Mumbai Indians will be looking to come good in their next game against Chennai Super Kings © IANS
Mumbai Indians will be looking to come good in their next game against Chennai Super Kings © IANS

High on confidence after their fourth consecutive victory, Mumbai Indians (MI) will look to extend their winning run and sneak into the top-four when they lock horns with table-toppers Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015. The five-wicket victory over inconsistent Delhi Daredevils (DD) in their previous match has given the resurgent MI a shot in the arm to take on the formidable Super Kings at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here.  IPL 2015: Ambati Rayudu says pressure brings best out of him

After starting the season with four consecutive defeats, Mumbai Indians have bounced back admirably, to be currently placed at fifth position with 10 points from 10 games, just a point behind Royal Challengers Bangalore (11) and Kolkata Knight Riders (11). A win tomorrow would not just put them in top-four but would also give the Munbai outfit a realistic chance of making the play-offs. IPL 2015: Rain Interruptions helped Mumbai Indians against Delhi Daredevils, says Rohit Sharma

But it is certainly not going to be an easy task against the most consistent IPL team across all seasons. The Mumbai Indians seem to be peaking just at the right time with the likes of Lendl Simmons, Parthiv Patel, skipper Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard starting to fire in unison after the loss of a few key players due to injury in the initial stage of the tournament. IPL 2015: Rohit Sharma sets sight on upcoming games after MI’s win vs DD

The bowling department, spearheaded by Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga, has done pretty well so far. If Malinga, R Vinay Kumar and Harbhajan Singh can live up to their reputation, they might give the Super Kings serious competition. Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings, who are leading the table with seven wins from 10 matches, would be looking to continue their good work.

Led by the experienced MS Dhoni, the two-time champions have stuck to their job perfectly in the batting department.

Swashbuckling opener Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis and Dwayne Bravo, besides the skipper himself, have hardly done anything wrong. McCullum, especially, is the man the opposition would want to dismiss quickly. Similarly, Ashish Nehra, Mohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja and Pawan Negi in bowling have been giving nightmares to their opponents with their brilliance. Three arrested for betting in Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL

It is the combined strength of the side that has seen most of the teams gasping for breath, and come tomorrow MI would have to come out all guns blazing if they want to gain an upper hand.