Indian T20 League 2019, Qualifier 1: Mumbai vs Chennai – Fantain and Dream 11 Fantasy Cricket Tips
Here is all you need to know for both the teams before picking your Fantain and Dream11 for the Mumbai vs Chennai game.
Updated - May 6, 2019 9:26 pm
We are now towards the business end of Indian T20 League 2019, which begins with the Qualifier 1 between arch-rivals Mumbai and Chennai at the M Chidambaram stadium. The winner goes to the finals straightaway, while the losing side gets another game against the winner of the Eliminator game to make it to the finals.
Chennai have lost only one game at home this season, and that game was against Mumbai. Mumbai beat Chennai in both their meetings this year, which makes the Qualifier 1 an even more intense competition. Here is all you need to know for both the teams before picking your Fantain and Dream11 for the Mumbai vs Chennai game.
Team News –
Kedar Jadhav has been ruled out of the remainder of the tournament due to a shoulder injury, which makes it likely for Karn Sharma or Dhruv Shorey to make their way into the XI.
Likely playing XI – Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C & wk), Dhruv Shorey/Karn Sharma, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar and Harbhajan Singh
Mumbai will also more or less go with the same team combination. Keeping Chennai’s sluggish wicket in mind, they could accommodate an extra spinner in place of Ishan Kishan.
Likely playing XI – Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma(C), Ishan Kishan/Roy, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga and Mitchell McClenaghan
Wicket-keeper – Quinton de Kock, MS Dhoni ©
Batsmen – Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis
All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya (Vc), Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers – Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh
Captain and vice-captain options
MS Dhoni has been one of the most consistent batsmen for Chennai throughout the league stage, scoring 368 runs at an average of 12. He has scored runs even on the sluggish Chepauk pitch and is thus a safe option for your Fantain captain slot.
Hardik Pandya, on the other hand, has been the most responsible for Mumbai with the bat. He has taken the onus of finishing games upon himself, and is the most feared batsman in Mumbai’s ranks. Besides, he has provided crucial breakthroughs with the ball throughout the season. The all-rounder could be your Fantain vice-captain.
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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/ Small Leagues:
WicketKeeper – Quinton de Kock
Batsmen – Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis (C)
All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya (VC), Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers – Rahul Chahar, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir.
Fantasy Tip – With 21 wickets, Imran Tahir has been the wrecker-in-chief for Chennai this season, even in games away from home. The veteran spin bowler has been making batsmen dance to his tunes and is a must in your Dream11 team.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/ Mega Leagues:
WicketKeeper – MS Dhoni
Batsmen – Rohit Sharma, Shane Watson (C), Faf du Plessis
All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya (VC), Dwayne Bravo
Bowlers – Lasith Malinga, Rahul Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir.
Fantasy Tip – Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma is known to play big knocks in big games. He would be looking to lead from the front with the bat and ensure Mumbai make it to the finals in only one shot.