Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have been on a dream run in the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). With an incredible net run rate of 1.475 under their belt, the Rohit Sharma-led unit is sitting pretty on top of the points table with 10 points from six games.
Their next match of the event is against the Mumbai Indians (MI) on Saturday, May 1 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi. Having beaten the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by seven wickets, MS Dhoni and Co would be brimming with confidence.
MI, on the other hand, have won three of their first six games and are in the middle of the table. But after defeating Rajasthan Royals (RR) by seven wickets, they have found their way back. Another victory would help the Mumbai team to tighten their grip on the number four spot.   
Match Details
Match  Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings 27th match
Venue  Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi
Time  7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT
Where to watch live  Star Sports Network, Hotstar
Pitch Report
The pitch in New Delhi has turned out to be an excellent one for batting. The bowlers havent had much joy. Scores of over 170 havent looked safe for the teams to defend.
Batting second should be the way forward. The temperature will be around the 34 degrees Celsius mark with the humidity in the 20s. The conditions will be a bit hazy, but with no chances of a downpour.
Avg first innings score: 171 (2 matches in IPL 2021 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium)
Record of chasing teams: Won 2, Lost 0, Tied 0
Probable Playing XIs:
Mumbai Indians
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Bench: Anmolpreet Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Anukul Roy, James Neesham, Arjun Tendulkar, Piyush Chawla, Aditya Tare, Yudhvir Singh, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohsin Khan, Chris Lynn, Marco Jansen, Adam Milne, Ishan Kishan
Chennai Super Kings
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C and WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi
Bench:  Robin Uthappa, KM Asif, Bhagath Verma, C Hari Nishanth, Narayan Jagadeesan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Harishankar Reddy, Sai Kishore, Mitchell Santner, Karn Sharma, Dwayne Bravo, Jason Behrendorff, Imran Tahir
Played 32 | Mumbai Indians 19 | Chennai Super Kings 13 |N/R 0
At neutral venues
Played 15 | Mumbai Indians 7 | Chennai Super Kings 8 |N/R
Probable best batsman of the match
Faf du Plessis Chennai Super Kings
Faf du Plessis has been outstanding in the ongoing edition of the T20 tournament. In six games, the right-hander has hammered 270 runs at an average and strike-rate of 67.50 and 140.62 respectively.
He also has three fifties to show for his efforts with a top score of an unbeaten 95. Though against the Mumbai-based team, he averages a mere 22.85, Du Plessis has every chance of making amends.
Jasprit Bumrah Mumbai Indians  
Jasprit Bumrah has picked up only five wickets in the six games he has played thus far. Though he hasnt gotten a lot of wickets, he has made sure of keeping the batters in check with accurate bowling.
In 23 overs, the pacer has maintained an economy rate of 5.91. Against the Super Kings, the fast bowler has picked up eight wickets from 38.4 overs at a decent economy rate of 7.37.
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.

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