The reigning and three-time champions Chennai Super Kings will welcome Mumbai Indians for the second leg of IPL ‘El-Classico’ which will be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. In every edition of the IPL, the battle between both these teams is always over the moon. The intensity, the pressure, the build-up everything is always at a supreme high.
All this is exemplary for sure and the buzz these two teams get is all worth deserving having said both are three-time champions of the toughest T20 franchise league around the globe. Now, we turn our attention on the current season and the current position of both these teams. The reigning champions Chennai Super Kings are already through to the next stage after securing 16 points from 8 wins to their name and with the numero-uno position, whereas, Mumbai Indians are placed third with six wins from 10 games to their name.
The last meeting between the two sides took place at the Wankhede where the Mumbai Indians had the last laugh. They won comfortably by a margin of 37 runs, courtesy match winning knocks from Surya Kumar Yadav (59 off 43) and Hardik Pandya who blasted 25 off just 8 deliveries lower down the order.
Overall these two have squared 27 times against each other. Mumbai Indians have had the better of Chennai as they exceed them with 15 wins to 12.
Here in this article, we have come up with some Grand League Teams depending on the current scenarios and match situations to help you win big with minimal investments.
CSK vs MI, Indian Premier League
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
26th April 2019, 08:00 PM IST
The spin-friendly surface of Chepauk will definitely aid the slow bowlers and batsmen will find it tricky to score runs. This could well be a low-scoring affair.
Total Matches: 54
Average first innings score: 163
Average second innings score: 148
Highest total recorded: 246/5 (20 Ov) by CSK vs RR
Lowest total recorded: 70/10 (17.1 Ov) by RCB vs CSK
Highest score chased: 208/5 (20 Ov) by CSK vs RCB
Lowest score defended: 134/6 (20 Ov) by CSK vs KKR
CSK: W, W, L, L, W
MI: W, L, W, W, L
CSK: 12 wins
MI: 15 wins
Chennai Super Kings: M.S. Dhoni (c), Scott Kuggeleijn, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, KM Asif, Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Sam Billings, Imran Tahir, N Jagadeesan, Dhruv Shorey, Harbhajan Singh, Mohit Sharma, Chaitanya Bishnoi.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Anmolpreet Singh, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Ben Cutting, Lasith Malinga, Jayant Yadav, Pankaj Jaiswal, Yuvraj Singh, Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Jasprit Bumrah, Beurean Hendricks, Aditya Tare, Jason Behrendorff, Kieron Pollard, Anukul Roy, Quinton de Kock, Rahul Chahar, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Barinder Sran, Siddhesh Lad, Rasikh Salam.
Chennai Super Kings: Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Kedar Jadhav, N jagadeessan, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Shane Watson, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Imran Tahir.
Mumbai Indians: Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Ben Cutting, Mayank Markande, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Lasith Malinga, Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah.
#1: The home advantage
The Chennai Super Kings are yet to be defeated this season at home. They have a 1005 winning rate at the Chepauk and will look to continue the same.
Wicket-keeper: Quinton de Kock
Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis
All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya
Bowlers: Deepak Chahar, Lasith Malinga, Imran Tahir
Captain/Vice-captain here: Imran Tahir, Shane Watson, A Rayudu, Faf du Plessis
#2: Chepauk’s spin-friendly surface
Both teams have a quality spin attack in their arsenal and the surface at Chepauk has always assisted the spinners. Here is a team which will mainly focus on the spin strength of both these sides.
Wicket-keeper: MS Dhoni
Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis
All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Krunal Pandya, Dwayne Bravo
Bowlers: Rahul Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir
Captain/Vice-captain here: Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, Krunal Pandya
#3: Mumbai’s core strength
Mumbai’s core strength relies on their death bowling and the fact that they have the overall advantage over CSK in head-to-head ties makes them a composite group for sure.
Wicket-keeper: Q de Kock
Batsmen: Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Shane Watson, faf du Plessis
All-rounders: Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya
Bowlers: Lasith Malinga, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah
Captain/Vice-captain here: Suryakumar Yadav, Quinton de Kock, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah
#4: Less chosen players from fantasy 11
Wicket-keeper: MS Dhoni
Batsmen: Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Kedar Jadhav, Ishan Kishan
All-rounders: Krunal Pandya, Dwayne Bravo
Bowlers: Lasith Malinga, Rahul Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar
Captain/Vice-captain here: Dwayne Bravo, MS Dhoni, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, K Pandya
Chennai Super Kings: