MI vs CSK LIVE in IPL 2021: Battle of Champions- MS Dhoni and Co will take on their biggest rivals Rohit Sharma Mumbai Indians in the ‘Battle of Champions’ at Arun Jaitely Stadium on Saturday. CSK and MI are the two most successful IPL franchises, with multiple titles under their belt. Furthermore, MI vs CSK will also offer the battle between two captains with similar personality yet different approach to the game
The upcoming battle between CSK and MI promises to be a thrilling affair and before they lock horns for the first time this season- let’s have a look at 5 reasons why this is being dubbed as the biggest battle of IPL 2021.
MI vs CSK LIVE in IPL 2021: Clash of the IPL’s two most successful side
Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings are the two most successful sides in IPL history, sharing a total of 8 trophies between them out of 13. While defending champions Mumbai Indians have won a staggering 5 IPL titles, CSK are the second-most successful side
The last four IPL seasons have ended with either MI or CSK winning the championship. Even in IPL 2021, both franchises are currently in the top-4 of the points table.
MI vs CSK LIVE in IPL 2021: The battle of captains: MS Dhoni vs Rohit Sharma
MS Dhoni is one of the best strategists when it comes to cricket. The 39-year-old has done it many times for India and CSK. And he is doing it again. After the IPL 2020 debacle, while many wrote off Chennai as the favourites, Dhoni with his positive approach made sure to silence the critics. His belief to get the best out of his men is the biggest reason why Chennai find themselves at the helm of IPL 2021 points table.
Rohit Sharma, on the other hand, has the most formidable Playing XI. Boasting an explosive opening pair of Rohit and Quinton de Kock, followed by a hard-hitting middle order, Mumbai’s armour has been uncrackable. While they started their IPL 2021 season slow, the defending champions returned to the winning ways after they hammered Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets.
MI vs CSK in IPL 2021: Rahul Chahar vs Deepak Chahar- Spin vs Pace
It will be an interesting battle to watch when the teams lock horns with both teams having a good depth in their bowling attacks.
However, for Mumbai Indians, leg spinner Rahul Chahar is the leading wicket-taker with 11 wickets while his brother Deepak Chahar leads the tally for CSK with 8 scalps.
It is thus expected to be a ferocious contest between the brothers as they battle it out for the Purple cap supremacy.
MI vs CSK in IPL 2021: Top openers in the business to lock horns
CSK openers Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad have provided steady flow of runs thus far and on certain occasions, single-handedly guided the team to victory. The Proteas is currently the second-highest run-scorer in IPL 2021 and a strong contender of the Orange Cap. He has 270 runs from 6 games with a staggering average of 67.50.
Coupled with the young and dynamic Ruturaj Gaikwad at the other end, the duo has looked a formidable pair who can once again wreck havoc against the 5-time IPL winners.
On the other hand, for Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has been somewhat consistent so far but the biggest boon for MI coming into the contest will be Quinton de Kock returning the form. The Proteas slammed a deft knock of 70 to help MI outclass RR in their previous fixture.
MI vs CSK in IPL 2021: Chance for CSK to retain no 1 spot and establish dominion
Chennai Super Kings are back at the No.1 spot in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) points table and will be keen to retain the spot when they take on defending champions Mumbai Indians at Arun Jaitley Stadium on Saturday.
CSK are currently on a win riot, winning 5 matches on the trot, first time since 2014.
Brimming with confidence, CSK has already established their dominion in the ongoing edition. The Yellow Army has won all their matches convincingly and will once again be the strong favourites in tomorrow’s high-octane fixture.