Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians: Match Preview

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IPL’s match number 44 will see Chennai Super Kings play Mumbai Indians at MA Chidambaram Stadium.

Chennai Super Kings won their last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 wickets. Super Kings are on the top of the IPL points table with 16 points.

Mumbai Indians lost their last game against Rajasthan Royals by 5 wickets. They are third in the IPL points table with 12 points in 10 games.

Form

Chennai Super Kings – WWLLW

Chennai is pretty much ensured of progressing into the next stage. They have been in great form. Watson and Raina have put in some good performances lately, and Dhoni has been brilliant at the death. Dhoni’s captaincy makes them a great threat.

Mumbai Indians – WLWWL

They have lost two of their last five games. Both of those defeats came against Rajasthan Royals. They have been in great form and have found a good balance between bat and bowl. Hardik Pandya has been their star so far.

Stadium

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai’

Probable Lineups

Chennai Super Kings

Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (c)(wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Surya Kumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jason Behrendorff, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah

Key Player

Shane Watson (CSK)

Watson played a brilliant knock last time out. He single-handedly won his team the game against Hyderabad. He will again be a key for Chennai Super Kings. Especially against Bumrah and co.

Rohit Sharma (MI)

Rohit will need to provide his team with a solid platform to build upon. Chennai will be relying on their spinners at Chennai pitch. Rohit will be a key for Mumbai against Chennai and is well able to deal with Chennai’s spin department as well.

Best Fantasy Team

Keeper – De Kock

Batsmen – Rohit, Watson, Raina, Suryakumar

All Rounder – Hardik, Krunal,

Bowlers – Rahul Chahar, Tahir, Harbhajan, Malinga

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