The Chennai Super Kings will take on the Mumbai Indians at Dubai International Cricket Stadium today at 7:30 pm IST. This is one of the most anticipated matches in IPL history as both teams have been waiting for this moment. This post will provide you with information about who’s playing and what team has the advantage based off their recent form and player swaps. Stay tuned for more updates!
CSK (Chennai Super Kings) predicted XI vs MI (Mumbai Indians):
The Chennai Super Kings are currently in the second position of IPL 2021 points table. In their previous game, they managed to win 5 matches out seven and were brilliant performances overall for CSK during its campaign so far!
The team had played their last game at the iconic Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium, but it was not without an impressive 218-run total to show for themselves. They lost out by 4 wickets though – something which will be tough to swallow ahead of what could potentially be another appearance this time around! The second half begins on September 19th in Dubai’s new facility: Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Mumbai Indians will face them on Sunday which promises an exciting finish line up between these two teams who have already shown some great things during the first leg.
The nature of the surface and dimensions are important factors in determining what their playing 11 will be for this high-octane clash. CSK aren’t known for making too many changes, however due to player unavailability and injury concerns they may make some adjustments from previous matches or even add a few new faces into who knows where?
Here’s our predicted playing XI of CSK for their match on Sep 19th 2021:
- Faf Du Plessis/ Robin Uthappa-
Faf Du Plesis is currently nursing a groin injury that he picked up while playing for Saint Lucia Kings in the recently concluded CPL 2021. Due to this, he missed out on some crucial matches which also means there has been no update as yet whether or not it’ll heal soon enough and allow him back into action with his side; The Chennai Super King.
Faf Du Plessis is one of the best batsmen in all batting positions, but he might not be available for CSK’s first match against Mumbai Indians due to injury. If that’s how it goes then Robin Uthappa will make his debut with them instead on Sunday night!
- Ruturaj Gaekwad
Ruturaj Gaekwad’s performances this season have been solid, if not spectacular. The CSK opener made a great opening pair with Faf du Plessis in 7 matches he managed to score 196 runs at an average of 36.36 for his team and they will need more like that from him going forward as they continue their struggle towards success.
- Moeen Ali
Moeen Ali has been a revelation at number three. In his six matches, he scored an average of 157 with 206 runs to his name. Moeen Ali, having been at number three for the majority of his innings has shown that he is more than capable.
- Suresh Raina
It’s interesting to see Suresh Raina bat at number four for the first time in his IPL career. He hasn’t had much success there, but that may be because teams have been targeting him with bouncers all season long. Raina had a great 36-ball 54 but has since struggled to get off Pioneers’ deck again.
- Ambati Rayudu
Ambati Rayudu showed great form in this year’s IPL. He ensured the Chennai Super Kings don’t fall victim to last-over attacks by batting at an anchor role and scoring vital runs late into match innings when needed most. The batsman managed one brilliant 27-balls 72 against Mumbai Indians which is among his best knocks from Indian Premier League matches so far.
- MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni is the integral part of Chennai Super Kings’s success this season. But it’s his batting that needs close examination at present- in 7 games he managed just 37 runs for CSK so far – not a great return when you’re carrying such immense responsibility within your team! If MS doesn’t start scoring quickly then we’re afraid IPL 2021 might well turn out to be his last one.
- Ravindra Jadeja
In IPL 2021, there is nothing more to say about Ravindra Jadeja than that he was brilliant in the death overs. In 7 matches played so far this season and at an astonishing strike rate of 161.72 during the first half-IPL tournament period.
- Dwayne Bravo
In the absence of Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo is certain to get a spot in the playing XI. He hasn’t bowled recently for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots but will most likely bowl in this match.
- Deepak Chahar
Deepak Chahar is a genius with the ball in hand and has been an integral part of CSK for many years now. In 7 matches, he managed to pick 8 wickets at an average of 24.12! He never fails to bring success, especially when it comes down to power play overs.
