Cricket s El Clasico- Mumbai Indians and Chennai Superkings; Most successful teams of both leagues, Mumbai wins 4th most, Chennai 3rd time
The 13th season of the IPL starts on Saturday. In the first match, defending champion Mumbai Indians will face runner-up Chennai Super Kings. The match between the two is called El Classico of the league as both are the most successful teams in the league. El Clásico is a Spanish word, which means excellent. Barcelona-Real Madrid's match in Spanish football is called El Clásico, as both are La Liga's most successful clubs. Mumbai's pan is considered heavy. Mumbai has won the last 5 matches of both. Last season, 4 matches were played face-to-face including finals, all won by Mumbai. The league is being played in the UAE. In such a situation, both teams will want to start anew.
This remains the turning point
Chennai's spin bowling is good. Mumbai soon sends Krunal before Hardik and Pollard when the wicket falls. So that fast runs can be scored in the last over. Hardo-Pollard also overshadows Bravo, the death-specialist. Both have scored 185 against them.
Important, but the decision is not easy for Chennai captain Dhoni. Abu Dhabi's pitch is considered slow. In such a situation, the team that wins the toss will want to bat first. But there is a possibility of dew. In such a situation, bowling may be difficult for Chennai spinners. If Dhoni wins the toss, it will not be easy for him to decide
Batting for Chennai, Mumbai spin bowler is a matter of concern
Batting is a cause of concern for Chennai. Last season, the team lost the most 30 wickets in the first 6 overs. During this, the lowest scored from a run rate of 6.44. The Mumbai spinners were able to take only 55 wickets out of 190 from the team in the last two seasons. That means only 29%. This is the lowest of 8 teams. Chennai spinners took 90 wickets out of 210. That is 43%. Talking about the last two seasons, Chennai bowlers took the highest 56 wickets in the first 6 overs. It is 11 wickets more than second-placed Rajasthan. Mumbai finished fourth with 40 wickets.
Mumbai bowlers put pressure on Chennai in the first six overs
Chennai defeated 6 teams at the home ground last season but lost to Mumbai both times. Both teams clashed 4 times in 2019. Mumbai took 10 wickets of Chennai in the first 6 overs during this period. Spinner Krunal bowled the opening in the last 3 matches. He jerked the wicket of an opener every time. In the middle overs, leg-spinner Rahul Chahar did not allow runs and gave runs with an economy of only 4.28. Chennai bowlers have been able to take only one wicket for Mumbai in the first 6 overs since 2013, allowing the team to score fast runs in the last over.