The first game in the playoffs will see two titans face off in the Indian Premier League as Mumbai Indians take on Chennai Super Kings on Tuesday.
Mumbai Indians finished at the top of the table in the regular season, and even though three teams finished in the same points, it was the three-time champions who showed what it really takes to win important games. Mumbai has arguably the best squad in the entire IPL right now, and with the amount of firepower at their disposal makes them the favourites to win it all. All they have to here is to produce yet another impressive performance and book their berth in the finals.
On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings are the defending champions and were the side that finished in the second spot. The team were thoroughly dominant this season and were almost unbeatable in their own ground, and fell only once that too their upcoming opponents. Captain MS Dhoni has been in great form, and he along with Imran Tahir have led side aptly. They are eyeing an unprecedented fourth title, and this fixture is going to be the toughest challenge they are going to face in the playoffs.
Venue – MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India
Date & Time – 7th May | 7:30 PM IST
MI vs CSK Dotball Team News
This pitch is one of the slower side and heavily favours spin bowlers in both the innings.
The Squads –
Mumbai Indians –
Pankaj Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma (c), Yuvraj Singh, Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Mayank Markande, Krunal Pandya, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jason Behrendorff, Suryakumar Yadav, Ben Cutting, Jayant Yadav, Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Barinder Sran, Siddhesh Lad, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Anmolpreet Singh, Alzarri Joseph, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Salam
Chennai Super Kings –
M.S. Dhoni (c), Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Dhruv Shorey, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, Mitchell Santner, David Willey, Sam Billings, Mohit Sharma, Faf du Plessis, Chaitanya Bishnoi, N Jagadeesan, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Murali Vijay
Mumbai Indians –Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rahul Chahar, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah
Chennai Super Kings – Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir
Key Players –
Mumbai Indians – Quinton de Kock | Hardik Pandya | Jasprit Bumrah
Chennai Super Kings – Suresh Raina | MS Dhoni | Imran Tahir
MI vs CSK Dream11 Team:
Wicketkeeper: MS Dhoni (CSK)
Batsman: R Sharma (MI), S Yadav (MI), S Watson (CSK)
All Rounders: H Pandya (MI), D Bravo (CSK), R Jadeja (CSK)
Bowlers: I Tahir (CSK), J Bumrah (MI), D Chahar (CSK), L Malinga (MI)
Captain: R Sharma (MI)
V-Captain: MS Dhoni (CSK)