The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 is finally coming to an end with a blockbuster final – Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) – at Hyderabad. The debate for the best IPL team will finally come to an end tonight as both Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings have won three titles each.
It is going to be the biggest match of the season and MS Dhoni has a point to prove against Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai. Rohit XI have won all three matches against Chennai this year and the opposition camp will be looking for sweet revenge by winning the biggest encounter of the season.
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Not a lot of changes are expected in the playing XIs tonight as both teams have made only forced changes this season. For Mumbai, the spinner Jayant Yadav is likely to make way for all-rounder Ben Cutting, considering there’s an extra slot for an overseas player. Mumbai has been playing with three overseas stars in the last few matches.
Chennai can opt for an extra batsman in the form of Murali Vijay in place of the expensive Shardul Thakur considering they have plenty of bowlers to bowl out the 20 overs.
Here are the playing XIs for the two teams:
- Quinton de Kock (wk)
- Rohit Sharma (capt)
- Suryakumar Yadav
- Ishan Kishan
- Hardik Pandya
- Krunal Pandya
- Kieron Pollard
- Ben Cutting
- Rahul Chahar
- Lasith Malinga
- Jasprit Bumrah
Chennai Super Kings
- Shane Watson
- Faf du Plessis
- Suresh Raina
- Ambati Rayudu
- MS Dhoni (capt & wk)
- Murali Vijay
- Dwayne Bravo
- Ravindra Jadeja
- Deepak Chahar
- Harbhajan Singh
- Imran Tahir
Match Time, Venue, Weather Conditions and Toss
Match Time: The match will start at 7:00 PM (India), 7:30 PM (Pakistan).
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.
Weather Conditions: There are chances of rain today however, the match is expected to proceed as normal.
What’s on Twitter?
Chennai all set to defend the title.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 12, 2019
Keeping an eye.
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 12, 2019
Can Faf finish things off in style?
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 11, 2019