Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most eagerly awaited fixtures in the tournament. The two teams have been fierce competitors since the inception of the IPL and have developed a rivalry that is known as the "El Clasico" of IPL.
Scheduled to take place on the 8th of April at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, which is also the home ground of MI, this match is expected to be a thrilling encounter between two of the most successful franchises in the IPL history. Both teams boast of a massive fan following and have a reputation for putting up an impressive performance on the field.
The rivalry between MI and CSK has been built over the years through some intense matches and nail-biting finishes. The players from both sides have a fierce competitive spirit and leave no stone unturned to ensure victory for their team. The fans of both franchises are equally passionate and leave no opportunity to support their team with full fervor.
CSK and MI are the top two teams in the IPL, statistically, since the league began in 2008. Both teams have consistently delivered strong performances and have engaged in intense battles in the IPL. Together, they have won the most IPL trophies, with a total of 9, with MI winning 5 times and CSK winning 4 times. MI has defeated CSK three times in IPL Finals, while CSK has beaten them once in the 2010 final.
MI vs CSK Match Details (Match 12)
Where will be the MI vs CSK match take place?
👉 MI vs CSK match will take place at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
When will the MI vs CSK match be played?
👉 MI vs CSK match will played on Saturday, 8 April, 2023.
What time the MI vs CSK match start?
👉 MI vs CSK match will start at 7:30 PM IST and Toss coin will happen 30 minutes before the match start time.
Where to watch the Live streaming of MI vs CSK match?
👉 Live streaming of MI vs CSK match is available at 11ic App and Website.
MI vs CSK Prediction and Tips
MI Team Review
The Mumbai Indians (MI) team has been very successful in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and has won five IPL titles, the most of any team in the league's history. They won the IPL trophy in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020, and represent the city of Mumbai, playing their home games at Wankhede Stadium.
The batting order for MI is likely to start with Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma, followed by Suryakumar Yadav, Donald Brevis, Tim David, Cameron Green, and Tilak Varma. Assuming they are all match-fit, Archer, Bumrah, Hrithik Shokeen, and Kumar Kartikeya should complete the eleven.
While MI's top order batting is exceptional, their bowling may be their weakness, as they rely heavily on Archer and Bumrah, who have not played much cricket recently. Cameron Green, who was acquired for a high price at the IPL auction, will need to prove his worth.
Unfortunately for MI, there is uncertainty surrounding Bumrah's ability to play in IPL 2023, as reports suggest that he has not fully recovered from an injury.
CSK Team Review
Chennai Super Kings is a well-known team in the Indian Premier League and is captained by the skilled wicketkeeper and batsman MS Dhoni. They have won the IPL championship four times and have experienced both successes and challenges along the way.
At the auction, CSK made a significant bid for Stokes who could potentially team up with Ruturaj Gaikwad at the top of the batting order. With the likes of Rayudu, Jadeja, and Moeen Ali in the middle order, CSK can have a lot of confidence. Captain Dhoni may even consider promoting himself up the order. The team has a good number of all-rounders, including Pretorius, but lacks an express fast bowler. The other players in the eleven are Theekshana, Dube, Chahar, and Choudhary.
MI vs CSK Head-to-head
The sides have played 36 matches in past IPL games. MI won 21 occasions, and CSK won on the remaining 15.
Suresh Raina, a player of Chennai Super Kings, holds the record of scoring 736 runs in 32 games against Mumbai Indians, making him the top scorer between the two teams. Rohit Sharma, who captains Mumbai Indians, comes second with 693 runs in 28 games.
In matches against Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings have scored a total of 208 runs, while Mumbai Indians have scored only 79 runs. The top wicket-takers from both teams are DJ Bravo and Lasith Malinga, with each of them taking 37 wickets.
CSK is likely to do better than MI because of their powerful batting lineup and numerous all-around players. However, we shouldn't overlook MI's ability to sway the game in their favor at any moment. CSK will win the coin toss and chose to bowl first.
MI vs CSK Probable Playing 11
MI: Rohit Sharma (c), I Kishan (wk), Suryakumar, Tim David, Cameron Green, Tilak Varma, Nehal Wadhera, Arshad Khan, Hrithik Shokeen, P Chawla, Jofra Archer.
CSK: Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, A. Rayudu, R Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), RS Hangargekar, Shivam Dube, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar.
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