IPL 2021 is all set to resume with defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on rivals Chennai Super Kings in the first game of the second leg in Dubai.
In early May, the cash-rich league was immediately suspended after the number of COVID-19 cases surged in India. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shited the tournament in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the September-October window.
In the first leg of IPL 2021 in India, 29 matches were completed with 27 league games yet to be played followed by the knockout stage.
Going downstairs in Mumbai Indians room and try to bond again and get started: Kieron Pollard
Mumbai Indians vice-captain and star all-rounder Kieron Pollard, who has been one of the core players of the team in their IPL history, is looking forward to repeating their previous season success in UAE.
Last year, the entire IPL was held in the Gulf nation, where Mumbai Indians won against Delhi Capitals in the final to claim their fifth IPL title.
“Yeah. Looking forward. Going downstairs in that team room and try to bond again and get started. Looking forward to finishing the IPL and hopefully, we can repeat what we did here last year. Good memories for us,” Pollard said in a video posted by Mumbai Indians on their official social media handles.
Can Mumbai Indians clinch hat-trick in IPL 2021?
Mumbai Indians has won four of their seven matches in the first half of the tournament and at present, they sit in fourth place on the points table.
They are the most successful side in the IPL history having won titles in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020. This year they have a golden opportunity to bag a hat-trick of IPL titles, which no team has ever done.
With 250 runs, Rohit Sharma is the leading run-scorer of the team while leg-spinner Rahul Chahar has picked the most wickets (11) for the team so far. They will face CSK on September 19 at Dubai International Stadium.