Finally, the Leagues are over, and it is time only for the strongest to move forward. CSK, MI, DC, and SRH qualified for the playoffs and the Qualifier 1 match is between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings tonight. The match is going to take place in MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai from 07:30 PM IST.
Chennai Super Kings was the first team to qualify for the playoffs followed by Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Given the run rates of the teams, the first Qualifier match is scheduled to happen between Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings team. The team that wins in Qualifier 1 enters the finals and the losing team will play the winner of Eliminator match in the Qualifier 2 to enter the finals.
Both MI and CSK have proven themselves to be the strongest teams in IPL 12. MI led by Rohit Sharma comprises of top-notch players like Quinton De Kock, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, etc. Players like Hardik Pandya, Lasith Malinga have proven themselves to be valuable in the times of need and with them being in tremendous form, Mumbai might have a chance of winning against CSK today.
CSK, on the other hand, had been the most consistent performer in the leadership of MS Dhoni. Players like Suresh Raina, Shane Watson, Faf Du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, etc. contributed to the team’s victory at different times. One of the greatest strengths of the CSK team is that at least one player stands up and carries the entire team on his back at times of need. Dhoni’s destructive knocks of 75 and 84, Deepak Chahar and Imran Tahir’s 3 and 4 wicket slams, Shane Watson and Du Plessis’s damaging 96, etc., are all examples of CSK’s teamwork in different games.
But CSK had lost both the matches against MI in IPL 12. Given their history, the team might be looking for revenge in tonight’s game but if the morale of the team is in any way disturbed by the past, it will be hard to knock down MI. Mumbai Indians have the same element as an advantage but even slightest mistakes in tonight’s game will cost them dearly. It is going to be a tough fight between both the teams today which means more entertainment for the audience.
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