Mumbai Indians invite Chennai Super Kings to bat

Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to bowl against Chennai Super Kings in the IPL eliminator at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Wednesday.

Sachin Tendulkar

IPL 2012 Live Score

Mumbai Indians are playing with same side that beat Rajasthan Royals by 10 wickets.

Chennai Super Kings have brought in S Badrinath and Shadab Jakati in place of S Badrinath and Yo Mahesh.

Chennai Super Kings captain, MS Dhoni, said “Well we have been in worse scenarios, it isn’t the first time that we are in a position like this and it isn’t new to me, so we are up for the challenge.

“We would have liked to bat first as well because chasing on this track is easier but then again in a big game it is good to bat first as well. W

“Badrinath comes in for Anirudha amd Jakati comes in for Yo Mahesh.”

Mumbai Indians captain, Harbhajan Singh, said “We want to take every game like a final from here because every game is important so we can’t relax.

“Obviously it is a big game for both the teams and I’m sure the last game would have raised our confidence in terms of batting.

“Our batting is strong so we would like to chase on this track. We go in unchanged.”

Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Dwayne Smith, Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik(w), Ambati Rayudu, James Franklin, Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh(c), Lasith Malinga, Dhawal Kulkarni, RP Singh.

Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Murali Vijay, Michael Hussey, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Albie Morkel, S Badrinath, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shadab Jakati, Ben Hilfenhaus.

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