|Match Date:||26th April, Friday|
|Match Timing:||8:00 PM|
|Expected Crowd Turnout:||44,000|
|Match Venue:||M Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk|
The Match 44 of VIVO Indian Premier League 2019 will see the defending champions Chennai Super Kings welcome fierce rivals at the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai. CSK became the first team to qualify for the Playoffs this season. In fact, they have been in the last 4 for the tenth time in ten years. MI, on the other hand, still have work to do. Placed 3rd in the league table, Mumbai need to win at least two more games to ensure a place in the Playoffs.
Here is the detailed analysis of the Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians IPL match:
|Key Players in form||CSK – Shane Watson
MI – Quinton de Kock, Rahul Chahar
|Weather Conditions||36 ℃, 71% Humidity, Winds up to 19 km/hr. No signs of rain.|
|Toss Advantage||Going by the pitch record, the team batting first has won on 13 matches as compared to 6 through chasing.|
|Pitch Conditions||The Chepauk pitch tends to get little slow as the evening wears off with the spinners being the biggest winners. It goes without saying that the team that wins the toss will be looking forward to batting first and put a competitive total in favourable conditions.|
|Venue Stats||Average Total (2018): 203
Highest Total (2018): 205/5 (CSK)
Last Match: SRH 175/3 | 176/4 CSK
|Ground Size:||Side Boundaries: 64 m, Straight Boundary: 78 m|
|CSK – Pacer Lungi Ngidi has been ruled out for the rest of the IPL season with an injury.
MI – Beuran Hendricks has been signed as a replacement for an injured Joseph Alzarri.
|Home Advantage||Chennai Super Kings|
|Head-to-Head||CSK 12 – 15 MI|
|Form||CSK – W W L L W
MI – W L W W L
Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir.
Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga.
|Impact Player||MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya|
CSK vs MI Dream11 Prediction
Chennai Super Kings defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by a comfortable margin of 6 wickets to ensure a place in the last 4 for the 10 consecutive time. Although they looked a bit off beat in the last few matches (having lost against SRH and RCB previously), Chennai played like champions in 2019’s 8th victory.
Shane Watson, who had been under intense pressure off late, was the star of the match. The veteran Australian scored a brilliant knock of 96 from just 53 balls to help CSK reach the stiff target of 175. Suresh Raina played a good cameo of 38 runs. The duo’s form will be crucial against Mumbai Indians. With the last 4 appearance guaranteed, the team’s main focus will now be to get in the best shape before the Playoffs commence from 7th May.
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— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 23, 2019
In their last match, Mumbai Indians were humbled by Rajasthan Royals to a 5 wicket defeat. They didn’t necessarily do much wrong in the game. Reached a respectable total of 161/5. Took wickets at crucial moments. But still fell short than Royals. If they are to win against CSK, the team will have to play like a single unit if they want to return with points from Chepauk.
This will is a difficult contest to predict, with two equally talented sides clashing. However, Chepauk is CSK’s fortress and they rarely lose matches here. We, thus, back Chennai to win this match.
The pitch in the Chidambaram stadium has a slow and dry surface this season, evident from several low-scoring games that have happened in 2019. Thus, choose bowlers, especially spinners, here. In the batting department, openers and lower-order batsman should be your choice.
CSK vs SRH Dream11 Prediction Team 1
MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir.
CSK vs SRH Dream11 Prediction Team 2
Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Faf du Plessis, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar.