Mumbai vs Chennai Preview: Dream Prediction, Playing 11, Pitch Report, Top Fantasy Picks

For the first time in over 10 years, the Indian T20 League will be played entirely outside India owing to the Covid-19 situation back in the country. The first match will see last yea's champions Mumbai pitted against last year's runners-up Chennai. It is one of the most anticipated battles in the Indian T20 League & a rematch of last edition's final is just what Chennai needs to get their season started.

Mumbai vs Chennai - Match 1: Venue Details

The match between Mumbai vs Chennai will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi and telecasted live at 7:30 pm IST.

  • Average 1st innings score on this ground: 120 (Based on last 3 T20 International matches played here)
  • Record of chasing teams here: Won - 1, Lost - 2

Mumbai vs Chennai: Pitch Report & Weather Conditions

A hot and humid day is expected in the desert with some gentle winds. The pitch here is pretty tough to bat on since it is quite slow. There is a lot of assistance for the spinners.

Know more about Chennai and Mumbai teams below:

Top Picks for Your Dream Fantasy Team 11:

The following should be top picks for playing fantasy cricket on Mumbai vs Chennai match:

  • MS Dhoni, the obvious choice in the wicket-keeper slot having scored 416 runs in 15 games at an average of 83 in the 2019 edition.
  • Shane Watson, the all-rounder might be on the wrong side of 30, but he still managed 398 runs in the 2019 edition and a brilliant knock in the final last time.
  • Rohit Sharma, the Mumbai captain is another obvious pick even though he had a mellow 2019 edition with only 405 runs in 15 games.
  • Hardik Pandya has been out of the game for a while now, last played in September 2019, but he had a very good Indian T20 League experience last time with 402 runs and 14 wickets.

Expert Opinion on Mumbai vs Chennai match

Slow tracks tend to suit Chennai well, given they are more at home in conditions similar to the MA Chidambaram stadium back in India. So it would be wise to go with more slow bowlers in this game, like Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir and Krunal Pandya

Captain & Vice-Captain choices for your fantasy XI team

  • Captain choices: Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir

Vice-Captain choices: Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni, Shane Watson

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