Last season, both Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians did not have a great outing. Nine titles between them, their poor show also meant that the viewership of the tournament fell slightly. Cut to IPL 2023, despite the shaky start, both units are coming well. Each squad has also discovered some new stars, who will lead them in the next few years. Here, we take a look at the Tweet that shows the interesting path ahead for CSK & MI in the Indian Premier League.
CSK & MI are in an interesting phase
The rivalry between CSK and MI is the best in the tournament. Each team has its own set of legends and in interesting cases such as Mike Hussey, there were instances of the lines crossing each other, as well.
When we talk about Chennai, after MS Dhoni, the next name that comes to mind is Suresh Raina. For MI, Lasith Malinga holds such a position. After these two players retired, both franchises are still searching for their successors. However, interestingly, while CSK has found Matheesha Pathirana on the lines of Malinga, Mumbai have discovered Tilak Varma, a player who can be considered the closest to Suresh Raina. Yes, both are youngsters and still have a long time to go but they are already showing skills that allows them to have a career like those legends.
Raina is a CSK legend
Malinga in an MI legend.
But CSK have found Malinga's regen and MI have found Raina's regen.
The legacy is likely to continue 🤞💙 pic.twitter.com/QyR1RL8G6UAdvertisement
— Anuj Nitin Prabhu (@APTalksCricket) May 4, 2023
Chennai might still need a rebuild
While Mumbai has a strong core of young players, CSK could have to look at a rebuild. Barring a few names such as Ruturaj Gaikwad, Maheesh Theekshana and Pathirana, the team will need to find some more young performers. Akash Singh and Mukesh Choudhary are well on their way in this regard.
MI might have to find a good domestic pacer and should also look to groom a spinner, preferably a leggie. Although Piyush Chawla is doing well in IPL 2023, it is not sure if he can remain consistent, especially with his age.