CSK Playing 11: Arch-rivals Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will face each other in a much awaited contest of IPL 2021 here at Delhi. Both are the most successful teams in IPL’s history and have developed an intriguing rivalry over the years. Both the sides have played 30 matches against each other in which Mumbai lead Chennai 18:12. These matches include a no. of thrilling finishes in playoffs and finals. In the last season, both teams won a game each. Chennai has been superb this season and have outplayed almost all the oppositions that they have played so far. They are on a winning streak of 5 straight wins and it’s going to be tough for Mumbai to stop this juggernaut.
With Behrendorff available, Chennai have a variety in selection. But they are likely to continue with their winning combination.
F du Plessis
M Dhoni (C) (wk)
Riding on Jadeja’s excellent form, CSK is looking a dangerous side. The openers have been clicking regularly with Gaikwad and du Plessis performing consistently well. Given the team’s batting depth which is probably the best of the tournament, the middle order has the license to go after the bowling. Shardul Thakur’s performance has been slightly below par but Deepak Chahar has picked up wickets consistently with the new ball.
CSK Squad for IPL 2021
MS Dhoni (C), Suresh Raina, Narayan Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Shardul Thakur, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Lungi Ngidi, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, K Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, M.Harisankar Reddy, K.Bhagath Varma, C Hari Nishaanth, R Sai Kishore, J Behrendorff.
You can watch the ball by ball and the Live score coverage of the Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings match on the Star Sports Network and Hotstar. The match will be played on May 1 and will start at 7:30 pm (IST).