The thrill of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League is back once again. Chennai Super Kings face Mumbai Indians in the first match of the UAE leg and the 30th match of the tournament. This match is being played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has won the toss and decided to bat first. Mumbai’s team has come to play this match without its regular captain Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya. In this match, Mumbai Indians fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has made a special achievement in his name. Bumrah has become the 45th player in IPL history to play 100 matches. This is also Bumrah’s 100th match for Mumbai Indians. Bumrah, who came out to play in his 100th match, was handed over the jersey number 100 by the team’s bowling coach Zaheer Khan. Bumrah has become the 15th player for Mumbai Indians to play his 100th match for the five-time champions.
Bumrah made his IPL debut with Mumbai Indians in 2013. At that time Sachin Tendulkar handed him the cap. Bumrah has so far taken 115 wickets in 99 matches in the IPL. In this, his economy has been 7.11 and average is 24.14. He has taken four or more wickets in IPL twice so far. The first half of IPL 2021 was not good for Bumrah and he took six wickets in seven matches.
While Jasprit Bumrah has completed his 100 matches in IPL for Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has also completed 100 matches in IPL for his franchise. This is Bravo’s 100th match in the IPL.
The performance of Chennai Super Kings in the first leg of IPL 2021 was excellent and the team won 5 out of 7 matches, while the team had to face defeat in just 2. Openers Faf du Plessis and Rituraj Gaikwad scored the most runs for CSK. At the same time, Ambati Rayudu and Ravindra Jadeja also appeared in excellent rhythm. However, the last time Mahi’s team was trapped on UAE soil and could not make it to the playoffs for the first time in the history of IPL.