IPL 2019

IPL 2019: Match 44 – Can CSK Maintain Their Winning Run at Home?

IPL 2019: Match 44 - Can CSK Maintain Their Winning Run at Home?

 

Two teams in the top 4 will battle it out tonight at Chepauk as they look to stay in the upper half of the table for smooth playoffs qualification. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Mumbai Indians (MI) will promise to be a cracker of a contest.

CSK are well-placed at the top of the table with 16 points while MI are at 3rd spot with 12 points. Imran Tahir is at the second place in the list of leading wicket-takers this season with 16 wickets from 11 innings. Delhi’s Kagiso Rabada tops the chart with 23 wickets.

Team News

Last time the two teams met, Mumbai pacers made short work of Chennai’s batting. Beuran Hendricks, the South African pacer, has joined the camp as Alzarri Joseph’s replacement and he will be available for tonight’s game.

The hosts have a well-settled unit and they can tinker around with their spinners. Mitchell Santner and Harbhajan Singh have been rotated quite well by MS Dhoni this season and it remains to be seen who plays tonight. Harbhajan’s brilliant run in IPL 12 might make him favorite to slot into the XI.

Playing XI

Here are the teams:

Chennai Super Kings

  1. Shane Watson
  2. Murali Vijay
  3. Suresh Raina(c)
  4. Ambati Rayudu(w)
  5. Dhruv Shorey
  6. Kedar Jadhav
  7. Dwayne Bravo
  8. Mitchell Santner
  9. Deepak Chahar
  10. Harbhajan Singh
  11. Imran Tahir

Mumbai Indians

  1. Quinton de Kock(c)
  2. Evin Lewis
  3. Rohit Sharma(w)
  4. Suryakumar Yadav
  5. Hardik Pandya
  6. Kieron Pollard
  7. Krunal Pandya
  8. Anukul Roy
  9. Rahul Chahar
  10. Lasith Malinga
  11. Jasprit Bumrah


 

Match Time, Venue, Weather Conditions and Toss

Match Time: The match will start at 7:00 PM (India), 7:30 PM (Pakistan).

Venue: M.A Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

Weather Conditions: There are no chances of rain tonight.

Toss: CSK won the toss and chose to bowl first.

What’s on Twitter?

Chennai all set to defend their fortress.

Mumbai Indians travelling to Chepauk after 4 years.

Chennai always doing something productive on the sidelines of IPL.

Can Mumbai Indians end CSK’s supremacy at home? Let us know what you think.

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