Vivo IPL 2021: The second phase opener of the Vivo Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 is all set to commence today from 7:30 PM IST onwards. The opening match is going to be one hell of a thriller as MS Dhoni’s CSK will take on Rohit Sharma’s MI at the Dubai International Stadium.
The match will bring joy to the faces of millions of IPL fans who were eagerly waiting for the clashes. Moreover, there will be millions who will be keen on watching their favourite MS Dhoni play. The fascinating cricketer bid adieu to international cricket two years back and since then his fans only watch him in the IPL fixtures.
The article will lead you through the team news of Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. The article will also cover player injuries, unavailability.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team news, Player injuries:
MS Dhoni-led CSK will be raring to step into the field after their brilliant performance in the first phase, however, there are plenty of setbacks for the team as they advance forth for the opening match.
CSK opener Faf du Plessis is doubtful for the clash. He warmed the benches in the last three matches in Caribbean Premier League (CPL) owing to his injury and the franchise will take a late call on his availability.
His absence will open doors for Robin Uthappa, who will look forward to making his CSK debut. However, the franchise may also push Moeen Ali into the opening position and settle Uthappa somewhere in the middle order.
English all-rounder Sam Curran is also unavailable for the opening match as he is currently undergoing his six days quarantine after arriving in the UAE on 15th September. Dwayne Bravo may get a chance to play in Curran’s slot.
Mumbai Indians (MI) team news, Player injuries:
The Mumbai Indians players made their bubble to bubble transfer from CPL and other international series. All the players are fit to play the match and there are no reported injuries along with unavailability.
MIvsCSK Predicted Playing11:
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma ©, Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Jayant Yadav/Nathan Coulter-Nile/Adam Milne, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar.
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis/Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi/Josh Hazlewood, Deepak Chahar.