CSK have won all three matches of the tournament in three consecutive games while MI have won one and lost two thus far. If CSK have to make it four out of four, they need to deal with MI’s death over specialist pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who has bowled brilliantly so far early in the tournament.
Skipper of CSK Mahendra Singh Dhoni don’t have the best record against the MI pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah
Bumrah has bowled 35 deliveries to Dhoni in the past matches and the CSK skipper has managed to score just 38 runs off him and Bumrah has dismissed Dhoni thrice in the IPL, the most by any current MI bowler. Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga stands at the second spot with two wickets.
In Chennai’s last game against Rajasthan Royals, Skipper MS Dhoni score unbeaten 75* runs and smashed four boundaries and sixes each. He was also named the man of the match for his exploits in the game.
But looking at current sublime form of skipper MS Dhoni it want be an easy task for Bumrah to bowl him out quite easily. But all in all, it will be a great contest to watch.
Both these team has met 3 times in IPL final against each other out of which two times MI has beaten CSK.
|2010||CSK||MI||CSK by 22 runs|
|2013||MI||CSK||MI won by 23 runs|
|2015||MI||CSK||MI won by 41 runs|
Total Matches between the two
|Matches||Won By MI||Won By CSK||Tie/NR|
In last year IPL both team won one-one match each out of two played between the two teams.
Some Statistics to look between CSK vs MI
MS Dhoni needs two more runs to complete 4000 runs for the Chennai Super Kings in Twenty20 format.
DJ Bravo has dismissed Rohit Sharma five times in the IPL. Rohit has scored 75 runs from 66 deliveries with ten boundaries against Bravo in this league.
Dwayne Bravo has picked 27 wickets in the IPL so far against the Mumbai Indians are the most for any player.
Dwayne Bravo needs one more wicket to become the first player to claim 100 IPL wickets for CSK.
Rohit has an average of 30.03 against CSK and he has scored six fifties across 23 innings.
Lasith Malinga has claimed 23 wickets in the IPL against the Chennai Super Kings which are the 2nd most by any player against them. While The Harbhajan Singh has claimed 24 wickets against them till the 2015 edition. Currently he is part of CSK
Probable Playing XI:
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock(wk), Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jason Behrendorff. Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard
Bench: Ishan Kishan, Siddhesh Lad, Evin Lewis, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Pankaj Jaiswal, Aditya Tare, Rahul Chahar, Barinder Sran, Rasikh Salam, Jayant Yadav, Ben Cutting.
Chennai Super Kings
Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur.
Bench: Murali Vijay, Karn Sharma, Faf du Plessis, Sam Billings, Mohit Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Chaitanya Bishnoi, N Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif.