Chennai Super Kings will host Mumbai Indians in the first match of doubleheader to be played at M Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on 6 May in the IPL 2023.
CSK previous match against Lucknow Super Giants was washed out due to rain while Mumbai Indians chased down their second successive 200-plus score against Punjab Kings.
CSK is currently at the number 2 spot and looks to consolidate with another win. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians would look to continue their winning streak moving up the points table.
Details– Match 49, Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians
Venue– M Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Date and Time– 6 May, 3.30 PM IST
Mumbai Indians have a decent head-to-head record against arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings. They have played a total of 35 IPL matches with Mumbai Indians winning 20 times while CSK winning 15 occasions.
Chennai Super Kings won their first encounter this season by 7 wickets and have improved their head-to-head record in IPL.
Top Run Scorer
Suresh Raina occupies the top spot in terms of leading runs scorer between CSK and MI. He made 710 runs from 30 matches at an average of 29.58. Raina posted his highest score of an unbeaten 83.
Top Wicket Taker
CSK bowling Dwyane Bravo occupies the top spot in terms of leading wicket-taker between CSK and MI. He has played for both CSK and MI. Bravo grabbed 35 wickets from 26 matches at an economy of 8.23 runs per over.
During his stint for both teams, Bravo picked his best figures of 4 for 43. He has been a key member of CSK for quite a long time.
The pitch at M Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai promises to be an exciting encounter. Last time, Chennai Super Kings posted 200 for 4 against PBKS and could not defend the target.
It usually helps the spinners but during this year’s IPL, it became a brilliant batting pitch. The captain that wins the toss would likely bat first and then try to defend the target.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Mumbai Indians (MI)- Predicted XI
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (WK, C), Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana.
Rohit Sharma (C), Ishan Kishan, Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Tilak Verma, Nehal Wadhera, Arshad Khan, Piyush Chawla, Jofra Archer, Kumar Kartikeya.
Fantasy Team Selection- MI vs CSK
Team 1– Rohit Sharma, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, Arshad Khan, Piyush Chawla, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana.
Team 2– Ishan Kishan, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ajinkya Rahane, Tilak Verma, Nehal Wadhera, Piyush Chawla, Tushar Deshpande, Jofra Archer, Kumar Kartikeya, Maheesh Theekshana.
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