Mumbai will play for honor, Chennai will play for survival

Mumbai, May 11 (PTI) Ruined Chennai Super Kings will look to survive in the tournament when they take on Mumbai Indians in their Indian Premier League match on Thursday while losing to the out-of-favour Mumbai Indians. There is nothing for

This season was disappointing for the two most successful teams of IPL namely Chennai and Mumbai. Mumbai will now play for prestige while Chennai are technically still in the running provided the outcome of the rest of the matches goes well for them.

Chennai will be out of the tournament if they lose to Mumbai. Chennai beat Delhi Capitals by 91 runs in the previous match and they are expected to maintain the momentum.

Opener Devon Conway has been in excellent form and has scored three consecutive half-centuries. He scored 87 against Delhi, although he would be hoping for support from opening partner Ruturaj Gaikwad.

This season was like a nightmare for Ravindra Jadeja as well and he had to give up the captaincy in the middle. He was out due to injury in the last match against Delhi. Now it remains to be seen whether he can play against Mumbai.

Chennai will have to score big for which all the batsmen will have to perform well. Last time in the match of both the teams, Dhoni had won by showing his ‘finishing style’.

CSK bundled out Delhi for 117 runs. Moeen Ali took three wickets while young pacers Mukesh Chaudhary and Simranjit Singh also did well.

The trio will have to put together a good performance while spinner Mahish Teekshana’s four overs can also change the course of the match. A lot will depend on the performance of Dwayne Bravo.

Rest of the matches for Mumbai are formalities and they will have to perform well.

Captain Rohit Sharma (200 runs), Ishan Kishan (321 runs) will be responsible for the batting. Mumbai’s middle-order, which has faltered against KKR, will also have to improve its performance.

Suryakumar Yadav is out due to injury. In such a situation, the responsibility will be more on Tilak Verma, Tim David, Ramandeep Singh and Kieron Pollard.

Bumrah has found his momentum in the bowling and will look for support from other bowlers. Daniel Sams, Riley Meredith and Kumar Karthikeya Singh will have to curb the Chennai batsmen.

Teams :

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja (Captain), Moeen Ali, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Ambati Rayudu, Robin Uthappa, Mitchell Santner, Chris Jordan, Adam Milne, Devon Conway, Shivam Dube, Dwayne Pretorius, Mahesh Tikshna, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Tushar Deshpande, KM Asif, C Hari Nishant, N Jagadeesan, Subranshu Senapati, K Bhagat Verma, Prashant Solanki, Simarjit Singh, Mukesh Chaudhary.

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (capt), Anmolpreet Singh, Rahul Buddhi, Ramandeep Singh, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Tim David, Arjun Tendulkar, Basil Thampi, Hrithik Shokeen, Jasprit Bumrah, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Mayank Markande, Murugan Ashwin , Riley Meredith, Tymal Mills, Arshad Khan, Daniel Sams, Devald Brevis, Fabian Allen, Kieron Pollard, Sanjay Yadav, Aryan Juyal and Ishan Kishan.

Match Timings: 7.30 pm onwards.