The Pepsi IPL 2015 about to get its champion as two finalists are ready to meet each other tomorrow at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings have reached to the final of eighth Indian Premier League season. This is going to be the second occasion when CSK and MI will meet in an IPL final.
In 2013 Indian Premier League also these two met in the final in which Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings to lift the trophy. So men in yellow will be desperate to take revenge of that final defeat from blue army.
Eventually one can’t ignore the fact that Mumbai Indians is the only team who has challenged CSK quite comprehensively. Last time these 2 meet in the qualifier-1 of this year’s competition before few days back where MI beat CSK to qualify for the final. With that win Mumbai Indians are leading over Chennai Super Kings with 11-10 score.
CSK will be desperate to level the head to head contest against MI. The good thing about Chennai is that their batting has got some form in previous matches after Brendon McCullum’s return to international duties. Michael Hussey’s match winning 56 against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the eliminator match helped Super Kings to reach in the final.
Mike Hussey’s form will be crucial in Sunday’s final as Chennai batting order is not in such great form. Neither Suresh Raina nor MS Dhoni have performed the way they used to do in previous seasons for CSK. But these 2 are big match players and hopefully they perform tomorrow.
Mumbai Indians are picking up in the tournament at very important time. In the initial stage of IPL 2015, Mumbai were struggling as they lost first 4 games in the competition but in played last 7 matches they lost only one game. Hence it clearly shows that how much they have improved and played well to reach in the finals.
Lendl Simmons and Parthiv Patel are providing great start so that others are taking on charge in the final overs of the inning. Both openers have been playing some great cricket throughout the season, especially Simmons. Rohit Sharma has contributed some valuable runs in the middle of the innings of different matches but West Indian Kieron Pollard has done serious damage in the final overs.
So it will be interesting to watch out how Mumbai Indians batsmen play inform CSK bowlers in tomorrow’s IPL final 2015 clash.
Mumbai Indians will be favorites to win tomorrow and they have got 60 percent win chances over Chennai Super Kings.