is currently placed at second position in the standings with 10 points.
On the other hand, the five-times IPL champion, Mumbai Indians had a roller-coaster ride in the first phase of IPL 2021. The blue army will be looking to make a comeback and qualify for the Playoffs one more time. The good news for MI is that Pollard will be available for the 1st match on Sunday. The most successful franchise in the history of the league is full of match-winners, who can change the result of the game from any situation. They are currently placed at the fourth spot in the standings with 8 points.
CSK vs MI: Match details
Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians, Match 30
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Date & Time: September 19th at 7:30 PM IST, and at 6:00 PM local time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
Normally, we’ve seen that the pitches at UAE tend to slow down as the tournament progresses. This will be a fresh wicket for the first game, so we can see a high-scoring game. Although the Dubai deck has offered more assistance to the seamers as compared to the spinners.
CSK vs MI Predicted XIs:
Chennai Super Kings
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, J Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter Nile /Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
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