After a brief hiatus, the Indian T20 League is all set to make its comeback. The first game of the UAE leg is the el Classico of the Indian T20 League, a Chennai vs Mumbai battle. They will be playing the 30th match of the 2021 season.
The match will be starting at 7:30 PM (IST), and the live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar. Chennai and Mumbai will be playing this game at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.
They also played the 27th match of the season on 1st May at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. Mumbai won the toss and was elected to field. Chennai made 218 runs for the loss of four wickets in 20 overs. Ambati Rayudu was the highest scorer for the team as he made 72 runs off just 27 deliveries. Kieron Pollard picked two wickets in the match in two overs and gave away 12 runs.
Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma opened the innings for Mumbai. They added 71 runs for the first wicket in 7.4 overs. Kieron Pollard finished the game for the blue team with an innings of 87 runs off just 34 balls. Mumbai won the match by four wickets, and Kieron Pollard has adjudged the player of the match.
In this article, we have mentioned the Chennai vs Mumbai today match prediction, probable playing 11 today, live pitch report today match, weather report today, and fantasy cricket tips.
Chennai and Mumbai have played a total of 33 games against each other. Chennai has won 13 games, while Mumbai has won 20 games. Chennai and Mumbai are two of the most successful teams in the Indian T20 League. Chennai has won the title thrice, and Mumbai has won five times. Chennai has won six games while playing first and seven games while batting second.
Mumbai has won 10 matches each while batting first and second. Mumbai has won eight games in the last ten matches, while Chennai has won just two games. Chennai’s previous win against Mumbai came in the 2020 edition of the league. Mumbai has dominated Chennai in the Mumbai vs Chennai head-to-head records. Would Mumbai be able to repeat history, or Chennai be able to overcome the power of Mumbai? Please read this article until the end to know our prediction.
This section contains today match playing 11 predictions for both teams:
Chennai Playing 11
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, J Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar
Mumbai Playing 11
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
Key Players for Chennai in today T20 match:
1. Shardul Thakur
Shardul Thakur has become a meme lord in the past couple of days. Fans made several memes related to him during the fourth test against England. Thakur made half-centuries in both the innings of the game and picked three wickets.
In the last season, Thakur picked ten wickets in nine games at a strike rate of 19.4. The form is currently on Thakur's side, and he would be hoping to continue from where he left in England.
2. Deepak Chahar
Deepak Chahar will be traveling with the Indian team in the T20 World Cup as a reserve. He is one of the few bowlers who have been in red hot form for India in white-ball cricket. His omission from the squad had raised a lot of eyebrows.
In the recently completed limited-overs series against Sri Lanka, Chahar helped India won the second ODI with his all-around skills. He picked two crucial wickets while bowling and made 69 runs off 82 balls to seal the game for India. The UAE leg of the Indian T20 League is an essential tournament for Chahar to prove his worth and cement a position in the Indian team.
1. Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma was one of the few Indian players who dominated the England bowling attack in the test series last month. He was India's leading run-scorer in the tournament, with 368 runs across his name. He made runs at an average of 52.57.
Mumbai had a dream run in the Indian T20 League last year as the team lifted the trophy for the fifth time, and Rohit Sharma was one of the key players for the team. He is likely to play the same role in this as well as the remaining games.
2. Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav finally arrived on the scene as he made it to the final squad for the T20 World Cup. The remaining seven games for Mumbai will be necessary for Surya as he would be using them for game practice. Also, Surya has been a critical member of the Mumbai team. He is the backbone of the middle-order and is likely to play the same role in this game.
This section contains today's match fantasy team suggestions.
You can pick Suryakumar Yadav or Ambati Rayudu as the captain of the today's Indian T20 League match. You can pick Shardul Thakur or Kieron Pollard as the vice-captain of the Indian T20 League match today.
Today Match Pitch Report
Chennai and Mumbai will be playing this match at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. The ground has hosted a total of 93 domestic t20 games. The team batting first has won 38 games, while the team batting second has won 54 games. The average score on this ground is 155 runs. The cricket pitch is expected to support both batters and bowlers.
Today’s Weather Report
The match will be starting at 6:00 PM local time. The temperature during the game is expected to be around 34°C and 31°C. The probability of precipitation and the cloud cover throughout the match is zero.
Chennai might be missing the services of both Faf du Plessis and Sam Curran in this game. Sam Curran arrived in UAE on Wednesday and now be serving the mandatory six-days quarantine. Faf du Plessis has suffered a groin injury.
Sam Curran is the leading wicket-taker, and Faf du Plessis is the leading run-scorer for the team. Mumbai will have the entire squad at its disposal, which would be an advantage for the team. Our prediction is Mumbai might win this game. It was our Chennai vs Mumbai match prediction today article. Fantasy Power 11 is one of the best fantasy cricket apps. Do use the suggestions provided by us to make your team.