Three times trophy lifter, both Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings would come head to head once again to play the most awaited fixture of the tournament on Sunday. No better finalist we would have even thought off.
These two teams have always created some sort of buzz whenever they see each other in any fixture of Indian Premier League, but Mumbai has got better records against Chennai Super Kings.
Mumbai Indians made it to the finals by crushing CSK in the first qualifier of Indian Premier League 2019. It was Suryakumar Yadav’s half-century who took Mumbai Indians towards the glory.
But we knew what would result speak in the second qualifier of IPl 2019, following the defeat, CSK bounced back strong against Delhi Capitals and tasted the glory with the likes of Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson’s fifties.
Now it would be interesting to see which teams would dominate in the finals of the tournament to lift the majestic trophy for the 4th time in the history of IPL.
Match Details: Competition – Indian Premier League | Venue – Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium | Date & Time – 12th May, 07:30 PM IST
Mumbai Indians – Lasith Malinga, Rohit Sharma (c), Kieron Pollard, Suryakumar Yadav, M McClenaghan, Quinton de Kock (wk), Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar
Chennai Super Kings – Harbhajan Singh, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Ambati Rayudu, Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis, Deepak Chahar
IN: M McClenaghan
OUT: Jayant Yadav
In wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock will be a better choice as MS Dhoni averages just 28 against MI. In the last 10 matches against MI, Dhoni has scored just 173 runs
Suresh Raina has scored 216 in last 9 innings runs and can be a good pick in batsmen from CSK
Rohit Sharma is a must have in batters. He has slammed 155 runs against Chennai Super Kings in his last five innings with an average of 38. He has also scored three fifties in last 5 games
Surya Kumar Yadav has scored 217 runs with an average of 72 in last 5 innings
Lasith Malinga has dismissed Shane Watson five times