2017 IPL Champions Mumbai Indians and twice winners Chennai Super Kings will schedule the opening battle of VIVO Indian Premier League 2018. MI and CSK match battle is a fitting way to start the VIVO Indian Premier League 2018 season, these are the two successful teams in the Indian Premier League History.

Match Preview

Countdown has begun for VIVO IPL 2018. The beginning of IPL 2018 will be on April 7 against Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings. The match will be played from 8:00 pm at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Significantly, two-time champion Chennai Super Kings is after a two-year ban return with Mahendra Singh Dhoni. While under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians have been the IPL champion three times. By looking at the status of the two teams in the IPL, it can be said that the opening match of the IPL is going to see a thorn in the middle of both the teams.

When and Where The Match Start

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
7 April 2018, 08:00 IST

MI and CSK Head To Head Match Record

Matches  MI Won CSK Won
22 12 10
At the Wankhede Stadium
Matches MI Won CSK Won
7 5 2

Mumbai Indians Batting Report

Rohit Sharma is key player of Mumbai Indians batting lineup, Rohit looking at the two exciting left-handers who will be possible to start the Innings for Mumbai Indians. Evin Lewis, in his first time in the IPL history and Ishan Kishan, are among the strong young batsmen of this generation, and they have ability to destroy bowling attacks of CSK. Lewis and Kishan have been in good form too; Lewis was highest run-getter in the World Cup Qualifiers West Indies side and other hand Ishan has been consistently scoring runs in home cricket.

Chennai Super Kings Batting Report

Suresh Raina has back in the Chennai Super Kings after two years ban. Suresh Raina is the key player of the team’s. Raina is the highest run-getter in T20 cricket, and it is very good time to return in form and the  other players like, Faf du Plessis, who will always open the innings, and skipper MS Dhoni, who according to coach Stephen Fleming ‘will play a more important role as batsman.

Bowling Role From Both Sides

Jasprit Bumrah and Mustafizur Rahman are the specialist bowler of Mumbai Indians. It will be interesting to see how Rohit Sharma uses the both bowlers 8 over in the power play and the death over too.

Dwayne Bravo is the best bowler from the CSk side. Bravo has the ability to taken wicket quickly and specialist in death over with his mix bowling. CSK will hope with Bravo and Watson.

MI Possible Playing XI Reports

Top five players is the key for Mumbai Indians. Rohit, Pollard, Kardik, krunal and Levis. Evin Lewis, who blew any bowler away with his whirlwind batting, Hardik could explore batsman for Mumbai and his brother Krunal more than capable of taking up the finisher’s role.

Taking about Duminy might sit on the bench and as a backup to Pollard. Mitchell McClenaghan returns to Mumbai after Behrendorff’s absence and he might just get a look in ahead of Cummins at the start of the season.

Probable XI: Rohit Sharma (C), Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav, Pat Cummins, Mustafizur Rahman/Akila Dhananjaya, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar

CSK Possible Playing XI Reports

Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis will open the innings for CSK team. Watson has experience for the open innings. Suresh Raina the explosive batsman and Ambati Rayudu will look the middle order. In the same center, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, are present for the finish the innings. All-rounder are Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja talking about bowling, there is a great player like Harbhajan Singh who will also bat and hit the sixes and fours, spin bowler Karan Sharma, and the fast bowling command on the shoulder of Shardul Thakur and Mark Wood.

Possible XI: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, , Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c), Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Karan Sharma, Mark Wood, Shardul Thakur.


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