Former New Zealand international Scott Styris reckons in the contest of ‘best finisher’ vs best finisher bowler, it’s MS Dhoni of Chennai Super Kings who trumps over Mumbai Indians talisman Lasith Malinga. Also Read - Rahul Dravid is The Toughest Batsman I've Ever Bowled to: Varun Aaron
“It’s about the best finisher in the game against the best finisher bowler. Dhoni vs Malinga and Dhoni owns Malinga,” Styris told Star Sports. Also Read - Ben Stokes Questions India's Intent During World Cup 2019 Game vs England at Edgbaston, Says There Was No Intent From MS Dhoni And Kedar Jadhav
Dhoni, widely considered as one of the top finishers of the game, has led CSK to eight IPL final in 10 attempts winning three of those. Styris, who was part of CSK in 2011, playing two matches for the three-time winners, labels them a better side than MI based on their consistency. Also Read - IPL Postponement Makes MS Dhoni's Comeback Difficult But You Never Know: Ajay Ratra
“It’s about consistency, CSK have never missed the final series, have won the most knockout matches, it’s the expectation and reliance on these IPL teams to produce Indian players and CSK have produced the most uncapped players for India and it’s a real desire that they have to continue to develop players in that regard,” he said.
IPL 2020 was to get underway with defending champions MI taking on last-years runners-up CSK at the Wankhede Stadium on March 29 before the league was suspended till April 15 amid coronavirus pandemic.
With the situation getting grimmer by the day. it his highly unlikely the league will get underway anytime soon unless there’s a dramatic change.
However, former India international Sanjay Manjrekar has the opposite view. “Mumbai Indians have won four (titles), CSK has won three but they have played less IPL. When you look at that, Mumbai Indians is emerging as a team that is threatening CSK in the last few years, they have actually been the better team than CSK, couple of IPL titles to MI,” Manjrekar said.