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
Chennai Super Kings:
Chennai Super Kings:
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)
Head to Head (in UAE)
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
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
Players who are expected to perform well as per Dream11 Prediction.
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
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
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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