Tomorrow the top 2 teams in the points table of IPL 2019, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will once again cross their paths tomorrow in the 1st Playoff of this season. The match is going to take place in Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. The winner, of course, will get the direct entry in the finals whereas if lose then another chance will be offered to qualify for the finals. However, given the intensity of this stage match, none of the team would want that possibility.
CSK have lifted the IPL Trophy thrice and have a best winning percentage of 61.56% amid all other teams whereas MI has also the same record of winning the title. Now let's have a say to our top three key players in MI vs CSK Playing11.
The most relied upon batsman and has been giving his shoulder to all his team members. Dhoni's watch the ball, hit the balls formula for finals over has worked every time. He has a record of winning the highest IPL title as a captain. Dhoni has hit 20 sixes and 21 fours in the ongoing tournament and made 368 runs in twelve matches. He has the most runs in the 20th over in IPL history.
Imran Tahir is giving an extraordinary performance this year for the franchise. He has managed to pick up 21 wickets in the 14 league matches with an astonishing average of 16.52 and with a very decent economy rate of 6.50. After Rabada's ruled out from the tournament makes Tahir the front runner to end the seasons with the Purple Cap.
Du Plessis who earlier missed the chance to play against MI due to illness is likely to come back this time. According to his recent stats, Du Plessis has scored 314 runs in 9 matches which includes 2 fifties and a 96 as his highest. While opening for CSK in the last two matches he has scored 135 runs in 96 balls faced. Let's hope for another good inning in the next match of MI vs CSK Playing11.
Hardik did a good job earlier while playing against CSK. He went not out on 23 runs in 18 matches and also bagged 1 wicket. In overall statistics, he has made incredible 380 runs with a strike rate of 198.95 in 14 matches and also bagged 14 amazing wickets. His records are just unbelievable.
Bumrah has quite an impressive records against CSK in death overs. In his previous match against CSK, he did brilliant bowling and took 2 wickets. In 3 overs he spares only 10 runs and was bowling with an economy rate of 3.33. In 14 league matches, he has taken 17 wickets with a quite respectable economy rate of 6.78
A wise captain, a brilliant batsman, Rohit Sharma has scored 386 runs in 13 matches. With a career strike rate of 130.87, he has made more than 4800 runs. Also in his previous match against CSK which he won incredibly, he made 67 runs in 48 balls which included 3 sixes and 6 fours.
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