The two best teams of IPL 2019 – Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will go to battle against each other where the spirit of Rohit Sharma’s intestine battle will face the strategic skill of MS Dhoni in Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal Hyderabad for this season’s title.
While CSK had said that in the first half of the tournament, MI returned to the tournament after a bad start. Both teams are the winners of the IPL title thrice and are the most successful team in the history of the league, and both are with the fourth title, this is going to be a tough fight.
My Dream XI Team
Quinton de Kock (CAPTAIN), Kieron Pollard, Rohit Sharma, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Hardik Pandya (VICE-CAPTAIN), Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar
Mumbai Indians have a tried and mixed team combination that almost all names are certain in the playing eleven. For some time, the number 4 spot was up for grabs, but even that puzzle has been solved by claiming that Ishaan Kishan. Depending on the surface, MI may opt for a fast bowler in Mitchell McClenaghan or may fall back on Jayant Yadav’s off-spin.
Chennai Super Kings
During the entire tournament, CSK batting has been struggling against the Mumbai Indians. Therefore, to take back Murali Vijay in place of Shardul Thakur will not be a bad thing. Thakur has thrown just one over in the qualifier 2 against Delhi’s capitals, who can question his fitness.
Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians possible eleven players:
MI likely XI: 1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 Quinton de Kock (wk), 3 Suryakumar Yadav, 4 Ishan Kishan, 5 Kieron Pollard, 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Krunal Pandya, 8 Mitchell McClenaghan/Jayant Yadav, 9 Rahul Chahar, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Lasith Malinga
CSK likely XI: 1 Shane Watson, 2 Faf du Plessis, 3 Suresh Raina, 4 Ambati Rayudu, 5 MS Dhoni (capt/wk), 6 Murali Vijay, 7 Dwayne Bravo, 8 Ravindra Jadeja, 9 Harbhajan Singh, 10 Deepak Chahar, 11 Imran Tahir
Head to Head (IPL matches)
Matches played: 27
Won by MI: 16 (58%)
Won by CSK: 11 (42%)
In IPL playoffs:
Won by MI: 2
Won by CSK: 3
Form Guide (most recent first)
MI: W W W L W
CSK: W L W L W
Player to watch out for Quinton de Kock