Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians taking place? Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians will take place on Sunday 19th September, 2021 at 15:00 (UK)

Where is Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians taking place? Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians will take place at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai

What is the expected weather for Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians? 33-36c with sunshine at first, before clear skies later alongside a gentle breeze

Where can I get tickets for Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians? Check each team’s official website for the latest ticket information

What TV channel is Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians on in the UK? Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians will be televised live on Sky Sports

Where can I stream Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians? Sky Sports subscribers can stream Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians live on Sky Go

THE TEAM NEWS

CHENNAI SUPER KINGS

  • Chennai Super Kings resume their IPL campaign second in the table with five wins and ten points from their seven matches played so far, two points above their opponents in this match.
  • Having missed the knockout stage of the Caribbean Premier League due to a groin problem, South African batter Faf du Plessis is a big injury doubt here, whilst England all-rounder Sam Curran will miss out due to quarantine protocols.

MUMBAI INDIANS

  • Reigning champions Mumbai Indians currently sit fourth in the table and with Rohit Sharma’s side renowned for not historically starting IPL tournaments strongly, they’ll be hoping for a reversal of fortunes here following the tournament’s four and a half month break.
  • Mumbai boasts the availability of all their key overseas players such as all-rounder Kieron Pollard, fast bowler Trent Boult and wicketkeeper batter Quinton de Kock, with Jasprit Bumrah likely having benefited physically from India’s fifth test against England not having taken place.

THE PREDICTION

The most recent fixture between these two great rivals saw Mumbai Indians emerge victorious by four wickets in an absolute thriller back on May 1st that saw them chase down a target of 219 off the last ball of the match. Another cracking contest is expected here, but Chennai head into battle weakened. Sam Curran’s absence is a blow for the Super Kings, with the all-rounder providing a large amount of balance to their side and should Du Plessis not recover from his groin injury, then Chennai will also be without their top run scorer in this season’s IPL. Even if the South Africa is passed fit, question marks will remain on whether his batting could suffer as a result of any after-effects caused by the injury. Mumbai Indians meanwhile, maintain a largely stable playing squad with all bases seemingly covered and should be in a position to claim another victory on Chennai here, resuming their IPL campaign in the best possible way.

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