3 Apr 2019

MI Vs CSK: The Rivalry set to bring down roofs at the Wankhede

By cricinsane

It was today, at this very venue, when the leader of the Yellow along with the recent addition to BJP election roster leader led India to a moment, that left them with no sleep and enabled the dreams of their’s and perhaps cricket’s greatest maestro, come true. The country refused to sleep on this day and they partied in whatever way possible to the 128 millions then. This same venue is all set to witness ‘The Rivalry of IPL’ which is set to get everyone buzzing, deciding which Indian to actually back, the World cup Hero in Yuvraj, their own leader who started taking MI to stairs of glory Rohit Sharma, or the ever so eternal Mahi, who of course is unconditionally loved irrespective of what colour he wears.

Mumbai Indians having landed from the planned and projected city of Chandigarh look to start their game like they have seen the city from the aerial view and not like their own city, uneven, high rise buildings next to low peeled slums in the aerial view. If they choose to take the alternate route, it won’t take time for the CSK Sea(read Arabian sea) to bring carnage by raining havocs at the city of Dreams. How MI establish a sea link to cross to the island of victory escaping the Old Pros of this business remains to be seen. Mumbai Indians boast of a lineup which on paper still remains the most fearsome but MSD knows no fears. Bumrah finding accolades for his toe breaking performance against RCB has had a season of the harmonic motions, which suggests that his A game is up for the game against the Men in Yellow. The experienced middle order of Yuvraj Singh and Pandya brothers have to step up and Pollard is running out of favours and backings very soon. It will all depend on Rohit Sharma, because when is in the zone, Every city converts to a no fly zone. Mumbai haven’t still reached the point where they really show up historically, but wouldn’t they and their fans love to close it soon this time, especially with the talks of workload management doing the rounds for the Indian heavyweights they have.

In comparison, CSK only have a couple of minor issues – the form of Ambati Rayudu, and death bowling – to address, but their customary fast start to the season of three wins in three, keeps them relatively pressure-free heading into this contest. It would be unwise to expect them to take a foot off the pedal at Wankhede, where they won three emotionally-charged games and a third IPL crown last season. More so when two points against an early-season Mumbai could be there for the taking – two points that’ll put them one step closer to maintaining their proud playoffs record. CSK though have almost forgotten the art of losing and start this game as favourites and the only way they can lose is if MI take full toll of the weakened and untested Middle order minus MSD and their death bowling. Get Your seat belts on cricket fanatics, this one promises to be roller coaster.