Chennai Super Kings’ playoff chances are very slight as the results of the other games will decide their fortunes.
Good for them, their openers, Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad, have found form. The New Zealand opener has scored 3 consecutive fifties after his comeback. After Faf du Plessis and his opening partner Ruturaj Gaikwad, Conway became the third cricketer to score three back-to-back fifties for CSK. However, the middle-order batters could not convert the start given by the openers.
Young Pacers Mukesh Choudary and Simrajeet Singh were impressed with the new ball, and death bowling is yet to be improved. Moeen Ali performed well with the ball in the last two matches. After missing a few games, Dwayne Bravo will bolster their death bowling.
The five-time champions, Mumbai Indians, became the first team of the season to face early elimination after eight straight defeats. This year, they have failed to replicate their success after signing youngsters in the IPL auction.
Rohit Sharma hasn’t scored a single fifty-plus score in this tournament. Suryakumar Yadav being ruled out of the tournament has added to their problems. The 19-year-old Tilak Varma is the leading scorer for them, and he will get more chances in the following years with this year’s performance.
Jasprit Bumrah registered his first five-wicket haul in the IPL against the Kolkata Knight Riders. His form will be crucial for Mumbai as other bowlers aren’t performing consistently.
The surface at Wankhede Stadium has become a batting paradise, as we have witnessed many high-scoring games here in recent days, and we can anticipate the batsmen to completely control the game.
CSK vs MI: Probable Playing XIs
Ravindra Jadeja missed the last match with an injury. If he is fit to play, he will replace Robin Uthappa. Hrithik Shokeen can come into the XI after Rohit said M Ashwin was a tactical pick in the last match.
Playing XI For CSK:
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway(✈️), Moeen Ali(✈️), Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja(c), MS Dhoni(w), Dwaine Pretorius(✈️), Mukesh Choudhary, Maheesh Theekshana(✈️), Simarjeet Singh
Playing XI For MI:
Ishan Kishan(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Tilak Varma, Ramandeep Singh, Kieron Pollard(✈️), Tim David(✈️), Daniel Sams(✈️), Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Kumar Kartikeya, Riley Meredith(✈️)
Fantasy Tips and Dream11 Picks
Devon Conway, a left-handed batter, has scored 234 runs in this tournament and will be trying to do well again in this match.
Moeen Ali, a left-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler, has so far scored 130 runs and taken five wickets in this tournament.
Shivam Dube, a left-handed batsman and right-arm medium bowler, has so far scored 279 runs in this tournament. He’ll be a safe bet to consider for this game.
Jasprit Bumrah, a right-arm medium-fast bowler, has taken 10 wickets so far in this tournament and could come in helpful again tonight.
- Wicketkeeper: Ishan Kishan
- Batters: Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shivam Dube, Tilak Varma, Tim David
- All-Rounders: Daniel Sams, Moeen Ali
- Bowlers: Dwayne Bravo, Mukesh Choudhary, Jasprit Bumrah
- Captain: Moeen Ali
- Vice Captain: Tilak Varma
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