Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) – one of the Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter that promises unlimited entertainment every season. On Saturday night, the iconic Wankhede Stadium is going to witness another epic clash between Rohit Sharma’s boys and the Yellow Army led by MS Dhoni, who will be in 1000.th IPL match.
CSK and MI are the two most successful franchises in the history of the tournament. Rohit tops the MI record with 5 title wins while Dhoni & Co. got their hands on the title four times. Both the teams have started the current season with losses in their opening matches. While CSK lost to defending champions Gujarat Titans, MI were defeated by Royal Challengers Bangalore.
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However, CSK bounced back with a 12-run win against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at home. With Mumbai also back home to host the Super Kings, the local fans will be hoping for Rohit Sharma’s ‘Paltan’ to open their account on the points table.
“It’s a game I’m really looking forward to. These are two of the most successful franchises and the fan-following is huge and it’s one of the biggest games I’ve played as a cricketer outside international cricket. “
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“From a football point of view, it is like Manchester United playing Liverpool. These are huge games,” the England all-rounder further said.
Moeen extended support to teammate Deepak Chahar, who is making a comeback after recovering from injury. The right-arm pacer has been one of the vital parts of the CSK unit but at the moment he is struggling to find his rhythm.
“I think the only thing he is lacking is game time. He had a bad injury and he is coming back after a long time. Unless you can bowl a proper game you need a bowler. He will get better as the tournament progresses,” Moeen Ali said.