Chennai: High on confidence after their fourth consecutive victory, Mumbai Indians will look to extend their winning run and sneak into the top-four when they lock horns with table-toppers Chennai Super Kings in an Indian Premier League match here today.
Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma
The five-wicket victory over Delhi Daredevils in their previous match has given the resurgent MI a shot in the arm to take on the formidable CSK at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
After starting the season with four consecutive defeats, MI have bounced back admirably, to be currently placed at fifth position with 10 points from 10 games.
A win will not just put them in top-four but would also give the Mumbai outfit a realistic chance of making the play-offs. But it is certainly not going to be an easy task against the most consistent IPL team.
The Mumbai Indians seem to be peaking just at the right time with the likes of Lendl Simmons, Parthiv Patel, skipper Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard starting to fire.
However, Lasith Malinga will be missed as Sri Lankan players are not allowed to play in Chennai. Mitchell McClenaghan, who produced some match-winning spells for MI the past few matches, will look to deliver in Malinga’s absence.