Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will be looking to extend their unbeaten streak to six matches when they lock horns with arch-rivals Mumbai Indians at the Arun Jaitely Stadium in New Delhi on Saturday. MS Dhoni's side seem to have rediscovered the lost mojo. Having got off to a winning start in the Delhi leg, Rohit Sharma & Co. would fancy themselves to build on the momentum from that victory. The two teams share eight titles between them, and a close encounter is expected on the cards. CSK's new recruit Moeen Ali has resurrected them in 2021. Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Sam Curran have all made vital contributions.
For Mumbai, Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya have been far from their usual destructive bests. Trent Boult has failed to provide breakthroughs with the new ball. Given the number of left-hand batters - Ali, Suresh Raina, Jadeja and Curran - in the Super Kings' line-up, Mumbai could retain Jayant Yadav in the XI, especially when their other two spinners, Rahul Chahar and Krunal Pandya, bring the ball into the left-handers. CSK played Lungi Ngidi ahead of Imran Tahir against Sunrisers in their last game and are expected to continue with the same combination. MS Dhoni & Co. are unlikely to make any changes to their winning combination from the SRH clash with Moeen Ali and Ravindra Jadeja playing as two spinners. Since 2019, chasing teams have won seven (including a Super Over win) of the nine IPL games played in Delhi.