While MI have made one change to their playing XI as Jayant Yadav replaced Mitchell McClenaghan, CSK too have made only one change and strengthened their batting as Murali Vijay comes in place of injured Kedar Jadhav. @BCCI

MS Dhoni has won the toss and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have elected to bat against Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Qualifier 1 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Tuesday.

While MI have made one change to their playing XI as Jayant Yadav replaced Mitchell McClenaghan, CSK too have made only one change and strengthened their batting as Murali Vijay comes in place of injured Kedar Jadhav.

“We will bat first. We don’t think too much about the opposition, we rather would like to focus on our preparation. It would be disrespect to the others if I say that we focus only on Mumbai Indians. We have to respect every opposition. Mumbai are a balanced side,” said Dhoni at the toss.

Rohit said that his team too would have liked to bat first, looking at the pitch in Chennai. (IPL 2019, Qualifier 1 MI vs CSK: FOLLOW LATEST UPDATES)

“Yea, we would have batted first as well. Considering the nature of the surfaces of late, that’s what we would have liked. We do have a good record here but that doesn’t matter much. Got to focus on our strengths and play good cricket tonight to come out on top,” said Rohit.

Teams:

Mumbai Indians:Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Rohit Sharma (captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga

Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (captain/wicketkeeper), Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir