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VIVO IPL 2018: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings preview

Mumbai Indians will be facing MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings in the first match of VIVO IPL 2018


VIVO IPL 2018
will kick off tomorrow as the two heavyweights Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will compete against each other in the opening clash. Cricket lovers are excited and cannot wait as these are the two most successful teams in IPL’s history.

Chennai Super Kings are coming back from a 2 year absence with their legend MS Dhoni leading them. Mumbai Indians won the 10th edition of IPL (2017) in an extraordinary fashion. Mumbai Indians have the players with them who won this franchisee last year’s IPL. Chennai Super Kings also retained three of their key players in MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina & Ravindra Jadeja.
Mumbai Indians & Chennai Super Kings have faced each other 22 times in which Mumbai Indians has emerged victorious in 12 matches. Chennai Super Kings would be hoping to make this head-to-head come even closer. The bragging rights are at stake and it’s going to be one heck of a contest.
Mumbai Indians squad

Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard, JP Duminy, Krunal Pandya, Pat Cummins, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Tajinder Singh, Mayank Markande, Mohsin Khan, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McCleneghan, Pradeep Sangwan, Mustafizur Rahman, Aditya Tare, Saurabh Tiwary, Siddhesh Lad, Evin Lewis, Suryakumar Yadav, Akila Dananjaya, Ishan Kishan, Sharad Lumba, MD Nidheesh

Chennai Super Kings squad

MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Shane Watson, M Vijay, Kedar Jadhav, Harbhajan Singh, Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo, Lungi Ngidi, Sam Billings, Karn Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Mark Wood, Jagadeesan Narayan, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Junior Dala, Dhruv Shorey, Kshitiz Sharma, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Monu Kumar, Kanishk Seth, Asif KM

Prediction for MI vs CSK: Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians have most of the core team intact which won them the last season’s IPL. Chennai Super Kings have also managed to do more than a decent job in the auctions. Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s astuteness and shrewdness might just be the deciding factor in the first match of VIVO IPL 2018.

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Gourav Pilania is the Head of Content at ThinkQuant. He is also a guest writer for India Today and can be followed on twitter @pilania_gourav.

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