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MI vs CSK, IPL 2021: 3 reasons why MS Dhoni’s CSK can beat defending champions MI and retain No.1 spot

MI vs CSK, IPL 2021: 3 reasons why MS Dhoni’s CSK can beat defending champions MI and retain No.1 spot

MI vs CSK, IPL 2021: Chennai Super Kings are back at the No.1 spot in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) points table and will be keen to retain the spot when they take on defending champions Mumbai Indians at Arun Jaitley Stadium on Saturday. MI and CSK have been two of the most dominant teams […]

MI vs CSK, IPL 2021: Chennai Super Kings are back at the No.1 spot in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) points table and will be keen to retain the spot when they take on defending champions Mumbai Indians at Arun Jaitley Stadium on Saturday.

MI and CSK have been two of the most dominant teams in the IPL. The last four IPL seasons have ended with either MI or CSK winning the championship. Even in IPL 2021, both franchises are currently in the top-4 of the points table.

The upcoming battle between CSK and MI promises to be a thrilling affair. Before they lock horns for the first time in IPL 2021, let’s check out three reasons why CSK would be more desperate and favourites to win.

MI vs CSK, IPL 2021: Why MS Dhoni’s CSK can retain No 1 spot- Reason 1
#CSK are currently on a 5 match winning streak

After a horrific last season, MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings are back with all guns blazing in IPL 2021, sitting atop the points table with 5 wins from 6 games. After suffering a loss in their opening match against Delhi Capitals, CSK are currently on a win riot, winning 5 matches on the trot, first time since 2014.

Brimming with confidence, CSK has already established their dominion in the ongoing edition. The Yellow Army has won all their matches convincingly and will once again be the strong favourites in tomorrow’s high-octane fixture.

MI vs CSK, IPL 2021: Why MS Dhoni’s CSK can retain No 1 spot- Reason 2
#Consistent batting display from openers- Faf, Gaikwad

While CSK struggled last season with a proper combination at the top of the order, this season has been quite the opposite. CSK openers Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad have provided steady flow of runs thus far and on certain occasions, single-handedly guided the team to victory.

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The Proteas is currently the second-highest run-scorer in IPL 2021 and a strong contender of the Orange Cap. He has 270 runs from 6 games with a staggering average of 67.50.

Coupled with the young and dynamic Ruturaj Gaikwad at the other end, the duo has looked a formidable pair who can once again wreck havoc against the 5-time IPL winners.

MI vs CSK, IPL 2021: Why MS Dhoni’s CSK can retain No 1 spot- Reason 3
#Moeen Ali’s arrival has solved the No.3 conundrum for CSK

Moeen Ali’s IPL 2021 stint has started on a bright note as he has been promoted by the franchise in the batting order. The southpaw has become CSK’s new No.3. solving their batting woes by providing the much-needed impetus to the innings during the middle-overs. Moreover,

Moeen Ali has also chipped in with the ball whenever his captain MS Dhoni has turned to him.

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