The Final of the cricketing circus of arguably the flagship tournament is upon us as Mumbai Indians face off against Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League on Sunday.
Mumbai Indians are three-time champions of the IPL and have done really well this season as well. They have upped the ante, the team has been incredible, and have been outplaying the opposition with ease. This roster is genuinely the strongest this season, and finally, they are operating at their highest potential, and they will be looking lay down the marker here as well. The pride of the entire franchise is on the line and captain Rohit Sharma will be looking showcase why this side is one of the most successful outfits in the history of the competition.
Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings are the defending champions, and they too are one of the only two teams who have won the title three times. The franchise have a terrible record against this opposition, and that is one record that skipper MS Dhoni wouldn't be too fond of. The team has an amazing bowling attack, and they can suffocate anyone on any given day. All they need to do here is score enough runs on the board if they bat first, or just make sure that the team gets a good start.
This is going to be a fierce encounter, and it will be capping off yet another brilliant season in the Indian Premier League.
Venue – Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, India
Date & Time – 12th May | 07:30 PM IST
MI vs CSK Dotball TEAM NEWS
⦁ Chennai Super Kings is coming off an incredible win over Delhi Capitals and they will not be tinkering with the winning combination.
⦁ Mumbai Indians too won the last game, that too against CSK, and their management will not be making a single change in the starting XI.
The track in this stadium has favoured the batsman all season long, and it seems that it will be retaining that nature in this crucial tie as well.
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 – Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga
Chennai Super Kings – Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Shradul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir
MI vs CSK Dotball FANTASY TEAM
Key Players –
Mumbai Indians – Quinton de Kock | Hardik Pandya | Jasprit Bumrah
Chennai Super Kings – Faf du Plessis | Shane Watson| Imran Tahir
⦁ Quinton de Kock has amassed 500 runs this season, and he will be looking to continue on with this impressive form with the bat in the Final of the IPL.
⦁ Jasprit Bumrah is the best bowler in the world when it comes to head overs, and he has taken 17 wickets this season at an economy rate of 6.84.
⦁ Faf du Plessis has been in terrific form, as he the South African captain has got 3 half centuries already since coming into the starting lineup.
⦁ Imran Tahir has got 24 wickets to his name, and he will be looking to become the leading wicket-taker for the season as well in this game.