The two of the most successful teams of the Indian T20 League will meet again this season. The last time when these two met, Chennai had the last laugh. Both these teams have disappointed fans for the majority of the tournament. Now that Mumbai is out of the title contention, it’s a must-win situation for Chennai.
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The Yellow Army has been turning multiple heads ever since MS Dhoni took the captaincy back into his hands. Chennai convincingly defeated Delhi by a big margin of 91 runs. The fans are still expecting to see the former champion in the playoffs.
Openers Rururaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway have put on some of the best opening partnerships witnessed this season so far. The addition of Devon Conway has made a huge difference in the batting lineup for the team. In the last match, Conway played a magnificent innings of 87 runs off just 49 balls. Additionally, he had hit 231 runs in a short span of time. Moreover, Gaikawad and Moeen Ali have found their rhythm with the bat and are timing the ball perfectly.
Rohit Sharma and his boys won two matches back-to-back. However, the team again lost their last match against Kolkata; hence, ruling them out of the playoffs picture. Now, the men in blue are all set to take on the mighty Chennai.
The team is still struggling with the bat. Wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan tried to keep his team in the game by scoring 51 runs. However, once he got out, the whole team crumbled within the next 20 runs. All-rounder Kieron Pollard has contributed nothing this season so far. Kieron is expected to knock the ball out of the park each night; however, he managed to do that for 0 nights this season.
Pitch Report & Conditions
Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is a high-scoring ground but it also supports bowlers as the match progresses. The average 1st innings total in T20Is at the stadium is 192 while the average 2nd innings total is 184. The previous games of IPL 2022 at the stadium have witnessed totals around 150s.