In the 44th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will be taking on Mumbai Indians (MI) on April 26. The contest will be played at the iconic MA Chidambaram Stadium, in Chennai. The clash of the Titans will be an exciting contest for the fans, given the rivalry, these teams have shared over the years. CSK vs MI Head-to-Head Record: Ahead of IPL 2019 Clash, Here Are Match Results of Last 5 Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians Encounters!
The last time Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians met in this IPL season, it was Mumbai who rode home victorious by 37 runs. Jason Behredoff, Lasith Malinga, and Hardik Pandya snared 8 wickets between them to restrict the mighty batting lineup of the Chennai franchise. Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians Live Cricket Score 44th T20 Match.
CSK is only a win away to guarantee a spot in IPL 12 Playoffs; whereas, for Mumbai, they’ll need a minimum of two wins to strengthen their chances. As the clock ticks away, we take a look at the five key players of CSK vs MI, 44th IPL 2019 match, tonight.
After playing 10 forgetful innings in this season, Shane Watson struck form in their previous match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Watson scored 96 runs of only 53 balls, in which he hit 9 fours and 6 sixes. If he gets going again, the fans are in for another ‘Watto special’ tonight.
Quinton de Kock
The wicket-keeper batsman has emerged as the highest run-scorer this season for Mumbai Indians. With 378 runs in 10 matches he has played this season, Quinton de Kock would be looking to make the most of his form tonight. Will he be able to provide the much-needed stability in the side?
Imran Tahir has turned out to be a breakthrough bowler for Chennai this season. Sitting only behind Kagiso Rabada, Tahir has picked up 16 wickets in 11 matches he has played so far. His economy of 6.23 is the best among the top-10 bowlers of the league. Tahir would revel in the challenge against Mumbai tonight, given the form they are in.
The fast bowler hasn’t picked as many wickets as he had expected to. However, Jasprit Bumrah has stemmed the flow of runs whenever his captain has thrown the ball to him. Bumrah will be a key to Mumbai’s success against robust batting lineup of Chennai. Will he be able to fathom the challenge?
Deepak Chahar has been the unsung hero of Chennai Super Kings’ campaign this year. His 14 wickets in 11 matches are quite a testimony that he has consistently troubled franchises’ top order this season. With a lot of big hitters in the opposition camp, Chahar would be up against a daunting task tonight.
The hosts, Chennai Super Kings, are comfortably on the top of the league standings with 16 points in 11 matches. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians are on the third spot of the IPL 12 Points Table, with 10 points.
A loss for both the sides won’t hurt their IPL Playoffs’ chances; however, a win would solidify their chances in the Top 4. Stay tuned to LatestLY for all the latest updates about Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019.