The second leg of the IPL 2021 is all set to resume from 19th September 2021 with Mumbai Indians taking on Chennai Super Kings on Sunday at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Both finished in the top half of the points table at the end of the first leg of the tournament.
Chennai Super Kings made a roaring comeback in IPL 2021 after enduring a horrendous performance in the 2020 edition. The inclusion of Moeen Ali and the emergence of Ruturaj Gaikwad worked wonders for them. CSK won 5 matches out of seven and therefore finished at the second position on the points table. The Men in Yellow would be keen to continue their impressive performance and book their place in the playoffs.
Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, blew hot and cold in the first leg of the tournament. The likes of Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, and Ishan Kishan exhibited lackluster performances. Rohit Sharma and Co. were impressive in their last two games and finished at fourth position with 4 wins in 7 matches.
Both MI and CSK played their last game against each other. A high-scoring encounter eventually resulted in favor of Mumbai Indians, thanks to a brilliant knock from Kieron Pollard. The two teams will once again square up against each other for the second time in IPL 2021 edition.
IPL 2021: CSK vs MI- 3 Player Battles To Watch Out For:
Faf du Plessis vs Jasprit Bumrah
Faf du Plessis was instrumental in the Chennai Super Kings’ rise in the first half of IPL 2021. He was responsible for giving blistering starts to the innings. With Rituraj Gaekwad, he made a great pair and played some scintillating knocks at the top of the order.
In 7 games, he scored 320 runs at an average of 64.00. Add to that, he has played a few heart-warming knocks in CPL 2021 for Saint Lucia Kings. The last time CSK played against MI, Faf du Plessis scored a half-century in just 28 balls.
Ahead of the first game of the second leg, he will be facing Jasprit Bumrah, once again at Dubai International Cricket Team. The Indian seamer is coming into the series on the back of impressive performances in the Test series against England.
He too will be riding high on confidence. Jasprit Bumrah vs Faf du Plessis is going to be one contest that fans would surely be looking forward to.