Two of the most successful teams in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) -Mumbai Indians (MI) and the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) battle it out at the Wankhede Stadium in VIVO IPL 2019 Match 15 on April 3, Wednesday. Both the franchisees have won the IPL a record three times and have a history of building a championship winning teams. MS Dhoni’s CSK have got off to a perfect start winning all their games so far while the Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians have tasted victory just once out of their three outings in IPL 12. Although the hosts are used to starting their campaigns slowly, a third defeat could really put a lot of pressure on the squad. Here are our top 5 players to watch out for in the game. MI vs CSK Head-to-Head Record: Ahead of IPL 2019 Clash, Here Are Match Results of Last 5 Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings Encounters!
MS Dhoni (Chennai Super Kings)
The superstar of Indian cricket showed why he is still one of the greatest batsmen in limited overs cricket with a brilliant inning against Rajasthan Royals in the last game. He came in at a stage where the pitch favoured the bowlers and CSK were in a bit of mess but took them to a match-winning total.
Dwayne Bravo (Chennai Super Kings)
Playing T20 cricket all around the world has made Dwayne Bravo an expert when it comes to bowling especially in the death overs. We have not yet seen his batting as it has been hardly called upon. Mumbai Indians will find it tough to get Bravo away especially in a situation where they are chasing in the second innings. MI vs CSK, IPL 2019 Match 15 Preview: Chennai Super Kings Favourites Against Mumbai Indians in Clash of Titans.
Shane Watson (Chennai Super Kings)
The Wankhede pitch is perfect for batting and Chennai opener Shane Watson would be relishing playing on this surface. He is yet to hit a big score in the IPL so far and tonight just be the moment he has been waiting for. In the past, we have seen him do well in Mumbai, so Shane Watson is a key for Chennai.
Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians)
He has been getting the starts but has failed to convert them into big scores which in a way has hampered his team’s progress. There is no better sight in world cricket than Rohit Sharma in full swing hitting bowlers all around the park. His team needs him to bat for long against a quality line up like that of Chennai Super Kings.
Jasprit Bumrah (Mumbai Indians)
One of the World’s finest bowlers at the moment, Jasprit Bumrah is difficult to face for the best of the batsmen in cricket. His fiery spell in the powerplay may very well decide the outcome of the game.
The kind of form Chennai Super Kings are enjoying at the moment, very few will believe they do not start as the clear favourites. But then Mumbai Indians are no pushovers and certainly not in their own backyard.