There are only a few hours left for the UAE leg of the cricket festival IPL 2021 to begin. First match on 19th September(MI) and the match played between Chennai Super Kings. Both the teams are currently busy preparing so that they can take to the field with their best. The opening pair plays an important role to win the match. So let us tell you about the opening pair of both the teams in this article.
Rohit Sharma-Quinton de Kock to open for MI
In the match played against Chennai Super Kings by MI, the superhit pair of Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock can enter the field to open the innings. Hitman and de Kock have played many match-winning innings for Mumbai.
There is no doubt that in the UAE leg, Rohit and de Kock will be aiming to give their team a strong start. The good news for the franchise is that Rohit and de Kock were playing international cricket consistently and both are in form.
Uthappa may open with Rituraj Gaikwad
There is going to be a headache about the opening with Chennai Super Kings in the match played against (MI). In fact, the franchise’s opener Faf du Plessis will not be available for the first match, as he was injured in the CPL and he has not been match fit yet.
In such a situation, the question arises that who can open the innings for Chennai along with Rituraj Gaikwad? Team captain MS Dhoni has a good substitute for Robin Uthappa. So far, Uthappa has not got a chance to play a single match for Chennai, but against MI, he may get a chance to open with Gaekwad.