Cricket match date: 26th April 2019
Cricket match time: 08:00 pm IST
Cricket match location: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Indian Premier League 2019
Team A: CSK
Team B: MI
Team A Captain: MS Dhoni
Team B Captain: Rohit Sharma
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Cricket Match Preview:
Chennai Super Kings (CSK), led by MS Dhoni, will take on their archrivals Mumbai Indians (MI), led by Rohit Sharma, for the second time in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL). CSK have already reached the playoff spot and have their eyes set on the top two finish after the group stage. MI, on the other hand, look set to reach the playoff as well but are not there yet.
All of CSK’s pieces seem to be coming together just at the right time. While it was skipper MS Dhoni who carried the team on his shoulder till the last cricket game, their out of form opener Shane Watson got back to his best and hammered Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) bowlers in Chennai in the last cricket game. Now, with almost all of their batsmen back in form, they are looking like a well-oiled machine.
MI are just two wins away from sealing the playoff spot. They have four cricket games still left in the kitty and are real favourites to reach the top two spots as well. They have had an upper hand over CSK for quite a while now. In fact, in the last five cricket games, they have won four cricket games against them. They will now be taking them on in Chennai and it will not be easy to win the game of cricket there.
The main reason behind the poor performance of CSK against MI has been the bowling performances of the latter. MI have bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah, who is known to hit the hard lengths that prove to be difficult for the batsmen of CSK to get away. Apart from Watson and Faf du Plessis, all other CSK batsmen are not great against short bowling and this has been hurting CSK in their games against MI.
It is going to be another exciting cricket game between the two sides. While the first half of this competition was ruled by CSK, the latter half of these battles have been one-sided towards MI. With passionate fans, both sides will look to be at top of their game and come out trump.
Cricket Match Information:
CSK will take on MI for the second time in this year’s IPL. While CSK are at the number one position on the points table, MI are at the third position. CSK have already sealed the playoff spot and will be looking to finish in top two spot, whereas MI’s focus will be to reach the playoff spot at this stage.
Chennai Super Kings
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
CSK will be led by MS Dhoni. They have already qualified for the playoff spot. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played in their last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of CSK’s playing XI:
- Shane Watson
- Harbhajan Singh
- Suresh Raina
- Ambati Rayudu
- MS Dhoni
- DJ Bravo
- Kedar Jadhav
- Deepak Chahar
- Shardul Thakur
- Imran Tahir
- Ravindra Jadeja
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
MI are being led by Rohit Sharma this year as well. MI are well-placed right now at number three position on the points table. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played in their last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of MI’s playing XI:
- Rohit Sharma
- Quinton de Kock
- Suryakumar Yadav
- Hardik Pandya
- Krunal Pandya
- Ben Cutting
- Yuvraj SIngh
- Jasprit Bumrah
- Rahul Chahar
- Ben Cutting
- Jason Behrendorff
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Rohit Sharma has not been in good form in this IPL. No game will be better to get back in form than against CSK. Hence, our prediction is of a good knock from him.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The pitch in the game of cricket between SRH and CSK was the best pitch used in Chepauk in this whole tournament. Our prediction is of a score of around 180 this time around. Conditions are expected to be hot and humid.
MI will begin this game of cricket as favourites. They have had a great record against CSK in the last few games of cricket. They also have more at stake than CSK at this stage of the tournament hence, our prediction is of MI’s victory.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Rohit Sharma (MI) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Jasprit Bumrah (MI) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Rohit Sharma (MI)
Chennai Super Kings – 1.74
Mumbai Indians – 2.05
*odds may change anytime