Fantasy Cricket Tips: For match 33, the two most successful teams in the IPL history, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, will clash on Thursday. And even though both the sides are sitting at the bottom of the points table, the El Clásico of the IPL remains the most hyped up contest and promises to be a crackerjack as both teams, although mathematically in the playoff race, stand on the verge of being eliminated from a top-four finish.
Rohit Sharma’s five-time champions have lost all their six matches and are the only winless side in the IPL 2022. Most of their losses have been close ones as they failed to grab the key moments and finish off the games.
Here, we bring you the best fantasy cricket tips for this mouth-watering contest:
Venue: DY Patil Stadium
The pitches now in Mumbai have started to show signs of wear and tear as the latest game at the DY Patil – between LSG and RCB – saw the ball grip and turn with the batting first team winning the match.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Chennai Super Kings
Chris Jordan, who leaked 58 runs vs GT, is likely to make way for Dwaine Pretorius. Moeen Ali hasn’t been in touch with the bat this season and hasn’t been used much with the ball; the Englishman could be replaced by Devon Conway who was dropped after one failure.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: CSK predicted XI
Changes are certain to be made in the Mumbai Indians’ eleven that lost to LSG. Tymal Mills and Fabian Allen, the pair which leaked 100 runs in 7 overs, is expected to be replaced by Riley Meredith or Basil Thampi and Tim David or Daniel Sams respectively.
Since MI are all but knocked out of the playoff race, they could give some game-time to the likes of Sanjay Yadav, Mayank Markande, Arshad Khan; fans are even speculating an IPL debut for Arjun Tendulkar!
Fantasy Cricket Tips: MI predicted XI
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Dewald Brevis, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Fabian Allen/Tim David/Daniel Sams, Jaydev Unadkat, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Riley Meredith/Basil Thampi
Fantasy cricket tips: Ruturaj Gaikwad is back in form and will be a must-have pick in your fantasy side, however, he has to be wary against Bumrah and Unadkat, especially if there’s swing available.
Although Kieron Pollard has been a nemesis for CSK, the WI skipper isn’t in a great nick. However, he could add value to your fantasy side as a bowler if MI pick David. You can take the risk of excluding Bumrah, especially if he bowls in the second innings, as teams are now making conscious effort to play out Bumrah while attacking the other MI bowlers.
Rohit Sharma has been throwing away his starts but still remains a key batter, given more so that CSK don’t have a new ball swing bowler to trouble Sharma.
Based on the above fantasy cricket tips, here is the best XI for the MI-CSK match on Dream XI:
Wicket-keeper: Ishan Kishan
Batsman: Rohit Sharma, Robin Uthappa, Suryakumar Yadav, Dewald Brevis (VC)
All-rounder: Ravindra Jadeja, Dwaine Pretorius, Moeen Ali
Bowler: Dwayne Bravo (C), Maheesh Theekshana, Jaydev Unadkat