Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra): Daniel Sams again took two crucial wickets after being brought back into the attack to remove Shivam Dube and Ambati Rayudu. Jadeja also departed cheaply as CSK went five down in the run-chase vs MI. Robin Uthappa and Ambati Rayudu added 50 runs for the third wicket but the former departed soon as CSK aimed for a rebuild after the fall of two early wickets.
MI started brilliantly as Daniel Sams removed Ruturaj Gaikwad on the first ball of the run-chase and then dismissed Mitchell Santner. Tilak Varma hit a stupendous half-century to power MI’s score past the 150-run mark vs CSK.
Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians Riley Meredith, Hrithik Shokeen and Daniel Sams are in for Mumbai Indians. The five-time champions have lost all their 6 games in the IPL so far. There is still a possibility that they might make it to the top four if they win all their remaining games.
“We are going to bowl first. The wicket looks a bit damp and we want to take advantage of that. It might spin a bit initially and the dew might come in the second half. We have a couple of changes in place of Moeen and Jordan we are going with Pretorius and Santner. He’s (Milne) injured and has to go home,” said Chennai Super Kings captain Ravindra Jadeja after winning the toss.
“The surfaces have changed a bit from what we played in the first game. The teams have won batting first in the last 3 to 4 games, so it is a blessing in disguise. We have made three changes. Meredith is making his debut for Mumbai, Hrithik Shokeen is an off-spinner and making his debut, Daniel Sams comes back in. There’s a bit of bounce and we know he (Meredith) can bowl quick. We have to win all games, but we can’t look that far ahead. We have to win this game and then see what happens,” said Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma after the toss.
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja(c), MS Dhoni(w), Dwaine Pretorius, Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Maheesh Theekshana and Mukesh Choudhary.
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Daniel Sams, Hrithik Shokeen, Riley Meredith, Jaydev Unadkat and Jasprit Bumrah.