Chennai Super Kings are ready to clash against Mumbai Indians in the second round of this IPL, which is going to be played at Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. This match is crucial for both teams because knockouts are near the side. After a disappointing season last year, Dhoni’s CSK is well on the track for knockouts and it will be interesting to watch how they are performing in their next matches.
MI didn’t get a good start this season, but they came back smartly and won the last few matches with extraordinary batting performances. In the last match, MI chased a mammoth total of 214 and won the match by 6 wickets. They have made their way towards the playoffs and at present, they are in the sixth position in the points table. While CSK is in fourth position in the points table with 11 points in their 10 games.
Head To Head In IPL
MI and CSK are the best teams in the IPL and they have impressed everyone with their performance. MI won the championship five times and CSK won the championship 4 times. It will be an interesting thing to analyze who is dominating against each other. Well, both teams did their job amazingly but MI is ahead of CSK. They both met on 37 occasions where MI won 21 games and CSK won 16 games.
Expected Playing XI
Chennai Super Kings
- Expected WicketKeeper – MS Dhoni ( wk,c )
- Expected Batsman – Ruturaj Gaikwad , Devon Conway , Ajinkya Rahane , Shivam Dube
- Expected Allrounders – Moeen Ali , Ravindra Jadeja
- Expected Bowlers – Deepak Chahar, Mahesh Theekshana, Tushar Deshpande, Matheesha Pathirana
- Expected WicketKeeper – Ishan Kishan (wk)
- Expected Batsman – Rohit Sharma , Suryakumar Yadav , Tilak Varma , Tim David
- Expected Allrounders – Cameron Green , Hrithik Shokeen
- Expected Bowlers – Nehal Wadhera , Jofra Archer , Piyush Chawla , Kumar Kartikeya
CSK Vs MI Pitch Report
The pitch of Chidambaram Stadium is favorable for batters, the last match played at this venue was also good for batsmen. PBKS chased the target of 200 in the last match at this venue and beat the home team successfully. It is expected that the spinners will get some advantage in the later stages but both teams will prefer to chase at this venue.
Some showers and thunderstorms are expected at Chennai’s home ground. The temperature will be between 27 degrees to 33 degrees. We may expect results in this match and it is an important match for both teams.
Who Will Win? (Prediction)
Chennai Super Kings is expected to win this match, they have a match in their den and they wouldn’t want MI in any condition to win this match. CSK batters are in great form and they are getting an amazing opening partnership. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway are in prime form and would like to continue this form in their backyard.
MI bowlers haven’t performed up to expectations but their batsman came in form when the team was struggling. However, it is great news for them and they would like to dominate against world-class team.