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In the 11 editions of the IPL, 6 titles have been won by these two teams. Both MI and CSK tied at 3 each. That tells you how big this fixture is. Perhaps the only match where you won’t see a sea of blue at the Wankhede. This clash has a different fan base!
Let’s take a look at 3 possible changes MI can make to the playing XI:
- Kieron Pollard out. Ben Cutting in.
Pollard hasn’t fired in the 3 matches played. With 33 runs so far, KP has struggled for timing. Ben Cutting is known for his big hitting and can also chip in with a few overs. The reason Cutting’s couple of overs are important is because of the decline in Hardik’s bowling form. So that gives Mumbai an extra bowling option.
- Mitchell McClenaghan out. Jason Behrehdorff in.
In spite of taking wickets, Mitch concedes 35+ runs in his 4 overs more often than not. Jason Behrendorff is known for his slower deliveries and had the 4th best economy rate in the last BBL season. He could be a good option in the Powerplay.
- Yuvraj Singh out. Ishan Kishan in.
This is a change that MI could make going ahead. Ishan is an aggressive left-hander. He is also a wicket keeper. So, that can allow MI to replace de Kock with Evin Lewis in case of an injury or bad form. The only factor in Yuvi’s favour here is the spinners in the CSK squad. With as many as 3 spinners, Yuvi will look to go big. He was good against Axar Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal, and hence it could be a tough call for Rohit Sharma.