Mumbai Indians look to bounce back against Chennai Super Kings today

CSK beat RCB by 5 wickets to return to top spot

It's criminal to bowl this way, says Kohli

When the two sides met earlier in this year's league at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, CSK had pipped Mumbai Indians by one wicket and with a ball to spare.

Chennai, on the other hand, are boosted up with brimming confidence following a thumping win against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday. While Mumbai have managed only one win in their six matches, the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led outfit has won five of their six games. It will be treat to watch out for this game just like every time they face each other.

Mumbai bowlers will need to perform as a unit to stop a in-form CSK batters. The venue for the match is MCA International Stadium, Pune. It is the match between MS Dhoni & Co and Indian Cricket team Vice Captain Rohit Sharma & Co. Having lost to CSK in their opening fixture, they would be looking for redemption! His team was unchanged. He has shown great form this season and it's no surprise that he is the current owner of the Orange Cap with 283 runs in six games.

Jasprit Bumrah will have to play a key role in restricting the strong CSK batting line-up. You can also follow the match live blog for ball-by-ball updates, full score and IPL match highlight on cricketnext.com. So there is a lot of chance in changing the playing XI for the team to secure them in this IPL.

Rayudu has looked impressive this season but while he put together some good starts at the crease in the first four games, he wasn't able to take the next step and convert those into telling innings. However, the track begins to offer some good turn to the spinners as the game unfolds. Chennai Super Kings have functioned like a well-oiled machinery, though it makes its share of mistakes, there is always somebody to help them cross the line. His form has provided a flawless base for big hitters like Dhoni and Bravo to step in later and post big totals on the board.

The duo then shared a crucial 101-run partnership for the fifth wicket, bringing back CSK in the contest. CSK, which has featured in six of the eight IPL finals, is now at the top of the table with five wins from six games.

The veteran skipper was well supported by opener Rayudu, who slammed four boundaries and eight sixes as CSK took their points tally to 10, while RCB remained in the sixth spot with four points. They are tied on points with Punjab and Hyderabad but ahead due to a superior net run rate.

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