Moeen Ali: It’s a huge game no matter where you are on the table. Both teams have not played well in the tournament so far, it is a must-win game for us and I hope to do well. I have worked hard on bowling, more than before. But I know there might be a beating around the corner (laughs). We have missed stability in the batting, Faf (du Plessis) used to do it last year but it is good to have Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad finding form.
It’s shown us that when the top order scores, you can put up good totals that can be defended. The fielding mistakes and inconsistency with the bat have cost us. We could not get going early on and repeated errors led to our downfall. This has to be a case of all cylinders firing, and the rivalry with MI provides extra incentive to do well.
Rohit Sharma: The reason for fielding first is the nature of the ground and what suits the team although nothing’s worked so far. Pollard makes way for Stubbs to help keep an eye on the future. Shokeen comes in for M Ashwin. We want to test a few players. The track looks good and we hope it plays well for 40 overs. It’s always brilliant to play against CSK.
MS Dhoni: Batting first has worked for us. We are playing the same team. Jaddu allows us to try different combinations, so it is tough to replace him, impossible in the field. When a lot is at stake, you need to do the homework and focus on the process regardless of the opposition.
MI makes two changes: Tristan Stubbs and Hrithik Shokeen come in for Kieron Pollard and M Ashwin. CSK are going in with the same team
Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings Highlights today, Thursday 12-5-2022. 59th Match (N), Tata Indian Premier League from Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.