With the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 already exhibiting high-octane matches and rip-roaring contests. The 27th match of the tournament is all set to be a special one as it will be the ‘El Classico’ of cricket, Two of the most successful teams in the history of the tournament- Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings are all set to lock horns at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, this Saturday.
This time around the proceedings have been contrasting to the previous session as the bottom dwellers in the last season- CSK finds themselves placed at the top of the table with 5 wins from 6 games and a very healthy net run-rate. The Mumbai Indians on the other hand are having a mediocre season, with 3 wins from 6 games, the defending champions are placed 4th in the table.
In one of the most awaited clashes of the Indian Premier League. Who do you think will come out on top? Can CSK score their 6th win in a row? Or will the 5-times champions overhaul the Men in Yellow?
Match Toss Time: 19:00 Local (13:30 GMT)
Match Start Time: 19:30 Local (14:00 GMT)
Match Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Head to Head
Matches Played: 30, Mumbai Indians: 18, Chennai Super Kings: 12
The conditions are once again ideal for cricket as clear skies are expected throughout the course of the day. The temperature is expected to be hovering in 35-30 degrees Celsius and the humidity at the peak is likely to touch the 23 percent mark.
The strip in Delhi is traditionally known to be a slow wicket with the spinners getting a huge share of the cherry. But the last few matches saw the ball come onto the bat well solely due to the freshness of the pitch and we expect the wicket to get slower in the coming days. The dew factor is expected to play a vital role in the proceedings and the team winning the toss should be looking to bowl first.
Mumbai Indians decided to drop their middle-order hard-hitting youngster Ishan Kishan after a string of poor performances. The playing combination used against the Rajasthan Royals seemed to have worked well for the defending champions and we expect them to play the same.
Chennai Super Kings are a team that shows extreme faith in their players and it has once again worked well for the side. The current playing Xl has been in exemplary touch and we are likely to witness the same combination for the much-awaited ‘El Classico’.
Probable Playing Xl
Mumbai Indians (MI): Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
Chennai Super Kings (CSK): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar
Faf du Plessis and Moeen Ali have been doing a wonderful job for the Men in Yellow and they are likely to hold the key once again in this thrilling encounter. The MI skipper Rohit Sharma and all-rounder Kieron Pollard have also shown great consistency and for that reason are must-haves in your fantasy lineup.
MI vs CSK Fantasy Team
Captain and Vice-captain Picks
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