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An IPL tournament filled with amazing moments has an amazing finale. Two of the best T20 franchises in world cricket – let alone IPL – battle it out for IPL supremacy. Both sides are locked at three titles each, and no stone will be left unturned in the quest for a record fourth title. It’s blue vs yellow. Dhoni vs Rohit. Bring it on.

Mumbai Indians have had a fine season. They avoided their customary poor start, this time fixed in the top half of the table ever since the very early stages. They have gathered momentum along the way, and even though there were some slip ups, they never lost consecutive matches. In addition, Rohit Sharma’s men have won all three games against CSK this season, which will indeed make it an unbelievable achievement if they were to beat a side led by MS Dhoni four times in one season. Will they do it?

Well, what can we say about Chennai Super Kings? Delhi Capitals were given a massive chance by many in Qualifier 2, but CSK’s experience and big game know-how came to the fore. They will now play in their eighth final in just their 10th season, which is an extraordinary feat everyone associated with CSK should be proud of. It would be something if they can beat MI at the fourth attempt this season, in the match that matters most. Can CSK go back-to-back and go outright top in the list of most IPL Titles?

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Key to a MI win

The flat pitch at Hyderabad could very well suit MI. Remember, the Final was moved from Chennai due to unresolved issues at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium. It remains to be seen how CSK’s bowlers handle conditions that will provide less assistance, so much rests on the opening partnership. Can Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock force Dhoni onto the back foot? With Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard and Suryakumar Yadav, who has burst into form in recent games, MI have the talent in the middle order to give CSK’s spinners one or two headaches. Then, of course, the stage will be set for Hardik Pandya to do his thing at the death. In such a big game, winning all three stages of the innings is vital. Cricket with Sparsh rightly highlighted MI as a side that doesn’t rely on one player. Will it materialise?

Also, can MI achieve three-stage excellence with the ball? CSK have been perennial slow starters in the powerplay in IPL 2019, but MI need to guard against Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson. Both CSK openers struck fifties as they set up the CSK victory vs DC, so MI need early wickets in the powerplay to halt CSK’s progress. The same applies to Suresh Raina, who has a good innings in him and fine record vs MI. Can MI leave MS Dhoni with too much to do against the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Lasith Malinga? What impact will the Pandya brothers and Rahul Chahar have? MI’s balance has held them in good stead all tournament, and they will want one final big performance.

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Key to a CSK win

Ajit Agarkar has questioned whether CSK have the resources to thrive on the flatter Hyderabad pitch. He has a point, given the success of MS Dhoni’s men on spinning pitches. So, eyes will be on the seamers – particularly Deepak Chahar – to find early success in the powerplay, which can then enable the likes of Imran Tahir to build further pressure on MI’s middle order in a big game. Then, Dwayne Bravo, who was fantastic at the death vs DC, has to tame the Hardik Pandya lion. CSK start the game as outsiders, but their bowlers can have a big say as to whether they can overcome the odds.

Also, Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson need to put on a similar performance to their effort in Qualifier 2. They complemented each other nicely, with du Plessis shifting gears early as Watson settled in. That Watson found some form is a big positive for CSK, given his struggles throughout IPL 2019. Then, the onus will be on Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni (and Ravindra Jadeja) to propel CSK further; so much so that if they can outplay MI’s middle order, they could very well win the Title. All to play for.

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Possible Playing 11

Jayant Yadav was brought in for MI in Qualifier 1 vs CSK. However, the conditions could prompt Ben Cutting or Mitchell McClenaghan to come in. Ben Cutting was man of the match in the IPL 2016 Final.

MI: 1. Quinton de Kock (wk), 2. Rohit Sharma (c), 3. Suryakumar Yadav, 4. Ishan Kishan, 5.. Kieron Pollard, 6. Hardik Pandya, 7. Krunal Pandya, 8. Ben Cutting/Mitchell McClenaghan, 9. Rahul Chahar, 10. Lasith Malinga, 11. Jasprit Bumrah

Will Murali Vijay come back for extra batting? If not, then CSK can bring in an extra seamer for the conditions. This could be Mohit Sharma, given Shardul Thakur went for plenty vs DC.

CSK: 1. Shane Watson, 2. Faf du Plessis, 3. Murali Vijay, 4. Suresh Raina, 5. Ambati Rayudu, 6. MS Dhoni (c & wk), 7. Dwayne Bravo, 8. Ravindra Jadeja, 9. Deepak Chahar, 10. Harbhajan Singh, 11. Imran Tahir

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Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 27, CSK 11, MI 16.
  • MI have beaten CSK in all three meetings in IPL 2019.
  • Imran Tahir is set to become the first 40-year old to compete in an IPL Final.
  • Lasith Malinga vs CSK: 20 matches, 30 wickets, average: 18.03, econ. 6.98.
  • Teams batting first in IPL Finals have won 63.60% of all matches.

Match Prediction

Here we go. After 59 matches, the big one is finally here.

I picked MI to win it right from the start, and they have filled me with confidence right throughout the tournament. CSK, though, are mighty dangerous and experienced, and can cause problems.

However, I believe MI, in the Hyderabad conditions, will get the job done and lift the IPL Trophy for a record fourth time.

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Charbel Coorey
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Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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