On 3rd March 2019, it will be a treat from IPL as the most awaited clash between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings is going to happen. Both the teams are crowned thrice in IPL and will be meeting tomorrow for an electrifying match. The cricket fans wait for this clash every year.
This year CSK under skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is in top-notch form, whereas Mumbai Indians has not delivered any satisfactory outcome yet. CSK is at the head of the table by winning their last three matches, and MI is at the knee of the point table on 6th position by winning their only match against RCB.
MI vs CSK Head to Head
Till now MI and CSK have met 26 times in IPL and MI has the surge of winning 14 matches, and CSK has won 12 times. On last five encounters, MI under the skipper Rohit Sharma has beaten CSK 4 times. But in this season the situation is different. CSK is in red hot form and is capable of beating any team, whereas the players of MI are not in good touch. But it is habituated for MI as they are famous as a slow starter and they prefer to encounter CSK.
CSK so far till now
On the last encounter with Rajasthan Royals, the skipper Dhoni was in fabulous form by smashing 75 off 46 balls. CSK was 27 for 3, but the skipper boosted them to 175 runs and won the match by eight runs. CSK has experienced Bravo for death overs who can be a trump card for his team. Besides that CSK is packed with verities of spin attacks with experience. Current the 40 years Proteas Imran Tahir is with the purple cap with six wickets.
MI so far till now
Till now no such players in MI are in great form. The team is over-dependent on the skipper Rohit Sharma and wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock. MI has one of the dangerous batting attacks with pinch hitters. Others need to cope with Rohit and Quinton. MI also has the most experienced Yuvi. He needs to be fired on tomorrow’s match. Pollard has not seen any action in the last three matches, and he needs to perform.
MI has the perfect bowling attack with pacers. They have death over specialists as Bumrah and Malinga. But both of them have not shown any impressive performance, except Bumarh against RCB with 3/20.
Players options for both teams
MI has other options such as Ben Cutting and West Indian fast bowler Alzarri Joseph. They may do some changes for tomorrow match as Wankhede suits pace attack. But red hot CSK may remain unchanged tomorrow.
MI has the edge over CSK with the stats, and home crowd whereas CSK has the edge with current performance. Let’s see the most awaited clash who will roar tomorrow; it’s the Paltans or the Thallas.
Mumbai Indians Squad
Yuvraj Singh, Lasith Malinga, Rohit Sharma (c), Kieron Pollard, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jason Behrendorff, Suryakumar Yadav, Ben Cutting, Jayant Yadav, Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Barinder Sran, Siddhesh Lad, Jasprit Bumrah, Pankaj Jaiswal, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Anmolpreet Singh, Alzarri Joseph, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Mayank Markande, Rasikh Salam
Chennai Super Kings Squad
Harbhajan Singh, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, MS Dhoni (c), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Murali Vijay, Karn Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis, Deepak Chahar, Sam Billings, Mohit Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Dhruv Shorey, Scott Kuggeleijn, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Chaitanya Bishnoi, N Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif
The pitch will offer good bounce, so the team with good seam attack will have little advantage. Dew will be a factor. So toss will play a vital role in the match.
VIVO IPL 2019 15TH MATCH, MI vs. CSK
Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Broadcasting Partner: Star Sports
Online Live Streaming: Hotstar.