The winner of tonight’s match will book a ticket to the grand finale of VIVO IPL 2019. The first qualifier match is going to happen in Chennai. The table topper Mumbai Indians will face Chennai Super Kings at Chepauk.
MI Team’s journey
Mumbai Indians are so-called slow starter. This season they have started their journey with some initial losses. Later, they have maintained the momentum and topped the table with nine wins from fourteen matches. The players of Mumbai Indians are with high confidence and are ready to face CSK in the first qualifier match of VIVO IPL 2019. They have got three big wins to form their last four wins. They have got a thriller win versus Sunrisers Hyderabad in the super over.
In the previous match against KKR, MI had fielded their best playing in 11 in this season. Tonight they may look for a third spinner against CSK as per Chepauk’s pitch condition. Chennai pitch always suits spin attack.
CSK Team’s journey
The defending champion is the first team to qualify for the playoffs in VIVO IPL 2019. They had a good start by registering seven wins out of their first eight matches. Later they had lost the momentum, but they could successfully place themselves in the top two on the point table. CSK has won only two matches from their last six matches. In the previous match, they were beaten by KXIP in Mohali. There was a point, where KXIP was on the verge to win the match in 14.2 overs. But CSK’s spinners had done an excellent job to extend the match and maintain the second spot on the point table.
Excluding skipper MS Dhoni the middle order batsmen of CSK are not performing well. In this season, the opening partnership has surpassed 50-runs once. The injury of Kedar Jadhav is a big burden for CSK’s management. They may look for Murali Vijay for opening batsman tonight.
MI vs CSK Rivalry
Mumbai Indians have met CSK 26 times in IPL. Mumbai has won 15 matches against CSK so far. CSK could manage to win 11 wins only. Since 2015, they have played eight matches with each other. MI has won 6 matches, and CSK has won 2 matches. In this season, MI has beaten CSK in both home and away matches. But in knockout matches, they have met seven times, and CSK has won 4 times.
The winner of tonight’s match will get a ticket to the final of VIVO IPL 2019, and the loser will have another chance in qualifier two match. The loser will meet the winner of eliminator match, and the winner of the match will meet the winner of Qualifier 1 in the final in Hyderabad.
MI vs CSK Dream 11 Prediction
Have a look at the probable playing 11 of both teams and choose your players for your Dream 11 team wisely.
Quinton de Kock(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan/Anukul Roy, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga.
Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu(w/c), MS Dhoni, Dhruv Shorey, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir
VIVO IPL 2019 Qualifier-1 MI vs CSK
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium
Time: 8:00 PM IST
Broadcasting Partner: Star Sports
Live Streaming: Hotstar