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MI vs CSK | Match 15 | IPL 2019 | FanFight Fantasy Cricket Preview | Super Kings in Superb Form

MI vs CSK | Match 15 | IPL 2019 | FanFight Fantasy Cricket Preview | Super Kings in Superb Form

MI vs CSK: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings isn’t just a rivalry for many reasons. 2 teams with rich history! Two teams with the best line-ups at the moment. Two teams with arguably the best fan bases. Lastly, two teams with the most number of IPL trophies (3 each).

While Chennai Super Kings sit pretty at the top of the table with a 100% record in their 3 games, Mumbai look forward to getting back to winning ways after the defeat against Kings Xi Punjab. What also must be kept in mind is the form that the Mumbai bowlers are facing. In all the three games MI have played, they have conceded 175 runs or more. Batting woes aren’t any less for MI, having lost a combined 25 wickets in the last three games.

CSK, on the other side, are loving this IPL. Getting the combinations right, and are in complete authority of their game. CSK now look forward to extending their run, away from home at the historic Wankhede. May look forward to playing Harbhajan Singh tomorrow as he’s been with the Mumbai Indians for good 10 years and knows the Wankhede pitch well. Dwayne Bravo and Ambati Rayudu may contribute a lot to the team, considering the time they have spent on this very track. Mahendra Singh Dhoni has scored big in the last game and we all know how much he likes the Wankhede pitch.

The MI vs CSK games at the Wankhede have always been electric. Thanks to the Tamil diaspora of Mumbai which is big in number and which also reports in huge numbers to the stadium. Needless to mention, the MS factor always remains. He is loved by the Wankhede crowd for the heroics, 8 years ago on this very day.

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MATCH DETAILS

When: 03rd April 2019, Wednesday

Where: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Kick-Off Time: 8:00 PM IST

PITCH CONDITIONS

Wankhede tracks are known to favour the batsman. An high-scoring encounter can be expected tomorrow considering the batting prowess both teams possess.

TEAM NEWS

CHENNAI SUPERKINGS

MS Dhoni(c/wk), Suresh Raina, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, DJ Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur

MUMBAI INDIANS

Rohit Sharma(c), Yuvraj Singh, Suryakumar Yadav, Quinton De Kock(wk), Ben Cutting, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Mayank Markande, Mitchell McClenaghan/Jason Behrendorff, Jasprit Bumrah.

Experience plays a role. No doubt. Harbhajan clearly would be a preferred pick considering the fact he knows the Wankhede track very well.

AT THE STADIUM

Matches Played: 74

Teams Batting 1st: 38 wins

Teams Batting 2nd: 36 wins

Highest Score: 235/1 by RCB vs MI

Out of the 26 games played between each other, Mumbai have a slight edge with 14 wins compared to the 12 that Chennai have.

 

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STAT ATTACK

  • The Thala Factor

 

MS Dhoni has scored 576 runs against the Mumbai Indians at a very healthy average of 38.5.

Further, also has scored 107 runs on two occasions without being dismissed this IPL. Was also adjudged the MOM for his fiery 75 against RR in the most recent game.

 

  • The Chinna Thala Factor

 

Suresh Raina has amassed 699 runs at a strike rate of 148 against the Mumbai Indians, with 14% of his total IPL runs coming against this very opponent.

 

  • ‘Reliance’ on Ro-hit

 

Rohit scores, MI wins. Rohit fails, MI is in trouble. With an average of 45 in MI’s wins and around 19 in the defeats, Rohit looks to score big and carry his team further. The same applies to this IPL too.

  • Chamatkaar Chahar

Deepak Chahar has finished his quota in all the three games that he has played at an average economy of 4.8 runs per over. However has managed to pick just three wickets so far, and would love to pick more wickets tomorrow at the Wankhede.

 

  • CSK’s recent slump against MI

 

Mumbai Indians have won four of their last five IPL matches against Chennai Super Kings.

 

Advantage MI, is it? More considering they’re playing at home.

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