Sports / IPL 2019: Chennai, Mumbai to face off in riveting contest

Zee News : Apr 03, 2019, 10:32 AM

Mahendra Singh Dhoni in red-hot form, Chennai Super Kings will start as favourites against the slightly off-colour Mumbai Indians when the IPL's two most successful teams have their first showdown of the season here on Wednesday. The Super Kings, three-time winners of the T20 League like the hosts, have been on a roll with three wins on the trot that have boosted them to the top of the table. 

Mumbai: With skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni in red-hot form, Chennai Super Kings will start as favourites against the slightly off-colour Mumbai Indians when the IPL's two most successful teams have their first showdown of the season here on Wednesday.

The Super Kings, three-time winners of the T20 League like the hosts, have been on a roll with three wins on the trot that have boosted them to the top of the table.

Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, had a familiar stuttering start with a victory sandwiched between two defeats.

Recent history in head-to-head clashes is in MI's favour, as the Rohit Sharma-led home team has beaten their rivals in four out of the last five contests.

Overall too Mumbai holds a 14-12 advantage over CSK, including once in the defunct Champions T20 League.

However, CSK seem to hold the edge this time around, especially with Dhoni rolling back the years with a typically robust 75 off 46 balls that lifted his team from 27 for three to 175 for five against Rajasthan Royals at home in their last match.

And with Dwayne Bravo holding off Rajasthan's charge at the end with the ball, CSK maintained their 100 percent record.