Chennai Super Kings opt to bat against Mumbai Indians in IPL
Chennai, May 8 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and opted to bat against Mumbai Indians (MI) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Friday.
The Chennai-based franchise made one change, bringing back Ravichandran Ashwin for Ishwar Pandey. On the other, Mumbai have brought in Marchant de Lange as a replacement for Lasith Malinga, who can’t play in Chennai because of a government restriction.
CSK: Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Pawan Negi, Dwayne Bravo, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohit Sharma, Ashish Nehra.
MI: Lendl Simmons, Parthiv Patel, Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma (Captain), Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard, Jagadeesha Suchith, R. Vinay Kumar, Mitchell McClenaghan, Marchant de Lange.