CSK vs MI:The Indian Premier League‘s “El Classico,” as everyone calls it, is the match between the two best teams in IPL history. This time around, it has come a bit too late, and both teams are on the verge of getting out of the tournament. But the excitement level for this match is always high among the fans.
The Chennai Super Kings will lock horns with the Mumbai Indians in the 33rd match of the TATA IPL 2022. The match will kick off at 7:30 pm at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. Both teams are going through a nightmare, and this will be a match for the survival of both teams. So let’s check out the complete match details and possible XI for both teams.
CSK vs MI: Match Preview and Prediction
Chennai Super Kings
The defending champions are sitting at the bottom of the points table with one win in six matches. Having won a match against RCB, they once again fell short against the Gujarat Titans. They have eight league matches left in the tournament and must win seven of them to advance to the next round, which appears to be a difficult task with the current team. But no one can say anything in cricket as anything can happen.
But for them, the defending champions need to solve many puzzles in the game. The fast bowling looks ordinary as a club team. In the last match as well, Chris Jordan was the reason that they lost. The franchise hasn’t announced the replacement of Deepak Chahar and Adam Milne is also likely to be ruled out. That will only increase their problem. There are a few changes expected in the team.
Probably XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni (Wk), Ravindra Jadeja (C), Dwayne Bravo, Dwaine Pretorius, Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Choudhary.
There is nothing so far that has gone in the favour of the five-time champions. They’ve lost all of their games, and the team appears to be in shambles. Rohit Sharma is struggling with his own form. Jasprit Bumrah hasn’t had anything this season. Ishan Kishan, after the first two matches, didn’t score anything. Now they are in a do-or-die situation against CSK. Another loss will close the door on this season.
The bowling department is looking below par right now, and there are not many expectations from them. However, some reports have confirmed that the veteran pacer Dhawal Kulkarni has joined the MI team. That might give them strength in the bowling department, as he is a local boy and knows the pitches and conditions in Mumbai and Pune. On the other hand, his experience will also help the bowling unit.
Probably XI: Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan (Wk), Dewald Brevis, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard,Fabian Allen, Jaydev Unadkat, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith.
CSK vs MI Match, Pitch and Toss Update
The pitch at the DY Patil Stadium is a true batting pitch. Batsmen can play their shots with the bounce. The average score here is 170 runs. With a shorter boundary on one side, it will be difficult for the bowlers to restrict them to scoring. The dew might also be another factor in the second innings. It will be difficult for the bowlers to grip the wet ball. The toss will be crucial in the game. And on this pitch, the team winning the toss should go for the bowl first. Chasing the target has a better win percentage on this ground. However, in the 11 matches played on this ground this season, batting first has won 5 and batting second has won 6.
CSK vs MI Head to Head Stats
Both teams have met a total of 32 times in the history of the IPL. But MI is marginally ahead in terms of wins. So far, the Mumbai Indians have won 19 matches, as compared to CSK’s 13 wins, and one match ended with no result. But in the last ten outings, MI has a massive lead of seven wins against CSK’s three victories.
IPL 2022: CSK vs MI: Players to watch out for
Ruturaj Gaikwad showed some form in the last match against Gujarat Titans. He scored 73 runs and helped his team get to a respective targets. His numbers against MI are also good. He was adjudged “Man of the Match” the last time the two teams met.
Maheesh Theekshana has bowled a couple of match-winning spells for CSK. In three matches, he has picked up wickets at an average and economy rate of 14.66 and 7.33. He has enough variations to deceive the batters. Theekshana will be difficult for MI batters to pick.
Suryakumar Yadav has shown some great form since his return to the side. As a result, he is the leading run-scorer for MI this season. Despite missing the first two matches, he has scored the most runs for MI. In four matches, he has scored over 200 runs, including two half-centuries.
Jasprit Bumrah hasn’t had the numbers this season to convince anyone. But in the last match against GT, he looked good. In a high-scoring chase from GT, he just gave away 24 runs in his four overs. Being the leader of the pack, he will be looking to get some wickets against CSK.
IPL 2022: Predicted 11 team of the match Prediction
Wicket-keeper: Ishan Kishan (MI)
Batsmen: Robin Uthappa (CSK), Ruturaj Gaikwad (CSK), Ambati Rayudu (CSK), Tilak Verma (MI), Suryakumar Yadav (MI), Dewald Brevis (MI)
All-rounder: Moeen Ali (CSK)
Bowlers: Maheesh Theekshana (CSK), Jasprit Bumrah (MI), Dwayne Bravo (CSK)
Tips: Ruturaj Gaikwad will be the captain of the team. Ishan Kishan or Suryakumar Yadav will be the vice-captain. Both teams have powerhitters in their ranks, but CSK has a better bowling attack. So we will back CSK to win the match. However, the team winning the toss might win the game as well.