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|Faf du Plessis||1||7||0||0||14.29|
|Quinton de Kock||46||37||5||2||124.32|
We are back to the battle from where it all started - Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians. The rivalry between these two teams is perhaps the most followed in the Indian Premier League. Regardless of the situations, the two sides have always wanted to prove their presence over the other team and it isn't going to be different this time as well.
The stakes, however, have changed this time. It is perhaps the most important match of the tournament for the Super Kings as a loss here would push them out of the tournament. Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, would want to win this one and announce their candidature for the top two spots on the ladder. With so much at stakes, we expect both sides to come out all guns blazing in the upcoming contest, which is to be played at Sharjah Cricket Ground, Sharjah, on 23rd October 2020.
The year 2020 has had its fair share of improbable situations and we might well see Chennai Super Kings not qualify for the playoffs for the first time in the history of IPL this year. They are still mathematically in the business but would need to play out of their skins to qualify from here. They not only have to win all their remaining fixtures but also do so with quite good margins in at least a few of those games. That's not an easy task by any stretch of the imagination, but not undoable either.
As it stands, the Super Kings are placed at the bottom of the table - the sight that we have never ever seen in the history of the competition. From a total of ten matches played, the Super Kings have won three and lost seven. While their net run-rate is not that bad, it isn't going to matter unless they win all their remaining matches.
For the Super Kings in the tournament so far, all the could have gone wrong has gone wrong. Suresh Raina leaving the team before the tournament started left a huge void in their top order, the void that the CSK still haven't found a fix to. Their batting has undoubtedly been the cause of their condition and it wasn't any different in their previous match as well. Batting first on a decent surface, they lost too many wickets too early and CSK were never able to get on top of things after that. MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja played useful knocks, but those proved to be too little too late for the Super Kings to put a challenging total on the board.
CSK's batting has relied heavily on Faf du Plessis and even though Faf hasn't disappointed, CSK has struggled to put good numbers on the board. The main reason for that has been the lackluster finishes and slow starts. Sam Curran was promoted to resolve the issue of slow starts, but with two back to back failures, we expect CSK's managed to do away with this Sunil Narine-esque experiment.
Bowling, however, has done reasonably well for them. MS Dhoni has always had a good number of options available at his disposal and that has helped him to rotate the bowlers. Having said that, Imran Tahir sitting out in the dugouts is simply beyond the understanding of many. Tahir has done better than any leg-spinner in the past two years and was the purple cap holder in the last edition. With taking-wickets being the need of the hour for CSK, it has been rather surprising to keep Tahir out of the reckoning. Other than him, though, the likes of Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, and Piyush Chawla have done well, but Ravindra Jadeja still seems to be way off from his best.
All in all, CSK is still one of the better teams in the tournament, but only on paper. They have failed remarkably in execution and their position at the points table suggests that as well. With so many issues taking them down, the Super Kings would need someone with individual brilliance to keep his side afloat. They have a decent team and if someone managed to perform as the Super Kings would like, Mumbai Indians certainly won't find their job easy.
Sam Curran, Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Narayan Jagadeesan, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, JR Hazlewood, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, SN Thakur.
Another Super Over, another heartbreak. Such has been the story so far for Mumbai Indians. They did all the hard work to pull things back, but they just didn't have the luck to get those two points. Even without those two points, Mumbai Indians find themselves in a pretty good position, and qualification for the playoffs shouldn't really be a problem for them, unless they mess things up.
Mumbai Indians' dominance in the tournament can be highlighted by their net run-rate of 1.201, which is best amongst all teams in the tournament. They have won six and lost three from a total of nine games, with two of those three losses coming in super-over.
MI suffered a rare batting failure against Kings XI Punjab, but wouldn't really be worrying. Kieron Pollard played a blinder to take them to a towering total, which at one time appeared to be more like 160. Mumbai's depth in their batting was demonstrated pretty well and the runs from Nathan Coulter Nile will only add to their confidence. While Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan have struggled in the recent matches, Mumbai Indians would take heart from the form Suryakumar Yadav, Quinton de Kock, and Kieron Pollard have shown.
Just like the batting, Mumbai Indians have one of the most balanced bowling attacks as well. Jasprit Bumrah, as he so often does, brought them back into the game single-handedly against Kings Xi Punjab and a lot will depend on him to keep things tight at the death. Apart from him, Trent Boult has been mighty impressive in the powerplay and has managed to pick up wickets more often than not. With Krunal Pandya and Rahul Chahar present to shoulder the load of the spin department, Mumbai Indians seem to have everything covered.
All in all, Mumbai Indians are perhaps the best-balanced team in the tournament and are sitting pretty in the top half of the tournament even without playing their best cricket. Rohit Sharma has been pretty inconsistent at the top of the order, but he can be a tough customer to deal with. On paper, there aren't not many teams that match the potency and balance of this MI unit. They have a tough assignment up next - against the team that beat them in the first match of the tournament. Having said that, if Mumbai Indians play to their potential, they should cruise to yet another win in the tournament.
SS Tiwary, Quinton de Kock, SA Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, JJ Bumrah.
Toss has played a crucial role in the tournament so far, but more often than not the team winning the toss has ended up taking the wrong decision. We saw that happen in the last two matches and both captains will be wary of that. Considering the nature of the surface and the other conditions, the captain winning the toss should elect to field first in this upcoming match.
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Sharjah is hosting a match after a pretty long time and the surfaces that were being used so rapidly would be renewed a bit. The ground already has pretty short boundaries and we might see a run-fest as we saw in the first few matches here. Having said that, considering that the spinners have increasingly enjoyed bowling here, the totals might not be as high. We expect spinners to be more effective here than the pacers. Dew has once again started to have a telling impact in the second innings and that could be the case again. Keeping all those factors into consideration, the team batting first here would want to put at least 170 runs on the board
Check out the Dream11 fantasy team lineup for the 41st Indian Premier (IPL) 2020 match, which is to be played between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. Don't forget to check back for the latest updated team right after the toss.
With stakes running high, there couldn't have been a better game for the fans. The battle between these two sides is always intense and we don't expect any team to go without a fight here. Mumbai Indians would want to get back to the winning ways and consequently to the top of the table with a win in this upcoming contest. For Chennai Super Kings, this match is a matter of survival and will likely put everything in this match. It is an important fixture and the team that holds their nerve will emerge on top. Mumbai Indians have been an overall better team in the tournament so far and are, therefore, our pick to emerge on top in this all-important fixture.
Sharjah Cricket Ground is synonymous with high-scoring matches and it started exactly like that in the tournament. However, we haven't really seen a lot more of that in the last few matches. We expect the surface to liven up a bit due to the little break we have had. Also, the two sides have decent batting units and, therefore, the match total of over 348 runs is certainly on the cards.
While there's not a lot to choose between the two sides as far as their respective top-order composition is seen, Mumbai Indians' openers have done better than the CSK's counterpart. Also, Mumbai Indians' lineup is more settled and have shown aggressive intent in almost all the matches that they have played. MI are clearly better placed to score more number of runs in the powerplay.
Quinton de Kock got off to a sedate start in the tournament but seems to have pristine touch in the last few matches. He now appears to be well acquainted with the surfaces of UAE and is unlikely to have any trouble coping with the conditions. He should easily cross the personal milestone of 25 runs in the upcoming match.
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