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IPL 2019: Hardik Pandya sends warning ahead of the final as MI awaits their opponents

Hardik Pandya has stepped up for Mumbai Indians this season and he has now sent a clear warning ahead of the final of the tournament.

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New Delhi Published on: May 10, 2019 21:03 IST
Hardik Pandya has been impressive for Mumbai Indians in
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Hardik Pandya has been impressive for Mumbai Indians in this season.

Mumbai Indians reached the final of IPL 2019 with an easy win over Chennai Super Kings on Tuesday night. MS Dhoni's men are currently taking on Delhi Capitals in the second qualifier for a place in the final of the tournament.

The Capitals defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in the eliminator to set the clash with CSK.

As MI awaits the confirmation of their opponents in the final, their star all-rounder Hardik Pandya posted an image on Friday with a captionthat said: "Ready for the battle royal." 

The post comes on a day when his IPL side Mumbai Indians will know who they will face in the final which is scheduled to be played on Sunday.

MI stunned a rampant Chennai Super Kings in the first Qualifier on Tuesday away from home. They won the match by six wickets and thus gained a direct entry into the final. 

Pandya has been an influential figure this campaign for MI, who are looking to win a record fourth title. He has scored 393 runs, most of which came in the death overs that led MI to win the match or set a big total. He has also taken 14 wickets. 

Mumbai Indians were third on the league table going into their last group game of the season against Kolkata Knight Riders, who needed to win that match to qualify for the Eliminator. But MI ended up romping to a 9-wicket win. Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah and Pandya took a combined seven wickets as MI restricted KKR to 133. Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav then ensured that Mumbai chased the target down without much sweat. 

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