The clash between Chennai and Mumbai in IPL is called ‘El Clasico’. The match between the two most successful teams in the competition is of interest to the whole country. The second phase of that fight is going to be on Saturday afternoon. Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai and Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai meet again. This time the duel will be in the field of Chennai. Chennai won the first phase encounter in Mumbai. This time it’s Rohit’s turn to take revenge at the opponent’s home field.
After four years MA Chidambaram Stadium is going to see this duel again. Rohit can only dream of revenge, because their record in this field is very good. Mumbai have defeated Chennai in the last two meetings. Mumbai are the only team against whom Chennai’s record is even slightly worse.
Unlike Chennai Super Kings, dorm is also in favor of Mumbai. They have won the last two matches. They won by chasing more than two hundred runs in two consecutive matches. First they defeated Rajasthan, then Punjab. The batters are in great for.. Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav are playing very well. Even though Rohit failed while opening, Ishaan is covering the deficiency. He scored 75 in the last match. Surya has scored two fifties in the last two matches. Cameron Green also played well at times.
On the other hand, Chennai’s match against Lucknow was marred by rain. Before that they lost two matches against Punjab and Rajasthan. In other words, those whom Mumbai defeated Cennai lost to them. Either of bowling or batting is sinking Chennai in the match.
Kishan assures Mumbai Indians fans saying there’s nothing to fear Chennai Super Kings
The biggest biggest positive Mumbai has against Chennai is their confidence. Ishaan also gave a warning before the match. Ishan said,
“Whatever situation is given to us, we will jump to win. Whether we will bat or bowl first, the team will decide that. But if there is a ball to hit, I will hit it. In T20 cricket, if one or two overs are good, there is no concern. I know they have many spinners in their team. I have been playing against them in IPL for many years. I also know how the wicket will be in Chennai. But there is no reason to fear.”
Apart from Chennai verses Mumbai, Bengaluru will play at Delhi’s home ground in another match on this day. Delhi’s aim will be to win the match and end the IPL in a respectable manner. Bengaluru however aim to take another step towards the IPL playoffs.
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