Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will lock horns in the Qualifier 1 at M Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai with an eye on the final spot. The winner will get a straight ticket to final while the losing side will have one more chance to redeem themselves in the Qualifier 2.
The Vivo Indian Premier League 2019 has reached its business end with 4 teams – Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad – making into the playoffs. Mumbai Indians clinched the top spot, owing to better run rate, after securing a thumping 9 wickets win over Kolkata Knight Riders in the final group round fixture played at Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.
Both the head to head clash played this season have been won by Mumbai Indians be it in M Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai or Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Also, going by the past records, the table toppers Mumbai Indians have an upper hand over the defending champions Chennai Super Kings. In a total of 28 outings, 16 have been won by Mumbai Indians while Chennai Super Kings have turned out to be the champions only on 12 occasions, win % less than 50.
So, will the defending champions Chennai Super Kings break their jinx against Mumbai Indians with the help of home advantage or will it be the Mumbai Indians upsetting the home crowd for one more time? The clash will begin at 07:30 PM IST.
Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings, Qualifier 1
7th May 2019, 07:30 PM IST
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Total Matches Played: 28
MI – W, W, L, W, L
CSK – L, W, L, W, L
MI(155-4, 20 overs) beat CSK (109-10, 17.4 overs) by 46 runs in Chennai.
M Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai favours the spinners most. Imran Tahir and Harbhajan Singh have taken the most wickets on this ground. The average first innings score at this venue is 174 but expect the first innings total to be 150-170.
Avg 1st inn score: 174
Avg 2nd inn score: 174
Highest Total: 182/4 (20 Ov) by IND vs WI
Highest Chased: 182/4 (20 Ov) by IND vs WI
Lowest Defended: 167/5 (20 Ov) by NZ vs IND
Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni(C), Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Suresh Raina, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Kedhar Jadhav, Dhruv Shorey, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Karn Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Mitchell Santner, Mohit Sharma, Monu Kumar, KM Asif, Murali Vijay, Chaitanya Bishnoi, N Jagadeesan, Sam Billings, David Willey, Ravindra Jadeja,Scott Kuggeleijn.
Lasith Malinga, Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard, Mitchell McClenaghan, Krunal Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Rahul Chahar
Chennai Super Kings:
Harbhajan Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, Suresh Raina, Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Deepak Chahar