Match Preview

Chennai Super Kings will be up against Mumbai Indians in the 30th match of IPL 2021 on 19 September at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, UAE. The second leg of the Indian Premier League will kick off with an El Clasico match between the three-time champion Chennai Super Kings and the defending champion Mumbai Indians. Both franchises have had a good start to the season and are now ranked in the top four. Chennai Super Kings have won 5 of their 7 games and are in second place on the points table, while Mumbai Indians have won 4 of their 7 games and are in fourth place. With both teams in good form, the first day of the postponed IPL in Abu Dhabi promises to be an exciting game.

Pitch and Weather Report

The pitch is inclined more towards the batting side and slightly better for spinners.

Clear Skies with temperatures at 36 – 37 °C


Total matches                                 61

Matches won batting first               34

Matches won bowling first             26

Average 1st Inns scores               144

Average 2nd Inns scores              122

Highest total recorded                   211/3 (20 Ov) by SL vs PAK

Lowest total recorded                    71/10 (19 Ov) by KEN vs IRE

Highest score chased                    183/5 (19.4 Ov) by AFG vs UAE

Lowest score defended                  134/7 (20 Ov) by OMAN vs HK

Top 2 Wicket-Keeper picks

1) MS Dhoni – The right-handed batsman has exceptional batting and wicket keeping skills, as well as a captaincy style that straddles the line between conservatism and unconventionality. He is a must pick for this match.

Matches – 338

Runs – 6858

Average – 38.74

2) Quinton de Kock – The left-handed batsman has gained a reputation for his daring striking and deft glovework. He has played phenomenal innings in the past matches for MI and is a successful batsman from his national team whose reputation speaks for him.

Matches – 57

Runs – 1758

Average – 35.15

Top 4 Batsman Picks

1) Rohit Sharma – The right-handed batsman’ adept skills that translates into quick runs has led MI, from the bottom of the points table to numerous victories. He is in great form and a lot of fans are banking on him for another glorious season of IPL.

Matches – 350

Runs – 9315

Average – 32.18

2) Suryakumar Yadav – The right-handed batsman is an aggressive player whose career is built on consistent performances. He doesn’t fear innovating and has a strong hand for shorter formats.

Matches – 181

Runs – 3879

Average – 31.59

3) Suresh Raina – He is an attacking  left-handed batsman with tenacity and ability to split the field with powerful stroke play. His experience in this format and past performances for his franchises have earned him a respectable place in the squad.

Matches – 331

Runs – 8617

Average – 32.15

4) Ruturaj Gaikwad – He is a young free-striking player whose game is based on fluid technique. He has the ability to be steady and play risk-free cricket yet scoring at a reasonable rate. He has a long way to go with CSK and is a good pick for the upcoming match.

Matches – 48

Runs – 1372

Average – 31.90

Top 4 Bowler Picks

1) Deepak Chahar – He is a traditional swing bowler who has incorporated T20 street smarts into his arsenal and has bowled deadly spells in the recent matches including the last Sri Lanka tour.

Matches – 104

Wickets – 122

Economy – 7.45

2) Rahul Chahar – The legbreak googly bowler is a better half of  Deepak Chahar who was on a streak of taking wickets against Sri Lanka. He is in great form and has the potential to give good fantasy points in this match.

Matches – 66

Wickets – 82

Economy – 7.32

3) Trent Boult – The left-arm fast medium bowler’s ability to swing the new ball and change up the pace and lengths in the death overs makes him a lethal bowler. One wouldn’t want to miss a chance to cash in Trent’s skills for the next match.

Matches – 128

Wickets – 149

Economy – 8.32

4) Jasprit Bumrah – Jasprit’ quick warm-up is followed by a fast-paced bowling action. Despite his small stature, he has mastered the knack of bowling inch-perfect yorkers. This death bowler is an impressive player and an asset for MI.

Matches – 179

Wickets -215

Economy – 7.03

Top 3 All-rounder Picks

1) Ravindra Jadeja – The left handed batsman and slow left arm othodox bowler has established himself as a skilled fielder and hard hitting batsman in the middle order. His great wicket taking abilities and flair with the bat makes him a valuable pick for the next match.

Matches – 259

Runs – 2717

Average – 24.70

Wickets – 170

Economy – 7.62

2) Moeen Ali – The left-handed batsman and right arm off break bowler’s skillful approach to the game has benefitted his team on countless occasions. He is a reputed player with a firm control on his game.

Matches – 188

Runs – 4095

Average – 25.13

Wickets – 127

Economy – 7.63

3) Sam Curran – The left-handed batsman and left arm medium fast bowler is a valuable allrounder for CSK and a precise, experienced player in this format.

Matches – 144

Runs – 1919

Average – 21.56

Wickets – 98

Economy – 8.17

Predicted Playing 11

Chennai Super Kings

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, J Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock , Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult


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