The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) shrugged of a string of defeats in their last few games to put a beating on the Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 2. CSK fired in both their batting and bowling departments to win by 6 wickets and make it to their 8th IPL Championship final.
CSK will once take on the Mumbai Indians on May 12 in Hyderabad on Sunday in the IPL Finals. Mumbai Indians and CSK have won 3 IPL Championships each and will be looking to win their 4th Championship. Mumbai have the edge of CSK in the 2019 IPL including winning their last encounter in Qualifier 1.
Keys For Mumbai Indians To Win Finals
Rohit Sharma: is a big match player and someone who puts his hand up when it matters. He knows that he needs to lead from the front with the bat and if he gets going, then the Mumbai Indians are going to have a big score on the board. His captaincy skills will also be tested with his field placements, bowling changes and ability to be calm under pressure.
Death Bowling: CSK has generally tended to go slow at the start of their innings and pile on the runs in the death overs. J Bumrah, L Malinga and Mitchell Mcclenaghan will have to be at their best and look to keep CSK below 160.
Keys For CSK To Win Finals
Overseas Players: CSK had a comfortable win against the Delhi Capitals because they overseas players contributed. Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson fired at the top of the order hitting half centuries while Bravo and Tahir bowled economically and picked up wickets. All four players need to put in another good performance in the IPL finals.
Suresh Raina: has been one of the most consistent batsmen in IPL history but he has not had a great tournament for CSK in 2019. If Raina gets going, things are going to be a lot easier for the middle-order as he scores quickly. The Hyderabad pitch has a lot of runs in it and Raina will want to deliver for his team on Sunday.
Conclusion: Mumbai Indians should go into the finals with a little more confidence as they know how to beat the CSK. The one man that stands in their way is Captain MS Dhoni who has a wealth of experience in winning big tournaments. CSK should be able to defend their IPL Championship and win on Sunday!