MI Vs CSK MyTeam11 Team Picks, Pitch Report, Probable Playing 11 And Match Overview: Showpiece tournament finally gets underway after months of delay and deliberations.
From being said to be a no go this year to being gradually delayed and rescued multiple times amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, this season’s Indian Premier League is finally upon us. The marquee league managed to withstand the brunt of incessant hardships to manage to get the go ahead from the BCCI to be held this year.
With India not being conducive for the marquee tournament, the league for the first time in over 10 years was shifted entirely out of the country. A change of vicinity was touted as the only plausible means to conduct the competition with a bevy of stringent protocols being embedded in the IPL bubble to ensure the competition goes ahead without any mishaps.
Despite the measures undertaken by the governing council, the tournament failed to clear the air for a slew of players who decided to sit out IPL 2020 citing health concerns.
However, these developments failed to act as a setback to the competition with the league finally taking to the middle today with last edition’s finalists, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings having a go at each other in the season opener.
Across the years, this showdown between MI and CSK has taken shape into one of the most intriguing clashes in the leagues. The two most successful sides in the competition, the two have left no stone unturned to outdo the other with MI just about edging CSK 17-11.
However, CSK should manage to ease that deficit today. Its down to the nature of the surface, one which should see suit CSK’s slew of slower bowlers to give the side a season opening win.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Traditionally a wicket which has stayed low and played out in favour of the spinners, the team winning the toss is bound to step out and bat first today. Given that this is the first outing of the league, the pitch will offer more than enough to the batsmen in the first half of the clash.
Hot conditions await us today with the sweltering heat set to see the match go on uninterrupted.
Probable Playing 11
Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Chennai Super Kings
Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C, WK), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, DJ Bravo, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur
Indian Premier League 2020
Match: Mumbai Indians Vs Chennai Super Kings
Date And Time: 19th September, Saturday- 7:30pm IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium
Telecast: Star Sports 1,2, Hindi/HD, Disney+ Hotstar
Five Quiessential Players
- Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Kieron Pollard, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Chennai Super Kings
- Faf du Plessis, Ravindra Jadeja, DJ Bravo, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar
MI Vs CSK MyTeam11 Picks
Our Dream 11 side for the impending clash will begin with the selection of Quinton de Kock. The Mumbai Indians’ wicket-keeper is someone capable of clobbering the ball to the fence right from ball one to see him make full use of the powerplay restrictions.
Partnering him up is counterpart and his team’s captain, Rohit Sharma. After accruing 405 runs in the bygone edition of the league, the Indian opener went berserk in the World Cup with his performances seeing him rewrite a string of records.
We’ll be pairing him up with Suryakumar Yadav who went on a rampage in India’s domestic circuit in the 2019-20 season. Elsewhere, Chennai Super Kings will see Faf du Plessis become the first pick from the side after enduring a solid tenure in the arena last year.
Back after an injury, we begin this docket with the selection of Hardik Pandya from Mumbai Indians owing to the 402 runs and 14 wickets in he to his name in IPL 2019.
Consistency has always been a cause of concern with Kieron Pollard however his explosiveness sees us make the all-rounder a viable option from the club. Given the nature of this pitch, Pollard could end up getting an outing with the ball as well, something which adds value to his selection today.
CSK will see us indulge in the services of Ravindra Jadeja. The Indian all-rounder rekindled his career last year with a string of alluring performances at the World Cup and not pitches favourable to his brand of bowling, he could end up offering sensational value today.
CSK’s spin duo of Piyush Chawla and Imran Tahir could end up leaving Mumbai Indians in a real quagmire today. Especially if they come out to bowl second, these two could jostle their way to a bevy of wickets as the wicket turns, spins and stays low.
The identity of the surface sees us rope in pacer Deepak Chahar as well from CSK. He’s someone way too willing to take pace off the ball, an attribute which will make peeling him off runs a dilemma for the batsmen.
Mumbai Indians see us opt for leg spinner Rahul Chahar after a breakthrough IPL 2019, one where he not only snagged wickets at crucial junctures but was able to halt the opposition’s run scoring ambitions as well.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Rohit’s electric touch the last time he played in the cricketing arena will see the opener captain our side while Tahir is the vice-captain.
Kock, Faf, Yadav, Sharma, Jadeja, Pandya, Pollard, Tahir, Chahar, Chawla, Rahul
Small League Team
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.