- Chennai opener du Plessis is battling a groin injury
- Robin Uthappa can debut for Chennai
- Chennai and Mumbai teams will meet on 19 September
Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma will face each other in the second half of IPL 2021 on Sunday. This match will be played at International Cricket Stadium in Dubai from 7:30 PM IST.
In the current season of IPL, both the teams have met once in the first half. In the match played in Delhi, Mumbai defeated Chennai by 4 wickets. Kieran Pollard scored an unbeaten 87 off 34 balls for Mumbai in that match.
Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings has won the IPL title 3 times, while Rohit’s Mumbai (Mumbai Indians Predicted XI) has captured the IPL trophy a record 5 times. Chennai’s team may have to go without opener Faf du Plessis against Mumbai.
Du Plessis (Faf du Plessis groin injury) currently has a groin injury. In such a situation, he is not certain to play in the first match. Robin Uthappa can come in place of South African du Plessis in the opening in Chennai.
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On the other hand, Mumbai Indians team has great players like Hitman Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult. This time the Mumbai team is going to the field with the intention of the title hat-trick.
pitch and weather
The pitch of the Dubai International Cricket Stadium can give more help to the fast bowlers in the opening matches. Given the first match of the tournament and the large size of the stadium, a high scoring match is unlikely. The heat has increased in Dubai these days. The temperature is expected to remain up to 40 degrees at the start of the match.
The two teams have met once in Dubai
In Dubai, there has been a collision between these two teams, in which Chennai Super Kings got the bet. In the UAE, these two teams have faced a total of three times, out of which CSK has won the match twice, while Mumbai Indians have won one match.
Chennai Super Kings (Probable Playing XI)
Rituraj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c, wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar.
Mumbai Indians (Probable Playing XI)
Rohit Sharma (captain), Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult.