IPL 2024: MI vs CSK, Match 29 - Top 3 player battles to watch out for

Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will take on each other on Sunday, April 14.

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CSK vs MI. (Source -IPL/BCCI)

The excitement in the Indian Premier League 2024 (IPL 2024) is expected to go several notches higher as fans will get to witness the greatest rivalry in the history of the tournament as Mumbai Indians (MI) will take on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Match 29 on Sunday, April 14 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Notably, both MI and CSK are the joint most successful teams in the history of the competition with five titles each to their names.

Over the years, both sides have been a part of several memorable encounters bringing fans to the edge of their seats. Being the two hot favourites to lift the title every year, the contest between MI and CSK is always the highly anticipated clash in every edition. As the two heavyweights of the IPL take on each other, several big names from both teams will also be up against each other making the contest even more thrilling. 

Here are the top three player battles for the MI vs CSK for the 29th match of IPL 2024:

1. Rohit Sharma vs Mustafizur Rahman

Rohit Sharma and Mustafizur Rahman
Rohit Sharma and Mustafizur Rahman. (Source -Getty Images)

Rohit Sharma has been in sensational form so far in the season as he’s given sensational starts to his team batting at a strike rate of 167.64. The Mumbai opener has scored 156 runs from five innings at an average of 31.20 with the help of 17 fours and ten sixes. Rohit will be once again eager to go hard in the powerplay but will face tough competition from CSK’s strike bowler Mustafizur Rahman.

The left-arm seamer is the joint second-highest wicket-taker of the season with nine wickets to his name from four innings at an average of 14.22 and an economy of 8. The 28-year-old will look to expose Rohit’s old weakness against left-arm seamers early on and catch the big fish in the powerplay.

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2. Jasprit Bumrah vs Shivam Dube

Shivam Dube and Jasprit Bumrah
Shivam Dube and Jasprit Bumrah. (Source -IPL/BCCI)

In the IPL history, few bowlers have been as dominant as Mumbai Indians seamer Jasprit Bumrah who’s every batsman’s worst nightmare. The right-arm seamer recently became just the fourth bowler to pick two fifers in IPL history registering figures of 5/21 against Royal Challengers Bengaluru in the previous fixture. Being the joint-highest wicket-taker of the tournament so far with ten wickets to his name, Bumrah will look to rattle CSK batters with his variations both with the new ball and at the death.

However, he’s likely to face a tough opponent in Shivam Dube who’s been wreaking havoc with the bat for Chennai. The southpaw is the leading run-scorer for Chennai in the season so far with 176 runs to his name from five innings at an average of 44 and a strike rate of 160. The battle between Dube and Bumrah will be another highly anticipated clash as both players are at the top of their games at the moment and will give everything to take down their opponent in the upcoming fixture.

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3. Ravindra Jadeja vs Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja
Suryakumar Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja. (Source -IPL/BCCI)

After getting out for a duck in his comeback game, Suryakumar Yadav made a brilliant comeback with his blistering knock of 52 (19) against Royal Challengers Bengaluru. Having found his form back, Suryakumar will be raring to go in the upcoming fixture and will up the ante for his side in the middle overs.

However, the swashbuckling batter will face a tough opponent in Ravindra Jadeja who’s managed to keep things tight in the middle overs leaking runs at an economy of 7.05. The contest between Jadeja and Suryakumar Yadav will be another eagerly anticipated clash to watch out for.

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