“It will be very difficult for MI to beat CSK on the day. CSK’s spin trio is very strong and in such a situation, Rohit’s team will have to make a new strategy to defeat CSK,” Mohammad Kaif said.
The contention week of IPL 2023 kick-starts on May 6 with one of the ‘Greatest Rivalries’ of IPL as MS Dhoni’s CSK host Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians at the Chepauk Stadium. Of all the clashes in the records of the IPL, there has by no means been a fit that attracts as plenty interest and drama as the conflict between the two undisputed heavyweights of the league.
Former India cricketer Mohammed Kaif reckons the contest between CSK and MI is going to be an interesting one as it is going to be a suit between high-quality batters and bowlers.
“One has higher batsmen and the different crew has higher spinners. It will be very hard for MI to beat CSK on the day. CSK’s spin trio is very robust and in such a situation, Rohit’s crew will have to make a new approach to defeat CSK,” Kaif informed broadcaster Star Sports.
Former India cricketer S Badrinath, however, pointed out CSK’s struggles in opposition to MI at domestic and their inexperienced tempo bowling attack. The former CSK cricketer highlighted Chennai’s inexperienced bowling attack.
“CSK quick bowling assault appears quite inexperienced and that is a concern. Their bowlers will have to upward push up. MS Dhoni has managed properly with the sources he has however the firepower of MI will virtually make MSD range of the visitors. Also, CSK does not furnace towards MI at home. The closing time they received in opposition to Mumbai at domestic used to be way lower back in 2010 when I used to be enjoying with them,” stated Badrinath.
In the 2d in shape of the ‘Rivalry Week’, RCB will be taking on DC in the latter’s outdoor at Arun Jaitley Stadium as nearby boy Virat Kohli locks horns with David Warner-led side.
Former India cricketer S Sreesanth believes the fit between DC and RCB will be an interesting one due to the off-pitch equation between Kohli and Sourav Ganguly in the preceding game.
“This healthy will be fascinating as it will be Virat vs Dada. The in shape appears precise in which there is a little pleasure inner the subject and a little outdoor the field. Looking at the variety of relationship Virat and Sourav share, a lot is considered throughout this fit and then such fits inspire the gamers to provide their best,” the former pacer said.
Meanwhile, on Friday, Gujarat Titans registered a complete 9-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals at Sawai Man Singh Stadium. Afghanistan big name spinner Rashid Khan grabbed a three-for as the defending champions put up a dominant show. Hailing the wily leg-spinner for his performance, former India cricketer Irfan Pathan asserted Rashid’s capacity to choose up wickets at imperative degrees makes him such a pressure in the format.
“Rashid has been a danger to batters proper from the begin of his IPL career. He’s succesful of choosing up wickets of large players, and each time captain Hardik Pandya wishes him for wickets, Rashid delivers,” Pathan said.