Series: Indian Premier League 2022
Venue: Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
Date & Time: Apr 21, 07:30 PM LOCAL
Built inside the DY Patil Vidyanagar campus, the DY Patil is the latest addition to Mumbai’s list of cricket venues. With all the essential ingredients to host internationals, the DY Patil Stadium boasts of 9 tennis hard courts, 4 indoor badminton courts and an Olympic sized swimming pool, apart from big dressing rooms and a green outfield.
A blockbuster event awaits as match number 33 sees Mumbai lock horns with Chennai. The two most successful teams in the history of the Indian T20 League will face each other this season for the first time. When we talk about these two, we talk about their trophy cabinet and rich history but this time around, the situation in both camps is bitter as both will face while sitting at the bot‐ tom of the table.
Mumbai have played 6 games and still scratches for their first win while Chennai opened their account and sit about their rivals with a solitary win. To be fair, it is the bowling depart‐ ment that is not helping them cross the winning line. Chennai will be without their ace bowler Deepak Chahar for the rest of the season and Adam Milne is the other name added to the injury list, on the other corner, Mumbai have Bumrah and he is feeling the loneliness as there is no support for him.
Another problem for Mumbai is the form of the skipper, Rohit Sharma who is not able to give a solid start on top with Ishan Kishan is feeling the pressure of the price tag. Chennai were relieved that Ruturaj Gaikwad finally got some runs into his bag against Gujarat but again it was the bowling side that failed to defend after being in pole position for almost all game.
Mumbai will be aware they are coming against a side who are not in great form and will hope to break the shackles and get their first win of the tournament and so will Chennai be aware of Mumbai’s form. Whatever kind of form they are in, this clash never disappoints to entertain, it has been a marquee contest in the past and it remains to be the most awaited clash in the Indian T20 League. Who are you backing?