Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings Fight for their 4th IPL Title

Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2019 Final, May 12, 2019, at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

MI vs CSK IPL Final Match Preview

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Mumbai Indians
An unsteady start met with typical, late acceleration

Mumbai Indians were found starting trouble again and at the midway in the league, they had 4 wins from 7 matches. But once the final stage kicked in, the power of excelling under extreme pressure took over the team resulting in 5 wins in the last 7 matches finishing top of the table.

Chennai Super Kings
Cruising at the start, bumpy at the middle

Chennai Super Kings story was nearly the opposite of what Mumbai had. They were cruising to their title of defending champions from the start of the IPL season, bagging 6 wins in the first 7 matches. But through the final stages, Chennai began to tremble resulting in 3 wins in the last 7 matches to finish at 2nd position on NRR.

Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings Fight for their 4th IPL Title!

Top 10
POS PLAYER CURRENT TEAM INN RUNS AVG SR 4s 6s
1 David Warner Sunrisers Hyderabad 12 692 69.20 143.87 57 21
2 Lokesh Rahul Kings XI Punjab 14 593 53.91 135.39 49 25
3 Shikhar Dhawan Delhi Capitals 16 521 34.73 135.68 64 11
4 Andre Russell Kolkata Knight Riders 13 510 56.67 204.82 31 52
5 Quinton de Kock Mumbai Indians 15 500 35.71 131.23 45 21
6 Chris Gayle Kings XI Punjab 13 490 40.83 153.61 45 34
7 Rishabh Pant Delhi Capitals 16 488 37.54 162.67 37 27
8 Virat Kohli Royal Challengers Bangalore 14 464 33.14 141.46 46 13
9 Shreyas Iyer Delhi Capitals 16 463 30.87 119.95 41 14
10 Jonny Bairstow Sunrisers Hyderabad 10 445 55.62 157.24 48 18

 

Top 10

POS PLAYER CURRENT TEAM MATCHES BALLS RUNS WKTS 4-FERS 5-FERS
1 Kagiso Rabada Delhi Capitals 12 282 368 25 2
2 Imran Tahir Chennai Super Kings 16 368 408 24 2
3 Shreyas Gopal Rajasthan Royals 14 288 347 20
4 Deepak Chahar Chennai Super Kings 16 363 456 19
5 K Khaleel Ahmed Sunrisers Hyderabad 9 209 287 19
6 Mohammed Shami Kings XI Punjab 14 324 469 19
7 Yuzvendra Chahal Royal Challengers Bangalore 14 296 386 18 1
8 Rashid Khan Sunrisers Hyderabad 15 360 377 17
9 Jasprit Bumrah Mumbai Indians 15 346 395 17
10 Harbhajan Singh Chennai Super Kings 10 240 285 16

 Interesting Facts: 

  • Mumbai Indians had a 16/11 head-to-head tally against CSK.
  • In knockouts/playoffs It’s down to 4-4 while Mumbai Indians had a 2-1 advantage in IPL finals.
  • Each of Mumbai Indians 5 final appearances is against a Dhoni side.
    • CSK in 2010, 2013, 2015 and 2019
    • RPS in 2017
  • CSK have won 12 out of 16 tosses in this IPL 2019

Who will become the first side to win four IPL titles on Sunday, May 12?

Watch Final Match Here!

CSK:

Chennai Super Kings made a surprise change by bringing in Shardul Thakur for M Vijay against Delhi Capitals. Thakur just bowled one expensive over, but expect MS Dhoni to stick with him.

MI:

They are unlikely to change their combination, given it helped them beat CSK in Chennai.

Match Info
  • Match: MI vs CSK, Final, Indian Premier League 2019
  • Date:Sunday, May 12, 2019
  • Time:02:00 PM GMT
  • Venue:Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Mumbai Indians Squad:

Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Anmolpreet Singh, Ben Cutting, Yuvraj Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Evin Lewis, Aditya Tare, Siddhesh Lad, Pankaj Jaiswal, Anukul Roy, Barinder Sran, Rasikh Salam, Beuran Hendricks.

Chennai Super Kings Squad:

MS Dhoni (c & wk), Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir, Murali Vijay, Mitchell Santner, Dhruv Shorey, N Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Scott Kuggeleijn, Kedar Jadhav, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Karn Sharma, Mohit Sharma, KM Asif, Monu Kumar V

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