Reigning champions Chennai Super Kings would step up against the lethal Mumbai Indian in the much-awaited finals of Indian Premier League 2019 at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. Both the teams have lifted the IPL trophy three times each, and now it would be interesting to see who bags it for the 4th time.
Both the teams finished on the top of the points table after crushing every unit in the competition in the round robin stages.
Talking about the 1st qualifier, Mumbai Indians met Chennai Super Kings at Chennai’s home ground, and Mumbai’s bowlers kept it took tight for Kings and held them back on 131 runs in 20 overs. In the reply, Suryakumar Yadav took the entire responsibility for Mumbai Indians and made them directly to the finals of the competition.
After losing the first qualifiers, Chennai Super Kings came head to head against Delhi Capitals and delivered an emphatic batting and bowling performance and killed the dreams of Delhi Capitals chance to lift the trophy for the first time in the IPL history.
Now Chennai Super Kings would be working on all the loopholes to lift the trophy for the second time in a row.
The pitch at Rajiv Gandhi is suitable for batting and team chasing has an advantage here. Spinners can play an integral role and weather is expected to be a bit cloudy on the match day.
Chennai Super Kings won: 11
Mumbai Indians won: 16
Chennai Super Kings:
Mahendra Singh Dhoni(C), Suresh Raina, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Kedhar Jadhav, Dhruv Shorey, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sam Billings, David Willey, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Karn Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Mohit Sharma, Monu Kumar, KM Asif, Murali Vijay, Chaitanya Bishnoi, N Jagadeesan, Scott Kuggeleijn
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:
Harbhajan Singh, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur/Murli Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis, Deepak Chahar
Lasith Malinga, Rohit Sharma (c), Kieron Pollard, Suryakumar Yadav, Jayant Yadav, Quinton de Kock (wk), Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar
Fantasy Pick from Chennai Super Kings:
F d Plessis|R Jadeja|Tahir
Fantasy pick from Mumbai Indians:
S Yadav|R Sharma|H Pandya|J Bumrah