Chennai Super Kings vs. Mumbai Indians: 44th IPL Match Preview
Chennai Super Kings vs. Mumbai Indians: 44th IPL Match Preview

Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians will lock horns in the match 44 in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Chennai on Friday. Both teams are the most successful in the history of the competition with three titles each, therefore, a feisty contest is expected this time around as well. In the previous meeting between both teams earlier in the competition, it was Mumbai who came out on top with 32-run margin.

Chennai will come in the match full of confidence as not only they are the only team to have cemented their place in the playoffs, but have also registered an impressive six-wicket win in their previous match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. In the batting department, the home side will be relying on the likes of in-form veteran right-hander Shane Watson, South Africa's Faf du Plessis, middle-order duo of Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu and captain MS Dhoni to score bulk of the runs, whereas on the bowling front, the onus will be on the spin trio of Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh and Imran Tahir to produce timely breakthroughs.

On the other hand, Mumbai's position coming in the match is not that bad either. Rohit Sharma-led unit are placed on the third position with 12 points after 10 matches and need two wins in next four games to cement their place in the playoffs. However, Mumbai's confidence will be a little shaken after they suffered a five-wicket defeat in their previous match against Rajasthan Royals. In

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Azeem Siddiqui
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