CSK vs MI Prediction: BCCI’s money-spinner Indian Premier League is back in action in the UAE today. The players will get valuable experience and get used to the conditions in UAE before the T20 World Cup.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians take on the Chennai Super Kings as IPL resumes. MI came out on top the last time these two sides met courtesy of blistering 87 off 34 balls from Kieron Pollard. Mumbai Indians sit 4th in the table with 8 points from seven games while CSK are 2nd with 10 points from their seven games. The two teams have produced some great encounters in the past including some thrilling finals.
Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians
Match 30, Indian Premier League
19 September 2021, 07:30 PM IST
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
The match will be broadcasted live on Star Sports Network and it can also be streamed on Hotstar App. The matches are split in three venues- Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. IPL is broadcasted to almost 100 countries including all cricket-playing nations.
CSK vs MI Head to Head: Mumbai Indians have won 20 games compared to Chennai Super Kings’ 13 wins in the IPL.
CSK – 40%
MI – 60%
The game is difficult to call as the tournament resumes after a long time. The Mumbai Indians have as many as six stars who have been selected to play for the World Cup. On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings have several experienced campaigners. It will all come down to who can adapt to the conditions quicker.
Bet365: CSK: 2.1; MI: 1.72
Quinton de Kock has been in good form lately. He recently played some useful knocks for South Africa. The southpaw hit 153 runs in the last T20I series against Sri Lanka, including two half-centuries. In addition, he only got out once in the entire series.
Ruturaj Gaikwad will have an important role to play at the top of the order. The opening batsman has 196 runs in seven games with a top score of 75.
Moeen Ali has been a great acquisition for the Chennai Super Kings. The all-rounder has 206 runs in 6 games at an average of 34.33. His strike of 157 has been the most impressive. He has picked up five wickets as well.
CSK Playing XI
Robin Uthappa, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c and wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood.
MI Playing XI
Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.
The pitch in Dubai will be competitive and could provide a solid challenge for bat and ball. It should be a nice pitch for batsmen, with a little something for the pacers. There will be little assistance for the spinners yet.
In Dubai, it might be a decent toss to lose, as batting or bowling first is unlikely to provide a substantial advantage. A score of 170-180 would provide for a great game.
If CSK bats first: 160-170
If MI bats first: 170-180
The conditions in Dubai are hot these days. While the temp during the day are expected to touch 40 deg, during the match timings, the temp is expected to hover around 35 degrees. The winds will be light and humidity between 40 to 50%. Although the skies will be clear, the chances of heavy dew are not much.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Q de Kock
BATSMEN: R Sharma. A Rayudu, S Yadav, R Gaikwad
ALL-ROUNDERS: R Jadeja, M Ali, H Pandya
BOWLERS: D Bravo, T Boult, J Bumrah
Captain choices: Q de Kock/ J Bumrah
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