Two great teams, both strong and formidable — Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings — will play for 2 points more when they go head to head in Match 33 of Pepsi IPL 2014 on Saturday, May 10 at 8 pm IST at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 8 pm IST
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Where to Watch Live: Set Max & Sony Six
IPL 2014 on TV Channels Worldwide:
|3||Middle East||OSN Network|
|6||India||Set Max & Sony Six|
|9||Sri Lanka||Carlton Sports Network|
|10||United Kingdom||ITV Networks Ltd|
|12||United States||Willow TV international|
|13||New Zealand||Sky NZ|
For US viewers, the play starts at 9:30am CST with Willow TV providing Live coverage. US viewers can watch the match live on mobile and internet by clicking here. Live coverage in the UK is on ITV 4. Click here for live streaming link. For Rest of the World, click here to know how to watch the match live.
For INTERNET & MOBILE:
1. India Internet – GoCricket.com & StarSports.com
2. USA – www.willow.tv
3. Rest of World Internet – GoCricket.com & www.youtube.com/gocricket
4. IPL mobile streaming in India: StarSports.com, nexGTV / GoCricket (apps)
5. IPL mobile stream outside India: youtube.com/gocricket and GoCricket apps.
For LIVE SCORE, click HERE.
The Mumbai Indians – who had lost all five matches in the UAE leg, tunred strong on home ground when in the first outing in India, they chased down 169 to hand table-toppers Kings XI Punjab their first defeat of the season.
In the next outing against the Royal Challengers, they won and again with Bangalore, they made the most of playing in home conditions yet again. They posted 187 runs – riding on skipper Rohit Sharma’s 59 and fireworks from Kieron Pollard towards the end – and then restricted RCB to 168 to win their second win.
The Chennai Super Kings were blown away by Kings XI Punjab in their previous match as their bowlers had no answer to Glenn Maxwell, and after losing a couple of wickets in the run-chase, the team decided to take the safe approach by focussing on slow run-rate rather than losing wickets and not batting out their 20 overs. CSK are placed in the top half of the table, and MS Dhoni men are aware they have a chance to push for a top-two finish before other teams realize it.
It would be safe to say that the form of Rohit Sharma leads the fortunes of the Mumbai Indians and every time their captain has scored the runs, MI have won.
Kieron Pollard – if he can continue scoring like he has in the last four matches – will be a key player. On the bowling front, Lasith Malinga and Harbhajan Singh have bowled exceedingly well, even if the wickets column does not reflect that in the case of the spinner.
For the Chennai Super Kings, their openers – Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Smith – have seen CSK off to a quick start almost every time and at least one of them has batted into the second half of the innings on most occasions. On the bowling front, while the focus has been on the spinners, Mohit Sharma has picking up wickets every time.
No team has a better win-loss record against the Chennai Super Kings than the Mumbai Indians and in 16 matches they played, the Mumbai Indians have won 9 times.
In their Dubai matches earlier this season, CSK restricted MI to 141 for seven and chased down the runs in 19 overs, losing only 3 wickets in the process.
Rohit Sharma has 13 scores of 50-plus for the Mumbai Indians. 10 of these knocks have resulted in wins.
CSK skipper MS Dhoni has scored more runs against the Mumbai Indians than any other team. In 14 innings against MI, he has scored 406 runs at a strike-rate of 148.71.
Harbhajan Singh has impressive numbers in matches against CSK. In 15 matches, he has picked 15 scalps, and has an economy-rate of 5.96.
Prediction: Chennai Indians may face tough fight today with the Mumbai Indian buoyant with their recent success.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (C), Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Michael Hussey, Pragyan Ojha, Corey Anderson, Praveen Kumar, Josh Hazlewood, CM Gautam, Aditya Tare, Apoorv Wankhade, Marchant de Lange, Krishmar Santokie, Ben Dunk, Pawan Suyal, Sushant Marathe, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Gopal, Lendl Simmons.
Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C), Suresh Raina, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf du Plessis, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith, Ashish Nehra, Mohit Sharma, Samuel Badree, Ben Hilfenhaus, Matt Henry, B Aparajith, Mithun Manhas, Ishwar Pandey, Pawan Negi, Vijay Shankar, Ronit More, John Hastings.