Mumbai Indians have advantage in the eliminator against Chennai Super Kings

The Mumbai Indians are looking quite inconsistent in this game and the Two of Swords reflects repetitive concerns that will make this more of a challenge for them to perform to their abilities © AFP

Tarot reader Shruti Chopra looks into her cards to give readers exclusive insights into what lies ahead in the IPL matches. In the below piece, she dwells into the Delhi Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings game on Wednesday.


Mumbai Indians


The Mumbai Indians are looking quite inconsistent in this game. The Two of Swords reflects repetitive concerns that will make this more of a challenge for them to perform to their abilities. Their nervous energy will give way to stronger actions and they will, like the Strength card gain better control and show their potential. They will be highly competitive, but they will need to put up a better fielding effort and direct their aggression better.


Harbhajan Singh will be economical and like the Three of Cups will be rewarded for his bowling. As a captain, he will initially look anxious, but he will feed off his team’s enthusiasm. He will find that like the Eight of Wands he has a lot to deal with. To be successful today, he will need to think and react quickly.


Key players


Sachin Tendulkar will have a tough start. He will need to work hard to hold up in the initial part of his innings. The Hierophant and the Four of Cups show his ability to play a balanced game and grab on to this opportunity to make it count for the team.


Like the Four of Wands, Rohit Sharma will build strong foundations, be aggressive and commanding in his batting. It will be a good day for him.


Ambati Rayudu will work very hard to achieve results. Like the Chariot, he will look to be well balanced and focused towards fulfilling his responsibilities.


Kieron Pollard will be steady and stable as a bowler. With the bat, he will find himself having to work hard as runs won’t be easy, yet he will manage to take on his challenges with success. He will enjoy a good day all round.


Dwayne Smith will have many ideas, which he will make the best use of. He will play a strong innings, and like the Ten of Cups – he will adapt himself to the team’s needs.


Lasith Malinga will bowl well. Like the Knight of Swords, he won’t stick to rigid plans and will charge at the opposition as he will have good rhythm today.


Munaf Patel will prove to be expensive at times, but he will strike at the right times and provide important breakthroughs.


Rudra Pratap Singh will have a good day with the ball. He will be economical and will look to stay on top of the opposition.


Chennai Super Kings


The Hanged Man shows the Super Kings stagnating initially. They will be off to a slow start, but the team management will make sure that the side will look to bring out its potential and make this fortunate opportunity count. They will grow in their belief and, like the Ace of Cups, will play a positive game. They like the Queen of Swords will be well planned and will find it easy to adapt themselves to the situation.


Mahendra Singh Dhoni will need to be careful at the start of his innings, as he will be prone to playing a false shot. The Nine of Cups and Pentacles does show him having potential to overcome this weak phase and play an attacking and confident innings. As a captain, he will look nervous and apprehensive. He will have the right plans in place but may not be the most confident at times. Dhoni will have a very strong team to back him up.


Key players


Francois du Plessis will have a good day with the bat. Like the Four of Pentacles, he will look to build a strong innings and be well balanced in his performance too.


Suresh Raina will be anxious despite a confident start. He will look to build on his command over the game, but won’t look completely convincing.


Ravindra Jadeja will adapt his game well and will like the Lovers be part of an important partnership.


Dwayne Bravo will have a tough day and will find himself having to work hard to achieve results.


Albie Morkel, like the Sun, does reflect his ability to be successful, but he will need to implement his plans better as he will initially seem wayward all round.


Srikkanth Anirudha will feel the pressure, but like the High Priestess, his potential will prove to be important for the team.


Ben Hilfenhaus will direct his aggression well and like the Ace of Cups he will look fresh, bringing about important breakthroughs. It will be a good day for him with the ball.


Shadab Jakati won’t be the most economical, but like the Queen of Wands, he will be able to get results despite this.


Who holds advantage?


Mumbai Indians.


(London-born Shruti Chopra was introduced to cricket by her two older brothers. She spent some of her childhood time in Delhi and became an Indian cricket fan. She has remained an unflinching and passionate Indian cricket fan even after moving back to London, setting 3.00 am alarms to watch India play Test matches. It was during the 2011 World Cup that she brought together her passion for cricket with her profession of Tarot Reading, looking at the cards in the hope of spotting an India win coming through – which it did! You can know more about Shruti via FacebookTwitter and her website)