MI vs CSK Match Preview: Mumbai Indians will take on Chennai’s ‘Super Kings’ to keep the hopes alive

Navi Mumbai. On the verge of being dropped after six consecutive defeats Mumbai Indians team on Thursday Chennai Super Kings by winning against IPL (IPL) will try to maintain its hopes. Five-time champion Mumbai team has not won a single match in this season and losing this match will be out of the tournament.

current champion Chennai The situation is also not good and they are only one notch above the lowest ranked Mumbai in the points table. Her team has also lost five out of six matches and a defeat on Thursday will put her on the verge of being eliminated. The biggest concern for Mumbai is the form of captain Rohit Sharma, who has scored only 114 runs in six matches. If Mumbai has to chase the target or make a big score while playing first, then Rohit will have to play a big innings.

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Ishaan Kishan could not justify the hefty price tag

Young batsman Ishan Kishan has also not been able to justify his hefty price of Rs 15.25 crore. He has scored 191 runs in six matches with the help of two half-centuries. Devald Brevis, Tilak Verma and Suryakumar Yadav have played some good innings but they need to come together to take responsibility in the middle order.

Kieran Pollard also disappointed

All-rounder Kieran Pollard has also disappointed so far, whose image of the match winner is getting tarnished. He has failed in every match so far and has scored just 82 runs. Mumbai have good batting on paper which can dominate Chennai’s relatively less experienced attack.

For Mumbai, bowling is more of a concern than batting. Barring Jasprit Bumrah, his other bowlers have performed poorly so far. Tymal Mills, Jaydev Unadkat, Basil Thampi or main spinner Murugan Ashwin will have to give their best now.

Mills conceded 54 runs in three overs in his last match against Lucknow Super Giants, while Unadkat and Ashwin conceded 32 and 33 respectively. Mumbai tried Fabian Allen but that too was robbed of 46 runs in four overs.

Ruturaj Gaikwad returns to form

Ruturaj Gaikwad’s return to form is a positive sign for Chennai. He scored 73 runs in 48 balls in the last match against Gujarat Titans. Robin Uthappa and Shivam Dubey had presented a fine example of their attacking batting against Royal Challengers Bangalore but they did not work against Gujarat. Dubey needs to shoulder more responsibility in the middle order along with Ambati Rayudu and Moeen Ali.

Captain Ravindra Jadeja and Mahendra Singh Dhoni can play the role of finisher. Jadeja is not really looking dangerous in the bowling and if his team is to stop the Mumbai batsmen then they need to do better. Barring Dwayne Bravo and spinner Mahesh Teeksha, the Chennai bowlers have not done well. Mukesh Chaudhary is looting runs while Chris Jordan also conceded 58 runs against Gujarat. Due to Deepak Chahar being out and Adam Milne not yet fully fit, Chennai’s responsibility rests on these bowlers.

The teams are as follows:

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Anmolpreet Singh, Rahul Buddhi, Ramandeep Singh, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Tim David, Arjun Tendulkar, Basil Thampi, Hrithik Shokeen, Jasprit Bumrah, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Murugan Ashwin, Riley Meredith , Tymal Mills, Arshad Khan, Daniel Sams, Dewald Brevis, Fabian Allen, Kieron Pollard, Sanjay Yadav, Aryan Juyal and Ishan Kishan.

Chennai Super Kings: Ravindra Jadeja (Captain), Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Moeen Ali, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo, Ambati Rayudu, Robin Uthappa, Mitchell Santner, Chris Jordan, Adam Milne, Devon Conway, Shivam Dube, Dwayne Pretorius, Mahesh Teeksha, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Tushar Deshpande, KM Asif, C Hari Nishant, N Jagadeesan, Subranshu Senapati, K Bhagat Verma, Prashant Solanki, Simarjit Singh, Mukesh Chaudhary.

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