Battle for supremacy
MI v sCSK | Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings share an intense rivalry between them. Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will add a new chapter to this rivalry when they meet each other for the Final clash in Hyderabad. Both the teams have met thrice in the final of the Indian Premier League with Mumbai emerging victorious twice. Chennai Super Kings will be making its eighth final appearance while for Mumbai, it is going to be the fifth one. The winning side will clearly reign supreme and take the crown of the ‘most successful franchise’ of the tournament with four titles to their name.
Journey so far
While Mumbai Indians began slow and could only gain three wins in seven matches but they accelerated in the second half of the tournament and finished the league stage at the top position of the points table.
CSK, on the other hand, got a blazing start but lost their momentum somewhere in the middle. They lost the Qualifier 1 against MI but crawled back against DC to pave their way into the final.
They outplayed us in our conditions: Stephen Fleming
“MI were confident and they played well. They managed to put us under pressure and simply outplayed us. They played a nice brand of cricket even in our conditions,” Fleming said after CSK’s loss to MI in Qualifier 1.
Hyderabad is a neutral venue for both the teams: Rohit Sharma
“Hyderabad will be a neutral venue for both the teams. As both the teams have played here in the past, so the venue is not going to play a major factor,” MI skipper Rohit Sharma.
When: 12May 2019, 07:30 pm
Where: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Head to Head
Total Played: 27
MI Won: 16, CSK Won: 11
The Hyderabad pitch has traditionally supported the fast bowlers. The tally heavily favours the quicks (52 to 27 for the spinners). There were showers on the eve of the game.
TEAM NEWS MI vs CSK
Mumbai Indians Squad
Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Anmolpreet Singh, Alzarri Joseph, Suryakumar Yadav, Ben Cutting, Pankaj Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma (c), Yuvraj Singh, Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Mayank Markande, Krunal Pandya, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jason Behrendorff, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Quinton de Kock, Evin Lewis, Barinder Sran, Siddhesh Lad, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Salam
Chennai Super Kings Squad
M.S. Dhoni (c), Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Mitchell Santner, David Willey, Sam Billings, Mohit Sharma, Faf du Plessis, Chaitanya Bishnoi, N Jagadeesan, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Dhruv Shorey, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, Murali Vijay
Playing XI MI vs CSK
Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Keiron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga
Chennai Super Kings
Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir
Fantasy Picks Chennai Super Kings
Fantasy Picks Mumbai Indians