MI vs CSK IPL Prediction: Mumbai Indians will host Chennai Super Kings in their first home match at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, on April 8th, 2023. The two most successful teams will be going to play against each other, and it’s a battle of the Titans. Last season they were the worst team as they finished 9th and 10 in the table.
Chennai Super Kings won their last match against the Lucknow Super Giants. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians lost their first match against the formidable Royal Challengers Bangalore by 8 wickets. Chennai Super Kings lost their opening game to Gujarat Titans.
In the first game, Ruturaj Gaikwad led his team to a score of 178, which was a respectable total. However, Chennai Super Kings’ bowlers gave up a lot of runs. In the second match, Chennai Super Kings won against the Lucknow Super Giants by 12 runs in a high-scoring encounter in which Ruturaj Gaikwad again showed his class scoring 57 runs off 31 balls. Moeen Ali was given player of the match for his amazing performance with the bat, he scored 19 runs, and with the ball, he took four wickets in his four-over spell.
MS Dhoni was happy with the result but not with the bowlers, as they bowled three no-balls and 13 wides. This made Dhoni say that if they were not going to stop bowling wides and no balls, then they should play with another captain, as I would step down from the captaincy. MS Dhoni once again lifted the crowd up as he hit two sixes in three balls which were amazing to see, and the six on the bouncer ball from Mark Wood just brought the Nostalgia of MS Dhoni. He even completed 5000 runs in IPL and became the first non-opening batsman to score 5000 runs in IPL history.
Mumbai Indians will be happy to play their home match against Chennai Super Kings and will be looking to win their second match as they lost the first match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, who just stormed through them with ease. The bowling and batting unit of Mumbai Indians failed, and only Tilak Verma was the only player who tried to win for his team. Virat Kohli smashed down Jofra Archer like a domestic bowler, and it was just unbelievable batting by Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli.
MI vs CSK: Head-to-Head Record
Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings played 34 matches against each other, in which Mumbai had the upper hand as they won 20 matches, and Chennai Super Kings won 14 matches. The last match they both played against each other was in IPL 2022, in which Mumbai Indians won the match by five wickets in a low-scoring match.
Pitch Report of Wankhede Stadium Mumbai
|Batting first won||3|
|Batting Second won||7|
|Average first innings score||167 runs|
|Pace bowlers took||70 wickets|
|Spin bowlers Took||35 Wickets|
Wankhede pitch is mostly batting-friendly in a few opening matches, but after that, spinners get into the game. The pitch on this ground is a dusty pitch that holds the ball and gives it an uneven bounce, which helps pace bowlers to surprise batters. There are two types of pitches in the stadium. The first is a dusty pitch, and the other is a green pitch which favors batters more.
The Highest team total on this ground in IPL is 235 by Royal Challengers Bangalore against the Mumbai Indians side in IPL 2015, in which AB de Villiers smashed 133 runs in just 59 balls and Virat Kohli 82 runs in 50 balls.
MI vs CSK: Team Preview of Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians have a strong team, but they failed to click in their first match and lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore easily. Only Tilak Verma was the only one who was master classes from the Mumbai Indian side. He scored 84 runs in 46 balls, and Arshad Khan also played some shots and took one wicket.
Surya Kumar Yadav’s form is a big concern for them. After getting three ducks in the T20 series against the Australian side, he is now not playing freely. He scored just 15 runs in 16 balls which is very unusual for him. Rohit Sharma had a tough season as he was not able to score runs in T20 and is already out of the Indian T20 squad.
Mumbai Indians were excited to see Jofra Archer back in, but he failed to shine in the first match as he conceded 33 runs in four overs. Kohli played him with ease, and he felt helpless against the RCB opening duo.
Mumbai Indians pace bowlers are seen having yorker practice for the next match, as the bowling unit was expensive in the last match.
MI vs CSK: Team Preview of Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings showed their batting power in the first match, but they lack the bowling, and we can see some changes in the bowling unit as the pitch will favor the spinners more. Ravindra Jadeja will be very crucial in this match as he has one of the best records on this ground. He took 19 wickets in 34 matches and also scored 278 runs with a strike rate of more than 150.
In the second match, Devon Conway got his form in the second match, scoring 47 runs off 29 balls and showing that he is better. Ruturaj Gaikwad again showed his flare, scoring 57 runs in just 31 balls. Moeen Ali was amazing with the ball as he picked four wickets and bowled according to his field placement.
MS Dhoni seems to be in good form and hitting the ball easily, with an amazing strike rate of more than 200. This is maybe the last IPL for him, and he, along with his teammate, is looking to lift the trophy. The only concern they have now is the bowling unit delivering lots of wide and no ball, which was seen in the last match.
Chennai Super Kings have batting depth, and their number 11 player, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, can also hit some shots. Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes can be players who can go after any bowlers.
MI VS CSK Probable Playing XIs:
Probable Lineup of Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (wk/c), Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Rajvardhan Hangargekar
Probable Lineup of Mumbai Indians (MI)
Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Cameron Green, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Hrithik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Jofra Archer, Arshad Khan
Impact Players who can come in the match of MI VS CSK
From Chennai Super Kings, Tushar Deshpande can replace Ambati Rayudu, and for Mumbai Indians, Jason Behrendrorff can come as an impact player in place of Nehal Wadhera.
Get ready for the MI vs CSK match and enjoy your Weekend at home while watching the match.