MI vs CSK – Match Preview
Mumbai Indians (MI) will lock horns with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in today’s IPL match at Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium. A game that is regarded as the El-Classico in the IPL, MI vs CSK has often produced some of the most highlighted moments of the IPL. In IPL 2021, both teams have witnessed contrasting fortunes so far. While CSK finds themselves sitting atop of the IPL points Table, MI has had a middling season with only three wins in six games played so far.
It would be nothing short of a mouth-watering clash as both the teams, under the leadership of two talismanic leaders, will arrive on the back of comfortable wins in their previous outing. In today’s MI vs CSK IPL match, players from both teams would be eager to put their est forward in getting the better of their arch-rivals.
Before we make MI vs CSK Today Match Prediction, here’s a look at what does today’s fixture has to offer:
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MI vs CSK– Predicted Playing XIs for Today’s IPL Match
Mumbai Indians claimed an emphatic win against Rajasthan Royals that might trigger the much-need momentum for the defending champions in the matches to follow. Despite a victory in the previous fixture, the Rohit Sharma-led side might bring back Ishan Kishan in the middle-order in place of Nathan Coulter-Nile. Jayant Yadav might make way for Anukul Roy in today’s playing XI vs CSK.
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Anukul Roy, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, and Trent Boult
Chennai Super Kings
Under the leadership of MS Dhoni, the three-time IPL champions have put on a scintillating show with five wins in the season so far. The new-recruit Moeen Ali has been the biggest revelation for the yellow army. Therefore, CSK has got nothing to fix going into today’s IPL match. In all likelihood, CSK is set to step in with the same playing XI.
Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi
MI vs CSK Head-to-Head record in IPL| H2H IPL stats
MI won: 19
CSK won: 13
Looking at the head-to-head MI vs CSK IPL record, the contest has transpired on 32 occasions in the IPL history. Interestingly, MI may feel rejoiced as they have managed to come up trumps in 19 matches whereas CSK has scripted victory only in 13 encounters. Although, it will be crucial to watch out which team will make the winning cut in today’s IPL match.
Players to watch out for in MI vs CSK IPL match:
Mumbai Indians’ players will feel confident after coming out of Chennai, a surface that didn’t offer them great returns in the five matches played in the season. Upon their arrival in Delhi, opener Quinton de Kock returned to form with a Man of the Match performance, The struggling middle-order, including the likes of Pandya brothers and Pollard, will once hold the key for Mumbai in today’s IPL match vs CSK. The pacers would also be upbeat after a decent show in the previous fixture vs RR.
The opening duo of Rituraj Gaekwad and Faf Du Plessis, perhaps the best opening combination among all teams in IPL 2021, has been going great guns for the ‘Men in Yellow’. The bowlers have executed their skills to the fullest while the all-rounders in form of Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, and Moeen Ali, continue to lean a great balance to the side. If CSK would hope to pass their toughest challenge in the IPL, the senior players will have to have a great outing in today’s IPL match vs MI.
MI vs CSK Match Prediction – Who will win today’s IPL match?
In the matches played out at Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium, bowlers have failed to get any assistance from the surface. As a result, it promises to be a run-scoring thriller. Both teams are loaded with some power-hitters, more so the Mumbai Indians. However, the team which bowls better on the surface is likely to emerge with a win in today’s MI vs CSK IPL match. Looking at the team composition and the head-to-head match-ups. Mumbai boasts of a more skillful bowling line-up. Hence, Mumbai Indians will start as favorites to win today’s IPL match vs CSK on May 1.