The IPL 2021 season, the 14th edition of the cash-rich cricket league has its 27th match on 1st May when Mumbai Indians will face Chennai Super Kings at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi.
The defending champions are struggling to pick up wins but MI did bounce back strong against RR with a 7-wicket win. With a target of 172 upfront, the impeccable Quinton de Kock began the chase with his 70-off-50.
Although Rohit Sharma failed to make a mark, Krunal Pandya came to the rescue, partnering with de Kock to put up a 26-ball-39. With the hard-hitting Kieron Pollard smashing a couple big ones at the end, Mumbai reached the target score with nine balls left.
Full Squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Chris Lynn, Anmolpreet Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare (wk), Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohsin Khan, Nathan Coulter Nile, Adam Milne, Piyush Chawla, James Neesham, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar.
Chennai Super Kings
CSK are on a stunning 5-match win streak currently and are soaring at the top of the league table with a 1.475 NRR. Their latest triumph was against the struggling SRH on Wednesday when they picked up a brilliant 7-wicket victory.
Despite SunRisers ending their innings at 171, the remarkable in-form Ruturaj Gaikwad led the Chennai batting squad with a 44-ball-75, added with du Plessis’ quick half-century that saw MS Dhoni and company reaching the target with ease.
Full Squad: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c/wk), Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Robin Uthappa, Imran Tahir, Cheteshwar Pujara, Karn Sharma, Jason Behrendorff, Krishnappa Gowtham, Bhagath Varma, Harishankar Reddy, KM Asif, N Jagadeesan, Hari Nishanth, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Mitchell Santner, Lungi Ngidi.
Waging Odds: Mumbai Indians (1.79) vs Chennai Super Kings (2.14)
Mumbai Indians are priced at 1.79 and are the favourites. Betting ₹100 on them will earn you ₹179 if they come out as winners.
Chennai Super Kings are the underdogs and are priced at 2.14, meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹214.
The Delhi pitch has been favouring the batsmen so a high-scoring game is expected. Both MI and CSK boast substantial firepowers in their lineups to put up gigantic knocks, with the neck to neck bowling squad to back up the batting.
However, Chennai’s performance has been far more consistent looking in the recent games and the table-toppers will be the ones going into the game with the higher chances of success.
It will likely be a win for Chennai Super Kings.
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