MI vs CSK Today Match Prediction: Its all happening and the big day is here. The first match of IPL2020 is finally here and fans couldn’t have asked for a better opening fixture as the El-Classico of IPL, Chennai Super Kings will be locking horns with their arch-rivals Mumbai Indians on 19th of September. Mumbai have won their last 4 games against Chennai and will be looking to continue that winning stretch. Meanwhile, a side filled with veterans throughout their team, MS Dhoni would want to break that unwanted streak as early as the 1st game.
Here we're going to analyse strengths and weaknesses of Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings and will also make our today IPL match prediction
Mumbai Indians (MI)
Well, they have the strongest team on paper of all the teams in IPL to start with. Their lower middle order is as dynamic as it can get. They have the best death bowler in IPL in Jasprit Bumrah under their ranks. They have a spin power hitter in Ishan Kishan in the crucial position in #4. Their #3 batsman Surya Kumar Yadav has scored 400 plus runs in 2 consecutive seasons and will be hoping to continue his form in this season as well.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
CSK have MS Dhoni. Probably this line is enough to show how strong CSK is. Besides MS Dhoni, they have the best spin attack in the competition with the likes of Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, Mitchell Santner and Piyush Chawla. They will be getting the services of Lungi Ngidi who was instrumental in CSK's fairy tale journey in 2018 where they became the champions. They have experienced batters all the way through who should guide them in tough circumstances.
Mumbai Indians (MI)
One important aspect that MI lacks is the spin department and they even had the chance to redeem themselves as far as the spin department is concerned as they had the opportunity to sign some quality replacement for Lasith Malinga but they signed James Pattinson and left that department unaddressed. Although their main choice spinners are rock solid as they have Krunal Pandya and Rahul Chahar, the depth is missing. Another worrying factor is the IPL form of Rohit Sharma who has been underwhelming in the last 3 seasons so far.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
They have a pretty one-dimensional batting order with no left-hand b atsman in their top 6 unless they promote Ravindra Jadeja. They have players who have past their prime in all the departments. They will be largely relying on Lungi Ngidi and Dwayne Bravo to deliver the goods at death which was one area they struggled big-time last year.
Form guide (coming into the tournament)
Mumbai Indians Playing11
Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult
Chennai Super Kings Playing 11
Faf du Plessis/Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (c & wk) Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla/Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi
MI vs CSK who will win today match prediction?
As mentioned earlier, MI have a wood over CSK and that is expected to continue.
According to the betting sides we can predict who will win today match, Mumbai Indians are winning the game as odds are tilted towards MI.
Bet365: Mumbai Indians-1.72, Chennai Super Kings-2.10
Betway: Mumbai Indians-1.72, Chennai Super Kings-2.05
MI vs CSK Dream11 Team for Today Match
Following players from both sides can be good picks for dream11 prediction fantasy teams for MI vs CSK match.
Hardik Pandya: He is a no brainer in the fantasy teams. He was the important reason for MI's success in the last season where he was hitting the balls into the stands for fun. He scored 402 runs at a strike rate of 191 and also picked 14 wickets in 2019.
Suryakumar Yadav: He has been the silent contributor for MI's success and largely goes unnoticed because of the presence of other stars in the team. He scored 424 runs at a strike rate of 130 in 2019 edition of IPL.
MS Dhoni: you can never write off a champion player like MS Dhoni, can you?. He was the crisis man for CSK in the previous season. He scored 416 runs and was the leading run scorer for his team with a strike rate of 134.
Kieron Pollard: He is coming at the back of a dream CPL where his team won the trophy and remained unbeaten in the tournament. He aggregated 207 runs in CPL and also picked some handy wickets. He can be a vital cog in the fantasy teams.
Other picks: Dwayne Bravo and Krunal Pandya can be handy picks in the dream11 fantasy teams as they can both contribute with bat and ball. Try to pick slow bowlers as much as possible as the wicket will be on the slower side.