Indian T20 League 2021: Match 27 – Mumbai vs Chennai: MPL Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction, Playing XI, and Pitch Report

Ruturaj Gaikwad might be the X-Factor player for this match.

Ruturaj Gaikwad might be the X-Factor player for this match.

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Match Details

Match 27 – Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings

Date & Time – May 1, 2021; 7:30 PM IST

Venue – Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi


Two teams that have won 8 IPL titles between them will clash against each other in Match No.26 of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians will lock horns against the MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings.

While the Chennai side has won 5 out of the 6 matches that they have played and are currently occupying the top place in the points table, the Mumbai Indians have won 3 out of their 6 matches and are placed at the 4th place in the points table. Based on current form though, the Chennai side might hold an edge over Mumbai.

Probable Playing XIs

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma, Quinton De Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Nathan Coulter Nile, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult

Chennai Super Kings

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

Top Picks of the Match

Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja has been excellent for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) with the bat, ball, and on the field as well. Jadeja averages 109.00 in the 2021 edition of the IPL with the willow in hand.

Quinton De Kock

In Mumbai’s victory over the Rajasthan Royals (RR) side, Quinton De Kock scored 70* at the top of the order to guide his team to a comfortable victory. He will be a man to watch out for in the match between CSK and MI.

X Factor Player

Ruturaj Gaikwad

The CSK opener has been in riveting form off late for the Chennai Super Kings. Ruturaj has scored close to 200 runs in the tournament thus far and has scored his runs at an average of 32.00.

Fantasy Teams

Fantasy Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Quinton de Kock (VC), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis (C), Krunal Pandya, Moeen Ali, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar.

Fantasy Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:

Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma (C), Hardik Pandya, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Moeen Ali (VC), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Shardul Thakur.

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.