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IPL Final 2019: CSK predicted XI against Mumbai Indians - MS Dhoni could make a tactical change

Chennai Super Kings predicted XI: Murali Vijay who looked good in the first qualifier could well make a comeback in this match to bolster the middle-order.

cricket Updated: May 12, 2019 17:37 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
File image of CSK team
File image of CSK team(AFP)
         

The dust has finally settled and after sprinting, losing breath and trying to scramble to the finishing line, two sides in Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians are quite fittingly in the final showdown.

You don’t have to look beyond Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians to realize that monotony can be an undesired side-effect of consistency. In a league that was once expanded to accommodate 10 teams, these two teams are so far ahead of the pack that it borders on the boring now.

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Hence, when Faf du Plessis said after the win against Delhi Capitals that CSK know how to react to pressure scenarios and how they just know how to win knockout clashes, it made all the sense. However, this season the story has been different for Dhoni’s brigade against the Mumbai Indians - a side which has beaten them thrice on the bounce. So will the law of averages finally catch up, or will Mumbai’s juggernaut roll on and go all the way?

MS Dhoni does not believe in changes just for the sake of tweaks, he could well go ahead and play the same side, but at the same time, he could be tempted to make a strategic move. Shardul Thakur played in the previous match, but was needed to bowl only a solitary over. Will Dhoni bring in a batsman instead of Thakur remains to be seen.

Murali Vijay who looked good in the first qualifier could well make a comeback in this match to bolster the middle-order.

Predicted XI of CSK for the match against Mumbai Indians:

Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar

First Published: May 12, 2019 09:43 IST

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