Indian Premier League, one of the most awaited and watched cricket series in India is back and is back with a bang. People all over the nation are more excited about IPL cricket this year because this 11th season of this long-running successful series has brought back the two most prominent franchises of the league after two long years – Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. The excitement of people has reached another level for the fact that the inauguration of this season will be done by hosting a match against Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on April 7, 2018.
Chennai Super Kings, the two times winners and four times runners-up of IPL cricket match is considered one of the strongest teams in the league even today. Their consistent breathtaking performance, some memorable hits and nerve-shattering loses has won many hearts over the years. With a total of 132 matches in the entire IPL season with the success rate of 59.84, it was a heart-breaking moment for all the Chennai Super Kings’ fans to watch them getting suspended for two years. But now with their comeback, the hopes of those millions of fans have surfaced once again.
Mumbai Indians, owned by the Reliance Industries, India’s biggest conglomerate is one of the strongest teams of the IPL. Mumbai Indians started on a very weak note for the initial few years which came as a shock for all its fans given their strong squad. But gradually, with the mentorship of legends like Anil Kumble, Jonty Rhodes, and Sachin Tendulkar, Mumbai Indians eventually marked their territory in the league and achieved their first victory in IPL 2013. They have ever since named two more trophies to themselves. As the previous IPL winners, India holds a lot of expectations from Mumbai Indians this year as well.
There have been many speculations regarding the result of the first match of the IPL season 11. Undoubtedly the speculations must have put a great deal of pressure on the captains of both the teams. MS Dhoni, the captain of Chennai Super Kings has been considered one of the most calm, composed, and strategic captains the Indian cricket team has ever witnessed. His comeback with Chennai Super Kings means enormous expectations and pressure.
Rohit Sharma, on the other hand, has proved to be a boon for the Mumbai Indians since he led the captaincy of the team in 2013. Their epic win that year was totally overshadowed by their next win in 2015 when no one thought they had any chance after their 5 loses in first 6 matches. But the turnaround and outstanding leadership of Rohit Sharma blew away everyone’s mind. As the trophy holder of the last season, Rohit Sharma once again has to work a lot to keep his team’s glory intact.
Although Mumbai Indians have stood victorious for more number of times than Chennai Super Kings, but the experience of MS Dhoni and the team’s consistency over their entire IPL career can be a threat to Mumbai Indians. The only factor that can go in favor of Mumbai Indians is that they have been in the league for more number of years than Chennai Super Kings hence need less brush up than the latter.
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