MI vs CSK Final, Match Preview – Tonight is the ‘night of finals’ and the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad is all set to witness the mouth-watering encounter between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
The Indian Premier League 2019 is on the edge of completion, and arguably no could have wished for a better final.
The “Yellow Army” and “Mumbai Paltans” have been absolutely phenomenal and dominating throughout the season, and their hard work has now paid off.
Looking at the stats of this edition of IPL, one can say that the Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians looks stronger than the opposition, but a wise man would never underestimate Mahendra Singh Dhoni or his Super Kings.
Both the teams have played 3 matches against each other so far in 2019, and Mumbai Indians were the one winning all the 3 games including Qualifier 1.
Now, it’ll be very interesting to see which team will win their 4th IPL title in this over-interesting MI vs CSK final.
Today is also your final chance to win big in Dream11 in IPL 2019. Here are the match preview, Dream 11 fantasy league teams, pitch report, weather conditions, our power picks, and all the details of today’s match.
The second last match (Final) of the Indian Premier League 2019 of MI vs CSK will be hosted by the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.
This exciting encounter between both the teams will start at 07:30 PM local time tonight (19:30 GMT).
In India, the official broadcasting channel for live telecasting of IPL matches is Star Sports.
You can also watch the online Live Streaming of today’s game of MI vs CSK on Hotstar.
(Note – The matches of playoffs will start half-hour early than the regular timings, i.e. at 07:30 pm local time)
As we have seen in the home matches of SRH, the pitch of Hyderabad has been slow and sluggish. However, since it is the final of IPL 2019, the pitch curators have been instructed to produce a flat track so as to get a high-scoring game tonight.
Thus, the team winning the toss will look to bat second and chase the total on this wicket tonight.
Average 1st Innings total at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Hyderabad (last 7 IPL games): 178
Records of the chasing teams at this venue: Won 3, Lost 4
According to our latest weather reports, there are no chances of rain tonight, and the temperature here at Hyderabad is expected to be low during the play-time.
The temperature will hover around 30-33 degrees during the play time, while the level of humidity will be around 60-65% tonight.
Last 5 IPL Matches (most-recent match first)
The win/lose stats for both the teams are as follows;
Chennai Super Kings: W, L, L, W, L
Mumbai Indians: W, W, W, L, W
Possible Playing 11:
Here are possible playing 11 of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI) for tonight’s match.
Chennai Super Kings
Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C & wk), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur/Mohit Sharma, Shardul Thakur
CSK’s Bench Strength – Ruturaj Gaikwad, Dhruv Shorey, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Scott Kuggelejin, Mitchell Santner, Monu Kumar, Karn Sharma,Narayan Jagadeesan, Mohit Sharma, KM Asif
Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Mitchell McClenaghan/Jayant Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga
MI’s Bench Strength – Yuvraj Singh, Siddhesh Lad, Ben Cutting, Evin Lewis, Anmolpreet Singh, Pankaj Jaiswal, Anukul Roy, Aditya Tare, Jayant Yadav/Mitchell McClenaghan, Rasikh Salam, Beuran Hendricks, Barinder Sran
Kedar Jadhav has been ruled out of the tournament due to a shoulder injury, and he’ll thus miss out the big finals against the Mumbai Indians.
Fantasy Cricket League Tips
Win Small and Grand leagues of fantasy cricket leagues by following our tips and match predictions. Here are our suggested options for Captain and Vice-captain choices for tonight’s match of MI vs CSK.
Captain Choices: Shane Watson, Rohit Sharma, Faf du Plessis, Suryakumar Yadav
Vice Captain Choices: Quinton de Kock, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni, Krunal Pandya
Crickclassics’ Dream 11 Teams
At Crickclassics, we carry out an in-depth analysis of each and every match to make the best and winning teams for the fantasy cricket leagues like Dream11, My Team 11, Mobile Premier League, Dot Ball, 11 Wickets, etc.
Here are our teams for small and grand leagues of Dream 11 for tonight’s match of MI vs CSK.
Small League/Head To Head Team
Wicket Keeper – Quinton de Kock
Batsman – Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Faf du Plessis (C)
All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya (VC), Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers – Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Imran Tahir
Grand/Mega League Team
Wicket Keeper – MS Dhoni
Batsman – Shane Watson (C), Rohit Sharma, Faf du Plessis
All-Rounders – Krunal Pandya (VC), Hardik Pandya, Dwayne Bravo
Bowlers – Rahul Chahar, Lasith Malinga, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir
Power Pick Player
Our power pick for today’s match between MI and CSK is Lasith Malinga.
In his last 20 matches against the CSK in IPL, Malinga has taken 30 wickets at an average of 18.10, making him a must-have player in grand leagues.
Shane Watson loves to perform in the big matches and thus he could be a wise choice for captain in tonight’s MI vs CSK final.
Our Match Prediction:
Mumbai has won 3 matches against CSK in this season, but we predict the defending champions to win this big final tonight.
Our fantasy cricket league teams for yesterday’s match of CSK vs DC performed really well, and we hope you win small & grand leagues of fantasy cricket games with our today’s teams, match predictions, match previews, detailed analysis of the match, and fantasy cricket tips.
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*Disclaimer: These teams are based on the analysis, instinct, and understanding of the author. Make your own decision and consider the points mentioned while selecting your team.