Chennai Super Kings vs. Mumbai Indians
|Date & Time||Sunday May 12, 2019, 10:00 AM (EDT)|
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium
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The Mumbai Indians will play against the Chennai Super Kings in the final of the 2019 IPL.
Mumbai won their qualifier where they beat CSK to gain automatic entry into the final. It was a very impressive display by the Mumbai Indians’ bowling unit with the likes of Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya and Rahul Chahar having exceptional games. As far as the batting was concerned, Suryakumar Yadav was the main performer for the Mumbai Indians as he scored 71 runs off only 54 balls. It has been an exceptional few weeks for the Mumbai Indians and the team will be full of confidence as they enter this fixture.
On the other side of the coin, CSK also won their previous match as they beat the Delhi Capitals. It was a solid return to form for the Super Kings as they controlled the majority of the match against DC. Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson were both exceptional for CSK as both overseas players scored half-centuries. The bowling also looked very strong as Dwayne Bravo led the team with 2 vital wickets. The Chennai Super Kings have a very poor record against the Mumbai Indians and having just lost to them last week, it will take a valiant effort to turn things around.
The final is set to be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. The pitch at this ground has been very good for batting this season. That being said, the pace bowlers should also have the ability to impact the game.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick the Mumbai Indians to win this match. Both teams have been exceptional this season but Mumbai have had the edge over CSK. Mumbai beat Chennai with ease in the qualifier and I see them repeating that performance in this match.