Mumbai, May 19: Mumbai Indians (MI) are on a roll and with home advantage, they will hold slight edge over two-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in tonight's Qualifier 1 of the Indian Premier League 2015 (IPL 8) at the Wankhede Stadium.
MI had a horrendous start (4 losses in a row) to their IPL 8 campaign but turned it around brilliantly to finish the league in the 2nd position. CSK, the most consistent side in the tournament's history, have made it to the playoffs in every edition and are now aiming to reach a record 6th final.
CSK will be without their big-hitting Brendon McCullum, who has returned for national duty. This is a huge blow for them in this crucial game. Though MI hold a bit of edge in this contest, CSK know how to win the big games. A close finish is expected. (Kohli and Yuvraj break rules for Anushka)
The loser, however, gets a second chance to reach the final, playing in Qualifier 2 on May 22. The winner of today's clash goes straight into the title round on May 24 in Kolkata.
Here is your guide to today's Qualifier 1 (Match 57) in IPL 2015
Who are playing? (Match Preview)
Where, when and time? (IPL gallery)
Where to watch on TV in India?
This season's meetings (1-1)
Where did they finish in league table?