Best vs Best
Considered as the two most successful franchises of the history of the tournament, MI and CSK will meet one last time this season. Both the teams have won three titles each and the story will change this time as the winning team will claim their fourth record title. Mumbai Indians have met Chennai Super Kings thrice this season and they have drubbed the latter on all the three occasions. Will MI be able to put the last nail in the coffin or would CSK rise from the ashes?
Familiar rivalry and an intense past
Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings have played each other thrice in the final and have won twice. In 2015, Mumbai Indians all three matches against CSK in a single edition of the IPL and they have achieved this feat again this year again.
Moreover, MI have won three out their four final appearances which also includes two against the Chennai Super Kings in 2013 and 2015.
betfair: Chennai Super Kings 1, Mumbai Indians 4/5
BetVictor: Chennai Super Kings 21/20, Mumbai Indians 3/4
PaddyPower: Chennai Super Kings 1, Mumbai Indians 4/5
The books are predicting a win for the Mumbai Indians
Top Mumbai Indians Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya
Top Chennai Super Kings Batsmen: Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni
Top Mumbai Indians Bowlers: Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah
Top Chennai Super Kings Bowlers: Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh
Mumbai Indians Squad
Yuvraj Singh, Lasith Malinga, Ben Cutting, Jayant Yadav, Quinton de Kock (wk), Evin Lewis, Barinder Sran, Rohit Sharma (c), Kieron Pollard, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Suryakumar Yadav, Siddhesh Lad, Jasprit Bumrah, Beuran Hendricks, Pankaj Jaiswal, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan (wk), Anmolpreet Singh, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Mayank Markande, Rasikh Salam