IPL 2019, Final, MI vs CSK: Match Prediction – Weather Report, Pitch Conditions, Playing XIs and Live Streaming Details
CSK are all set to play their eighth IPL final.
Published - May 11, 2019 5:21 pm | Updated - May 11, 2019 5:21 pm
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have dominated every other side in this Indian Premier League (IPL). However, Mumbai Indians (MI) have got the better of them, beating the MS Dhoni-captained team on three instances. Most importantly, all three victories were pretty comprehensive. The teams last faced off in the Qualifier 1 at the Chepauk where Suryakumar Yadav’s half-century defied CSK a much-needed victory.
Nevertheless, following the defeat, the Super Kings came back strongly in the Qualifier 2 versus the Delhi Capitals (DC) where they won by six wickets courtesy of Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson’s fifties. Mumbai, on the other end, has their combination pretty sorted and Rohit Sharma’s men would be keen to become the most successful team of the IPL with the Final at the RGI Stadium in Hyderabad.
The track in Hyderabad has mostly been in favour of the batsmen. But the bowlers have also been able to dictate terms. Alzarri Joseph’s six-wicket haul versus MI came at the very venue. Out of the seven matches here in the round-robin stage, four were won by the team, batting first.
First and foremost, there are no chances of rain for tomorrow’s encounter. The temperature will be around 30 and 35 degrees Celsius. The humidity will be under the 50 per cent mark. Dew is expected to play a part, but not a significant one.
Mumbai could bring Mitchell McClenaghan in place of Jayant Yadav keeping in mind the nature of the track. The in-form duo of Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock needs to set the platform for the middle order. Ishan Kishan looked decent versus CSK at the Chepauk and he will have to deliver. Jasprit Bumrah and Lasith Malinga will be key in order to put the CSK batsmen under severe pressure.
Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga
Chennai Super Kings
Earlier Dhoni had said the CSK needs six bowlers and Mohit Sharma may come in place of Shardul Thakur, who conceded 13 runs in the only over he bowled versus DC. The Super Kings’ openers have started showing consistency and that would be a massive boost for them. In the bowling department, Deepak Chahar leads the way with Harbhajan and Tahir also in good form and the MI batsmen need to be careful while dealing with them.
Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C & wk), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur/Mohit Sharma, Imran Tahir
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Probable Top Performers
Rohit Sharma- Mumbai Indians
Rohit blew a tad hot and cold in the first half of the tournament, but he gradually got the substantial scores under his belt. In 14 matches, he has scored 390 runs at an average of 30. Nevertheless, all those efforts would be of no use, if he fails to take his team home. In Mumbai’s previous game versus the Super Kings, Rohit got out for four to Deepak Chahar and he’ll be keen to make amends.
Faf du Plessis- Chennai Super Kings
In his last four matches, Faf has scores of 39, 96, 6 and 50. The numbers show the fact that the South African batsman is in ominous touch. In the second Qualifier, Faf got a much-needed half-century. Moreover, the last time he batted at the RGI Stadium, he racked up 45 runs off 31 balls. In the Qualifier 1, he gave his wicket away to Rahul Chahar and next time, he’ll want to be a tad cautious.
TV – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Select HD
Live Streaming – Hotstar
Match Timings – 19:30 IST
The prediction is for the team, batting second to win the match.