- Shardul Thakur
Could Shardul Thakur be on a mission to make up for lost IPL? He has had an ordinary season so far, and he needs some help. In 7 games this year so far with CSK in the tournament- only 5 wickets! The second half will give us crucial information about how quickly things can turn around for him.
- Josh Hazlewood
Josh Hazlewood is hopeful that his return to the team will be a big contribution in their second leg of IPL 2021. He made himself unavailable during first leg due to personal reasons, but he should make it into playing XI against MI for opening game on Sep 19th
MI (Mumbai Indians) predicted XI vs CSK (Chennai Super Kings):
With 8 points, Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians hold the 4th spot in IPL 2021 points table. They will look to defeat their opponents once again this time around when they take on Chennai Super Kings at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Ahead of this match though we take time out for some analysis on what kind of Mumbai Indians playing XI versus Chennai Super Kings.
- Rohit Sharma
The Mumbai Indians will be captained by Rohit Sharma in the first match of IPL 2021. The skipper is coming off a successful series against England, where he struck his first overseas hundred and was MI’s top run-getter with 250 runs on 7 innings played this season so far for them as well!
- Quinton de Kock
The wicketkeeper for the Mumbai Indians will be Quinton de Kock. The South African batsman has been in a sensational form, scoring 155 runs during 6 matches at an average of 31 with one unbeaten half-century – that was enough to make him our choice as well!
- Suryakumar Yadav
Sunryakumar Yadav will be a great batsman for MI at the middle-order in match 1. The right handed opener, who made 173 runs during his 7 innings on tour with an average of 24.71 and strike rate 144+.
- Ishan Kishan
Quinton de Kock is the frontrunner to keep wickets in IPL 2021 opener against CSK, but Ishan Kishan will also make it into the playing XI as a batsman. During July’s ODI series with Sri Lanka , he scored an impressive half-century on his debut and then helped India take home 3 matches by scoring 73 runs over 5 games – including one fifty.
- Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya is still hoping for a big show in the opening game of IPL 2021 against UAE. The younger pandya largely fell short last time, scoring only 52 runs from 6 innings with one fifty but he’s been working hard and all set to redeem himself at Dubai International Cricket Stadium during this tournament’s opener on Sunday (19th Sep)!
- Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard will be one of the stars for Mumbai Indians during opening game against Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2021. He has an impressive batting average and strike rate, with seven matches played so far at 56 runs per match on a strike rate of 171+; this includes scoring 89 runs last season when it mattered most – his knock proved invaluable as well!
- Krunal Pandya
In the first leg, Krunal Pandya scored 100 runs in 7 innings at an average of 16.66 and picked up 3 wickets for Mumbai Indians – this guy might just make it into MI’s XI against CSK at spin-friendly UAE grounds!
- Rahul Chahar
Rahul Chahar will be taking on CSK in the first leg of IPL 2021. He has been nothing short of magnificent, picking 11 wickets at a rate lower than 18 for every 20 balls and an economy 7.41
This includes him being 4th highest among all bowlers so far this tournament with 9 scalps in 6 matches (averaging 17).
- Trent Boult
Trent Boult, the emerging New Zealander pacemaker has been picked by Mumbai Indians for their opening game of IPL 2021 UAE leg. The bowler was brilliant in first match with 8 wickets and an average just below 30%. In one outing he managed 3 scalps against them.
We can expect more prestigous opponents soon enough!
- Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah is a bowler with the potential to take wickets in abundance. He’s already shown his prowess against England and will be eager for more success during IPL 2021 UAE leg of play, where he’ll likely make an appearance as well given that there aren’t many other right-arm paces out here at this time (and let’s face it—we need all hands on deck). JB scalped 6 latex sticks last 7 matches averaging 32 runs per dismissal while only having a modest economy rate of 7 – not bad stats
- Marco Jansen
For the third pacer, MI might induct Marco Jansen into their playing XI. The uncapped Proteas player got 2 matches in which he picked up 2 wickets at an economy rate of 7.50 runs per over bowled; however only one match was without any dismissals and that too due to no deliveries being delivered by opposing batsmen for him to take advantage with his own bowling skills!