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The two most successful sides in IPL history Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians will play each other in match 41 of IPL 2020. The match will be contested on 23 October (Friday). 

Match Timings: 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium 

The match will be telecasted on Star Sports Network and watchers can also see the live match on Disney+ Hotstar.

Match Preview

Mumbai Indians will be looking to come back to winning ways after losing a double super overmatch for the ages against Mumbai Indians. The defending champs are currently placed in the top 4 and a win against CSK will further cement their spot to play in the playoffs. 

On the other end, CSK needs to win and that too by a big margin if they somehow want to progress further in the competition. In their last match, they produced a below-par performance against Rajasthan Royals and lost the match comprehensively. 

Head To Head 

Matches Played: 29

CSK Won: 12

MI Won: 17

Weather Forecast

The conditions at Sharjah is expected to be warm but as the match progresses it will cool down which all the players will cherish. 

Average First Innings Score 

190-200 runs in IPL 2020

Pitch Report

The pitch at Sharjah is once again expected to be full of runs during the big clash between CSK and MI.

Injury and Availability News

Ishan Kishan injured himself and hobbled off the field during MI vs KXIP. If Kishan is not able to recover Saurabh Tiwary may get another chance to feature in the playing XI. 

Fantasy Tips – Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings 

Predicted XI

Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Sam Curran, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wk /c), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jhadav, Imran Tahir/ Josh Hazelwood, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma. 

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan/ Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson/ Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

Also Read: 5 Times When MS Dhoni Lost His Cool On The Cricket Field

Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians – Top Fantasy Picks 

Quinton de Kock: The opening batsman of MI off late has been in sublime form in the competition. De Kock has scored 4 fifties in his last 4 outings and he will be keen to continue his rich vein of form against CSK. 

Rohit Sharma: The MI skipper missed out in the last few matches with the bat but he will be the most crucial wicket for CSK in the big match. Rohit Sharma is a quality batsman and should be an automatic pick in your fantasy squad. 

Jasprit Bumrah: The match winner for MI with the ball will be a notable threat for all the key CSK batsmen. Bumrah has bowled with tremendous control and pace in the recent matches. His 4 overs will be vital when MI continues their rivalry against CSK. 

Sam Curran: The quality all-rounder of CSK has been one of the few positives for them this season. Curran will be once again trusted to give his side a flying start in the beginning and also chip in with a few wickets when he has the ball. 

Shane Watson: Big match player Watson needs to fire in a significant match if CSK still has ambitions for qualifying for the playoffs. 

MS Dhoni: The legendary MS Dhoni has a very good batting record against the strong MI side. Dhoni has got starts in the last few matches but failed to capitalise and produce a match-winning knock. CSK are in desperate need of a win and if Dhoni clicks they are certainly capable of beating MI again this season. 

Also Read: IPL 2020: 3 Players Who Can Lead CSK If MS Dhoni Sits Out

Captain and Vice-Captain Picks

Captain: Quinton de Kock

Vice-Captain: Shane Watson

Fantasy 11 team

Wicket-Keeper – MS Dhoni, Quinton de Kock

Batsmen – Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ambati Rayudu, Faf Du Plessis, Shane Watson

All-Rounders – Sam Curran, Kieron Pollard

Bowlers – Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar 

Also Read: IPL 2020: Rohit Sharma, Only Behind MS Dhoni in This Elite List