Mumbai Indians are set to take on Chennai Super Kings in Dubai on Sunday. The second half of IPL 2021 will begin on September 19 with the match between these two. Mumbai Indians will try to strengthen their position in the points table by registering a win. Mumbai Indians are at number four with 8 points. Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has suggested that the IPL 2020 champions cannot afford to lose their first two games. He said that Chennai Super Kings have a great chance to win the title.
Pietersen said, “They (Mumbai Indians) lose some of their games first and then do well at the end of the tournament. But we are already towards the end of the tournament. Mumbai cannot afford to lose three or four games before they start playing as there is little time to come back. If they want to retain their crown, they have to stick to it from the very first ball. Obviously, with the talent they have, they are capable of doing this.
Speaking about CSK, Pietersen admitted that he was surprised by their performance in the first half of IPL 2021 and has a great chance of winning the title for the fourth time. Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings are second in the points table with 10 points. Pietersen said that everyone had told CSK’s Old Boys Army before the start of IPL 2021 in April. So it was a little surprising to see them go so well. If he is ready, then a few weeks could be historic for the franchise. He has a great shot at winning a title, which is different from what everyone thought.