CSK vs MI: Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians clash in the first match of the UAE leg.© BCCI / IPL
More than four and a half months after the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season was interrupted by the second wave of COVID-19 in India, the season will resume on Sunday, this time in the UAE. Mumbai Indians (MI), led by Rohit Sharma, who has won five tournaments and champions in the last two editions, is the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) of MS Doni on the first day of the UAE leg at Dubai International. Play against. Cricket stadium. When the season was interrupted in May, CSK scored 10 points in seven games and came in second on the IPL points table, but the title holder was two points behind in fourth.
MI has won four out of seven games, so Sunday’s victory will strengthen the playoffs and level points with CSK.
After Skipper’s Rohit completed a six-day forced quarantine, he attended MI training and returned from the canceled Manchester match against England, receiving a timely boost ahead of the UAE’s leg opener.
The Pandia brothers (Haldik and Kurnal) could be key to MI’s chances for the rest of the season, with Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult expected to lead the attack.
Rohit, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard and others are expected to carry the team’s batting hopes.
CSK’s goal is to continue from where it left in the first half of the season. Veterans MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina have brought some serious experience to the batting lineup, and Lungingidi wants to shine with the ball.
Ruturaj Gaikwad is impressive in the first half of the campaign, and expectations from the 24-year-old batter will be high. Ravindra Jadeja and Shardul Thakur are expected to contribute in both the bat and the ball.
Sunday results may not have a significant impact on either side’s playoff wishes, but they may indicate what lies ahead in the rest of the campaign.
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