The Indian Premier League final can never get bigger, bolder and stronger than this. It is a battle between the immortals as Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will yet again collide against each other in an ‘El-Classico’ sort of finale which will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad.
Both teams are three-time champions of IPL and history will be re-written as the winner of this epic final will clinch the coveted trophy for a record 4th time. Mumbai Indians have won it in the years 2013, 2015, and 2017, whereas, Chennai Super Kings have won the title in the year 201, 2011 and last year i.e. 2018.
The Super Kings are considered one of the most consistent franchises in the history of the tournament as they have made it to the playoffs in every single season they have contested. Apart from this, they have missed the final berth only twice i.e. in 2014 and 2016.
Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians also possess a rich history in the finals. They have won the title thrice in four instances and out of those three wins, two times they were up against CSK in the finals.
So, who will survive in the battle of the best? Which team will be crowned as the champions of IPL 2019? It is going to be one hell of a contest at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad tomorrow.
The two titans have clashed 29 times against each other where Mumbai Indians have dominated over the Chennai Super Kings as they have won 17, whereas, CSK have registered 12 wins.
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
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
12th May 2019, 07:30 PM IST
Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad offers good assistance to both batsmen and bowlers. Seamers get the advantage in the first half of the game, whereas, sometimes pitch tends to get slow in the second half. It is generally a good batting deck.
CSK: L, W, L, L, W
MI: W, L, W, W, L
Chennai Super Kings: M.S. Dhoni (c), Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Ravindra Jadeja, N Jagadeesan, Dhruv Shorey, Harbhajan Singh, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Mohit Sharma, Scott Kuggeleijn, Dwayne Bravo, KM Asif, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Shane Watson, Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Ben Cutting, Aditya Tare, Barinder Sran, Beurean Hendricks, Jason Behrendorff, Jayant Yadav, Pankaj Jaiswal, Yuvraj Singh, Suryakumar Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Hardik Pandya, Evin Lewis, Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Anukul Roy, Quinton de Kock, Siddhesh Lad, Rasikh Salam, Rahul Chahar, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Mayank Markande.
Chennai Super Kings: Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Shardul Thakur/Murali Vijay/Dhruv Shorey, Ravindra Jadeja.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Ishan Kishan/Yuvraj Singh, Suryakumar Yadav, Jayant Yadav/M McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Quinton de Kock, Rahul Chahar.
CSK’s batting has been a struggle throughout the season. Barring MS Dhoni, none of the other batsmen have lived up to the expectation, however, their bowling unit has been brilliant. Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, are complete vice-versa of CSK as their batting has done well along with their bowling unit.
Here we are going with the batting strength of MI and the bowling strength of CSK.
Chennai Super Kings: