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IPL 2019: Qualifier 1: the battle between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians

IPL 2019 May 7, 2019 No Comments

On the proper progress in IPL 2019 now it has reached its stage in the qualifier 1. The teams that going to fight in the battle is Chennai Super Kings and the Mumbai India at 7.30 PM IST in MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. The teams winning the match will be qualified to the finals and the team that loses in the match will need to play again and win with the team that wins in the eliminator to reach the finals.

Chennai Super Kings

With captaincy of Dhoni, Chennai Super Kings is always giving the great match that too in their home ground. In such a situation, it was the great disappointment for their fans regarding the previous match with KXIP since they lost with Dhoni’s captaincy in their home ground. Now due to an injury in the shoulder in the last match with KXIP Kedar Jadhav’s journey in IPL 2019 has come to an end and there was a middle-order vacancy and that was now replaced by Dhruv Shorey.

In the current match, it is necessary and the responsibility of the openers to score high and also the bowers like Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, and Deepak Chahar should definitely give a splendid performance for winning the match.

The expected XI: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Dhruv Shorey, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Imran Thair

Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians is the team that shows its performance consistently in all the years. Though they have a slow start they will finally manage to come at the top and hold the place at the top four in the table; the same thing happened this year as well. One of the important reasons is the batsmen Quinton de Knock and Hardik Pandya. From the win in the last match with Kolkata Knight Raider has also boosted the confidence level of the team and now they will be in the right form to have a great match and get qualified to the finals.

The expected XI: Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan/ Evin Lewis, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan/ Anukul Roy, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga

Facts on the teams

  • The last win against MI for CSK in Chepauk was in the year 2010
  • The spinners of CSK were showing devastating performance in their home ground by picking 30 wickets in 79.23 over with an average of 15.60 and they conceded only at 5.90 runs in an over.
  • MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina have an average of 51 and 61.50 against MI in 7 knockout games whereas Kieron Pollard and Rohit Sharma struggled with the same fixtures with an average of 36.33 and 16.43.