MI vs CSK: It is the El Clasico of cricket: Mumbai Indians(MI) taking on Chennai Super Kings(CSK). All-rounder Moeen Ali summed this encounter up as “one of the biggest games you can play as a cricketer outside of international cricket”.
Irrespective of the teams’ form, standing in the points table, the hype around any MI-CSK encounter over the past decade is much more than any other league-stage fixture.
Rohit Sharma’s team is coming off a thrashing they got by RCB last Sunday. They have got five days’ rest and will be raring to register their first win of the season. MS Dhoni’s troop is coming off a victory, a close one, over LSG after they’d lost their first match to GT.
MI vs CSK: Injury updates and Player Unavailability:
Both teams will not be at their best today. CSK are still without Maheesh Theekshana, who will join them on April 9.
Latest injury worries have emerged for both teams: on the eve of the game, it was learned that both Jofra Archer (elbow) and Ben Stokes (Heel) are unlikely to be completely fit for this high-voltage fixture.
MI vs CSK predicted XI:
MI probable XI:
Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Cameron Green, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Hrithik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Jofra Archer/Jason Behrendorff/Sandeep Warrier, Arshad Khan
Impact Player: Jason Behrendorff/Suryakumar Yadav
CSK probable XI:
Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes/Dwaine Pretorius, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w/c), Shivam Dube, Mitchell Santner/Sisanda Magala, Deepak Chahar, RS Hangargekar
Impact Player: Tushar Deshpande/Ambati Rayudu/Simarjeet Singh
MI vs CSK Match Prediction: who will win the match?
Given Mumbai’s bowling seems really weak and CSK have batting depth and a solid batting order, we are predicting CSK to come out victorious against MI at the Wankhede.
Mumbai Indians Squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Cameron Green, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Hrithik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Jofra Archer, Arshad Khan, Jason Behrendorff, Ramandeep Singh, Shams Mulani, Sandeep Warrier, Vishnu Vinod, Riley Meredith, Duan Jansen, Dewald Brevis, Tristan Stubbs, Arjun Tendulkar, Kumar Kartikeya, Akash Madhwal, Raghav Goyal
Chennai Super Kings Squad: Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w/c), Shivam Dube, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, RS Hangargekar, Tushar Deshpande, Dwaine Pretorius, Subhranshu Senapati, Shaik Rasheed, Ajinkya Rahane, Sisanda Magala, Nishant Sindhu, Ajay Jadav Mandal, Prashant Solanki, Simarjeet Singh, Akash Singh, Bhagath Varma