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IPL 2021, CSK vs MI Preview: Chennai Super Kings Eye Winning Start Against Mumbai Indians

CSK will be looking to continue their run of good form and register a win against their arch-rivals MI tonight.

MI skipper Rohit Sharma and CSK captain MS Dhoni during toss (Photo Credit: PTI File)

New Delhi: MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is all set to take on Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians (MI) as the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) returns to action at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday (September 19).

Before the season got suspended earlier this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the IPL was proving to be unlike any other as three teams were storming ahead in the race to reach the playoffs –Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings, and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

These three teams are all but certain of reaching the playoffs after cementing the first three spots in the points table. Rishabh Pant-led DC has 12 points from 8 games and the side needs to win two more matches to cement a playoff spot.

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CSK will be looking to continue their run of good form and register a win against their arch-rivals MI tonight. However, the Mumbai franchise will also be looking for a positive return to action.

CSK and RCB have 10 points each from seven games and they need to win three more out of their remaining seven matches to reach the playoff stage.

A win tonight for CSK will take the Chennai side to the top of the table with 12 points.

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If there are no surprises, then it is safe to say that the battle will be between five teams to seal the fourth spot in the points table.

Currently, defending champions Mumbai Indians hold the fourth spot with eight points while the fifth and sixth-placed Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings have six points each.

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Kolkata Knight Riders and SunRisers Hyderabad are at the seventh and eighth places with four and two points respectively and both these teams face an uphill task to reach the playoff stage.

(With ANI Inputs)

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