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IPL 2015: Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians - Venue, date and predicted line-ups

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MI will hope to convert home advantage into victory over CSK

Table-toppers Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on second-placed Mumbai Indians (MI) in the first qualifier of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015.

Consistency and CSK have almost become synonymous, having qualified for the playoffs in every season of the IPL. But the departure of their destructive opener Brendon McCullum will surely leave a dent in CSK’s team, which they hope will be covered by Michael Hussey.

Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, have had an unforgettable season. Having lost four consecutive matches in the initial stages of the IPL, they have made a formidable comeback to qualify as the second team in the playoffs.

Here are all the details about the fixture:

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Date and Time: May 19, 2015; 8:00 PM (Indian Standard Time)

Previous meeting: MI won by 6 wickets at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Top run-scorers

CSK: Brendon McCullum (436 runs in 13 matches)

Brendon McCullum

MI: Rohit Sharma (413 runs in 14 matches)

Rohit Sharma

Highest wicket-takers

CSK: Dwayne Bravo (20 wickets in 14 matches)

MI: Lasith Malinga (19 wickets in 13 matches)

Predicted line-ups

CSK: Dwayne Smith, Michael Hussey, Suresh Raina, Francois du Plessis, MS Dhoni (captain & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Pawan Negi, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ashish Nehra, Ishwar Pandey

MI: Lendl Simmons, Parthiv Patel (wk), Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma (captain), Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith, Lasith Malinga, Vinay Kumar, Mitchell McClenaghan