Captain Rohit Sharma and star all-rounder Hardik Pandya weren’t a part of the Mumbai Indians taking part in XI because the IPL 2021 restarted within the UAE with a blockbuster conflict between MI and Chennai Tremendous Kings on Sunday.
As a substitute of Rohit, Kieron Pollard walked out to the toss with MS Dhoni. “Rohit is okay, he’ll be high-quality sooner quite than later, I’m simply the captain for immediately,” Pollard mentioned on the toss. Dhoni received the toss and elected to bat first.
Rohit Sharma had been reportedly carrying a knee damage on the current England tour.
Additionally lacking from the MI taking part in XI was Hardik Pandya, who has not returned to full health since his shoulder surgical procedure. Chief selector Chetan Sharma had mentioned Hardik can be able to bowl his full quota of overs for India within the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Anmolpreet Singh, who was named within the XI, made his debut for MI.
Mumbai Indians (Enjoying XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Kieron Pollard(c), Saurabh Tiwary, Krunal Pandya, Adam Milne, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
Chennai Tremendous Kings (Enjoying XI): Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood