IPL 2021: Match 27, MI v CSK – COC Predicted Playing XIs

CSK has 5 wins in 6 matches, while MI has 3 wins from 6 matches.

CSK has 5 wins in 6 matches, while MI has 3 wins from 6 matches | BCCI-IPLArch-rivals Mumbai Indians (MI) will take on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 27th match of the ongoing IPL 2021 tournament. The encounter will be played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi and will begin at 7.30 PM IST on May 1, 2021.

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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have found their mojo back in this ongoing IPL 2021 and has five wins in six matches played so far with 10 points to their name. MI, on the other hand, have won 3 and lost 3 matches in 6 played and have 6 points to their name.

Given the history between these two teams, this encounter becomes one of the most anticipated ones, and Team COC presents to you the Predicted Playing XIs for this MI v CSK encounter to be played in Ahmedabad.


Mumbai Indians (MI) have been surprisingly inconsistent in this tournament as the Rohit Sharma led side has won 3 matches and lost 3 matches thus far.

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In their last match, MI went as far as dropping Ishan Kishan to bring in Nathan Coulter-Nile, a move that surprised many. However, the contentious problem for them is the form of Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, and Krunal Pandya, though Pollard and Krunal showed some form against Rajasthan Royals (RR).

MI have a tough task to counter a rampaging CSK team | BCCI-IPLMI are already prepared as they have Jayant Yadav to counter the CSK left-handed contingent of Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Sam Curran, and Ravindra Jadeja. Rohit Sharma will have a tough task on his hands to stop a juggernaut like the CSK team.


MS Dhoni has found the right pitch on which he has mastery, a turning surface where he can employ his spinners, with whom he can control the game right from the start till the end.

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He already has a terrific opening partnership of Du Plessis and Gaikwad giving them flying starts and have the likes of Suresh Raina, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, and Ravindra Jadeja wreaking havoc with the bat.

Dhoni himself might not be in the form with the bat, but his captaincy has been top-notch.

CSK team is back to being their best | BCCI-IPLSam Curran and Deepak Chahar have taken advantage of the swinging and seaming conditions in Delhi, while Shardul Thakur needs to tighten his laces when it comes to his economy. Dhoni might be enticed to bring in Imran Tahir in place of Lungi Ngidi, given MI batsmen’s problems with leg-spinners.

This will be an amazing encounter to watch and enjoy and will determine the fates of both teams going ahead in the tournament.

MI COC Predicted Playing XI:

Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar

CSK COC Predicted Playing XI:

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C&WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi


By Jatin Sharma - 30 Apr, 2021

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