IPL 2021, CSK vs MI: Here is the match preview

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IPL 2021, CSK vs MI: Here is the match preview
IPL 2021, CSK vs MI: Here is the match preview

18 Sep 2021: IPL 2021, CSK vs MI: Here is the match preview

The remainder of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) season will be underway on September 19. Arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians will clash in the 30th match at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The two sides have produced some riveting encounters in the cash-rich league in past. MI beat CSK in the last encounter between the two sides. Here is the preview.

H2H: A look at the head-to-head record

MI and CSK are two of the greatest franchises in the IPL history. As far as the head-to-head record is concerned, MI have had an edge over CSK. In 31 games, they have won 19 with a win percentage of 61.29. Meanwhile, the Super Kings have claimed 12 wins. Notably, MI have won six out of seven games against CSK since IPL 2019.

CSK: CSK could be without Faf du Plessis and Sam Curran

Faf du Plessis recently suffered a groin injury while playing in the Caribbean Premier League. As a result, Robin Uthappa could replace him at the top. All-rounder Sam Curran will also miss the encounter due to quarantine protocols. Probable XI: Uthappa, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (captain and wicket-keeper), Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi

MI: MI won't alter the Playing XI much

Mumbai Indians aren't expected to alter the side much in the impending game. They have a star-studded middle-order in the form of Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, and Hardik Pandya. The bowling combination could vary according to the track in Dubai. Probable XI: Rohit Sharma (captain), Quinton de Kock (wicket-keeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Kishan, Pollard, Hardik, Krunal Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult

Details: Pitch report, conditions, TV listing, and more

The match will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. It will begin at 7:30 PM IST. The track here is known for its sluggish nature, where spinners usually get more help. Meanwhile, the temperature in Dubai will be around the 35-degree mark. One can watch the match live on the Star Sports Network and stream the same on the Hotstar app.

Performers: A look at the top performers

MI skipper Rohit has amassed 752 runs from 29 games at a strike rate of 125.75 against Chennai Super Kings. In the bowling department, Kieron Pollard has scalped 14 wickets with the best bowling performance of 2/12. Against MI, Suresh Raina owns 820 runs at 30.37, while Dwayne Bravo has accounted for 28 wickets with the best match haul of 4/42.

Recap: Recap: What happened in the last encounter?

The previous encounter between CSK and MI turned out to be a blockbuster. CSK smashed 218/4 after MI invited them to bat. Ambati Rayudu shone with a 27-ball 72*. Mumbai were off to a flier, with Rohit and Quinton sharing a 71-run stand. Pollard's unbeaten 87 (34) powered MI to victory. MI smashed 138 runs in the last 10 overs to complete the run-chase.

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