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CSK vs MI – Match 30 of IPL 2021 – Match Preview, Dream11 Team & Predictions

This article will talk about the probable XIs for both teams and continue with the Dream11 predictions and the winning fantasy team for the 30th game of the IPL 2021 between the Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians that is scheduled to take place on the 19th of September 2021.

The 2nd phase of IPL 2021 will welcome us with a classic match-up between the defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings on Sunday. Dubbed as the El-Classic of the IPL, this contest has never been short of excitement with Mumbai Indians having a superior record over the Super Kings. Even in the 27th game, these sides met before the league was suspended in May, Rohit Sharma led Mumbai thumped CSK in a thrilling last-ball finish.

That was the last time these 2 sides featured this season. Coming into this 2nd leg, CSK had a contrasting start to what they endured in IPL 2020 by winning 5 of the 7 games to be placed at 2nd spot. Mumbai, though having a slow start managed to win 4 in the 1st leg to be on the 4th in the points table.

Mumbai Indians won their last match by 4 wickets in what was a high-scoring game. Chennai made 218/4 in their 20 overs batting first at Delhi with Ambati Rayudu making an incredible 72* off just 27 and Moeen Ali, Faf Du Plessis scoring their respective half-centuries in quick time. Pollard having taken 2/12 with the ball demolished the Super Kings attack making a stunning unbeaten 87 off 34 which helped them chase down the mammoth target on the last ball.

Match Details 

Venue: Dubai international stadium, Dubai

Pitch and Weather:  It will be a true batting surface in the early part of the competition and if the indication of the past edition to go by, the average score is likely to be between 160-170. Pacers might get some assistance with the new ball, while spinners also will be handy. The weather is likely to be sunny with the temperature touching to the late 30s even though it is a 6.00 PM start.

Date & Time: September 19, 6.00 PM Local time, 7.30 PM IST

Probable Playing XIs

Chennai Super Kings may miss the services of some leading overseas players in the first game post resumption. Faf Du Plessis and Dwayne Bravo have sustained an injury while playing in CPL, while Sam Curran will still be in quarantine. So they might not field their 1st choice side which will be led by MS Dhoni.

Mumbai Indians will have all the players available and would be happy that most of them are in quite a good form as of late. Rohit who had a dream Test series in England will look to continue his success here as well.

Chennai Super Kings

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(C & WK), Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood/ Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma(C), Quinton De Kock(WK), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, James Neesham, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult

Match Prediction

Mumbai Indians will be favorites to continue their dominance over the Super Kings, having won 20 of the previous 33 meetings against them. Also, the fact that Chennai may not have several stat players gives MI an advantage to make 2 on 2 over CSK this season.

Fantasy Tips 

Batsmen: Suryakumar Yadav of Mumbai Indians has become one of their mainstays in the batting order and is an obvious pick in the dream 11. Kieron Pollard was in amazing touch in the recent CPL and made an unbeaten 87 when the sides met a couple of months back. Likewise, Amabti Rayudu will also have fond memories of playing against MI after scoring 72 in their last game. The 4th batsman can Gaikwad who has been a stand-out for the CSK at the top along with Faf.

Wicket-Keeper: Quinton De Kock can be the lone wicket-keeper of the side. As a batsman, De Kock has been in sensational form in the T20s in recent months.

All-rounders:  The CSK all-rounders Ravindra Jadeja and Moeen Ali can be the 2 all-rounders of the side given their recent form for CSK as well in international cricket. Both of them made some stunning batting contributions to the side in the 1st half of the IPL to go with their more than useful bowling.

Bowlers: Shardul Thakur had an amazing 2021 with the Indian team and could very well replicate it for CSK this season. He along with the strong Mumbai Indians trio of Bumrah, Boult, and Rahul Chahar can be picked.

Captaincy Choices 

Fantasy Team: Quinton De Kock(VC), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav(C), Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, and Rahul Chahar

Captain – Suryakumar Yadav

Given his form in white-ball cricket in recent times, SKY can be the captain of the fantasy side.

Vice-Captain – Quinton De Kock

The opener had won 2 man of the series awards in his last 3 international series for SA and performed well in the inaugural Hundred in England.

Dream11 Team

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