IPL 44th match is between CSK and MI at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium Chennai. CSK leads the points table in 1st position with 16 points and MI are at 3rd position with 12 points.
The match between CSK and MI have always been named as “The Biggest Rivalry” this is a fan war created by the Social Media fans of both the teams in various Media platforms.
CSK key players like Watson, Tahir, Harbhajan, Dhoni, and D.Chahar are performing very well, and they have a good balanced side. MI has lost 2 matches in their last 3 matches, they always had the depth in their batting line-up and the top order needs to fire a bit with the bat and bowling has always been their Key Strength.
CSK have won their last match against SRH at Chepauk by 6 wickets and MI has lost their last match with RR by 5 Wickets at Jaipur.
When Both teams met earlier, MI has won the match by 37 Runs. Hardik Pandya was the Man of the Match, Scored – 25(8), 20/3.
Head to Head Overall Matches: 27
CSK- 12 MI – 15
Probable Playing Xl
Chennai Super Kings:
Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Dhruv Shorey/Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C, WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir.
Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Yuvraj Singh/Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Ben Cutting, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah.
Average Score at Chennai – 181
Last 3 Matches Form:
CSK : L,L,W
MI : W,W,L
CSK just need one win to seal their spot in playoffs, even if they don’t win this encounter, they will still be the table topper. MI eye to win for the 2nd time, if they win this match with good run rate, they might slide to the 2nd spot of the points table, if they lose they will stay at the 3rd position. Overall it is an Exciting contest between the two best teams in IPL.