Saturday, April 28, 2018

Vivo IPL Live Score, CSK vs MI: Confident Chennai Super Kings Take on Troubled Mumbai Indians

Vivo IPL Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians Live Score: The MS Dhoni-led team will look to maintain their winning run intact.

Defending champions Mumbai Indians face an uphill task to keep their play-off hopes active as they will be eyeing victory in their Vivo IPL encounter against a formidable Chennai Super Kings at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Saturday. The Rohit Sharma-led side are languishing at the 7 place in the eight-team points table after managing a single win from 6 games so far while CSK top the chart with 5 wins from six matches. When the two sides met previous in this year's league at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, CSK had pipped the hosts by one wicket and a ball to spare. Saturday's game will be a must-win meet for Mumbai if they want to keep their hopes alive in the competition.  So far, the MI batsmen have struggled, except for Suryakumar Yadav. Both the skipper &  Kieron Pollard have unsuccessful to bonfire in five of the six games. Excepting the match-winning beat of 94 runs against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Rohit failed to get past 20 runs in 5 innings.


Chennai Super Kings                      VS                     Mumbai Indians
169/5 (20)                                                                        170/2 (19.4)                   

MI beat CSK by 8 wickets

Chennai Super Kings


Not just the batsmen, but MI bowlers have also let the team down. The 20 year old leggie Mayank Markande has been the find for Mumbai but need support from others. While Markande has scalped 10 wickets from 6 games, pacer Jasprit Bumrah has 8 wickets in his kitty. Still, Bumrah, known as a 'death overs' expert, and Bangladesh pacer Muztafizur Rahman have not lived up to the potential after leaking plenty of runs in the late stages.

Vivo IPL Match 2018 Live updates of Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians match, straight from Pune

MI bowlers will require performing as a unit to stop an in-form CSK batters. On the other hand, CSK have once again shown why they are considered as the most successful IPL team and will be looking to maintain their dream run in the league. Most of CSK batsmen - Shane Watson, Ambati Rayadu, Dwayne Bravo and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni are in form. Only Suresh Raina has failed to click and will be worried to find his touch.

While Rayudu has combined 283 runs from 6 games, averaging 47.16, Dhoni and Watson have accumulated 209 and 191 runs correspondingly. CSK batsmen have excited on more than one occasion, guiding the team home. The yellow team has the ability to put a massive total on board or chase any tough target. In the bowling department, Shardul Thakur and Deepak Chahar have been inspiring, leading Chennai's pace attack.

Though Thakur has 8 wickets from five games, Chahar has six wickets from as many games. Also, all-rounder Watson has 6 wickets to his name with an nation of around eight. Leg-spinner Imran Tahir, medium-pacer Dwayne Bravo and leggie Karn Sharma have also came with breakthroughs for CSK at important times. Keeping in view their well form, CSK will once again be the favourites in Saturday's game against Mumbai Indians.


Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni(captain/wicketkeeper), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf du Plessis, Harbhajan Singh, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Kanishk Seth, Lungi Ngidi, Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay, Sam Billings, Mark Wood, Kshitiz Sharma, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, N Jagadeesan, David Willey

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Mustafizur Rahman, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Rahul Chahar, Evin Lewis, Saurabh Tiwary, Ben Cutting, Pradeep Sangwan, Jean-Paul Duminy, Tajinder Singh, Sharad Lumba, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Mayank Markande, Akila Dananjaya, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne.


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