Match number 15 of IPL 2019 is between two giants of IPL. MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings and Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians. Chennai Super Kings has started the season in the same form as they ended the last, winning. Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, has started the season in the same way they have started past few seasons, losing most of their opening games.
Mumbai Indians – LWL
Mumbai Indians lost their first encounter against Delhi Capitals but won their second game against Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 runs. They lost their last game against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali by 8 wickets.
Chennai Super Kings – WWW
Chennai Super Kings have won all of their three matches in the tournament so far. Crushing Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opening match of this year’s IPL and, then winning against Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals by 6 and 8 wickets respectively.
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Rohit Sharma(c), de Kock(wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj, Pollard/Cutting, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, McClenaghan, Markande, Bumrah, Malinga.
Chennai Super Kings
Watson, Rayudu, Raina, Jadhav, Dhoni (c)(wk), Bravo, Jadeja, Santner/Mohit Sharma, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Tahir.
Hardik’s slog hitting in death overs can take game away from any opposition and on a batting track like Wankhede his late cameo can make a huge difference.
Suresh Raina has managed to get some good starts but hasn’t been able to capitalize on them. If Raina manages to bat the middle-overs without losing his wicket, scoring runs won’t be an issue for the Chennai.
Keeper – de Kock
Batsman – Watson, Raina, Yuvraj, Suryakumar Yadav
All Rounders – Hardik Pandya, Dwayne Bravo, Jadhav
Bowlers – McClenaghan, Deepak Chahar, Markande