Nothing gets bigger when Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians meet. It is almost an Ind vs. Pak clash of the IPL. Both started this tournament slowly but are getting in great shape as it progresses. Especially MI is getting stronger day by day. MI looks completely different now, with Suryakumar and Tim David back in form. In the case of CSK, even though they have good batting, their inexperienced bowling setup costs a lot at certain times. With only four games left in the league stage of the tournament for both sides, this game is very important for them to stay alive.
Head to Head
Matches played : 35
MI Won: 20
CSK Won: 15
Time: 3.30 PM IST
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
A good batting wicket which is also a home for spin bowlers, as it would provide turn.
What to Expect?
It will be a high scoring game as both the teams struggle in maintaining the economy while bowling. The team which chases will have an edge over the other.
Probable Playing XIs
MI Possible XII:
Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan (wk) , Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Arshad Khan, Tim David, Riley Meredith, Kumar Karthikeya, Jofra Archer, Piyush Chawla, Akash Madhwal
CSK Possible XI:
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ambati Rayudu, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, MS Dhoni(C, WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, Mahesh Theekshana, Deepak Chahar, Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande
Fantasy Picks for the MI vs CSK Match
Captain : S Dube
With Mumbai struggling in the bowling department, Dube at Chennai will be really a game changer for CSK. His six hitting ability will play a vital role.
Vice captain : Jadeja
Jadeja and Chepauk stadium have a bond. He knows exactly how to bowl in this venue. Undoubtedly a bigger nightmare MI.
Batsmen : S Yadav, R Gaikwad, T Varma, Rahane, Dube
Suryakumar was unstoppable in the last two games and he is right now in the situation to win games single handedly.
T Varma has been astonishing throughout this tournament.
The top order batters of CSK Rahane and Gaikwad have a huge role to play. They have done it many times.
Wicketkeepers : Conway
Conway is definitely the man of the moment in this tournament. His golden bat has been fruitful whenever he walks in to bat.
All-rounders : Jadeja, C Green
The one down batsman of MI, Chris Green is getting the start but wasn’t able to convert it into big. It can be expected anytime soon.
Bowlers : P Chawla, Pathirana, Deshpande
Deshpande and Pathiran are the death over bowlers who also bowls the middle overs. They have a high probability of picking wickets.
P Chawla with his leg spin is creating huge trouble whenever batters want to go hard.
Winning Dream11 Team
Cricketer. Budding Writer. Blogs at CricIndeed.com