CSK vs MI
Mumbai Indians handed over the Chennai Super Kings were their first defeat of the season. Riding high on their last win against the Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians land for a return leg in Chennai on Friday. Placed at the third spot with 12 points under their belt, Mumbai Indians are looking forward to strengthening their chances while Chennai Super Kings are firmly seated at the top with sixteen points. Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians have met 15 times in the history of the tournament where the latter enjoys an upper hand over CSK with 15 wins in 27 games.
Watson rediscovers his spark
Chennai Super Kings lost two of their consecutive games before bouncing off with a win against the Sunrisers Hyderabad where Shane Watson trigged nostalgia as he smashed 96 runs off 53 balls to guide his team to a scintillating victory. The last time Mumbai Indians met the Chennai Super Kings, none of the CSK batsmen was able to shine with the bat except Kedar Jadhav who scored 58 runs off 54 balls.
Mumbai Indians look to pump up their playoffs race
Mumbai Indians are coming off a loss against the Rajasthan Royals. Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has not been at his best this season. The side is heavily dependent on the wicket-batsman Quinton de Kock who has amassed 378 runs in 10 games. As the battle to the playoffs intensifies, the Mumbai Indians would aim to plug their loopholes and win their remaining side to keep their journey smooth.
bet365: Chennai Super Kings 4/5, Mumbai Indians 1
Skybet: Chennai Super Kings 4/5, Mumbai Indians 1
Betfair: Chennai Super Kings 3/4, Mumbai Indians 11/10
The books are predicting a win for the Chennai Super Kings
Top Mumbai Indians Batsmen: Quinton de Kock, Hardik Pandya
Top Mumbai Indians Bowlers: Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah
Top Chennai Super Kings Batsmen: Faf du Plessis, Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Top Chennai Super Kings Bowlers: Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh
Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Keiron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Mayank Markande, Ben Cutting, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga
Chennai Super Kings
Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh