Meanwhile, we were not able to see the same excitement from fans for this match like the season opener (CSK vs MI) in this IPL 2020 because of recent form of CSK.If MI won this match then , MI would seal the playoff spot then CSK fans calculator works will be stopped mathematically CSK will be out of the tournament in IPL 2020.Though CSK started this edition with the victory against MI they were not in a comfortable position to qualify for the playoffs. After MSD’s controversial speech in post match presentation for the match RR and CSK, “Fair enough, this season we weren’t really there”,Dhoni had said.”Also the youngsters, we didn’t see the spark to push the guys. But what this result has done is give those youngsters a chance in the rest of the tournament. Maybe going forward we bring them in and they play without pressure”
From the above statement , it shows that Dhoni & co lost the Rhythm of getting into the game.It is very rare that CSK & co giving up the season for the past 10 years the only team which was successful in reaching playoffs. Even these kind of situation is not a new one for CSK, due to the unbalanced team and injuries they failed to get the winning combination in the early part of the tournament as they usually do in their past IPL editions.
In a Match against Mumbai Indians, we may expect a couple of changes from Chennai Super kings,since the match at Sharjah team will have a six bowling combination , so there is a high possibility of getting veteran leg spinner Imran Tahir in the playingXI.Mostly we could see the top 4 teams in the IPL 2020 played with two overseas bowlers in their combination which CSK failed to do in the absence of MR.IPL Suresh Raina, they were in a situation to choose both Watson and Faf in their combination, so for this match against Mumbai Indians Tahir might replace Watson , Ruturaj Gaikwad for Piyush Chawla are the probable changes expected from CSK. Also Dhoni mentioned in previous match presentation, he wants youngsters to play in their comfortable position so Ruthraj might open with Faf for this match as the Sam Curran experiment failed in a few matches.
So this combination will give Six bowling options and batting depth for the venue Sharjah to restart the winning streak , if so the tournament will be alive for CSK and their fans , else they will be officially out of the tournament.
Probable XI for CSK:
MSDhoni(c & wk), FaF du Plessis , Ruthraj Gaikwad, Ambatti Rayudu , Ravindra Jadeja,Kedar Jadhav , Sam Curran , Shardul Thakoor , Deepak Chahar , Josh Hazelwood , Imran Tahir