CSK vs MI – IPL 2021: Chennai Super Kings won toss

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CSK vs MI - IPL 2021: Chennai Super Kings won toss, opted to bat first; Rohit, Hardik ruled out of first game - Follow live updates
CSK vs MI – IPL 2021: Chennai Super Kings won toss, opted to bat first; Rohit, Hardik ruled out of first game – Follow live updates

CSK vs MI – IPL 2021: Adam Milne takes the huge wicket, MS Dhoni departs on 3 – CSK 18/4 (6 ov) – 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 misses out with a bleeding arm. Follow all CSK vs MI Live Updates on InsideSport.co

CSK vs MI Live updates

First innings

6th Over – Adam to finish the powerplay for MI, Silly point placed by Rohit Sharma for MS Dhoni. Ruturaj Gaikwad is the only positive thing so far for CSK, grabs another boundary with a flick

5th Over – Trent Boult will bowl his third over of the match. Still, no sign of Jasprit Bumrah. Another edge of the Gaikwad’s bad flys to the boundary. Seven runs of the over

4th Over – Ruturaj Gaikwad has been joined by MS Dhoni in the middle. Gaikwad flicks it for a four against Milne. Just four runs from the over

3rd Over – Suresh Raina joins Gaikwad in the middle. Mr IPL need to perform in this game to steady CSK’s innings. Raina edges it to a four over the third man

Wicket! Suresh Raina goes for a big shot tops edge it as Rahul Chahar take easy catch. Trent Boult takes his 2nd wicket

Ambati Raydu gets retired hurt

2nd Over – Adam Milne to take the new ball from the other end for MI, Moeen Ali joins Gaikwad in the middle

Wicket! Moeen Ali departs on a duck against Adam Milne, the Worst possible start for CSK

1st Over – Boult to kick start the bowling for MI, while Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis are opening the batting for CSK

Wicket! Faf du Plessis departs in the very first over of the match against Trent Boult

Chennai Super Kings Innings 13/3 (4.2 ov)


@19:25 – Dubai International Stadium

Average 1st Inns scores 144
Average 2nd Inns scores 122


@19:15 – Jasprit Bumrah will be playing his 100th match of IPL for Mumbai Indians while DJ Bravo will be featuring in his 100th CSK match

Toss Report – CSK won the toss and opted to bat first 


Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): 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 (Playing XI): 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




  • No Hardik Pandya
  • No Rohit Sharma

Both team captains at the toss

Pollard: 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.

Dhoni: We will bat first, looks like I good wicket. Setting a target will be a better option. It’s the same for everyone. I can’t say if it’s a good break or not. Once the tournament starts, you get into some sort of rhythm but this season it’s new and maybe us cricketers will start loving it. Seven games, then a break, and seven more. It comes down to how you play on that day in the shortest form. We’ll try to do the basics right and focus on the process. Sam is not available. Faf, Moeen, Bravo and Josh are playing this game.

@18:56 –


@18:55 – Mumbai Indians Anmolpreet Singh receives maiden cap

@18:55 Pitch Report

Sunil Gavaskar: The pitches are the paradise for pace bowlers. There is thick grass on the pitch.

@18:50 – Wishes from Mumbai City FC 

18:45 – Chennai Super Kings will claim the top spot of points table if they win this big game


18:30 – Mumbai Indians are all geared up for the El Classico of IPL


The CSK opener returned from CPL 2021 with a groin injury having missed the last three matches including the final for St Lucia Kings. Earlier, CSK CEO said that a call will be taken after an injury assessment before the match. AS for Dwayne Bravo, he misses out due to a groin injury.

“Faf du Plessis has passed the fitness test and he is also prepared for selection in playing in XI,” Kasi Viswanathan told InsideSport.

@18:55: What could be a big blow for MI, Rohit Sharma is doubtful, Sunil Gavaskar confirms.

@18:20: Mumbai have a little fan as IPL welcomes crowd back in UAE.

@18:00: CSK players leave hotel for stadium.

