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| On Updated : Oct 23, 2020 2:39 AM IST

MI vs CSK Prediction: Toss, Pitch, Cricket Betting Tips for Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings IPL 2020 Match 41

MI vs CSK Prediction: With CSK languishing down at the bottom of the points table and with Mumbai Indians placed comfortably in the third spot, the excitement leading up to the El-Classico of the IPL is quite less. But that doesn’t mean that this match holds no prominence whatsoever. With RCB and SRH winning the last two matches, the fourth playoffs spot is still wide open and CSK can still qualify if they can win all their rest of the matches along with hoping for some results to go their way.

Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings
Indian Premier League 2020, Match 41
Date & Time: 23 October 2020 at 7:30 PM IST
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, UAE

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Strength

Mumbai Indians:

  • A highly potent top-order batting which has a blend of youth and experience.
  • A strong middle order with power-packed finishers.
  • All their pacers have been pretty good in the early part of the innings.

Chennai Super Kings:

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  • Sam Curran has proved himself to be a genuine T20 all-rounder. If CSK can use him fruitfully, then they can turn around their fortunes.
  • Faf du Plessis is in terrific form with the bat. He is one of the top leading run-getter of the IPL 2020 so far.
  • With pitches slowing down, CSK is sure to gain more advantages than any other team in the competition.

Weakness

Mumbai Indians:

  • The spin department of Mumbai looks weak compared to the rest of the teams in IPL 2020.
  • Form of third seamer Nathan Coulter Nile is a concern.

Chennai Super Kings:

  • Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson in the last few matches are the only players who are providing timely support with the bat for CSK. If the contributions from others remain poor as before, then they are sure to be knocked out.
  • The form of MS Dhoni is a huge worry.
  • What CSK lacks the most is intent, even while chasing humungous totals, they are playing without any intent.
  • Dwayne Bravo is injured and ruled out of the tournament. It weakens the death bowling.

MI vs CSK Who will win?

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Win Prediction

  • MI- 80%
  • CSK- 20%

Betting odds

Bet365: CSK- 2.30, MI- 1.61
Betway: CSK- 2.25, MI- 1.57

Mumbai Indians to win the match

MI doesn’t have any big visible weakness in the playing eleven and they are well placed in the points table than the CSK. Hence they are sure to outplay the Chennai Super Kings in this match as per CSK vs MI today match prediction.

So if you are in for online IPL betting, place your money on MI.

Head to Head (overall)

  • Matches Played- 31
  • MI – 18
  • CSK- 13

Head to Head (in UAE)

  • Matches Played- 2
  • MI – 0
  • CSK – 2

MI VS CSK MATCH PREDICTION

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As Mumbai are well placed in the points table they are not expected to make much changes to their playing eleven. The only notable change may be the addition of James Pattinson in place of Nathan Coulter Nile. Pattinson was rested for the last two days to manage the workload. With Coulter Nile not performing up to the marks, this change is almost certain.

Whereas CSK is expected to take the field with a lot of changes. The performance in this season and Dhoni’s comment that they didn’t see any spark in any of the youngsters seem to have created a lot of controversy among the CSK fans itself. To turn their fortunes around, Dhoni will be forced to push few of those youngsters into the eleven along with the Proteas veteran Imran Tahir. N Jagadeesan may replace Kedar Jadhav.

CSK Playing XI: Sam Curran, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, N Jagadeesan, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir

MI Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile/James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult

Expert free tip for Dream11 teams and IPL betting tips

  1. Surya Kumar Yadav and Quinton De Kock are consistent IPL performers. As for cricket betting tips, they are the safe option to invest your money in.
  2. Kieron Pollard is in terrific form with the bat. Take him to earn plenty of fantasy points.
  3. Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult are amongst the leading wicket-takers. They are once again expected to lead the bowling charts in this match.
  4. Faf du Plessis and Ambati Rayudu are the only trustable batsmen in the CSK line-up. As for cricket betting tips, they are the sure-shot players to invest your money in.
  5. Sam Curran is a value for money player as far as fantasy cricket is concerned. With him opening the batting, he is expected to contribute with both the bat and ball. It’s better not to take a risk by leaving him out of your fantasy eleven.
  6. Most probably Imran Tahir will be back in the playing eleven. He is a legend when it comes to T20 cricket. Expect him to perform.

MI vs CSK Toss Prediction and Pitch Report

The match will be held in the short Sharjah ground. But unlike what we saw in the first half of the tournament, Sharjah wicket is not a flat road anymore. It has slowed down a bit and that would be a relief for the bowlers. Considering the previous records on this ground, it is better to bat first and get runs on the board rather than chasing.

Predicted first innings score:

If Mumbai Indians bats first: 170-180

If Chennai Super Kings bats first: 150-160

MI vs CSK free cricket betting tips

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Players who are expected to perform well as per Dream11 Prediction.

Top Batsmen

CSK- Faf du Plessis

He is the only batsmen capable of doing the anchor role in CSK. If you are in for IPL betting, place your bet on him, and if you are in for fantasy cricket, make him your captain or vice-captain. He won’t disappoint.

MI- Quinton De Kock

Quinton De Kock is one of the most under-rated T20 batsmen. He has the ability to take on the bowlers as well as play the run-a-ball game. He is in fine form as well. Expect him to make a big score in Sharjah.

Other prominent options: Surya Kumar Yadhav, Ambati Rayudu

Top Bowler

CSK- Imran Tahir

This veteran leggie is expected to be back in the eleven. If that’s the case, he is sure to pick up more wickets than anybody else.

MI- Jasprit Bumrah

Bumrah is the best bowler for his team. He is expected to rip through the weak CSK batting lineup.

Other prominent options: Trent Boult, Deepak Chahar

Most Sixes

MI- Quinton De Kock

CSK- Sam Curran

Man of the Match

Quinton De Kock

MI is expected to win this match. And if that’s the case then QDK has to play a defining innings at the top o the order in the small Sharjah ground. Bet on him to do the same. He is our prediction for the ‘Player of the Match’ category.

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Midhun M Menon @Mid_On_

An engineer who watches, plays, and writes cricket. Out here to tell you interesting stories from 22 yards from the perspective of a 22-year-old guy.