CSK vs MI IPL Match 30: In a massive update, Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma is not playing the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 Phase 2 opening match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Rohit suffered a knee injury while batting during the recently concluded fourth Test against England where he also scored a brilliant match-winning hundred. In his absence, Kieron Pollard is captaining the Mumbai Indians in this IPL Phase opener in Dubai.
CSK captain MS Dhoni has won the toss and opted to bat first in this first match at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. MI captain Kieron Pollard did mention that Rohit’s injury is not that serious and he might be back for the next game against Kolkata Knight Riders scheduled on 23 September. However, it is a great moment for young batsman Anmolpreet Singh who will be making his IPL debut for Mumbai Indians in this match. In another blow for MI, all-rounder Hardik Pandya is also not playing this match.
MI Playing 11 (Confirmed)
Quinton de Kock
Saurabh Tiwary has come in for Hardik Pandya in the MI playing 11. It is also a historic moment for Jasprit Bumrah as he is all set to play his 100th IPL match.
For the Chennai Super Kings, the good news is that their leading run-scorer Faf du Plessis is completely fit and available for today’s IPL 2021 match against MI. However, seam-bowling all-rounder Sam Curran misses out as he is yet to complete his mandatory quarantine period. The likes of Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Dwayne Bravo and Josh Hazlewood are the four overseas players for CSK in this match.
CSK Playing 11 (Confirmed)
Faf du Plessis
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