That could easily appeal to many, although Yadav at 7/2 is a far more sensible bet than both Sharma and West Indian Evin Lewis who bizarrely leads the market at 13/5 despite not top scoring in any of the six matches played so far.
A boundary and a huge six by Dwayne Bravo (14 not out off seven) off the first two deliveries followed by a six by Dhoni sealed another win for Chennai in an edge of the seat match.
In response, Chennai got to the target with 2 balls to spare, with Dhoni finishing it off in familiar style. He is extremely important to Mumbai's cause of returning to winning ways. Chennai Super Kings have been on a roll, winning five out of the six matches they have played so far in the competition, while Mumbai have the exact opposite record after playing six games, which has placed them in seventh position in the IPL 2018 points table. The shifting of games from their original home did not affect Chennai as they won their first match in Pune. Mumbai batters have struggled in the tournament, barring Suryakumar Yadav.
The big worry for Mumbai has surely been the poor form of Kieron Pollard and it could be interesting to see if the management decides to drop him for this crucial clash. With him at the end was Hardik Pandya (13). He would he hoping to turn the tables and get some runs under his belt. We had our spinners ready to go but his onslaught just took them out of play. Mustafizur Rahman, the famous Bangladesh death specialist, could well be one of them after being unable to make much of an impression in close contests this season. With the 34-year-old in such devastating form, Bangalore can be forgiven for hanging their hats on their star-studded batting line-up.
Not just the batters, but the Mumbai bowlers have also let the team down. However, against RCB in their last game Dhoni made his efforts count, scoring 70 not out off just 34 balls with one boundary and seven huge sixes to help CSK win by five wickets, when chasing a mammoth 206-run target. Ambati Rayudu has supported Dhoni in the uphill chase with a 53-ball 82. The second wicket stand ends with a 71-run association off only 42 balls.
Coach Stephen Fleming would expect another stellar performance from his batters on a pitch that usually aids the batsmen. CSK 18/0.In OVERS 4.2 Krunal Pandya stroked early with his second ball, Shane Watson gone for 12.