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MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma will know the importance of the toss in their IPL playoffs EliminatorPal Pillai/IPL/SPORTZPICS

The Mumbai Indians will probably still have adrenaline coursing through their veins after that out-of-this-world victory over the Rajasthan Royals, which put them in a position to make a proper defence of their IPL title.

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Come Wednesday, there will be another high-voltage encounter in store for fans at the Brabourne Stadium when the Chennai Super Kings lock horns with the Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2014 Eliminator on Wednesday.

As the name suggests, the loser of the match grabs a flight back home, with the winner moving to Qualifier 2 on Friday, where they will face the losing team of Qualifier 1 – either the Kolkata Knight Riders or the Kings XI Punjab.

MI's primary goal on Wednesday will be to get down from the top of the world and get back to business; because there don't come more professional and dangerous teams than CSK in the IPL.

"We pulled off what people thought was impossible and it was a pretty good feeling," Corey Anderson, the hero of the win over RR, said. "It's almost a sense of relief that we're in the playoffs and we'll start with an even playing field.

"So, yes, we are fearless after the last game and we can continue the momentum; we have a real shot at winning this."

For CSK, it will be about getting over the blow of losing out on a top two place in dramatic circumstances, as KKR pulled off their own jailbreak with an equally outstanding victory over the Sunrisers Hyderabad.

The Super Kings looked all set for another finish in the first two places - a finish which gives them two chances at making the IPL final - after winning their final game of the league phase handsomely and with it ending a three-game losing streak, only to see it snatched away at the last possible moment.

MS Dhoni and co. will want to recover from that shock when they face the reinvigorated Mumbai Indians. "It was important to stop the run of defeats," said CSK coach Stephen Fleming, whose side beat MI in both matches in the league phase. "We were not playing well and there were a number of reasons for those three losses in a row.

"Maybe it was the fact that we had already qualified in the top-four, whatever it was, we were complete off the mark. The performance in Bangalore was exactly what I had asked for.

"We're delighted to be in the playoffs -- it shows good consistency, and if this is a champion team, we will overcome the challenge of winning three consecutive games to become the worthy champions."

The match will be played at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, making the Eliminator a home game for MI, with Fleming also worried about the fact that the conditions will be unknown for his side, considering not a single match was played in the ground during the league phase of IPL 2014.

"It makes it difficult. You tend to build your knowledge on a particular ground and determine what kind of individuals to select based on the conditions," Fleming added. "To play at a ground that hasn't hosted a lot of cricket and doesn't have any recent history is a big challenge.

"Our biggest challenge in this game is that we are not a 100 percent sure exactly what kind of side we should select. We'll just look to pick players who are ready for the opportunity and are experienced in general."

Expected lineups: Chennai Super Kings: Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina, Faf Du Plessis, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Mithun Manhas, R Ashwin, Mohit Sharma, Ben Hilfenhaus, Ashish Nehra.

Mumbai Indians: Lendl Simmons, Michael Hussey, Ambati Rayudu, Rohit Sharma, Corey Anderson, Kieron Pollard, Aditya Tare, Harbhajan Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Pragyan Ojha, Jasprit Bumrah.