CSK vs MI LIVE: Faf Du Plessis starts practising
CSK vs MI LIVE: Faf Du Plessis starts practising

CSK vs MI LIVE in IPL 2021 – Faf Du Plessis Update: CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan said that he joined the team’s practice and looked comfortable but Robin Uthappa had been kept on standby as the backup option. However, Sam Curran is not available as he is serving a six-day quarantine having arrived in Dubai on Wednesday.

Also Read: CSK vs MI IPL 2021: Robin Uthappa set to make CSK debut if Faf Du Plessis fails to recover on time, follow LIVE Updates

“Faf has joined the team, he also practices after completing the mandatory quarantine and has started practising. The final call on his fitness will be taken ahead of the match tomorrow,” Kasi Viswanathan told InsideSport.co on Saturday.

CSK vs MI LIVE in IPL 2021: Faf Du Plessis joins CSK squad, Chennai’s CEO confirms, ‘Injury assessment before Mumbai match tomorrow’

CSK vs MI LIVE in IPL 2021: Why is Faf du Plessis doubtful for MI clash?

  • Faf Du Plessis hasn’t had any practice since suffering the groin injury last week othe than the session with CSK on Saturday.
  • He has missed three CPL matches including the final.
  • A groin injury is treated generally with rest and a week of it isn’t considered enough.
  • After a week of rest, Du Plessis will take the field, if fully fit, on Sunday and depending on injury assessment, a call will be taken.
  • Robin Uthappa has been kept on standby if Du Plessis doesn’t recover on time as a precautionary measure.

CSK vs MI IPL 2021 – Faf Du Plessis Update: Faf du Plessis, CSK’s top-scorer in IPL 2021 Phase 1, have had struggled after a concussion during the PSL 2021. He missed the remaining PSL matches while also pulling out of The Hundred. As a result, his form dipped too. But just when he started to regain form with a century against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and followed that up with an 84 against Barbados Royals, Du Plessis suffered a groin injury, ruling him out of the remainder CPL 2021.

CSK vs MI IPL 2021: Faf Du Plessis joins CSK squad, Chennai’s CEO confirms, ‘Injury assessment before Mumbai match tomorrow’

Also Read: IPL 2021: CSK’s CPL stars Imran Tahir, Dwayne Bravo arrive in UAE, doubts remain over injured Faf du Plessis’ availability

As groin injury could take 4-6 weeks to recover, even with a Grade 1 injury, it is expected to take Faf Du Plessis another week to recover. As per sports medicine specialists, the best way recovery method for groin injury is to rest. The CSK opener has had just a week of rest so far and that period is rather short for recovery.

“He is in isolation as arrived only last night. Once he is out, we will assess his injury and then take a call accordingly. But there is no need to worry right now,” Kasi Viswanathan told InsideSport.co.

Also Read: CSK vs MI in IPL 2021: CSK’s Faf du Plessis sustains injury, Who will open with Ruturaj Gaikwad?

Against the defending champions, missing Du Plessis will be a big blow as he was in red-hot form in the tournament amassing 277 runs. He was also the leading run-scorer for CSK in IPL 2021. He scored 320 runs in seven matches with a best of 95* at an average of 64.00 and a strike rate of 145.45. He also smashed four fifties in those matches. But if he fails to recover Ruturaj Gaikwad will have a new partner i.e Robin Uthappa.

CSK vs MI IPL 2021: Since joining CSK from Rajasthan Royals in a trade deal, the former KKR star has warmed the bench. But he has been put on standby with clouds over Faf Du Plessis’ availability.

IPL 2021: What could be Chennai Super Kings’ Playing XI against Mumbai Indians?

Openers: Ruturaj Gaikwad & Robin Uthappa No 3: Moeen Ali, No 4: Suresh Raina, No 5: Ambati Rayudu, No 6: Ravindra Jadeja, No 7: MS Dhoni (c & wk), No 8: Shardul Thakur, No 9: Deepak Chahar, No 10: Lungi Ngidi, No 11: J Hazlewood

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