Two of the best franchises of IPL are locking horns against each other at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. Both of them have won IPL three times each. While Chennai Super Kings are the defending champions, Mumbai Indians won the 10th season of the IPL. Both of them have produced some of the best matches in the history of IPL. Today also fans will expect a thriller when both the teams will take the fields.

Shane Watson’s silenced all his critics with his knock of 96 runs in the last match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Scoring at a strike rate of 181.13, he smashed 6 sixes and 9 boundaries. Suresh Raina too performed decently in that match. Overall it seems CSK’s batting issues have been resolved.

However, inexperience in the fast bowling department has come up too often. But their spinners are performing well in every match. Like every year, their place in the playoffs is confirmed. MS Dhoni will not be playing in today’s game and that can seriously damage CSK’s chance of winning this match.

Mumbai Indians is a team which for the first half of the league performs differently while in the second half they perform really well. This is not a story of this year but they have repeated this so many times that no one can count them out of the league till they have played their last game. 3 of their 4 losses came in the first 7 games. This is a team which has a right mix of young as well as experienced players. They have core players whom they have backed up from a long time and these players have proved time and time why they needed such backing. Every department of MI is sorted and they too can reach the playoffs if they continue to perform the way they are doing.

Chepauk has a spin friendly track so both the team can play an extra spinner. The key again is to win the toss and elect to field first.

Topics #Chennai Super Kings #Indian Premier League 2019 #Mumbai Indians