Mumbai Indians will be on loggerheads with Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on this Friday. It will be a must-win game for Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings to have a slight outside chance to qualify based on their net run rate difference from other teams.
IPL 2020 has produced some great matches already. This would be expected to be another superb match between the two sides.
Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings is ranked at last position in the IPL points table which is a surprise for many fans and cricket experts this year. They lost their last two games badly.
There are many loopholes in Chennai Super Kings this year. With growing age, the skills of some veteran players like Kedar Jadhav and MS Dhoni are fading. Faf du Plessis scored 375 runs from ten IPL matches. English allrounder Sam Curran is making an impact in this season of IPL with his all-round game. Young Indian batsman Narayan Jagadeesan can return in eleven for this game as skipper MS Dhoni said they are looking forward to giving chances to youngsters.
Death bowling specialist Dwayne Bravo left Dubai as he was injured in the last game so Chennai will have more problems in their bowling department now. Chennai needs to gain some momentum in this season of IPL to qualify for playoffs. Chennai would hope to defeat Mumbai Indian in this game.
Mumbai Indians is ranked the third position in the points table. They won six games and lost three in this season of IPL. They lost to Kings XI Punjab in the last game as they failed to win the match in super over.
West Indian allrounder Kieron Pollard is in very good form. Also, their wicket-keeper batsman scored the highest runs in this season for his team. The form of their skipper Rohit Sharma is a thing of concern for their team. Young Indian batsman Ishan Kishan is playing recklessly in this season after one good knock of 99 runs against Royal Challenger Bangalore. Their pace battery comprising of Jasprit Bumrah, Nathan Coulter-Nile, and Trent Boult are bowling very good. They would hope to steamroll mediocre Chennai Super Kings to get two vital points.
These two teams played each other 11 times in the last five years where Mumbai Indians won eight games while Chennai Super Kings won the remaining three games.
Mumbai Indians are likely to win this game comfortably as Chennai is performing poorly this season.
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Date and Time:
Friday, October 23, 2020, 7.30 PM IST
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
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