n qualifier 1 of VIVO Indian Premier League 2019, MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings will host Mumbai Indians at the M A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Tuesday. Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai defeated Kolkata Knight Riders in the last league match on Sunday and climbed the top of IPL 2019 Points Table. Mumbai’s path to playoffs was filled with ups and downs but the team showed class in crucial matches to saal a plaoff berth. Super Kings have been a consistent and dominant force throughout the IPL 2019 and the side did not experiment much in the playing 11.
Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, may go with an extra spinner in their playing 11, given the slow nature of Chepauk wicket. The winner of the clash will get a ticket for the finals while the loser will get another chance — Qualifier 2 — to reach the finals. Chennai would look to take home advantage but trapping Mumbai would not be an easy task as the visitors have variation in batting and bowling and they are the only team in IPL 2019 who defeated yellow brigade at Chepauk in the league phase.
Meanwhile C.S Amudhan, the Kollywood director who directed films like Tamizh Padam 1 and 2 posted a tweet saying that Suresh Raina will win the Man of the Match tonight. Being one of a regular follower of IPl and an ardent fan of Chennai Super Kings, Amudhan wrote “What time is the @ImRaina Man-of-the-match-presentation?”
Check out his tweet here :
What time is the @ImRaina Man-of-the-match-presentation?
— CS Amudhan (@csamudhan) May 7, 2019
Check out some of the reactions his tweet receiving :
May be on may 12th late night just before Dhoni lifts the trophy for 4th time
— Naresh kumar (@NareshN11) May 7, 2019
😂 sir yen sir ippadi solli jinx pandringa.. 😝
Raina vey ippothaan konjam form vanthaaan.
— Uma (@urstruly90) May 7, 2019
மாம்ஸ் பேசாம இருங்க நீங்க வேற
— PrADeeP (@pradeep_i_me) May 7, 2019
— 😎Msdian😍 (@Thiyaga84088489) May 7, 2019
தரமான சம்பவம் இருக்கு இன்னைக்கு✌️🙌
— MuthuDFAN (@muthu2328) May 7, 2019
Tonight at 11.50 p.m.
— Sundar (@Tvlpaiyan) May 7, 2019
kammunu irrunga sirrr
— velmurugan ganapathi (@gsdvel999) May 7, 2019
MS Dhoni’s CSK is known to turn the balance of the game in their favour and Mumbai is aware of this. Dhoni remains the key player for CSK while Faf du Plessis would look to make a mark early with the bat.
Apart from raina, Shane Watson’s performance will be a cause of concern for Chennai as the batsman has not been able to shine with the bat in this season. Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu will have to shoulder responsibility in the batting department. Dwayne Bravo has not been in good touch after he returned to the CSK playing 11 after injury. Kedar Jadhav is likely to miss the qualifier clash as he sustanined injury during the team’s previous match against Kings XI Punjab. Chennai would look to fill the void with another all-rounder.
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