IPL 2019 Match Preview: M15 – MI VS CSK

IPL 2019 Match Preview M15 - MI VS CSK

IPL 2019 Match Preview: M15 – MI VS CSK: The two most-successful sides in IPL – Kings and Mumbai – will face-off in Match 15 of VIVO IPL 2019.

The Super Kings are table-toppers and the only undefeated side in the competition, while the Mumbai Indians have a solitary win from their three matches.

The Super Kings are table-toppers and the only undefeated side in the competition, while the Mumbai Indians have a solitary win from their three matches.

Team News:

Mumbai Indians

There are grounds to bring in both Ishan Kishan and Ben Cutting into the line-up, although this youth over experience logic is just what their opponents furrow their brows at. Mitchell McClenaghan, a reliable operator for the franchise in the past, hasn’t had the best of starts so far and could make way for Australian quick Jason Behrendorff, who has joined the squad after his national team commitments.

Probable XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh/Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard/Ben Cutting, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Mayank Markande, Jason Behrendorff/Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga

Chennai Super Kings

A game for Faf du Plessis, who batted the longest on the eve of the game, is a possibility and could move Rayudu to the comforts of the middle order in a role he had much success as a Mumbai Indians player. Alternatively, CSK might also revert to fielding only three foriegn players if they desire an extra seamer and death bowling option in Mohit Sharma if they don’t see value in playing Mitchell Santner in another dewy game.

Probable XI: Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (c&wk), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner/Mohit Sharma, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir

What they said:

“I thought the last innings he [MS Dhoni] played was one of the good ones and I’ve seen many. His composure and his skill at the end of an innings is the dominating factor between teams” – Stephen Fleming

“Obviously, I think in T20 you always want from your top-3 batsmen, at least one of them batting through the middle overs. The beauty of our batting order is that we don’t have to rely on one batsman.” – Quinton de Kock

IPL 2019 Point Table

IPL 2019 Point Table

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