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IPL 6, 2013 May 21 Qualifier 1 match preview, points table : Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians

Delhi, May 21 (): The Qualifier 1 match of the IPL 2013 match will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians on Tuesday, May 21 at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi.

Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians will play the first play-off on May 21, which is named as the Qualifier 1. The team that wins will directly go to the final.

The second play-off will be played between Rajasthan Royals  and Sunrisers Hyderabad on May 22. One who loses this match will be out from the competition and the winner will play the Qualifier 2 against the loser of the Qualifier 1.

Positions of Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians in the points table:

Points Tally
Team

P

W

L

RR

Points

Chennai Super Kings

16

11

5

0.53

22

Mumbai Indians

16

11

5

0.441

22

Rajasthan Royals

16

10

6

0.322

20

Sunrisers Hyderabad

16

10

6

0.003

20

Royal Challengers Bangalore

16

9

7

0.457

18

Kings XI Punjab

16

8

8

0.226

16

Kolkata Knight Riders

16

6

10

-0.095

12

Pune Warriors

16

4

12

-1.006

8

Delhi Daredevils

16

3

13

-0.848

6

Both have won 11 out of their 16 matches and Chennai Super kings top the points table with higher net run rate.

Chennai Super Kings:

Michael Hussey has been in a fantastic form having scored 646 runs at an average of nearly 50. Suresh Raina (466) has also been consistent in taking runs in almost all the matches. MS Dhoni has scored 398 runs but has mostly been the helping hand at the finishing stage of the matches, when the matches were in a near impossible situation.

In the bowling side, Dwayne Bravo bowls during the middle-overs. With 25 wickets in his kitty, Bravo has excelled in crisis and is one of the favourites to get the ‘Purple Cap’.

Mohit Sharma has been doing well and will be encouraged by the fact that last time he played at the Kotla, he devastated Delhi Daredevils top-order with a fantastic first spell.

Albie Morkel did his job well with 3 for 32 runs against Delhi Daredevils, but he missed the game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Now, he is expected to be fit to play in Delhi.

If 60 runs in four overs was considered impossible a few years back, CSK skipper, for whom any target looks achievable, makes the way at the crease. In fact, Dhoni often tells jokingly that the game of CSK starts at the end of 10th over.

Teams Chennai Super Kings: M S Dhoni (C), Akila Dananjaya, Albie Morkel, Srikkanta Anirutha, Ankit Rajpoot, Baba Aparajith, Ben Hilfenhaus, Ben Laughlin, Chris Morris, Dirk Nannes, Dwayne Bravo, Francois du Plessis, Imtiyaz Ahmed, Jason Holder, Michael Hussey, Mohit Sharma, Murali Vijay, Nuwan Kulasekara, R Karthikeyan, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ronit More, Shadab Jakati, S Badrinath, Suresh Raina, Vijay Shankar and Wridhiman Saha.

Mumbai Indians:

Senior batsman Tendulkar is likely to make a comeback at the top of the order and would certainly want to play an innings of power. He has scored 287 runs from 14 matches this season at an average of 22. With the dangerous Dwayne Smith as a partner, the duo can do an explosive start.

Skipper Rohit has excelled in MI jersey with 526 runs. Pollard is also eager to show off his force.

In the bowling department, Mitchell Johnson (22 wickets at economy rate of 7.11) and Harbhajan (19 wickets at 6.66 runs per over) have been consistent.

If the Mumbai Indians have excelled in setting up big totals, Chennai Super Kings have been masters in chasing down any target.

Team Mumbai Indians: Ricky Ponting (Capt), Abu Nechim Ahmed, Akshar Patel, Aditya Tare, Aiden Blizzard, Ambati Rayudu, Amitoze Singh, Dhawal Kulkarni, Dinesh Karthik, Dwayne Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Harbhajan Singh, Jacob Oram, Jalaj Saxena, James Franklin, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell Johnson, Munaf Patel, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Phil Hughes, Pawan Suyal, Pragyan Ojha, Rishi Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Sachin Tendulkar, Suryakumar Yadav, Sushant Marathe, Yuzvendra Singh Chahal.

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