This is the darkest span of MS Dhoni and Chennai Super Kings since the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League(IPL).
Nothing has gone CSK’s way since the inaugural match victory over Mumbai Indians. After that, there is no impressive performance by the MS Dhoni-led side. Every time team struggled to find the right combination after every loss and they’ve only regressed with each passing fixture since. Now they have found themselves in a situation there is no return.
However, that’s not exactly the reality yet. They haven’t officially been knocked out of the tournament, and could still change the complexion of the playoffs race with favorable results in the last four games.
Mumbai Indias is in the exact opposite condition, they are currently sitting 3rd in the points table win today and they will retain the number one position on the table.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The conditions in Sharjah make bowlers’ work easier these days. There is room for pacers with variations in their armory to cause problems for batsmen. But, the dimensions of the range are still the same that is short. AB de Villiers showed merit in backing and hitting through the line (against KKR) and Ambati Rayudu attempted to get out of the crease and make his shots (against DC).
Match timings – 06:00 PM local time, 07:30 PM IST
TV – Star Sports 1, 2, Hindi, 1 Select, 1 HD, 2 HD, 1 Select HD, and Sports 1 HD Hindi.
Live Streaming – The match can be streamed online on Disney + Hotstar VIP.
CSK vs MI Head to Head
Played- 31 |CSK won- 13 | MI won- 18 | N/R- 0
At neutral venues (outside India)
Played- 5 | CSK won- 4 | MI won- 1 | N/R- 0
Last 5 matches
MI won – 4 | CSK won – 1
Total Wickets Fallen – 91 (Pacers – 66 | Spinners – 20) ** more than 75% wicket are taken by pacers.
1st Inn – 28 wkts Pacers | 6 wkts Spinners
2nd Inn – 38 wkts pacers | 14 Spinners
Average first innings score: 201 (7 matches in IPL 2020)
Average 2nd Inn Score – 178
IPL 2020 Record on this ground: Total – 8 | Bat 2nd Won- 3 | Bat 1st won – 5
Total Runs and Wickets: Bat 1st – 1603/34 | Bat 2nd – 1422/52