IPL 2019, MI vs CSK Team Predicted Playing 11 for Today Match LIVE Updates: Mumbai Indians will host Chennai Super Kings looking to arrest their patchy performances in three matches so far. They started poorly against Delhi Capitals at home before beating Royal Challengers Bangalore in a thriller. In their recent outing, they were poor with the ball with KXIP romping home with ease.
On the other side are a Chennai Super Kings side who can do no wrong. They currently occupy top spot in the IPL points table with three wins in three. Starting off the season with a confident win over RCB, theyve added to that by beating DC and RR. In their most recent fixture, MS Dhoni rolled back the years with a robust 75 run knock with CSK languishing at 27/3.
Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been an iconic figure in both the Indian cricket team as well as for his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise.
Dhoni has guided India to the 2007 T20 World Cup triumph and then led them to the 50-over World Cup win in 2011 to become the first Indian skipper with two world cup victories under his belt.
On the domestic circuit he has been equally influential, guiding Chennai Super Kings to all three of their IPL titles so far. The iconic wicketkeeper-batsman, who is hugely influential as a skipper, is closing on a personal landmark as his side prepare to take on the Mumbai Indians on Wednesday.
Dhoni has amassed 3998 runs in the IPL for Chennai Super Kings and with two more runs against Mumbai Indians, he will become only the second batsman from the Chennai franchise to achieve the 4000-run landmark.
The veteran batsman is second only to Suresh Raina in CSKs list of all-time run scorers. Raina has amassed 5071 runs from his 174 matches, while Dhonis 3998 runs have come from 172 games at a remarkable average of 41.21 and a strike rate of 140.52. He has a highest score of 79 not out.
The 37-year-old is showing no signs of slowing down and helped propel CSKs total from 115/4 from 17 overs to a remarkable 175/5 with some vintage hitting in the final 3 overs of the match.
With Dhoni striking it so well, he is expected to go past the personal landmark with ease when his side face Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday.
First Published: Apr 03, 2019 13:17 IST