Dubai: The Indian Premier League is well and truly back and the rivalry between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings have just added to the spice. On Sunday, the two champion sides would lock horns in the UAE leg opener in Dubai. Famously called the IPL’s El Classico, the match is expected to generate massive interest among fans – looks like the players are equally excited about the occasion.Also Read - IPL 2021: 'We Value Youth, But Experience is Important,' CSK Coach Stephen Fleming on Criticism of Over-Age Players
Hours ahead of the big match, MI star Suryakumar Yadav reminded CSK of the Kieron Pollard threat. In an unseen video, SKY calls Pollard, who is in a huddle behind him. Once Pollard comes, SKY says whenever he thinks of CSK – he is reminded of Pollard. Pollard has been a big player for MI in the El Classico’s over the years. Also Read - IPL 2021: Eoin Morgan and Brendon McCullum 'Proud' of KKR's Performance After 27-Run Loss to CSK in the Final
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The defending champions, who have a better head-to-head record, would have the edge over CSK. The Rohit Sharma-led side has defeated CSK in the first game of the season by four wickets as well.
MI’s two key Indian players — thier captain and Jasprit Bumrah — have just returned from the Test series against England and how quickly they acclimatise to conditions is going to have a bearing on the performance of their team.
But as of now, CSK is ahead of MI in the points table. CSK are second on the points table with five wins from seven matches – 10 points – MI is fourth with four wins — eight points — from seven games.