The two teams who have won the Indian Premier League more times than anyone else face off as the legacy is on the line between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday.
Mumbai Indians are in the sixth spot and have lost two of the first three games played. The team will be looking to bounce back after a tough loss to Kings XI Punjab and that is a tough place to be in. They do have some of the best players in Rohit Sharma, Keiron Pollard, Quinton de Kock and Jasprit Bumrah. The pedigree of being a champion is clear in this franchise, but they have to perform or else will make things more difficult for the latter part of the season.
Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings are the leaders of the IPL this season as well, and the defending champions have started with a bang. They have some really aged players in the roster, but for some reason, the experience they possess puts them in a place of winning games easily. MS Dhoni too looks really good, and Captain Cool might just mastermind yet another victorious tournament for this franchise.
Venue – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India
Date & Time – 3rd April | 8:00 PM IST
MI vs CSK Dotball Team News
This pitch is a batting friendly track and but also helps out the spinners who bowl in the second innings as the stadium is in the vicinity of the sea.
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, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrahm, Jason Behrendorff
Chennai Super Kings – Shane Watson, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner
Key Players –
Mumbai Indians – Quinton de Kock | Rohit Sharma | Jasprit Bumrah
Chennai Super Kings – MS Dhoni | Dwayne Bravo | Deepak Chahar
Captain: S Watson (CSK)
V Captain: R Sharma (MI)