Sharjah This season of the Chennai Super Kings, the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) campaign is going from bad to worse. In such a situation, CSK is expected to try some of its young players against the defending champions Mumbai Indians on Friday (23 October) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. However, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) admitted after the defeat against Rajasthan Royals that the season was probably over for him. But even if the team wins all four of its remaining matches, it can score 14 points, which can give them an opportunity to make a place in the play-off from Agar-Magar.
As head coach Stephen Fleming said, his team full of aging players is losing their luster after doing well in the last two seasons, which won the title in 2018 and then entered the final next year. Things continued to deteriorate after his Mumbai Indians victory in the opening match of the tournament. The team had to suffer a defeat at the hands of Rajasthan Royals and now Dwayne Bravo will not be with them, who got out of the tournament due to injury.
It will have to be seen whether CSK will give a chance to new players or
CSK batsmen are seen battling against Rajasthan and now it remains to be seen whether the team will give a chance to new players, as Dhoni indicated this after the defeat on Monday. Barring Faf Duplesey, Dhoni could not perform as well as other players. The team’s decision to continuously feed Kedar Jadhav was also severely criticized, and now it remains to be seen whether N Jagadishan or Ruturaj Gaikwad will be replaced in his place. But the team will be against the in-form Mumbai Indians, who were in excellent rhythm after winning five consecutive matches, but Kings XI Punjab broke their rhythm and won two super overs on Sunday night.
Mumbai Indians bowlers and batsmen in form
The four-time IPL champions are in excellent form and with the presence of variation in the bowling attack, they can become a big challenge for the Chennai Super Kings batsmen, whose confidence has likewise dropped. Things are changing as Sharjah slows down the wicket. Also, Quinton de Kock is in good form in the line of Mumbai Indians, while Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishaan Kishan also did well. Not only this, the ‘power hitting’ of Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya also saved Mumbai when its big players did not work.
Chennai Super Kings would like to end the bad season well
Krunal Pandya also made some significant contributions and bowled well with leg-spinner Rahul Chahar. Mumbai’s bowling unit is doing well, but the think tank may think of replacing James Pattinson with Nathan Coulter Nile, who has proved to be expensive. By two points in the match on Friday, Rohit Sharma’s team will be close to clinching the play-off position, while Chennai Super Kings would like to end the bad season so far, which still has a chance from Agar Magar.
Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings head to head
total matches played – 29
Mumbai Indians won – 17
Chennai Super Kings won – 12
Earlier in the IPL 2020, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians were held in Abu Dhabi. It was the opening match of the 13th season of IPL, in which Chennai defeated Mumbai by five wickets.
The two teams are as follows:
Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Murali Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessi, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Imran Tahir, Mitchell Santner , Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, Sam Curran, N Jagadishan, KM Asif, Monu Kumar, R Sai Kishore, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Karn Sharma.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Suchit Roy, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Digvijay Deshmukh, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan , James Pattinson, Jaspreet Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McLennaghan, Mohsin Khan, Nathan Culper-Nile, Prince Balwant Rai, Quinton Deacock, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwari, Sherfen Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Bolt.