CSK vs MI IPL 2020: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on the in-form Mumbai Indians (MI) in the 41st match of the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. This season has proved to be the worst season for Chennai so far. The situation is that the team is almost out of the playoff race. Depending on luck, she can play Dawa, but for this she will have to win the remaining four matches.
Chennai’s performance in the last match was very disappointing. Rajasthan Royals stopped him for 125 runs and won the match by five wickets. Batting has been Chennai’s biggest problem this season. Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has consistently acknowledged that his batting has been his weakness this season and also fielding. Faf du Plessis is the only batsman who is scoring runs and he is also the highest scorer of the team this season. But apart from him, other batsmen have not been able to do anything. Shane Watson did bat well in some matches, but he has not been able to show consistency in his performance.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja and Ambati Rayudu have also failed except for a few matches. Dwayne Bravo has been ruled out of the IPL due to injury. Whom Dhoni brings in his place, it has to be seen. In the last match, Dhoni played Josh Hazlewood to compensate him. If Hazlewood plays in this match too, the bowling will get stronger and he can prove to be a good option in front of the strong batting order of Mumbai Indians.
Mumbai’s team is balanced. Both his batsman and bowler are in form. Punishment of experienced and young batsmen like Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishaan Kishan is strengthening the upper and middle order team, while the lower order has stormy batsmen like Keran Pollard, Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya. Mumbai had lost in the last match. He played two super overs against Kings XI Punjab, but lost in the end.
The bowling of the team also has names like Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Nathan Coulter Nile, who have the ability to quickly contain Chennai’s weak batting. Chennai had won the last match between the two teams. It was the first match of the season, but both Chennai and Mumbai have changed positions since that match. One has traveled from the floor to the hailstones, while the other has gone from king to rain. Chennai will also need to win this match to keep the slightest chance of going into the playoffs alive. Now it has to be seen how Chennai faces this do-or-morrow situation.
Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh. Dhoni (Captain), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Piyush Chawla, Karn Sharma, Shane Watson, Shardul Thakur, Ambati Rayudu, Murali Vijay, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, K.M. Asif, Narayan Jagadishan, Monu Kumar, Rituraj Gaikwad, R.K. Sai Kishore, Josh Hazlewood, Sam Curran.
Chennai Super Kings Probable Playing XI: Sam Karran, N Jagadeesan, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (captain and wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, R Sai Kishore, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir, Josh Hazlewood.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Aditya Tare (wicketkeeper), Anmolpreet Singh, Suchit Roy, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Digvijay Deshmukh, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, James Pattinson, Jaspreet Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kiran Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McLenghan , Mohsin Khan, Nathan Coulter Nile, Prince Balwant Rai, Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwari, Sherfane Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult.
Mumbai Indians potential playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Quinton Decock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieran Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Kulper Nile / James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jaspreet Bumrah.