New Delhi, Sept. 20 -- No Harbhajan Singh? Bring in Piyush Chawla. No Suresh Raina? Step up Ambati Rayudu. Need 29 from three overs? Surprise the opposition by sending in Sam Curran. If it's Twenty20 cricket, it's his territory.

As tactician, as orchestrator of final-over humdingers, can there be anyone better than him? Probably not. Hello MS Dhoni! Good to have you back.

Traditionally, Chennai Super Kings playing Mumbai Indians are not for the faint-hearted. This time, it was marginally better despite Dhoni's decision to not go into bat when the scene seemed set for him.

It turned out to be a good call. Curran proved his all-rounder's credentials again. And Faf du Plessis showed he could be trusted with taking the team over the line. CS...