MI vs CSK, IPL 2019 Final Today: Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians have clinched the IPL title thrice and on Sunday both the franchise will look to bag their fourth when they lock horns at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Sunday. While Mumbai will be brimming with confidence after toppling Chennai three times already in this edition, the defending champions will hope to overturn their fortune in the summit clash tonight.
Mumbai, who stood at the top of the points table, made a direct entry to the finals after securing a six-wicket win over the MS Dhoni-led unit in a one-sided affair. Chennai, on the other hand, qualified for the finals after displaying an all-round performance against Delhi Capitals and winning the contest by six wickets.
IPL 2019 Final, CSK vs MI Pre-match buildup:
Chennai Super Kings Playing XI: Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir
Mumbai Indians Playing XI: Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir
Mumbai Indians: Mitchell McClenaghan has come in for Jayant Yadav.
Chennai Super Kings: Unchanged for the final.
Mumbai Indians have won the toss and they've opted to bat first in Hyderabad
There is only 2% chance of rain tonight. It has been extremely hot in the city and then it rained last evening. It was cloudy in the morning as well but no chance of rain now. All clear.
Will we see any team changes?
Mumbai Indians vs CSK in Qualifier 1: Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, JaspritBumrah, Lasith Malinga.
Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 2: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar.
Will we see any team changes?
Gearing up for the final
CSK at the toss: MS Dhoni has won the toss 10 out of 14 times this season.
Toss winner at Hyderabad: W1 L6
What will one do after winning the toss?
When in Hyderabad....
MI in Hyderabad this season: They beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 40 runs.
Mumbai Indians didn't have the greatest time with the bat first up. They could only score 136 with Kieron Pollard ensuring some respectability with a 46 run knock from 26 balls. SRH, however, were even worse. Deepak Hooda top-scored with 20 runs with Alzarri Joseph taking six wickets - the best figures in IPL history - for the 40 run win.
When in Hyderabad...
CSK in Hyderabad this season: They lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 wickets.
SRH chased down the 133 run target with six wickets in hand and 19 balls to go. Faf du Plessis scored 45 for CSK with Rashid Khan taking two wickets. In reply, Jonny Bairstow and David Warner struck fifties and combined for a 66 run opening wicket stand.
What they're playing for?
The winner of this match and IPL champions will receive not just the trophy but a purse of Rs 20 Crore. The loser of this match will habe to content themselves with a cheque of Rs 12.5 crore.
Mahela Jayawardene on MI, CSK's IPL success: "What Chennai and Mumbai have done is they've established a core group of players and have kept them going. And that core group has been domestic Indian players and Indian internationals. I think you can build a team around that."
- Mumbai Indians enjoy a 16-11 head-to-head tally against CSK.
- The head to head tally goes down to 4-4 in knockouts/playoffs, while MI have a 2-1 advantage in finals.
- Each of Mumbai Indians' five final appearances is against a Dhoni side [CSK in 2010, 2013, 2015 and 2019; RPS in 2017].
- CSK have won 12 out of 16 tosses this IPL
IPL 2019 Predicted Playing XI
MI Predicted Playing XI: Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav/Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah
CSK Predicted Playing XI: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur/Murali Vijay, Deepak Chahar
MI 3-0 CSK
Mumbai indians have a 3-0 record against Chennai Super Kings this season. They won in the league stages to end CSK's winning run at home. Then they triumphed at home. In Qualifier 1, CSK were beaten by MI as well. This is the third straight IPL final where one team has a 3-0 advantage over the other.
MS Dhoni is not just a player, he is an era of cricket: Matthew Hayden
Ahead of the IPL 2019 summit clash between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad, former CSK player Matthew Hayden praised MS Dhoni and said that the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman is “not just a player, he is an era of cricket.” Speaking on a Star Sports programme, the former Aussie cricketer said, “You know Dhoni, he is not just a player, he is an era of cricket. In many ways I think MS is like the captain of the gully cricket team, he is one of us, he will do anything.” [READ MORE]
IPL before World Cup is a great way to strike form: Rohit Sharma
The Indian Premier League is an ideal tournament to prepare and strike form before a big event like the 2019 World Cup feels Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma. "We spoke at the start of the tournament that we will assess each one of them and see where they are at and how they feel about their body as the tournament progresses. It is more of an individual thing than what we decided for them," said the Mumbai Indians skipper. [READ MORE]
All eyes on Hardik Pandya
For Mumbai Indians, Hardik Pandya is expected to be the key figure. The pitch in Hyderabad has shown signs of weariness and any player who can add 20-30 extra runs would make a big difference in the match. The allrounder has come later down in the innings and smashed quick runs in the death overs a number of times this season. His memorable 34-ball 91 almost saw Mumbai Indians chasing down the 232-run target against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Curator promises a sporting pitch
Ahead of the mega-finale, the talk of the town surrounds the surface and how it will behave under floodlights when the two teams go head to head. However, pitch curator YL Chandrasekhar Rao has promised to produce a sporting wicket which will help both the teams. [READ MORE]
How other teams performed in the 12th edition
Royal Challengers Bangalore failed to recover adequately from a poor start. Rajasthan Royals didn’t gel as a unit. Kings XI Punjab’s early spark went out in due course. Kolkata Knight Riders suffered a mid-season implosion. Sunrises Hyderabad became pedestrian following David Warner’s departure. Delhi Capitals had a terrific run but they proved to be a team for the future.
Mumbai Indians’ road to final
Despite starting the season on a losing note, Mumbai Indians staged a strong campaign and now fight defending champions Chennai Super Kings for their fourth IPL title. Check out Mumbai Indians’ road to final [READ]
Chennai Super Kings’ route to eighth final in 10 seasons
After becoming the first team to secure a playoffs berth defending champions Chennai Super Kings on Friday defeated Delhi Capitals by six wickets to progress to the finals of IPL 2019. Check out CSK's route to eighth final in 10 seasons [READ]
Out of the 27 matches played between both the sides Mumbai Indians enjoy a 16-11 head-to-head tally against CSK. In knockouts, both the teams have four wins each out of the eight clashes. However, the Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai paltan have a 2-1 advantage in the finals.
IPL royalty battle for the crown
After close to two months and 59 matches, we have been left with the IPL royalty - Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians - vying for the title, in Hyderabad on Sunday. Both Chennai and Mumbai have won it three times apiece. [PREVIEW]
Hello and Welcome!
Hello and welcome to the LIVE COVERAGE of the Indian Premier League final match between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians as both the teams look to clinch their fourth IPL title. While Mumbai will be brimming with confidence after toppling Chennai three times already in this edition, the defending champions will hope to overturn their fortune in the summit clash tonight. The match will begin at 7.30 pm at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.