Indian Premier League, 2018

Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

What better way to start the IPL than the perennial arch-rivals taking on each other at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.  It will be two-time Champions Chennai Super Kings taking on the most successful franchise in the history of the IPL, the defending champions Mumbai Indians.

Here’s a look at how the odds stack up as per Bet365:

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

When: Saturday, April 07, 2018

Timing: 08:00 PM IST

ODDS IN FAVOUR OF KEY PLAYERS FROM BOTH TEAMS

Top Batsman:

Rohit Sharma (MI): On his day, the Mumbai Indians skipper can pulverize the opposition into submission and the odds in favor of him performing is 11/4, meaning a return of 375 over a stake of Rs 100.

Evin Lewis (MI): The tearaway West Indian opener is one of the most explosive T20 batsman going around in the world.One of the few players with two or more Twenty20 International hundred, Lewis can prove to be an X-factor for the Mumbai Indians at the top. and odds of performing are 3/1 meaning a stake of Rs 400 over an investment of Rs 100.

Suresh Raina (CSK): One of the most prolific and consistent run-scorer in IPL history, Raina has been a cornerstone of CSK’s success over the years and the odds stacked in favor of him is 7/2 meaning a return of Rs 450 over a stake of Rs 100.

Shane Watson (CSK): The Aussie all-rounder had a good outing in the PSL and he’s be looking to emulate his performances for the CSK this season and his odds of emulating the same are 3/1, meaning a return of Rs 400 over a stake of 100.

Hardik Pandya (MI): A brutal hitter of the cricket ball, Hardik Pandya is a vital cog in Mumbai Indians line-up and the odds stacked in favor of him is 8/1, meaning a return of 900 over a stake of Rs 100.

Top Bowlers:

Jasprit Bumrah (MI): Having lived in the shadow of Lasith Malinga during his formative years, Bumrah, with his slow deliveries to crushing reverse-swinging yorkers at the death, has grown to become an indispensable part both for the Mumbai Indians and the national team, and the odds in favor of him performing again is 5/2, meaning a return of Rs 350 over a stake of Rs 100.

Pat Cummins (MI):  From running in hard at the front to bamboozling batsman with reverse-swing off the old ball to scoring handy runs at the death, there’s nothing Pat Cummins can’t do these days. The value that Cummins brings to a franchise was vindicated when bidding ensued between the team owners when finally Mumbai India racked up the Aussie at Rs 5.40 crore and his chances of emulating his International performances are 3/1, meaning a return of Rs 400 over a stake of Rs 100.

Harbhajan Singh (CSK): For the first time in ten years, the champion off-spinner will take field against the Mumbai Indians, and the turbanator would be looking to come up with a brilliant performance against his old side and the odds in his favor are 7/2, meaning a return of Rs 450 over a bid of 100.

Shardul Thakur (CSK): In the absence of experienced fast-bowler, the onus will be on Shardul Thakur to step-up with his performance, and his chances of performing are 7/2, meaning a return of Rs 450 over a bid of 100.

 Dwayne Bravo (CSK): There is no bowler at the death who has been more successful than Dwayne Bravo since IPL 2013. A skillful bowler and a power-packed batsman, Bravo gives an X-Factor to the side and his chances of performing in this IPL with the bat are 7/2, meaning a return of Rs 450 over a stake of Rs 100.

WHO WILL WIN THE MATCH?

So, who will clinch Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings?

As per Bet365, The odds in favor of Mumbai Indians winning the game is 8/11 meaning a return of Rs 172  over a stake of Rs 100 while that of Chennai Super Kings is 11/10, meaning a return of 210 over a bid of  100.

OUR PREDICTION: AS PER THE ODDS, Mumbai Indians WILL START AS FAVORITES TO WIN THE MATCH