Mumbai Indians (MI) won the toss and elected to bat against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the fifth match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai.
Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni said, ” We’re missing a few players. Albie Morkel and Morris are not here. Hilfenhaus is not here for the game.
“We were lookig to bowl first. There could be some dew later on. I don’t believe in surprises.”
Mumbai Indians captain Ricky Ponting said, “We’re going to bat first. Looks like a pretty good surface. Last game we were off the boil we did a lot of things right in the previous game.
“The beauty of the competition is we are playing in different conditions all the time. Dwayne Smith comes in for Oram. Ojha comes in for Bhumbrah.”
Chennai Super Kings squad: Murali Vijay, Michael Hussey, Suresh Raina, S Badrinath, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Ravichandran Ashwin, Dirk Nannes, Ben Laughlin, Ankit Rajpoot.
Mumbai Indians squad: Ricky Ponting(c), Sachin Tendulkar, Dinesh Karthik(w), Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Smith, Kieron Pollard, Mitchell Johnson, Harbhajan Singh, Munaf Patel, Pragyan Ojha.