CSK vs MI in IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians cricketers get masterclass from Sachin Tendulkar & Mahela Jayawardene in Dubai ahead of CSK clash – Mumbai Indians are gearing up for the opening fixture of IPL 2021 phase 2 against Chennai Super Kings on September 19 here at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. Ahead of the crucial match, MI players received a masterclass from mentor Sachin Tendulkar and coach Mahela Jayawardene.
“𝐌𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐨𝐫. 𝐈𝐜𝐨𝐧. 𝐋𝐞𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐝. Master Blaster joins us on the training ground at Abu Dhabi #OneFamily #MumbaiIndians #IPL2021 #KhelTakaTak @sachin_rt @MXTakaTak MI TV,” Mumbai Indians wrote in the caption of the video.
𝐌𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐨𝐫. 𝐈𝐜𝐨𝐧. 𝐋𝐞𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐝. 💙
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) September 18, 2021
IPL 2021 phase 2
Defending champions are currently at 4th place with 4 victories and 3 defeats in 7 matches. Despite a shaky start at the beginning, MI bounced back in the later half of IPL Phase 1 in India.
The Rohit Sharma-led side, who has won the IPL title record 5 times will have to start Phase 2 with a bang and any slip up could cost them dearly.
Matches Remaining for MI: vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Delhi Capitals (DC), Rajasthan Royals (RR), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), and Punjab Kings (PBKS).
IPL 2021 Teams Points Table
|2||Chennai Super Kings||7||5||2||1.263||10|
|3||Royal Challengers Bangalore||7||5||2||-0.171||10|
|7||Kolkata Knight Riders||7||2||5||-0.494||4|
|19-09-2021||Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings||Dubai||7:30 PM|
|23-09-2021||Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders||Abu Dhabi||7:30 PM|
|26-09-2021||Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||Dubai||7:30 PM|
|28-09-2021||Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings||Abu Dhabi||7:30 PM|
|02-10-2021||Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals||Sharjah||3:30 PM|
|05-10-2021||Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals||Sharjah||7:30 PM|
|08-10-2021||Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||Abu Dhabi||7:30 PM|
Mumbai Indians Squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Adam Milne, Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Arjun Tendulkar, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, James Neesham, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Marco Jansen, Mohsin Khan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, Quinton De Kock, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult, Yudhvir Singh.
CSK vs MI LIVE – Mumbai Indians Batting need to fire? Mumbai Indians’ triumph last season was based on their exploits with the bat as they made merry on helpful tracks in the UAE.
Ishan Kishan top-scored with a staggering 516 runs in just 14 games. Quinton de Kock also crossed the 500-run mark, tally 503 in his 16 innings. Suryakumar Yadav also chipped in with 484 runs in yet another productive season, while Rohit Sharma also managed 332 in 12 games.
Pollard and the Pandya brothers chipped in with valuable contributions in the death overs, with Pollard and Hardik especially scoring over 250 runs at a strike rate of 192 and 178 respectively. Overall, the batting order managed 17 half-centuries last season.
CSK vs MI LIVE – Mumbai Indians Batting need to fire? Those numbers have dipped severely this season, with Mumbai Indians winning games on individual knocks rather than a team effort. While captain Rohit Sharma has particularly improved his numbers, the rest of seen a steep fall.
- Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Kieron Pollard and Suryakumar Yadav have managed only one half-century each, further highlighting the defending champions’ batting woes.
- Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav failing to get past the 200-run mark at the halfway stage.
- Ishan Kishan was dropped midway after a dismal aggregate and strike rate,
- Hardik Pandya also posted abysmal returns.
- Kieron Pollard did his bit, but almost 50% of his runs came in the game against CSK.
CSK vs MI IPL 2021: Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya won IPL 2020 for MI, Rohit Sharma wants them to fire again, will they?
CSK vs MI LIVE – IPL 2021: A return to the UAE should bode well for the Mumbai Indians, with better batting conditions on offer. The holders played five of their seven games on rank turners in Chennai, but a return to more true wickets in the UAAE should see them return amongst the runs. The likes of Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock and Kieron Pollard arrive in UAE on the back of some runs below their belt, while Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan are impressed in the tour of Sri Lanka last month.
The team is certainly upbeat with Kieron Pollard already signalling his intentions. “Yeah looking forward, obviously going downstairs in that team room and try to bond again and get started. Looking forward to finishing the IPL and hopefully repeat what we did here last year. Good memories for us,” Pollard said in a video posted on Mumbai Indians Twitter.