Chennai, May 06, Tuesday at 07:30 PM IST
So, the first qualifier of VIVO IPL 2019 will be played between Mumbai Indians and defending Chennai Super Kings at their home ground in M Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. With the home advantage, you would be thinking that Chennai Super Kings will be the favourites for the contest but if we go by the past records, Mumbai Indians sneak out of the curtain with extra wins.
The winner will get a straight ticket to final while the losing side will have one more chance to redeem themselves in the Qualifier 2. In head to head clashes, Mumbai Indians have more number of wins than the Chennai Super Kings. If one team that has troubled the Thala-led CSK the most then it is Rohit Sharma's -Mumbai Indians.
MI has won 16 out of 28 encounters while the CSK has managed just 12 wins against MI. This season also, MI was the first team to hand CSK a defeat and also became the only team to beat CSK at their home ground M Chidambaram Stadium.
As both the teams come face to face once again, the eyes will be on the finals as the winning side will be directly booking a spot there. The losing side gets another chance to qualify for the final by playing in Qualifier 2.
The match will start at 07:30 PM IST.
Total – 28
Mumbai Indians- 16
Chennai Super Kings – 12
The turner in Chennai has always assisted spinners the most. It's difficult to pick spinners easily on this ground which has resulted in a couple of low scoring encounters. However, the last two-three games have seen batsmen scoring runs here. So, expect it to be a tight battle with spinners playing an important role.
Avg 1st inn score: 174
Avg 2nd inn score: 174
Highest Total: 182/4 (20 Ov) by IND vs WI
Highest Chased: 182/4 (20 Ov) by IND vs WI
Lowest Defended: 167/5 (20 Ov) by NZ vs IND
CSK – Vijay IN, Jadhav OUT
MI – J Yadav IN, McClenaghan OUT
Read more: MI vs CSK Today Match Prediction
CSK Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – MS Dhoni
Batsmen – S Watson, A Rayudu, S Raina, Faf du Plessis, M Vijay
All-rounder – R Jadeja, D Bravo
Bowlers – Harbhajan Singh, I Tahir, D Chahar
MI Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper –Quinton de Kock
Batsmen –Rohit Sharma (c), Kieron Pollard, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan
All-rounder –Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Jayant Yadav
Bowlers – Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar
Siddhesh Lad, Evin Lewis, Pankaj Jaiswal, Quinton de Kock (wk), Jason Behrendorff, Barinder Sran, Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Mayank Markande, Ishan Kishan, Yuvraj Singh, Anmolpreet Singh, Aditya Tare, Anukul Roy, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rasikh Salam, Jayant Yadav, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Krunal Pandya, Beuran Hendricks
Chennai Super Kings –
MS Dhoni (c), Suresh Raina, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir, Mohit Sharma, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Ruturaj Gaikwad, N Jagadeesan, Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Karn Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, David Willey, Deepak Chahar, Sam Billings, Dhruv Shorey, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Murali Vijay, KM Asif
Read more: MI vs CSK Key Players
In 22 outings, S Watson has only one 50+ score. He fares poorly against MI and also he hasn't been in form, so you can think of dropping him from your team
S Raina will be a good pick in batting, as per stats. In 32 innings, he has scored 7 fifties.
R Sharma is a must have batter from MI. The MI skipper has scored 3 fifties in last 5 outings against CSK
L Malinga will be a better pick in bowlers. In the last five outings against CSK, he has picked 3-fers on three occasions. Also, he has dismissed S Watson twice.
Bumrah has an average outing against CSK. In 6 games, he has 3 wickets
DJ Bravo is a must have all-rounder. Apart from scoring runs, DJ Bravo has bagged 30 wickets in 18 games against CSK.
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