Mumbai face super challenge at Chepauk. MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai will light up for one last time in this ongoing 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as the defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will lock horns against table-toppers of the league stage, Mumbai Indians, in the Qualifier 1.
Chennai Super Kings would look to take home advantage but trapping Mumbai Indians would not be an easy task as the visitors have variation in batting and bowling
Both teams have plenty of depth and quality in their ranks. And having beaten Chennai twice in this season, Mumbai should have the physiological edge coming into this game.
Mumbai’s path to playoffs was filled with ups and downs but the team showed class in crucial matches to saal a plaoff berth.
Mumbai have the ability to choke a dominant batting line-up — the glimpse of which was visible in their clash against KKR.
Hardik Pandya will be the key player for Mumbai as the all-rounder has been in prime form throughout IPL 2019.
MS Dhoni’s CSK is known to turn the balance of the game in their favour and Mumbai is aware of this. Dhoni remains the key player for CSK while Faf du Plessis would look to make a mark early with the bat.
Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings playng 11 prediction in IPL Qualifier 1st
MI playing 11: Quinton de Kock(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan/Anukul Roy, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga
CSK playing 11: Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu(w/c), MS Dhoni, Dhruv Shorey, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir