- Batting for Chennai
- Pollard leads the Mumbai Indians
- Rohit Sharma is not playing
Chennai skipper MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat first. Anmol Preet Singh makes his debut for Mumbai. Sam Karan is not playing in the Chennai Super Kings team. Substitute is Josh Hazlewood. Faf Duplessis, who was suspected of not playing, is on the team.
Five-time champions Mumbai are also the defending champions. The team led by Rohit Sharma is currently fourth in the points table. Chennai, led by MS Dhoni, have won the title three times. Currently the team is in second place.
Rishabh Pant’s Delhi Capitals are currently at the top of the IPL points table. The RCB, led by Virat Kohli, is in third place. Mumbai Indians won the IPL in the UAE last season. The Rajasthan Royals, led by Malayalee wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson, are currently in fifth position. Getting to the play-offs will not be easy for Punjab, KKR and Hyderabad.
Who is next after Dhoni? The player is ready to lead Chennai