IPL 2021, MI vs CSK Team Predicted Playing 11 for Today Match LIVE Updates: Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, the two most successful sides in the IPL, take on each other for the first time in the season in New Delhi on Saturday.
MI and CSK head into the match after identical seven-wicket wins over Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad respectively and both teams would be keen to continue their winning streak.
The biggest positive for Mumbai has been the return to form of opener Quinton de Kock (117 runs), who made a blistering, unbeaten 70 against Rajasthan.
Table-toppers CSK have been a force to reckon with this season, having won five of their six games.
Openers du Plessis (270 runs) and Ruturaj (192 runs) have been in top form and would be keen to provide the team with another strong start.
Mumbai Indians Squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Piyush Chawla, Dhawal Kulkarni, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Adam Milne, Chris Lynn, James Neesham, Ishan Kishan, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Arjun Tendulkar, Marco Jansen, Yudhvir Singh
Chennai Super Kings Squad: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Robin Uthappa, Cheteshwar Pujara, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Jason Behrendorff, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mitchell Santner, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Harishankar Reddy, Bhagath Varma
Many intriguing sub-plots to this match – one of the biggest among which is the Chahar vs Chahar battle. Two sets of brothers – the Pandyas having become as synonymous with the MI lower-middle order as local trains are to Mumbai – will be taking the field today. Which pair would your money be on?
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Neither team have any injury news or other unavailabilities. CSK are having a great tournament and are leading the points table with five wins and one loss from six matches. MI have had a middling tournament so far. After six matches, they are at the number four position with three wins and as many losses.
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Scott Styris says MI will bounce back in the Delhi leg of the tournament, and that their poor start to the season was because of the pitches in Chennai. “I still have Mumbai at number one. So, I’m sticking to that, I think Mumbai, will go in as favourites. However, the performances CSK has given, they could win this as well. I think this is a bit of a test for CSK, because I think you still need to judge yourself against Mumbai juggernaut,” said Styris on Star Sports show Cricket Live.
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Hello and welcome to the big daddy of IPL clashes. It’s Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings in Delhi tonight. Thw two most successful teams of the league. The biggest inter-team rivalry in the league. Last season, MI were runaway leaders and CSK could not match pace. This season, it threatens to be the other way round. CSK are back at their customary pole position. MI, languishing in the middle of the table for now, are hoping to carry some momentum from their De Kock demolition last time out.
Toss and team news at 7 pm