The Qualifier 1 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 will be going to take place between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Tuesday, May 7.
In their final group stage encounter, both the teams had contrasting results. Mumbai would be riding high on confidence after clinching a convincing nine-wicket win against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to acquire pole position in the points table.
On the other hand, Chennai had to face a crushing defeat in their last encounter against Kings XI Punjab. The Yellow Brigade have their shortcomings in all departments, something which skipper MS Dhoni is aware off. However, the three-time IPL champion have the experience of playing in big matches and handling pressure, something which is known to all.
- The IPL 2019, Qualifier 1- MI vs CSK will take place at 07:30 PM IST on Tuesday, May 7.
- The match will be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
- 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 MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. The excessive humidity and the spinning Chinnaswamy track is bound to assist the home team and it would require a herculean task from Mumbai to beat Chennai in their own backyard as said by Hardik Pandya.
Mumbai Indians (MI):
With Chepauk set to have a similar look, an extra spinner might be called upon at the expense of Ishan Kishan with Anukul Roy doing great in his only match of the season at the very same venue.
MI Team (From): Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jason Behrendorff, 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
Possible XI: Quinton de Kock (Wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan/Anukul Roy, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Beuran Hendricks, Rahul Chahar, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK):
Kedar Jadhav’s injury in the previous match paves the way for Dhruv Shorey or Karn Sharma while the rest of the team should remain the same in spite of loss on Sunday.
CSK Team (from): Harbhajan Singh, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, MS Dhoni (c), 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, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(C&WK), Dhruv Shorey/Karn Sharma, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh.
Fantasy Tips and suggestions:
Wicketkeeper: In wicketkeeping, MI’s Quinton de Kock is in tremendous form and so is the CSK’s skipper MS Dhoni. Both will be the right picks for the dream 11.
Batsmen: For MI, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav are the top picks while for CSK Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina are expected to do the destruction.
All-rounders: Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja will be featuring as all-rounders from CSK while MI will feature Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard as their prime all-rounders.
Bowlers: For MI, Beuran Hendricks, Rahul Chahar, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah are the top bowlers while for CSK, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh will lead the bowling unit.
Captain and Vice Captain: Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Hardik Pandya, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni are the top picks for captain and vice captain.
Dream 11 pick #1:
Faf du Plessis (vc), Quinton de Kock (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Rohit Sharma, Dwayne Bravo, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah, Imran Tahir.
- Captain: Quinton de Kock
- Vice Captain: Faf du Plessis
Dream 11 pick #2:
Rohit Sharma (vc), Quinton de Kock, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Deepak Chahar.
- Captain: MS Dhoni
- Vice Captain: Rohit Sharma