posted on 2019-05-11 21:46:59
posted by Sritama Panda
One of the biggest rivalries in the Indian Premier League is set to take place at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. The neutral venue on Sunday will decide who takes the trophy home.
The two teams know each other from head to toe and there are bound to many sub-plots in this marquee clash. They have already met three times this season. Unfortunately for the defending champions, they have lost all three times. Can they get 4th time lucky? Only time will tell.
But here we have the most decisive one will be how the finisher MS Dhoni goes against the death bowling genius of Jasprit Bumrah. The head-to-head has the fast bowler on top of the veteran although Dhoni has also had his moments. CSK's battle plan focuses a lot on finishing with a bang as they have done against most teams in this IPL. That was possible due to a Dhoni masterclass and it will be his combat against Bumrah that will largely have a bearing on the result.
Bumrah has dismissed Dhoni three times in the marquee T20 league. And already the CSK have shown a little weakness in their powerplay performances, as a larger part of their defeats have come due to that reason. If at all the Chennai Super Kings successfully overhaul the Malinga scare, there’d still be a hurdle in the form of Bumrah to trouble them in the final overs.
Therefore, it can be said for both the teams and the two players in question that it will be the battle amongst the best.
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