Mumbai Indians vs chennai super kings probable playing 11 in Ipl 2018
The needle clash, expected to be watched by a capacity crowd at the Wankhede Stadium, looks set to raise the curtains on the decade-old T20 League in grand style after a formal opening ceremony.
MI, led by Rohit Sharma, appear to face an arduous task against the star-studded Chennai side, led by their charismatic skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni who is back at the helm following the team’s two-year ban in 2016 and 2017 IPL seasons along with Rajasthan Royals.
Mumbai Indians vs chennai super kings probable playing 11 in Ipl 2018.The visitors would surely like to begin their campaign with a bang against their arch-rivals in the latter’s backyard. To give an extra dimension to the contest will be the sight of veteran offie Harbhajan Singh turning out in CSK yellows against a side which he served with distinction for ten long years
Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings – IPL (1st match)
7th April 2018
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
The Wankhede Stadium is known for being batting friendly and the team chasing enjoys an upper hand. The pace bowlers get help early on in the match with the new ball, but the pitch favours the batsmen as the match progresses.
Average 1st Innings Score – 187
Highest Total Chased – 230
Defending champions Mumbai Indians host Chennai Super Kings in the first match of the eleventh edition of the IPL. The two teams have met each other in three IPL finals, with Chennai winning in 2010 while Mumbai getting their revenge in 2013 and 2015.
The Super Kings have the better head-to-head record against each team they have faced in the IPL except for their opponents on the day – Mumbai Indians. This will be CSK’s first IPL match in 2 years and the home team will be looking to take advantage of their opposition’s rustiness.
Head To Head:
Mumbai Indians: 13 Wins (54%)
Chennai Super Kings:11 Wins (46%)
Mumbai Indians –
Rohit Sharma (c), Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan (wk), Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Suryakumar Yadav, Pat Cummins, Rahul Chahar, Mustafizur Rahman, Jasprit Bumrah
Chennai Super Kings –
Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Sam Billings, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi
Top point scorers (IPL 2017)
Kieron Pollard (332.5 points) – The hard-hitting West Indian batsman has been one of the most entertaining performers in the tournament. Capable of clearing most grounds, Pollard boasts of a strike rate of 146 in the IPL.
Hardik Pandya (295.5 points) – The flamboyant Baroda all-rounder will be crucial to Mumbai on their home ground, which is both conducive to fast-bowlers as well as batsmen. Having matured as a player in the past year, Hardik is expected to lead Mumbai’s charge this season.
Chennai Super Kings
Suresh Raina (322 points) – The middle order batsman, who recently revived his international career, has been one of the all-time top performers in the IPL. An athletic fielder and a good batsman, an experienced Raina is Chennai’s biggest weapon.
MS Dhoni (274.5 points) – Captain, batsman and keeper, MS Dhoni has performed well in all three departments for Chennai. He will be hoping to better his performances from last year when he played for the Rising Pune Supergiants.
Player to avoid
Ben Cutting (MI) @ 8.5 credits