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HindustanTimes Wed,27 Aug 2014
Chennai look to beard Mumbai in their den
Kushal Phatarpekar, Hindustan Times
Mumbai, May 05, 2013
First Published: 02:14 IST(5/5/2013)
Last Updated: 02:55 IST(5/5/2013)

Rohit Sharma has proved to be a capable captain so far, making bold moves to ensure three wins in the last four matches for Mumbai Indians. However, a sterner test awaits the young player on Sunday against Chennai Super Kings, who are looking to extend a seven-match winning streak.

Experts have credited CSK’s dominance to their stable squad and MS Dhoni’s captaincy. However, with Mumbai Indians having won all their four matches at home this season, their stand-in skipper can go into the tie with some confidence.

Rohit has also been at the centre of Mumbai Indians’ success this year, smashing 375 runs so far. Of his four half-centuries this season, three have resulted in victories for the http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/Popup/2013/5/05_05_13-metro22g.gifteam.

Mumbai, looking to secure a place in the play-offs, will look to recover from a rather timid loss against Sunrisers Hyderabad. 

Mumbai will have their task cut out as they face a Chennai side that includes the likes of Michael Hussey and Suresh Raina, who have been in fine nick besides the finishing ability of Dhoni.

However, Mumbai upstaged CSK on their home turf in the early stages of the league and would believe it is not beyond them to outwit the twice former champions.
CSK have been a force to reckon with every season and that has been the case this season as well. According to CSK coach, Stephen Fleming, the clash could give them the chance to regain the edge against Mumbai.

“CSK and Mumbai have had a bit of history already, the games have always been hard fought. Mumbai have had the better of us till now, so we are determined to play better and change that.”   


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