The Chennai Super Kings lost only one game off six games and Mumbai Indians won only one game off six games. The Mumbai Indians desperately need a win to survive in this tournament. Both the teams were playing well but Mumbai Indians lacked consistency in the last overs. In the first game of this IPL, CSK won the match by one wicket on the penultimate delivery.Match Begins In:
Earlier, the CSK struggled hard in the game against RCB by the knocks of AB De Villiers and Quinton De Kock. The team managed to restrict the opponents to a whopping total of 205 runs by losing 8 wickets. This was possible by the bowling attack of Imran Tahir and Dwayne Bravo. On the other hand, the Mumbai Indians lost their two games in the final overs even after sweating hard to survive.
As an answer to the RCB’s 205 runs, the CSK managed to score 208 runs by the knocks of Rayudu and Dhoni. Rayudu slammed 82 runs off 53 balls and Dhoni scored unbeaten 70 runs. The all-round performance of the team contributed the success of the team.
Though the Mumbai Indians make a solid team, they were collapsing at the nick of the moment. They have match winners like Surya Kumar Yadav and Mayank Markande as well. The poor form of Rohit Sharma is another point of worry for the team. The head coach of the team, Jayawardene said that they are looking for changes in the line-up and try hard to win the game to make a way for play-offs. The Mumbai Indians has a good record against the Chennai Super Kings to date.
On the other hand, the poor form of Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, and injury woes of the skipper are the points of concern for the Chennai Super Kings.
The Pune ground is known as the favourite one for the batsmen. Strong batting line-up makes the CSK stand ahead of the MI. Coming to head to head combats, Mumbai Indians won 12 games and Chennai Super Kings won 11 IPL games.
Chennai Super Kings
MS Dhoni(captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Billings/Faf Du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma/Harbhajan Singh, and Shardul Thakur.
Rohit Sharma(captain), Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Surya Kumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, JP Duminy, Mitchell Mc Clenaghan, Hardik Pandya,Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, and Adam Milne.