The first qualifier of the 12th season of the Indian Premier League will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians 7:30 pm at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday. This season, the Mumbai Group has defeated Chennai in both the matches of the Stage. Mumbai's record is also better on Chennai's home ground. Mumbai has not lost on Chinnaswamy since 2011.
Both teams would like to win this match and secure a position in finals. According to the format of the IPL, the Qualifier-1 team will reach the finals, while the losing team will go against the team winning the eliminator in the second qualifier on May 10.
Mumbai's success rate against Chennai is 57%
Overall, These two teams have played 28 matches so far. Chennai has won 12 matches and on the other hand, Mumbai Indians has won 16 matches. Chennai has played 56 matches in the IPL so far on the home ground. Out of 56 matches, Chennai has won 41 matches, while it has lost 15 matches. In which 5 matches are defeated Mumbai.
Captain Rohit Sharma is in excellent form. The team's second opener Quinton De Kock is also giving his 100% and playing well. This season, both of them have scored the highest runs for the team as an opening pair. Quinton is the top scorer of the team with 492 runs in 14 matches, while Rohit has scored 386 runs in the match. All-rounder Hardik Pandya is playing a good role in the middle order. Fast bowlers like Jaspreet Bumrah and Lasith Malinga are the strength of the team.
The team's middle-order has not done anything special so far. Kieron Pollard has scored 240 runs in 14 matches. It includes 83-run innings. Ishan Kishan and Evin Lewis have also failed to perform according to their ability. Kudal Pandya is also at number 40 in the top scorers' list. He has scored 176 runs. Krunal is not as successful as spinners. He has taken 10 wickets in 14 matches.
Strength of Chennai
The strength of the team is his captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Dhoni is also the top scorer of the team. He has scored 368 runs in 12 matches of the group stage with a strike rate of 122.66. Apart from this, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, and Ambati Rayudu are also in the form. In the bowling department, Imran Tahir (21 wickets), Harbhajan Singh (13 wickets) and Ravindra Jadeja (13 wickets) have the ability to demolish any team's batting order.
The team's weakness is that fast bowlers of the team were not performed so well and fielding is also poor. Dhoni has also accepted the bad fielding. Talking about the most successful bowlers of the tournament, only one fast bowler Deepak Chahar is included in the top-10. Dwayne Bravo is at number 30. Shardul Thakur has also taken 6 wickets in 8 matches.