After taming the Sunrisers Hyderabad, Chennai Super Kings are set to host their arch-rivals Mumbai Indians at the Chepauk Stadium for another mouth-watering tie. The hosts must be ecstatic from their previous victory while the Blue Army will look to bounce back to winning ways in this fixture. Both the sides will battle it out for the second time in this season. Mumbai Indians hammered the defending champions by 37 runs last time they met at Wankhede Stadium.

Chennai Super Kings secured the top spot once again riding on Shane Watson’s sensational knock against the Sunrisers. Having lost back-to-back games, CSK made a terrific comeback in their previous encounter. With eight wins in their eleven league outings, the hosts are sitting at the top of the ladder with 16 league points. Dhoni & Co would be eyeing to avenge their previous defeat at Mumbai in the upcoming clash. CSK have a slight edge as they will look to maintain their 100 percent home record.

Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians have been in decent form so far in this edition of the Indian Premier League. Currently, they have taken up the third spot in the league table with six wins in their ten fixtures. With only three games to go, the visitors will be determined to register another victory to secure their playoff berth. The visitors have the potential to go all the way this season and lift the title for the record fourth time. Mumbai Indians would be hoping to breach the Chennai fortress when they collide with their familiar foes.

 

MATCH DETAILS

 

Date: Friday, April 25, 2019

Time:  08:00 PM IST

Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

League: Indian Premier League

Live Telecast: Star Network

Online Streaming: Hotstar

 

Venue Stats IPL

 

Total Matches 53
Matches won batting first 32
Matches won bowling first 20
Average 1st Inns scores 164
Average 2nd Inns scores 151
Highest total recorded 246/5 (20 Ov) by CSK vs RR
Lowest total recorded 70/10 (17.1 Ov) by RCB vs CSK
Highest score chased 208/5 (20 Ov) by CSK vs RCB
Lowest score defended 134/6 (20 Ov) by CSK vs KKR

 

Head-to-Head Record

Total: 27

CSK: 12

MI: 15

 

TEAM NEWS

 

Chennai Super Kings

  • The hosts are likely to go ahead with the same starting lineup.

Mumbai Indians

  • Ishan Kishan might return to the starting lineup to strengthen their middle order.
  • Jayant Yadav will make way for the southpaw.

 

SQUADS

 

Chennai Super Kings:

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

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma(C), Quinton de Kock, Ishan Kishan, Evin Lewis, Adam Milne, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Ben Cutting, Mayank Markande, Suryakumar Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Siddhesh Lad, Anmolpreet Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jason Behrendorff, Yuvraj Singh, Aditya Tare, Anukul Sudhakar Roy, Rasikh Salam, Barinder Sran, Pankaj Jaiswal

 

Key Players

 

Chennai Super Kings

  • Shane Watson
  • MS Dhoni
  • Imran Tahir 

Mumbai Indians

  • Rohit Sharma
  • Hardik Pandya
  • Jasprit Bumrah

 

Probable Playing XI

 

Chennai Super Kings

Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c, wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir.

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Jayant Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ben Cutting, Rahul Chahar, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah.