CSK to take on Mumbai Indians, giving zest to IPLtext_fields
Mumbai: Two towering IPL champions with nearly equal wins in their kitty will clash on Thursday.
Four-time champions Chennail Super Kings and five-time winners Mumbai Indians are poised to take on each at Wankhede Stadium here.
Fans of both teams will be on the edge nail-biting, as prediction are too early to make.
It is just as well that they clash because it could add zest to the otherwise dismal season in ILP.
Fans worth their salt know the truth that both giants dished out their worst performance this season, considering 15 year of IPL's existence.
Here is Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians with an efficient squad. But they are quite out of contention, according IANS, meaning they hold little chance.
Turn to the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led CSK, they have what the report said a mathematical possibility of making the last-four.
The team is languishing in ninth place with just 8 points from 11 outings.
In their previous encounter, the Super Kings beat the Delhi Capitals by 91 runs.
Their charismatic batter from New Zealand Devon Conway has been in good form and has scored three consecutive half-centuries. Dwayne Bravo leads the charts with the ball and has scalped 16 wickets thus far, IANS reported.
Last time when they met, the Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians by three wickets, thanks to the Dhoni factor. Dhoni scored 16 runs off the final four deliveries to help his side past the finish line.
There has been an interesting pattern in the 15 matches in this stadium this time. On eight occasions, the team that is chasing always emerged triumphant. Also note, the average first innings score this season here is 173.
Look at the Squads here:
Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (capt and WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Chris Jordan, Subhranshu Senapati, Dwaine Pretorius, Mukesh Choudhary, Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dube, Dwayne Bravo, Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Mitchell Santner, Hari Nishaanth, N Jagadeesan, Prashant Solanki, KM Asif, Simarjeet Singh, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Maheesh Theekshana, Bhagath Varma, Matheesha Pathirana.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan (Wk), Kieron Pollard, Jasprit Bumrah, Tim David, Jaydev Unadkat, Riley Meredith, Daniel Sams, Fabian Allen, Mayank Markande, Murugan Ashwin, Basil Thampi, Anmolpreet Singh, Dewald Brevis, Tilak Varma, Aryan Juyal (Wk), Arjun Tendulkar, Ramandeep Singh, Rahul Buddhi, Hrithik Shokeen, Sanjay Yadav, Arshad Khan, Tristan Stubbs.