When Chennai Super Kings take on the Mumbai Indians in their own backyard for a place in the final of the 2019 IPL, the clash will see a galaxy of T20 superstars in action. This is just one of the many reasons the encounter is labeled as the El Clasico of IPL cricket. Fine margins dominated by individual brilliance have often decided which way the game goes. There are many individual battles to be fought within the game and the team that comes out a winner from these may very well go onto win the contest. Let us have a look at these key battles. CSK vs MI, IPL 2019 Qualifier 1: Four Best Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians Matches in Indian Premier League History.
Quinton De Kock vs Deepak Chahar: South African opener Quinton De Kock has been in good form in the IPL so far with him dominating the opposition in the power-plays. But CSK will prove to be a challenge for De Kock as they have Deepak Chahar in their ranks. The Indian medium pacer has been very economical in the first six overs, bowling with good discipline.
Rohit Sharma vs MS Dhoni: The two skippers have been highly successful in this competition over the years and tonight they have a real test on their hands once again. They will have to outsmart each other on the field with the key decisions and immaculate game planning. The one with more hits than misses takes his team to the final. CSK vs MI, IPL 2019 Qualifier 1 Match Predictions: MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings or Rohit Sharma's Mumbai Indians, Who Will Seal a Spot in IPL 12 Final?
Faf Du Plessis vs Jasprit Bumrah: Indian pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah up against Faf Du Plessis is the ultimate clash of champions with both their best in their fields. The South African skipper got 96 in his last game and will be rearing to play against Mumbai who has the craft and perfection of Bumrah who is known for cleaning up the best.
Hardik Pandya vs Imran Tahir: Hardik Pandya has little regards for the opposition bowler when he is in his zone and if he comes in the middle stages of the innings, he will definitely come up against Imran Tahir. Tahir may have the second most wickets in the season so far but being a spinner, it will be a challenge bowling to Hardik Pandya who can deposit him out of the stadium. CSK vs MI Head-to-Head Record: Ahead of IPL 2019 Qualifier 1 Clash, Here Are Match Results of Last 5 Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians Encounters!
Chennai at home has to be the favourites for the contest but Mumbai have beaten them twice this season which sets up for a great game of cricket.