Chennai Super Kings ( CSK ) will kick off their UAE leg of the IPL 2021 with a battle against defending champions Mumbai Indians on September 19.
Meanwhile, the rivalry between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians is the biggest rivalry in the history of the tournament. So far the teams have faced each other in 31 games with Mumbai Indians being the dominant side. As MI have won 19 games against CSK.
The most recent match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings took place in 1st half of IPL 2021. The match was at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi and fans were able to enjoy the nail-biting clash. Meanwhile, in the match, batting first CSK posted 218 runs on the board. Also, the bowlers were doing a decent job, still, with Kieron Pollard’s explosive innings, MI won the thrilling encounter.
However, in the MI vs CSK 2nd encounter in IPL 2021. There are some key players from both teams who will be missing the match.
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The star England all-rounder Sam Curran won’t be available for selection in the first game of the IPL 2021 UAE leg. Notably, the English all-rounder has landed in UAE on Wednesday, September 15.
So, now he will have to complete the mandatory quarantine period of 6 days before he starts training with his teammates. Also during this time, he will have to go through several Covid-19 tests. And only if his tests are negative several times he will be allowed to come out of his room.
Sam Curran’s absence from the remarkable clash against Mumbai Indians is a huge blow for the Dhoni-led side. In the first phase of IPL 2021, Sam Curran played all 7 games and scalped 9 wickets, and scored 52 runs.