Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians are all set to lock horns today in the first playoff qualifier match of 2015 IPL. A place in the IPL Final is up for grabs and both teams would be coming in with their best ammunition. All IPL fans out there are excited about the match today. So here is our preview of Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians.
Chennai Super Kings had a mixed run in the last five games, winning three and losing two. Dhoni’s team however has a reputation for stepping up their game in the big matches. Mumbai Indians on the other hand has been in exceptional form lately. They won four of their last five games and will be looking to continue that run today.
Pitch and venue:
The chances of rain ruining today’s match are low as humid condition is predicted. As far as the pitch goes, the Wankhede wicket has seen a lot of high scoring games this season and we can expect a similar outing this time around. The home advantage will clearly be there for Mumbai and they will be looking to cash in on the same.
Mumbai Indians had a spectacular win against Sunrisers Hyderabad recently and they are unlikely to make changes to the team. Brendon McCullum’s departure for national duties will probably force Chennai to make some adjustments. Michael Hussey might find a place in the team and apart from that forced change, Chennai will also have to choose between Ishwar Pandey and Mohit Sharma.
Head to Head: Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians
Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians meet up has taken place 22 times so far with both teams winning 11 times each. The latest match between the two teams took place on May 8, 2015 and Mumbai came out as comfortable winners.
Players to watch out:
Both the teams have a plethora of match winners in their arsenal. Rohit Sharma and Lendl Simmons, who are the top run scorers for Mumbai Indians this season, will be a handful for the Chennai bowlers. Michael Hussey will be Chennai’s secret weapon as we all know what he is capable of. Dwayne Bravo is having an exceptional season so far and he will have a major role today as bowler and fielder, if not batsman!
1st placed team (Chennai Super Kings) vs. 2nd placed team (Mumbai Indians)
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date: 19 May Tuesday
IST: 8 PM
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