IPL 2020, MI vs CSK: Top 5 fantasy pick for Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings

Indian Premier League is all set to return with its 13th edition as IPL 2020 is scheduled to start from September 19 in UAE.

The opening game of the tournament is no less than a mouthwatering clash as arch-rivals Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will take on each other at 7:30 pm IST on September 19.

Here are the combined top five players of both the teams which one can’t miss out on while creating their MyTeam11 squad for MI vs CSK.MS Dhoni (Chennai Super Kings)

CSK skipper MS Dhoni has lead the franchise to three IPL titles and he is the only captain to win 100 IPL games. As far as his statistics go, Dhoni has played 174 matches for CSK as a captain and holds a win percentage of 59.8. He holds the records of most dismissals in the tournament by a wicketkeeper as he has effected 136 dismissals – 98 catches and 38 stumpings.

When it comes to batting, Dhoni has smashed 209 sixes in IPL so far, most by an Indian batsman and 3rd overall behind Chris Gayle (326) and AB de Villiers (212). Overall, Dhoni has scored 4432 runs in 190 matches at an excellent average of 42.21 and a strike rate of 137.85.

Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians)

Just is like a fine wine, MI skipper Rohit keeps getting better each passing year. Commonly knows as ‘The Hitman’, Rohit has the ability to clear the rope with ease and on his day he can destroy any bowling line-up.

The 33-year-old, who has led MI to four IPL titles, has smashed 4898 runs in 183 IPL innings, which includes 36 fifties. He also has 194 sixes to his name in the cash-rich league. Rohit boasts of a strike rate of 130.82.

The last season of the IPL saw Rohit aggregate 405 runs in 15 matches at an average of 28.93 and a strike rate of 128.57, including two half-centuries.

Hardik Pandya (Mumbai Indians)

Hardik Pandya’s fearless batting is what makes him dangerous in crucial situations. The 26-year-old has been instrumental in MI’s success. Last year, Pandya was brilliant with both bat and ball as he scored 400 runs with an unbelievable strike rate of 191.42 and bagged 14 wickets.

Overall, Pandya has scored 1068 runs in 61 IPL innings which consists of three half-centuries. He got a strike rate of 154.78. Hardik is equally impressive in the bowling department as well, as he has clinched 42 wickets in 66 matches.

Piyush Chawla (Chennai Super Kings)
Chawla, who was bought by CSK in IPL 2020 auction,  may have not played for India in eight years, but he has kept going in the domestic arena and the IPL. He is the joint-third most wicket-taker in IPL with 150 wickets in his kitty.

Interestingly, every season, Chawla has picked 10 or more wickets and overall he has scalped 150 wickets at an average of 27.14 with an economy rate of 7.82 and strike rate of 20.82. With pitches in UAE favouring spinners, Chawla can prove out to be a lethal bowler.

Jasprit Bumrah (Mumbai Indians)

An integral cog in the Mumbai Indians lineup, Jasprit Bumrah has the unique ability to bowl yorkers, bouncers and good-length deliveries at over 140 kmph, and do the same while rolling his fingers over the ball as well. His consistency, accuracy and efficiency particularly stand out.

Bumrah finished as the fifth-highest wicket-taker – 19 wickets in 16 matches – in yet another IPL-winning season for MI last year. Overall, the pacer has bagged 82 wickets in 77 IPL matches at a strike rate of 26.62.

 

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