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CSK Predicted XI against MI: How will MS Dhoni go against Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians

Chennai believe in not tinkering around with their squad much and they like to give players enough chances before they are axed from the line-up.

cricket Updated: Apr 26, 2019 13:12 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
CSK Predicted XI,Chennai Super Kings,Rohit Sharma
Chennai Super Kings cricketer Harbajan Singh (R) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.(AFP)

Chennai Super Kings will look to seal a place in the play-offs when they take on Mumbai Indians in a mouth-watering Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Friday.

With 16 points in 11 matches, CSK have virtually put themselves in the knockout stages and a win against MI will all but confirm their spot in the last four. As for MI, they currently occupy the third place on the table, behind high-flying Delhi Capitals, who have played a game more.

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Chennai believe in not tinkering around with their squad much and like to give players enough chances before they are axed from the line-up.

Australian Shane Watson is a perfect example of the same as he was going through a rough patch in the ongoing edition of the league but CSK persisted with him and reaped the reward against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

“I can’t thank Stephen Fleming and MS Dhoni enough for their belief in me. Just about every other team I’ve been in... for me to miss out on not scoring runs for long as I had throughout the tournament, if I had been in a previous team I would have been dropped a long time ago,” Watson said after the SRH game.

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Watson is expected to be paired against with Faf du Plessis again, followed by middle-order batsmen Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu and Kedar Jadhav. Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo will fill in as all-rounders while Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar and Imran Tahir will be the regular bowlers in the side.

Predicted XI: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir

First Published: Apr 26, 2019 13:06 IST