Mumbai Indians (MI) take on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Finals of Indian Premier League (IPL). The MI vs CSK match is scheduled to start at 8 pm IST. You can catch the free live streaming of the MI vs CSK match exclusively on the official website of Star Sports.com. Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings match will be live telecast by Sony Six and Sony Max. The match coverage is also available on the Hotstar mobile app.
In what could be deja vu from 2013, Eden Gardens will again host Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI), who will lock horns for the most coveted domestic prize, the Indian Premier League (IPL) title here on Sunday. It is a different wicket than last year, you want to see a good battle between bat and ball and that is what is happening… very pleased with the pitch,” Kohli had said after an earlier game.
However, Eden’s pitch curator Prabir Mukherjee refrained from commenting on the fresh strip that will host the two teams, saying, “You will have to decide for yourself whether it is a sporting wicket when the final starts on Sunday.” The strip may, however, be witness to a Caribbean calypso as both sides boast of a top order having swashbuckling willowers from the West Indies.
While it will be Lendl Simmons — who carved a brilliant 51-ball 65 in Qualifier 1 for Mumbai — for CSK, Dwayne Smith will open the batting. The Caribbean flavours continue as all-rounders Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard don the yellow and blue jerseys respectively. Bravo is also the leading wicket-taker this season with 24 victims from 15 innings. The other big guns who can step up to make a difference in the big game can be the two skippers, namely Rohit Sharma for MI, and Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the Super Kings.
One also needs to note that for the former, it has been personally one of the most happy hunting grounds as in the opening game this season he had scored a blistering 98 not out against KKR. With the leather, both side possess an formidable weaponry, with the likes of Lasith Malinga (MI) and Ashish Nehra (CSK) marshalling the respective departments. And they sure know how to turn things around in a pressure situation. Will it be the big guns who will make a difference or will the likes of Pawan Negi and Hardik Pandya deliver the goods and become an unlikely hero, one has to wait and watch. (With inputs from agencies)