Crowdsourcing strategy: MI makes eight-point plan to win final, CSK alerts Fleming

Chennai Super Kings don't have the best head-to-head record against Mumbai Indians and an MI fan seems to want to make use of that to give his side an edge in the final of the Indian Premier League.

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Criclet fans are in for a thriller of an evening with Mumbai Indians clashing with Chennai Super Kings for the IPL crown on Sunday. But not before they dissect the tie, dubbed the 'El Clasico' from every possible angle.

Chennai Super Kings do not have a very good head-to-head record against Mumbai Indians - with the latter registering 16 wins and 11 losses against the Super Kings. However, if there's one thing the history of the IPL has taught us all, it is not to underestimate the men in yellow.

It is no wonder then that a fan meticulously drafted an eight-point plan to help Mumbai beat Chennai in the title tie on Sunday.

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The strategy, shared on social media by a fan, lists out eight points that cover every department of the team.

Starting with the toss, the fan feels that irrespective of who wins the toss, the teams should choose to bat first.

He called on Mumbai to field six bowling options, spearheaded by Lasith Malinga. He recommends the inclusion of fast bowler Beuran Hendricks.

He suggests giving Hardik Pandya his spell between the 8th and 16th overs.

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The fan was aware of the threats Harbhajan Singh and the rest of the Chennai spin trio pose to the Mumbai batting lineup and urged the team to play some attacking cricket in the first few overs. He termed a partnership between skipper Rohit Sharma and wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock crucial to putting a good total on the board.

Similarly, he called the first few overs of the CSK innings as crucial for the MI bowlers, identifying Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis as dangermen who needed to be sent back to the pavilion early.

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While we have no intel on whether MI skipper has chanced upon this elaborate strategy, we know the Super Kings have caught it on their radar.

The team's twitter handle shared saying, "Bringing the infor-MI-tion to your notice, Super Coach @SPFleming7! #WhistlePodu."

 

CSK and MI have both won three titles each and will vie for a record fourth title as they take each other on at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday.

A well-rested Mumbai Indians team will come out to play Chennai, who come into this contest after an emphatic win over Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 2 of the tournament on Friday.

Will this strategy help Mumbai trump Chennai to its fourth title? Or will the Super Kings have the last roar? One will have to wait for the night to end to find out.