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IPL 2013 May 5 match preview, points table : Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings

Mumbai, May 4 (): The 49th match of IPL between Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings will be played on May 5, Sunday at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

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

Points Tally






Chennai Super Kings






Mumbai Indians






On the points table Chennai (18 points) stand at the top following nine wins from 11 games while Mumbai (12 points) are fourth with six wins.

Chennai Super Kings:

Skipper MS Dhoni has been in threatening form with the bat. He has scored 300 runs in the 11 matches, while joining the middle order.

Aussie opener Michael Hussey has amassed 485 runs in his 10 games at an impressive average of 60.62. He takes the second place in the run scorer chart in the tournament after Chris Gayle (505).

Suresh Raina made his first IPL century against Kings XI Punjab. He has scored 359 runs in the 11 games at an average of 44.87.

Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja have enjoyed the job of finishers and have guided the team to victory in most of their games.

West Indian all-rounder Dwayne Bravo took 19 wickets and is the highest wicket-taker in the tournament.

Mohit Sharma has picked up 11 wickets in eight matches at an average of 14.81. Yet, Dhoni has constantly said that the team needs to improve its bowling in the slog overs.

Team Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (C) (W), Akila Dananjaya, Albie Morkel, Srikkanth Anirudha, 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, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ronit More, Shadab Jakati, Subramaniam Badrinath, Suresh Raina, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha.

Mumbai Indians:

Mumbai Indians opener Dwayne Smith has scored 194 runs in six matches, with two half-centuries in his kitty. Sachin Tendulkar has scored 171 runs in 10 games with just one fifty this year and the local hero would be keen to score big against tough Chennai. Ricky Ponting has registered four half-centuries, scoring 375 runs in 10 matches at an average of 53.57.

The middle-order has been the strength for the MI, with wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik, skipper Sharma and West Indian all-rounder Kieron Pollard being the leading run scorers for them.

The bowling attack, which claims of Lasith Malinga and Mitchell Johnson also poses a threat to the opposition. They have been perfected well by the Indian spin twins Harbhajan Singh and Pragyan Ojha.

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.