The final of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 will feature Chennai Super Kings (CSK) clashing against Mumbai Indians (MI) on May 12. The clash of titans will take place at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, in Hyderabad on Sunday. The mega final of the two-month will see the top two sides of the league clash for the record 4th title. It will be an electrifying night for the fans, given how the rivalry between the two teams has developed over the years. IPL 2019 Final, MI vs CSK: Here’s a Look At Previous Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings Summit Clashes.
Both Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings have struggled for form this year, and also have dominated the league stage in different patches. Mumbai was in the middle of the league standings throughout the league and shot up to the top position when the league stage ended. MI vs CSK Head-to-Head Record: Ahead of IPL 2019 Final Clash, Here Are Match Results of Last 5 Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings Encounters!
On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings were on the top of the ladder for the majority part of the IPL 2019; however, a dip in form saw them end on the second position of the IPL 2019 Points Table. Team Mumbai Indians Sweat it Out in the Nets, Play Football Ahead of IPL 2019 Finals With Chennai Super Kings (Watch Video & Pics)
As the clock tick-tocks away for the showdown on this year’s IPL, we at LatestLY bring you a list of 5 key players to watch out for MI vs CSK, IPL 2019 Final match, tonight.
Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock has emerged as the highest run-scorer for Mumbai Indians this IPL, leaving behind other bigwigs Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard. The wicket-keeper batsman has delivered consistently for side, scoring 500 runs in 15 matches he has played this season. How he fares against CSK’s fiery bowling in the Powerplay will determine MI’s chances for their record 4th title.
MS Dhoni’s rescue acts have been the only constant for Chennai Super Kings this season. In 14 matches, Dhoni has scored 414 runs in the league this year. However, the team would be banking more on his leadership instincts than his exemplary batting form. If CSK wants to lift the IPL trophy for the record time, Dhoni will have to bring his A+ game into the match, after faltering a few days back.
Jasprit Bumrah will be MI’s key to rattle the top-order of CSK, which comprises of Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu. The pack has performed inconsistently this season, and Bumrah (given the form that he is in), would be itching to have a go at the flamboyant CSK batting line-up. Bumrah cannot afford an off-day tonight, if MI is eyeing for the glory!
MS Dhoni’s blue-eyed player this season, Imran Tahir has had a stupendous campaign in this IPL. It will be interesting to see where Dhoni uses his trump card – against the top order or in the middle orders. Tahir has picked up 24 wickets in 16 matches, and is only a couple of wickets away from winning the Purple Cap.
After a sluggish start to his IPL season this year, Lasith Malinga has had made a great comeback in his campaign. In 11 matches, Malinga has picked up 15 wickets at a par average of 25.93. Malinga would be eyeing the top three CSK batsmen, if skipper Rohit Sharma hands him the new bowl. Malinga’s performance against Chennai will be a key to Mumbai’s record 4th title.
In their last meeting, it was Mumbai Indians who defeated Chennai Super Kings in the Qualifier 1 match of IPL 2019. As the two best teams of IPL 19 are set to clash later today, let us know in the comments section below, as to who do you think will win the match tonight. Stay tuned to LatestLY for all the latest updates about Indian Premier League (IPL) 12.