Mumbai Indians vs. Chennai Super Kings: IPL 2019 Finals Preview
Mumbai Indians vs. Chennai Super Kings: IPL 2019 Finals Preview

The El Classic of the IPL will bring down curtains  on the 2019 season at Hyderabad. Chennai Super Kings take on table toppers from the league phase, Mumbai Indians, on Sunday at Hyderabad in the finals of the season in what is touted to be a humdinger. Both Mumbai and Chennai have three IPL titles apiece and will look to fight their way to a fourth one. In the previous three times these sides have met in the finals of the season, Mumbai have won twice and Chennai once. This season, Mumbai won all of their three matches against CSK, including the qualifiers. 

Weather and Pitch conditions: The Hyderabad pitch is expected to be a belter, especially batting first. Teams have fared well batting first with an average total of 175.

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Wicket-keeper: Quinton de Kock (9.5 credits)

It's difficult to choose between two fantastic keepers in MS Dhoni and Quinton de Kock. CSK's spinners and de Kock's issues against spin make him a supposedly vulnerable choice but then the South African loves true bounce and Hyderabad will offer just that. It's a slightly out of the box pick but expect de Kock to give you points in plenty.

Batsman: Faf du Plessis (9 cr)

Du Plessis drove CSK into the finals of the season with a crunch performance in the second qualifier against Delhi Capitals. The South African skipper has been in good form this season and has done the job for CSK more often

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