IPL 2019: MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina clicked with ‘sons of the soil’ ahead of MI clash

first_imgChennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his depute Suresh Raina on Wednesday posed for a special picture with the ground staff at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai ahead of their match against the home team in the Indian Premier League.Super Kings off-spinner Harbhajan Singh and Mumbai Indians bowling coach Zaheer Khan were also part of the picture which was posted by Chennai Super Kings on social media.”With the sons of soil! #WhistlePodu #Yellove #MIvCSK,” CSK captioned the post.With the sons of soil! #WhistlePodu #Yellove #MIvCSK pic.twitter.com/gAXBBz5sGeChennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 2, 2019Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians will lock horns at the Wankhede on Wednesday. CSK is the only unbeaten team in the tournament this season with 3 wins in three matches while Mumbai Indians have won just one out of their three games.On the morrow, Super Kings will hold the edge with Dhoni in rollicking form. The 37-year old former India captain hit a 46-ball 75 in their last game against Rajasthan Royals to singlehandedly lift his team from 27/3 to 175/5 at home.Chasing 176 for victory, Royals could not match up to Super Kings’ death bowling and Dhoni’s shrewd captaincy.Called the ‘Daddy’s Army’ for a host of over the hill cricketers in their arsenal, Super Kings have defied all odds to win the title last season and have continued their form this year in the opening exchanges.Mumbai Indians on the other hand, are over-dependent on openers Rohit and South African Quinton de Kock. The others have failed to get runs and need to step up.advertisementOn Wednesday, Mumbai will have the services of new recruit, West Indian fast bowler Alzarri Joseph, and can also play all rounder Ben Cutting in place of the Lasith Malinga who has looked lacklustre.In the spin department, Chennai have the edge too, with South African Imran Tahir and Ravindra Jadeja doing the job well after the power play.Also Read | Pakistan bans IPL 2019 broadcast, says India ‘harming’ cricket in the countryAlso Read | IPL 2019: Gracia Raina and Hinaya Singh bond as MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina look onAlso Read | When Dhoni bats, it is difficult for bowlers: RR skipper Ajinkya Rahanelast_img

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