Mumbai Indians (MI) have won the toss against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in match 27 of IPL 2021 and elected to bowl first in Delhi. The biggest clash in the history of the Indian Premier League, the El-Classico of Cricket, Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings, takes place for the first time in IPL 2021 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.
Both teams have had the distinction of being the two best teams in the history of the Indian Premier League. While Mumbai Indians have won the most titles of IPL, Chennai Super Kings have won the most number of matches in the tournament. Chennai too has won 3 IPL titles and both these teams have thus acquired a giant space in the world cricket circuit.
IPL 2021, Match 27: Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)- Toss Report
Mumbai Indians (MI) have won the toss against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in match 27 of IPL 2021 and elected to bowl first in Delhi. As far as both the teams are concerned, Mumbai Indians dropped their highest run-scorer of IPL 2020, Ishan Kishan, in the last game against Rajasthan Royals (RR).
Chennai Super Kings, on the other hand, dropped Imran Tahir and Dwayne Bravo in the last game against SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH). Once again, a lot will depend on the batting of CSK’s opener, Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad, who have been in brilliant form in the last few games. For MI, Quinton de Kock scored a scintillating half-century in the last game and once again, he will be a crucial figure for the team.
James Neesham will make his Mumbai Indians’ debut tonight against CSK.
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, James Neesham, Rahul Chahar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
Chennai Super Kings Have Form, Mumbai Have History
While Chennai Super Kings will be riding on the back of their form so far in IPL 2021, Mumbai Indians will also feel good to know that statistically, they have been the better side of the two. Both these teams have gone 30 times head-to-head in the IPL and Mumbai has won 18 of these games.
However, Chennai Super Kings have been in superlative form in IPL 2021 and they have won 5 out of the 6 games that they have played in the tournament so far. Also, all these five victories have come on the trot. Mumbai, on the other hand, are on the fourth spot in the IPL 2021 points table, having won just 3 out of the 6 games that they have played so far in this year’s IPL.