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| On May 1, 2021 2:16 PM IST

CSK vs MI IPL Match Prediction, Fantasy Picks, Expected Playing 11, Pitch Report


CSK vs MI IPL Match Prediction: Statistically, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI) are the two best teams in the history of IPL. While the former has won 3 championships, the latter has 5 IPL trophies in their cabinet. However, in this season, Mumbai is still looking to find its groove while Chennai is the league leader. The battle between these two super teams is always something that fans eagerly wait for, the same is the case for Match 27 of IPL 2021 on Saturday.

CSK vs MI Pitch Report

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all the matches are being held at neutral venues. For this particular fixture, the teams will play at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. Initially, this pitch was supposed to be helpful to bowlers, but looking at the previous matches and the lack of dew factor, it’s quite evident batsmen are having a field day at this pitch. You can expect a score of somewhere around 170 runs.

Chennai Super Kings Expected Playing 11

  • Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • Faf du Plessis
  • Suresh Raina
  • Moeen Ali
  • Ambati Rayudu
  • MS Dhoni (c & wk)
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Sam Curran
  • Lungi Ngidi
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Deepak Chahar

Mumbai Indians Expected Playing 11

  • Rohit Sharma (c)
  • Quinton de Kock (wk)
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Hardik Pandya
  • Krunal Pandya
  • Kieron Pollard
  • Jayant Yadav
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile
  • Rahul Chahar
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • Trent Boult

Top Fantasy Picks for CSK vs MI IPL 2021 Match

Faf du Plessis / Ruturaj Gaikwad

The major highlight of this match is the in-form opening duo of Chennai. Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad are leading the team from the front with thunderous opening partnerships. It is quite evident that they are emerging as one of the best opening duos this season as du Plessis has 270 runs in his bag and Gaikwadd has also produced 192 runs.

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma is one of the best players that India has produced in the last two decades or so. The MI captain always plays an important role for the team and he is doing the same in IPL 2021 as well. Currently, Sharma has produced 215 runs from his bat which includes 1 half-century as well.

Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja is the perfect definition of what an all-rounder should strive to become. He can bat, bowl, and field effectively hence, he is one of the top players wearing the yellow jersey. As for his stats, Jadeja has scored 109 runs and picked up 5 wickets until now. You should definitely invest in the combos featuring Jadeja on apps like Khiladi Adda.

Moeen Ali

The second all-arounder who has performed exceptionally for Chennai is English international Moeen Ali. Many sports pundits raised eyebrows when Chennai purchased Ali in the auction, however, he slammed his critics with his performance. Currently, Ali has 148 runs to his name and 4 wickets as well.

Jasprit Bumrah

Bowling has always been Mumbai’s strength and that is a fact for this season as well. The team’s pacer Jasprit Bumrah is known for their prowess against tough batsmen. He will be truly tested in the battle vs CSK. Currently, Bumrah has picked 5 wickets but he will be looking forward to increasing that tally against their arch-rivals CSK.

CSK vs MI Match Prediction

According to the history books, the two teams have battled against each other for 30 times and Mumbai holds the upper hand with a total of 18 victories under their belt. However, considering the current forms of the teams, CSK should win this match and stay at the top of the IPL 2021 table.