Chennai Super Kings, who are battling a bad phase, take on Mumbai Indians in their IPL match today, will aim to survive in the tournament, while Mumbai, who have been out of the race for the playoffs, have nothing to lose. This season has been disappointing for the two most successful teams of IPL namely Chennai and Mumbai. Mumbai will now play for prestige while Chennai is technically still in the running provided the outcome of the rest of the matches goes well for them. Chennai will be out of the tournament if they lose to Mumbai.
Chennai beat Delhi Capitals by 91 runs in the previous match and will be hoping to maintain the momentum. Opener Devon Conway has been in excellent form and has scored three consecutive half-centuries. He scored 87 against Delhi though opening partner Ruturaj Gaikwad would expect support from him. This season was like a nightmare for Ravindra Jadeja as well and he also left the captaincy midway. In the last match against Delhi, he was out due to injury.
CSK bundled out Delhi for 117 runs. Moeen Ali took three wickets while young pacers Mukesh Chaudhary and Simranjit Singh also did well.showed off. All three will have to do well together while spinner Mahish Teekshanas four overs can also change the course of the match. Dwayne BravosThe performance will also depend on a lot.
Rest of the matches for Mumbai are formalities and they will have to perform perfectly. Captain Rohit Sharma (200 runs), Ishan Kishan (321 runs) onWill be responsible for batting. Mumbais middle-order, which has faltered against KKR, will also have to improve its performance. Surya Kumar Yadav due to injuryis out. In such a situation, the responsibility will be more on Tilak Verma, Tim David, Ramandeep Singh, and Kayan Pollard.
Bumrah has found his momentum in the bowling and he will be hoping for support from other bowlers. Daniel Sams, Relaymeredith, and Kumar Karthikeya Singh will have to curb the Chennai batsmen.
Rest of the matches for Mumbai are a formality and now they can openly show their game. However, this is not happening. The batsmen of the team are still not able to play the responsible innings. In the last match against KKR, Bumrah took five wickets while showing a strong game but the team could not win the batting if the batting was a flop. Captain Rohit Sharma (200 runs), and Ishan Kishan (321 runs) will be responsible for batting. Both the players could not open the account in the last match against Chennai. Now it has to be seen whether they can make up for it in this match or not.
|1||Gujrat Titans - Q||14||10||4||0||0.316||20|
|2||Rajasthan Royals - Q||14||9||5||0||0.298||18|
|3||Lucknow Super Giants - Q||14||9||5||0||0.251||18|
|4||Royal Challengers Bangalore - Q||14||8||6||0||-0.253||16|
|5||Punjab Kings - E||14||7||7||0||0.126||14|
|6||Delhi Capitals - E||14||8||6||0||0.204||14|
|7||Sunrisers Hyderabad - E||14||6||8||0||-0.379||12|
|8||Kolkata Knight Riders - E||14||6||8||0||0.146||12|
|9||Mumbai Indians - E||14||4||10||0||-0.506||8|
|10||Chennai Super Kings - E||14||4||10||0||-0.203||8|
|Recent Forms: W = Won, L = Lost, T = Tie, D = Draw, NR = No Result|