The Final of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 will be going to take place between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad on Sunday, May 12.
While CSK are known to be a team that dominates the group stage, MI are notoriously slow starters. Both sides stayed true to their reputation this season. While MI had a sputtering start to their season, before taking off, CSK remained top of the table for much of the group stages and were one of the first teams to confirm qualification to the playoffs.
Mumbai also have the statistical edge in IPL finals played between the two sides, having ended three out of the four title clashes between the two sides on the winning side. However, CSK displayed ominous form in the way they swatted Delhi Capitals aside in the second Qualifier.
- The IPL 2019, Final- MI vs CSK will take place at 07:30 PM IST on Sunday, May 12.
- The match will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.
- The game can be streamed live on Star Sports Networks and Hotstar.
Pitch and Weather Condition/Report:
MI vs CSK is going to be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. The weather in Hyderabad will cool down in the evening and the temperature will hover around 30-32 degrees Celsius. There is no chance of rain ruining the encounter whatsoever. Dew is expected to play its role.
The Hyderabad surface was slow for the latter half of SRH’s home matches. However, with this encounter being the final, the curator might dish out a flat track and produce a high-scoring game.
Mumbai Indians (MI):
MI have won their last game against CSK in the Qualifier 1 and are expected to head into the finals with the same squad.
MI Team (From): Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Anmolpreet Singh, Siddhesh Lad, Ankul Roy, Evin Lewis, Pankaj Jaiswal, Ben Cutting, Ishan Kishan, Aditya Tare, Rasikh Salam, Barinder Sran, Jayant Yadav, Beuran Hendricks and Lasith Malinga.
Possible XI: Quinton de Kock (Wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK):
Like their opponents on Sunday, Chennai Super Kings also aren’t expected to make any changes to what is a settled unit.
CSK Team (from): Harbhajan Singh, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Murali Vijay, Karn Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis, Deepak Chahar, Mohit Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Dhruv Shorey, Scott Kuggeleijn, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Chaitanya Bishnoi, N Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif.
Possible XI: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Murali Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C&WK), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir.
Fantasy Tips and suggestions:
Wicketkeeper: In wicketkeeping, CSK’s skipper MS Dhoni is in tremendous form while MI’s Quinton de Kock is also showing no signs of holding back and both are the must have in Dream11 squad.
Batsmen: For CSK, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina are the top picks while for MI Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan are expected to do the destruction.
All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo will be featuring as all-rounders from CSK while MI will feature Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya as their prime all-rounders.
Bowlers: For MI, Rahul Chahar, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah are the top bowlers while for CSK, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir will lead the bowling unit.
Captain and Vice Captain: Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, MS Dhoni, Faf du Plessis are the top picks for captain and vice captain.
Dream 11 pick #1:
MS Dhoni (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis (vc), Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Dwayne Bravo, Imran Tahir, Jasprit Bumrah and Deepak Chahar
- Captain: Rohit Sharma
- Vice Captain: Faf du Plessis
Dream 11 pick #2:
MS Dhoni (wk), Rohit Sharma, Faf du Plessis (c), Shane Watson, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya (vc), Dwayne Bravo, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Imran Tahir and Harbhajan Singh
- Captain: Faf du Plessis
- Vice Captain: Hardik Pandya