IPL 2021: 5 Fantasy Picks for CSK vs MI: Two of the most successful sides in the history of the league – Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings – will face each other in Dubai on Sunday to kick off the second phase of the IPL 2021. The three-time champions Chennai Super Kings had a forgettable campaign in the UAE last season as they failed to qualify for the playoff for the first time. However, they roared back to their best as the tournament returned to India and are sitting second on the table on the back of five wins in seven games before the pandemic halted the tournament. Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, find themselves in 4th place, with four wins and three defeats in seven outings. They won their last two games before the suspension and will be aiming to starts off from where they left.
Here, we will look at key players/fantasy picks who can be game-changer for their respective sides in the 30th match at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.
IPL 2021: 5 Fantasy Picks for CSK vs MI opening clash in UAE, Playing11 and Live Streaming – September 19
Five key players for IPL 2021: CSK vs MI 30th Match –
1 – Rohit Sharma – Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma looked in fine form in the IPL phase 1. In 7 games, Hitman scored 250 runs at an average of 35.71, including a fifty. Moreover, Rohit Sharma averages 28.92 against Chennai Super Kings. He has featured in 29 games against MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings and has amassed 752 runs at an average of 28.92, including 7 fifties. He looked in good touch in the red-ball cricket against England and is likely to continue his fine form.
2 – Moeen Ali – Chennai Super Kings has effectively used England all-rounder Moeen Ali like no other franchise in the league. Moeen Ali turned out to be the trump card for MS Dhoni in the first phase of the IPL as he performed with both bat and ball. Coming to bat at number 3, Ali smashed 206 runs in 6 innings at an average of 34.33 and a strike rate of 157.25. With the ball, he picked 5 wickets in 6 innings at an economy of 6.16.
3 – Ruturaj Gaikwad – Ruturaj Gaikwad has booked a spot for him at top of the innings and is now the first-choice opener for Chennai Super Kings since Shane Watson’s retirement. Gaikwad made a name after scoring three half-centuries in the IPL 2020 after the three-time champions failed to book a spot in the playoffs. In 2021, Gaikwad has scored 196 runs in 7 innings at an average of 28.00, including two fifties.
4 – Rahul Chahar – Rahul Chahar has been in the Mumbai Indians set up for some time now. He has earned a spot in the playing 11 on the back of his effective leg-break and will be a crucial pick in your fantasy team. He picked up 11 wickets in 7 innings in phase 1 of the IPL 2021 and will be aiming to replicate the same in the remainder of the tournament.
5 – Ravindra Jadeja – Remember the final over from purple cap holder Harshal Patel against Chennai Super Kings in phase 1 of the IPL 2021? That’s Ravindra Jadeja for you! Jadeja has become a complete match-winner now and has improved a lot in his batting. The CSK all-rounder scored 131 runs in 7 innings at a strike rate of 161.72 and also picked up 6 wickets at an economy of 6.70. Moreover, he is MS Dhoni’s go-to man whenever he needs to break a partnership or up the scoring run rate.
CSK vs MI Probable Playing11
Chennai Super Kings
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi, J Hazlewood
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
IPL 2021: CSK vs MI – TV & Live Streaming in India
Fans can watch and enjoy IPL 2021 Live on the Star India Network channels in 8 languages. Other than English & Hindi, the league will be broadcasted in 6 regional languages.
All the action of IPL 2021 will also be simulcasted and LIVE STREAMED on Star’s video on demand platform Disney+Hotstar. But for that, either IPL FANS will have to take an annual or monthly subscription to the platform.
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