Dhoni: Could do not a lot of physical running but hit the gym to remain fit. We have made the most of the practice. Very good preparation time. I have always said it is a sport, we don’t think about revenge. We think of the mistakes we have committed. Try to make sure we don’t repeat mistakes. Four overseas – Faf, Watson, Ngidi and Sam Curran.
Rohit: We would have bowled first as well. Slightly better batting under the lights. Of course, before coming here, we had a little camp in Mumbai. We had quality practice in Abu Dhabi. The Key will be to understand the conditions. We had good preparation and now we are ready to go. QDK, Pollard, Pattinson and Boult are four overseas.
Michael Slater and Kevin Pietersen with the pitch report:
Slater: Of course it’s going to be pretty warm in this part of the world. The Par score here is 167.
KP: It’s a wicket that I can expect at the start of a tournament. Even covering of grass here. Carpet ground, carpet here on the wicket. I expect it to be a high-scoring game today. There’s a big breeze blowing towards the 77-meter boundary. There’s going to be quite a few runs today.
Take a look at CSK’s squad:
MS Dhoni (captain), Imran Tahir, Lungi Ngidi, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Murali Vijay, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, N Jagadeesan, Mitchell Santner, KM Asif, Shardul Thakur, R Sai Kishore, Faf du Plessis, Monu Kumar, Dwayne Bravo, Josh Hazlewood, Sam Curran, Karn Sharma
Take a look at MI’s squad:
Rohit Sharma, Sherfane Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Chris Lynn, Saurabh Tiwary, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Mohsin Khan, Prince Balwant Rai Singh, Digvijay Deshmukh, Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock, Aditya Tare