IPL 2019: Players to watch out for in final clash between Chennai and Mumbai

Chennai will be playing their eight final, while Mumbai their fifth final on May 12, Sunday

Shane Watson

Shane Watson was timing the ball in top form, scoring a half-century in the Qualifier 1 against Delhi. 

He along with du Plessis gave Chennai the start they lacked this season, scoring runs in the powerplay at a healthy rate.

Watson will look to carry his batting form in the final against Mumbai.

 

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Hardik Pandya

The Mumbai all-rounder has been in extravagant form this season for Mumbai.

He has consistently been hitting the ball around the park at more than a strike rate of 200.

His all-round abilities will be crucial for Mumbai to win the final.

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Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh has proven to be one of the most successful powerplay bowlers for Chennai this season.

He has taken 16 wickets in the 10 matches he has played this year.

He recently became the third Indian bowler to pick 150 wickets in the IPL. 

Harbhajan will play a key role in the final against Mumbai as he has been a part of the Mumbai camp before and will be able to strike Mumbai's batsmen at their weaknesses. 

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Jasprit Bumrah

India's number one bowler has been the backbone of Mumbai's bowling for a few years now.

His death bowling abilities are unmatched in the league and he will play the most crucial role in the bowling department for Mumbai in the final.

He has the duty to restrict the explosive Chennai batsmen, for Mumbai to lift the Trophy.

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Faf du Plessis

Faf not only found batting form in the Qualifier 2 against Delhi, he also proved to be the best fielder that Chennai have. 

He saved many boundaries airborne which helped Chennai restrict Delhi to a low score.

He scored a half-century while opening the innings, which now the Mumbai bowlers have to stop him from doing in the final.

He has taken many splendid catches in the entire season. 
 

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Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar played a defining innings of unbeaten 71 runs from 54 balls against Chennai in the Qualifier 1 and took the match away from them. 

Rohit Sharma referred to him as one of the best players of spin, the Chennai spinning duo of Tahir and Harbhajan will have to pull up their socks against him.

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