IPL 2021 Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings: May 1, Match 27 Prediction
In this article, we preview Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings, match 27 of the IPL 2021 to be played in Delhi on 1 May. While defending champions MI who have played 5 matches are placed 4th on the points table, CSK who have featured in 6 games are at the top of the table.
Match Predictions and Team Previews
Last Match Between the Teams
The two sides last met in Sharjah on 23 October 2020. CSK batted first and were soon in trouble, reduced to 43 for 7. A face-saving innings by Sam Curran (52 off 47 balls with 4 fours and 2 sixes) saved CSK from the embarrassment of a sub-100 score. They finished with 114 for 7 in their allotted overs. For MI, Trent Boult was the wrecker-in-chief, taking 4 for 18, while Bumrah (2 for 250, Rahul Chahar (2 for 22) and Coulter-Nile (1 for 25) accounted for the remaining wickets. The meagre target was never going to test the MI batting powerhouse and they knocked off the required runs without losing a wicket. Ishan Kishan made 68 off 37 balls with 6 fours and 5 sixes, while De Kock scored 46 off 37 balls.
In 32 matches played between the sides, MI have established a 19-13 h2h advantage over CSK.
With their experience of winning, MI can never be written off. With several match-winners in both batting and bowling, MI will be hoping to finish the league on a high note. With an end to their stint in Chennai – where the slow wicket robbed them of their explosive death-over batting prowess – MI would welcome playing at the Ferozeshah Kotla, especially if it is as batting friendly as it was in the game between CSK and SRH.
CSK have been going from strength to strength this IPL season. If there’s a chink in the armour that MI can seek to exploit, it is in their bowling. Apart from Sam Curran, who has been brilliant, there is no other bowler who could cause hesitation in the MI batting arsenal. That said, the momentum is clearly with CSK.
MI: De Kock, Sharma, Kishan, S Yadav, Pollard, H Pandya, K Pandya, J Yadav, R Chahar, Bumrah, Boult.
CSK: Gaikwad, Du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Jadeja, Raina, Rayudu, Dhoni, Curran, Thakur, D Chahar, Ngidi.
In our MI vs CSK match prediction, we believe that CSK will beat MI in match 27 of the IPL 2021 in Delhi on 1 May.
MI vs CSK Betting
Bookmakers’ odds make CSK favourites to prevail over MI in match 27 of the IPL 2021 on 1 May.
Cricket is a game of momentum. For MI to beat CSK they must break the momentum that CSK have built up in the competition so far. And that will take some effort.
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