Before the El Clasico on Saturday we’re lined up with Indian Premier League’s El Clasico round 2 tonight. CSK take on MI at Sharjah Cricket Stadium to stay in the tournament. The first match of IPL 2020 was held between these two powerhouse teams and Chennai managed to win the opener. But since then, CSK’s campaign has hit a near end. They stand at the bottom of the points table and will only hope that they don’t become the first team to be out from the playoff’s race. Failed batting united, expensive death bowling and poor intent in the field have cost CSK their worst performance in IPL history. Its a must-win for Dhoni & his boys if they wish to sail forward in the marquee tournament.
While for the men in Blue & Gold its been a similar story like all their previous years. They are a team that starts slow but ends high. They have the most balanced squad and the players have performed at the top level. It will just be another game for them if they want to make sure they stay in the top 2 positions to play the Qualifier 1. We can expect MI experimenting with the team selection as Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan appeared to suffer injuries in the last game and their non-availability might not be such a bad thing. With just 13 players used from their roster yet, Mumbai wouldn’t mind valuable match practice for those having warmed the bench thus far, especially looking at the business end of the tournament.
Head To Head (29 matches - CSK 12 | MI 17)**
The two teams have faced each other 29 times in the IPL with MI holding an 17-12 win/loss record over CSK