CSK vs MI : Chennai Super Kings vs. Mumbai Indians Live Score – IPL 2013

In the 5th IPL match Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians  will be clashing  out for the trophy at  M.A. Chidambaram stadium Saturday night of on April 6. The political pressure of Sri Lankan government has lead to drop of Nuwan Kulasekara and Akila Dananjaya  from CSK is something bothering  for fans but cricket is least affected as a whole with this decision.

In the 5th match Mumbai Indians who lost their inaugural match against Royal Challengers on Thursday will be looking forward to make a lead this time. What will  be thing to see is that  MI will be looking  to settle their score against Super Kings for 2012 elimination match defeat that landed them out of the tournament. So let’s take a look at these teams in detail.Chennai-Super-Kings-vs-Mumbai-Indians

Chennai Super Kings

CSK is the name that has clinched the IPL  trophy twice and is no easy team to clash with. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is going to lead  the team this time and whether he will succeed in wining IPL for the third time is a thrilling factor to witness.

As per the statistics CSK in IPL has won twice, qualified for the finals battle twice and for semi finals once. Is we go by the fact that statistics never lie, MI will be going to have a tough time.

Michael Hussey,  the core CSK layer, who recently moved out of international cricket will be performing in IPL for the team. His team up with Murali Vijay has being the wining combo  for Super Kings blending the magic of perfect timing and  attacking instincts.

Suresh Raina, another gem in CSK’s crown is a one man army with 2254 IPL runs  on his name. Baba Aprajith who is a all-rounder is also a interest area of the team. S Anirudha, Vijay Shankar and Subramaniam Badrinath  are the team boosters for Super Kings. In the lower middle order strengthening is provided by Dhoni, Bravo & Albie Morkel. Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin are an add on.

In the balling front Ben Laughlin, Jason Holder, Dirk Nannes, Imtiaz Ahmed and Ankit Rajpoot  are alarming signals for the competing teams. How can we forget Ben Hilfenhaus, he will be troubling the other side batsmen with his pin point accuracy.

Mumbai Indians

Ricky Ponting  leading the Mumbai Indians has  faced a defeat in their first IPL match of this season. With names like Sachin Tendulkar and Harbhajan Singh on board Mumbai Indians is a cake cooked by too many cooks and will this spoil the dessert again is a thing to wait and watch.

Kumble and Wright  are for sure turning all the stones necessary to bring out the perfect combination to lead MI towards  victory. Names like Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik and Ambati Rayudu will be very vital for  the substantial victory of the team in this IPL. The most expensive player of the season Glex Maxwell will be most probably replacing Jacob Oram. Kieron Pollard, Munaf Patel and Bhajji in the balling front of MI along with impressive performance of  Jasprit Bumrah,  is a strong point for the team.

The  Caribbean Monster, K Pollard who was the Mumbai’s second highest wicket-taker last year  will this time be looked forward to perform his part well like the previous season.

Teams probably  to play

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni(c&wk), M Hussey, S Raina, S Badrinath, M Vijay, B Aprajith (or) S Anirudha, Dwayne Bravo, R Jadeja, R Ashwin, D Nannes, B Hilfenhaus

Mumbai Indians: R Ponting(c), S Tendulkar,  D Karthik(wk), A Rayudu, R Sharma, K Pollard, J Oram (or) G Maxwell, M Johnson, M Patel, H Singh, JJ Bumrah

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