The West Indian would play a key role in setting the stage for Mumbai sIndians to post a big total. He is expected to provide a steady start at the top and build partnerships.
MI would be hoping the star all-rounder continues his rich form and provide that much-needed zing to his team with the bat and ball.
The way MI skipper marshals his troops to get the best out of his resources would play an important factor, especially when he is up against India’s best skipper MS Dhoni.
He is MI’s most lethal weapon in the bowling department. His good form would play a crucial role in clinching the IPL title.
The off-spinner has roared back to form in style in this IPL. Considering that Eden Gardens has produced slow turners in the IPL-8 so far, Bhajji might play a crucial role tonight.
Chennai Super Kings
The Australian not only has to provide CSK a good start, but also fill the huge void left by in-form New Zealand opener Brendon McCullum, who joined his national team for a Test series in England.
Faf du Plessis
CSK would require the firepower from the South African for one last time tonight.
With Ravindra Jadeja and Suresh Raina not in best of form, the CSK skipper would play a vital role in helping the team cross the finish line.
The left-arm medium pacer has been an able ally to Dwayne Bravo in the bowling department, and Dhoni would expect the same tonight from his frontline pacer.
The off-spinner may not be amongst the top wicket-takers for CSK in this IPL, but Dhoni would expect him maintain his under six-an-over economy rate and tie down MI’s big-hitters.