| On Updated : Sep 19, 2020 12:04 PM IST

MI vs CSK Dream11 Match Prediction FREE TEAMS Today IPL Match 19 September

MI vs CSK Dream11 Prediction: After all those boring months, we are still some time away from a vaccine to come out of this COVID-19 pandemic. But cricket fans may just have an alternate in the offing. Yes, you are thinking about it on the right track. The wait is over for them and much anticipated season of Indian Premier League will kick-off today in Abu Dhabi. The opening match of the season will be the good old ‘El-Clasico’ of IPL between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.

Defending champions Mumbai Indians are coming into this season with another well-deserved tag of ‘favourites’. They are the most successful team in the IPL history and last year’s final victory against the same opponent should be fresh in their memories. They have plenty to select from really but they are expected to go in with the ‘tried and tested’ formula for them. This has been confirmed by himself that Rohit Sharma will be opening for them in this season. And this can be a welcome move for Rohit Sharma as a player because he has had a relatively quiet couple of seasons with the bat. The only department in which they lack experience is spin-bowling but here also they have quality in Rahul Chahar no doubt. Quinton de Kock & Kieron Pollard will lock themselves in the playing XI while two of Trent Boult, Nathan Coulter-Nile & Mitchell McClenaghan are expected to play in the opening encounter.

After all those early hiccups in the camp, Chennai Super Kings are ready to get their campaign underway in UAE. They have been the most consistent team in the history of the league and they are so because of a reason. They have maintained and backed their core players to do the job for them over the years and this time also, it will be no different. They are not looking like the strongest team on the paper but hey, we all know what MS Dhoni can do with his troops. Suresh Raina has returned to India and will be missing the initial half of the season at least. To fill his place in the batting lineup will be the most difficult task for the team management this year. They can try someone like Ravindra Jadeja at the top this year given that he is a left-hander and has enough experience in this format. Lungi Ngidi will be a tempting option to play in the XI but he will be competing with Faf du Plessis for an overseas spot. Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo and Imran Tahir should start against Mumbai Indians today.

In head-to-head comparisons, Mumbai Indians enjoy an upper hand over their rivals with a lead of 18-12 from 30 matches played between them. They have also beaten CSK in 3 finals to take the championships in 2013, 2015 & 2019. In last 5 encounters, it is one-way traffic as Mumbai Indians have swept away on all the occasions. But the record of Mumbai Indians in their first matches hasn’t been great with only 4 wins in 12 of their opening clashes.

Pitch and Conditions

The match will be played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi and clear skies are expected for today. This is being the evening match, the temperatures will also remain in a pleasant zone. The playing surface here should assist the slower bowlers significantly looking at the history. Also combined with the large playing area, this will be the most difficult ground for the batsmen out of all 3 venues in UAE this year.

MI vs CSK Dream11 Teams Match Details

Fixture name: Mumbai Indians Vs Chennai Super Kings, Match 1, IPL 2020

Competition: IPL 2020

Date: 19th September 2020

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Stadium: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Head to Head (Last 5 games)

Mumbai Indians: 05, Chennai Super Kings: 00, Tie: 00

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Mumbai Indians: WWWWL

Chennai Super Kings: LWLLW

Last Match at the Venue

UAE (154/5, 20 Overs) beat Canada (140/5, 20 Overs) by 14 runs, 27th October 2019.

MI vs CSK Dream11 Team Prediction

Let’s take a look at the squad news and MI Vs CSK Dream11 predictions for today’s encounter.

Mumbai Indians Team News

  • The powerful Indian core has remained one of the major strengths of Mumbai Indians in their successful campaigns over the years. And the same trend is expected to continue this year as well.
  • They have already declared that captain Rohit Sharma will be opening the innings along with Quinton de Kock this season. Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav will form the middle-order to start this year’s tournament.
  • Kieron Pollard and the Pandya brothers will be one of the most fearsome lower-middle order for any opposition’s bowling attack.
  • They are expected to start with Nathan Coulter-Nile and Trent Boult as their overseas fast-bowlers to complement Jasprit Bumrah while Rahul Chahar will be keeping the charge of the spin-bowling department.

MI Playing 11 (Probable)

Rohit Sharma
Quinton de Kock
Ishan Kishan
Suryakumar Yadav
Kieron Pollard
Hardik Pandya
Krunal Pandya
Rahul Chahar
Nathan Coulter-Nile
Trent Boult
Jasprit Bumrah

Chennai Super Kings Team News

  • Chennai Super Kings will have some decisions to make about their best playing XI to start this season.
  • Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu are likely to open for CSK at least to begin with this year while Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav will establish an experienced middle-order.
  • Dwayne Bravo and Ravindra Jadeja will be their all-rounders and will provide much-needed balance to the playing XI.
  • Piyush Chawla and Imran Tahir will be their specialist spin-bowlers while Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur are expected to start if they don’t play Lungi Ngidi as their overseas option.

CSK Playing 11 (Probable)

Shane Watson
Ambati Rayudu
Faf du Plessis
MS Dhoni
Kedar Jadhav
Ravindra Jadeja
Dwayne Bravo
Piyush Chawla
Deepak Chahar
Shardul Thakur
Imran Tahir

MI vs CSK Dream 11 Prediction Today Cricket Match

WK: Quinton de Kock, MS Dhoni
Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Kedar Jadhav
All-rounders: Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers: Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar

Captain Picks

For Small Leagues

  • Hardik Pandya should be one of the most popular choices for captaincy position in today’s match. He will be given enough time in the middle order to create an impact while opposition batsmen will be targeting his bowling quota. So, there remains a chance to pick up wickets for him.
  • Jasprit Bumrah will be Mumbai Indians’ leader of packs in the bowling department. His 4 overs will be like ‘Gold’ for Rohit Sharma and he can be used at any stage of the innings. He can nullify one of the major threats for Mumbai in the form of MS Dhoni. His record against CSK skipper has been exceptional in the IPL.

  • Ravindra Jadeja will have to share a major workload this year in the absence of Suresh Raina. He has enough experience up his sleeves now of playing on bigger stages. Being the only left-hander in top 7, he can be promoted at the top and that can trigger a break-out season for him in terms of IPL cricket.

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For Grand Leagues

  • Rohit Sharma has had reasonable IPL record over the years but nothing extra-ordinary looking at his ability and talent. He will be opening the batting this year and will get an opportunity to set the tone for his team. In T20 cricket, the impact of top 3 in the batting lineup is much higher than the rest of them. Rohit Sharma has the perfect launch-pad this year to go on and make it a season of his own.
  • Imran Tahir is coming into this season after picking up 15 scalps in CPL. He was the third-highest wicket-taker there and conditions here will not be much different. He has all the experience in the world to run riot on these slower surfaces of UAE. Hardik Pandya has struggled against leg-spinners over the years in T20 cricket and Imran Tahir will become crucial for CSK when he comes in to bat.

  • MS Dhoni should still be your pick in the grand leagues as your captain. Although his batting form after a year-long break from the game will remain to be seen but he has always played well in IPL. His wicket-keeping points on these UAE pitches will add another dimension to his fantasy credentials.

Who will win MI vs CSK Today Match Prediction?

Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings encounters have always remained the prime focus for the cricket fans. Looking at the unprecedented situations currently, fans will be relieved to watch their star players back in action. Mumbai Indians look a superior side on paper on all fronts but we all know they have a habit of starting slowly in IPL. As per our Today Match Prediction, Mumbai Indians are favourites against Chennai Super Kings but you can’t count out a surprise from CSK at any point of time.

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