The wait is finally over, the second phase of the IPL 2021, which will take place in UAE, will kick start today (19th September) with a high octane clash between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. The clash between the two IPL heavyweights will be the 30th match of the 14th edition of the marquee tournament. Notably both the teams faced off each other in the first leg, which was postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and it was a nail-biter that saw Rohit Sharma-led side emerge victoriously. However both the teams would look to start the second leg of the tournament with the win as CSK are placed second on the table while defending champions are fourth on the points table.
Star Sports Network has the right to telecast the Indian Premier League in India. The 30th match of the marquee tournament between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will be telecasted on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD. Fans in South Africa and Zimbabwe can see the IPL encounter between the two most successful teams in the tournament on SuperSport. Cricket lovers in the United Kingdom and New Zealand can enjoy the game on Sky Sports, while the fans from the Caribbean can see the live-action of the IPL 2021 encounter on flow sports. Willow Tv will telecast the match between MI and CSK in the United States of America.
The match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings is considered as the El Classico of the Indian Premier League as the two teams have matched each other blow for blow over the years and have provided extraordinary entertainment to the fans. They will clash with each other for the second time in the IPL 2021 and the match between them will be telecasted on Star Sports channels – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD. Apart from this, the online streaming of the match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will be broadcasted on Disney+Hotstar VIP.
Star Sports will telecast the IPL 2021 match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings on TV. Fans can enjoy the English and Hindi commentary. While Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD will telecast the game in English commentary, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD will broadcast the match in Hindi commentary. The Ms Dhoni led-side after a forgettable last season was on a roll in the first phase of the IPL 2021 as they won 5 games on the trot and are placed second on the points table. The Rohit Sharma-led side on the other hand started in a usual slow way, having won 4 games out of 7 and are placed fourth on the points table.
For those who are unable to watch the IPL 2021 encounter between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings on television, they can stream the match online. However, there won’t be any platforms that will steam the match between Rohit Sharma-led side and MS Dhoni-led side for free. Viewers can tune in by subscribing to a nominal subscription fee of Disney+Hotstar. JIO is also providing Hotstar subscriptions on select plans. The last time these two teams faced off was on May 1st at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi there was no shortage of entertainment as despite posting a mammoth total of 218 runs, Kieron Pollard’s blistering unbeaten knock of 87 runs helped Mumbai Indians seal the match by 4 wickets.
The first match of the second phase of the IPL 2021 that will take place at Dubai International cricket stadium between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is scheduled to start at 7:30 PM IST.
Possible Playing XI of MI
Mumbai Indians are likely to go with their usual combination of 5 batsmen and 3 all-rounders with Rahul Chahar being the lone spinner on the side. However, there can be a fight for the spot between Adam Milne and Nathan Counter-Nile for the third seamer in the side.
Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Adam Milne/ Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
Possible Playing XI of CSK
Chennai Super Kings will have to play the first game without the English all-rounder Sam Curran. However, Robin Uthappa is expected to make his debut at the top of the order because Faf Duplessis missed the last three fixtures of the recently-concluded CPL due to injury and is expected to be rested for a few games.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar