The opening match of the second phase of IPL 2021 will be played on Sunday between two teams who have won the most titles in this league. On one side is the Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians, which holds the record for winning the title for most five times. On the other hand, one of the most successful captains of world cricket is the Chennai Super Kings, captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Dhoni, who won the IPL title three times to CSK in this match to be held in Dubai, would like to avenge the defeat in the first phase of IPL 2021 against Mumbai.
Chennai then lost to Mumbai by four wickets in a high-scoring match played on May 1 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. Chennai had scored 218 runs in 20 overs for the loss of four wickets, in response to which Mumbai won the match by scoring 219 runs in 34 balls, thanks to six fours and eight sixes from all-rounder Kieron Pollard. Chennai’s batting in that match was strong, but its bowling was destroyed. Taking a lesson from this, the Chennai bowlers would like to dominate the Mumbai batsmen in tomorrow’s match at the Dubai International Stadium.
Talking about the points table of IPL, both the teams are present in the top four here. While Chennai is second with 10 points winning five out of seven matches, defending champions Mumbai are fourth with eight points winning four out of seven matches. The good thing is that the net run rate of both the teams is in plus. Chennai’s net run rate is +1.263, which is higher than the other seven teams, while Mumbai’s net run rate is +0.062. There are seven matches left for both the teams. In such a situation, his chances of making a place in the knockout stage are very strong.