Indian T20 League 2021: Winnable factors for Mumbai vs Chennai
Sportsbet.io discusses the key factors for match 27 of Indian T20 League 2021 between Mumbai and Chennai.
Bat first or second
The wicket at the Arun Jaitley Stadium favoured the batters in the first two games, but it could wear out as more games are played. Considering the short boundaries, the toss-winning captain could opt to bat first.
Mumbai has always dominated Chennai in the Indian T20 League, winning 18 of the 30 matches played between these two successful sides. Furthermore, Mumbai have won four of their last five matches against Chennai in the Indian T20 League.
It goes without saying that a fantastic knock from Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma can engineer his side to a comprehensive victory in the Indian T20 League. The 34-year-old has aggregated 626 runs against the Yellow Brigade, and is poised to add to his tally of 215 runs at a strike rate of 125.73.
On the other hand, Chennai's Suresh Raina is well-placed to put in a match-winning performance with the bat against Mumbai. The veteran batsman has a great record against Mumbai, hitting 704 runs, including an unbeaten 83 in the 2010 edition.
Lungi Ngidi has been involved in just two games for Chennai this season, but he has managed to scalp five wickets. The Proteas pacer has never gone wicketless in any fixture he has played so far and will be someone to reckon with in overs 17-20, where he has taken 13 wickets at the cost of 9.75 runs per over.
Dew is expected to play a significant role, and considering his form this season, Mumbai will pin their hopes on Rahul Chahar to frustrate the Chennai batsmen. The spinner has 11 wickets at an economy rate of 7.08, and will be eager to wreak havoc over the opposition's opening batters, who are in solid form at the moment.
Words: William Paul
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