MI vs CSK Preview: The First Finalist Battle!

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The First Finalist Battle! Credits: Sportskeeda

The day has come when finally the much talked about Playoff battle is about to begin. With only 12 points, SRH have been the first team ever to make it to the final 4 with these number of points. The above criteria clearly indicates what a ripper has this IPL been for all the teams. Here we are, with the Mumbai Indians taking on the Chennai Super Kings for the 1st qualifier at the Chepauk.

Let us look at their head-to-head stats:

Head-To-Head

Total 26
Chennai Super Kings Won 15
Mumbai Indians Won 11

 

At Chepauk, from a total of 6 games CSK has won only 2 and Mumbai have thrived in the remaining 4 games. Having said this MI have been the only team to have dominated the Chennai Super Kings.

It’s going to be a battle between the 2 most successful franchises in the history of IPL Cricket.

Raina coming Good

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Credits: CricTracker

CSK’s most consistent performer Suresh Raina, who was having a nightmare of a tournament early on has finally started to come good for the team. The hopes of CSK making it to the final largely depend on this man. He has to come good today as well!

Run Machines vs Bowling Machines

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Credits: Hindustan Times

Today, you’ll see the most successful power hitters taking on the most economical bowling side of this year’s edition. Likes of Chahar, Tahir, Bhajji & Bravo would be looking to derail a side that comprises of big hitters in De Cock, Rohit, Hardik & Pollard. It’s going to be a match worthy of a Qualifier.

CSK’s Chances

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Credits: NDTV Sports

Captain Cool & his men would be looking to go in domination mode right from the outset considering the fact that MI have always had the better of them in intense situations. Likes of Watson & Du Plessis need to make a good opening stand and with Kedar Jadhav injured, you might see Jadeja getting some more batting early on than usual.

MI’s Bright Chances

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Credits: CricTracker

They’ve got a great record against CSK, they’re looking in great shape and body language and have absolutely no reason to lose this one. Oh wait, there’s only one major concern. Yes, the main man himself- ‘Mahi’. He’s the only threat to MI who can take this crucial game away from them single-handedly.

Let’s look forward to the most anticipated competition so far in the tournament. May the best team prevail & win!

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