There are now only a few hours left for the Indian Premier League (IPL) to create a buzz in the cricket world. The match between defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) and MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will start from 7:30 pm (IST).
The rivalry of defending champion Mumbai Indians and last year’s runners-up CSK are quite popular. Both are considered as the most successful teams in the history of IPL and the captains of both the team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rohit Sharma are known for their fantastic cricketing skills.
Ahead of the match, former cricketer and famous commentator Aakash Chopra have predicted which team can win the match.
Mumbai Indians Have the Upper Hand
According to Aakash Chopra, the Mumbai Indians have the upper hand in this match. He believes that it may take some time for CSK’s team to settle in the tournament, while Mumbai Indians will be better than them. Chopra believes that CSK batsmen can be seen struggling against Jasprit Bumrah.
Whereas Cricketer turned commentator feels that spin bowling is a department where CSK’s team looks strong from Mumbai Indians.
Four matches were played last year between defending champions Mumbai Indians and MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings, where Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians won all four.
Aakash has shared a video on his official social media, in which he has finally predicted that Mumbai Indians will win for the fifth consecutive time against Chennai Super Kings.
Possible Playing XI of Chennai Super Kings
Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur.
Possible Playing XI of Mumbai Indians
Quinton de Kock, Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma (captain), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult.