Mumbai Indians Playing XI vs CSK: Big blow for Mumbai Indians, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya ruled out, Pollard to lead; Follow Live Updates

Mumbai Indians Playing XI vs CSK: Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma miss out with injuries, Saurabh Tiwary, Anmolpreet Singh play: Follow Live
Mumbai Indians Playing XI vs CSK: Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma miss out with injuries, Saurabh Tiwary, Anmolpreet Singh play: Follow Live

Mumbai Indians Playing XI vs CSK: Big blow for Mumbai Indians, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya ruled out, Pollard to lead; Follow Live Updates – Defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) have been dealt a big blow with skipper Rohit Sharma missing out due to an injury. Kieron Pollard will lead the side against MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings. Furthermore, Hardik Pandya too misses out with a bleeding arm. Follow all CSK vs MI Live Updates on InsideSport.co

“We weren’t so sure, so happy that I lost the toss. Rohit is okay, he’ll be fine sooner rather than later, I’m just the captain for today. We started a couple of months back. Rohit misses out, Hardik is not playing as well. Anmolpreet makes his debut, that’s about it, all others are regular players,” Kieron Pollard said.

Playing XI: Mumbai Indians: Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan(w), Anmolpreet Singh, Kieron Pollard(c), Saurabh Tiwary, Krunal Pandya, Adam Milne, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult

Chennai Super Kings: Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood

@16:20 – Mumbai Indians are off to Dubai International Stadium ahead CSK game

Mumbai Indians Playing XI vs CSK: 

Openers: Quinton de Kock (WK, F) & Rohit Sharma, No 3: Ishan Kishan, No 4: Suryakumar Yadav, No 5: Kieron Pollard (F), No 6: Hardik Pandya, No 7: Krunal Pandya, No 8: Rahul Chahar, No 9: Jayant Yadav, No 10: Jasprit Bumrah, No 11: Trent Boult

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Mumbai Indians Playing XI vs CSK: Hardik Pandya ready to bowl, Rohit Sharma likely to draft extra spinner in the playing XI: Follow Live Updates

Mumbai Indians Playing XI vs CSK – IPL 2021 Phase 2: Mumbai Indians are the only side in IPL that boasts six seamers in the Playing XI. Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Dhawal Kulkarni, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya are regulars. Then there are James Neesham, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Milne and Marco Jansen who will be rotating as the new ball bowler for the defending champions.

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Mumbai Indians Playing XI vs CSK – IPL 2021 Phase 2: Will there be an additional seamer against Chennai Super Kings?

With five seam bowling options, bringing another one onboard seems luxury but it will depend on the pitch at Dubai International Stadium. With T20 World Cup coming up, the pitch is expected to be newly laid and could offer bounce and assist seamers with little for spinners. That would propel MI to have a bowling all-rounder like James Neesham in the side with Hardik Pandya out of form.

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  • James Neesham has done well with the ball but his batting form is questionable.
  • All three other seamers — Adam Milne, Marco Jansen and Nathan Coulter-Nile are not known for their batting ability.
  • With Hardik Pandya out of form, Neesham could give them the depth.

 

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IPL 2021 Phase 2: Mumbai Indians Playing XI vs CSK: Will MI play extra spinner?

Krunal Pandya and Rahul Chahar are the two spinners in the side. With plenty of seam bowling options already, Mumbai Indians could go for someone like Jayant Yadav who has excellent batting credentials.

  • Rahul Chahar and Krunal Pandya will be MI’s spinners but a spin-friendly wicket could force them to take additional spinner.
  • Jayant Yadav having done well in Phase 1 could come in with an excellent batting record.
  • The other option is to go with Piyush Chawla.

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IPL 2021 Phase 2: Mumbai Indians Playing XI vs CSK: Batting combination

Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma are MI’s set openers. The debate is over their No 3. With their middle-order struggling, Ishan Kishan could come back in as he had done well in IPL 2020 in UAE. Suryaukumar Yadav will be at No 4 followed by Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya.

Mumbai Indians Playing XI vs CSK: 

Openers: Quinton de Kock (WK, F) & Rohit Sharma, No 3: Ishan Kishan, No 4: Suryakumar Yadav, No 5: Kieron Pollard (F), No 6: Hardik Pandya, No 7: Krunal Pandya, No 8: Rahul Chahar, No 9: Jayant Yadav, No 10: Jasprit Bumrah, No 11: Trent Boult