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IPL 2019 – Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians – the 1st qualifier match preview

IPL 2019 – Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians – the 1st qualifier match preview

Date & Time: May7, 2019, 7:30 PM IST
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

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The Mumbai Indians (MI) and the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will face each other today at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai for the 1st qualifier match at 7:30 PM IST. The excitement is on as Mumbai Indians (MI) seem to be getting a grip over their game. The overall head-to-head stands in favor of MI at 11-15. At the same time, CSK has only lost twice against MI at Chepauk in the IPL.

Mumbai Indians

The weather in Chennai is hot as it is soaring beyond 35° c, and the pitch is absolutely perfect for spinners. Mumbai Indians middle overs are worrying, but usually, the team starts slow and is quick to catch up in the end. Still, it leaves Mumbai Indians (MI) with some uncertainty at number 4. It now depends on Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya to get the job done. Hardik Pandya has been instrumental in winning many fixtures for the Mumbai Indians this season.

Probable Playing XI

Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan/Evin Lewis, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Mitchell McClenaghan/Anukul Roy, Rahul Chahar, JaspritBumrah, Lasith Malinga

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

In 2010, CSK had their last win against MI at the Chepauk stadium. In seven of the knockout games against MI, Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni have averaged 61.50 and 51 respectively. Unfortunately, Kedar Jadhav is out of the IPL 2019 due to a shoulder injury, opening up the middle order for Dhruv Shorey.

Probable Playing XI

Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Dhruv Shorey, MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir


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